Transfer Syntax

Defines how data elements are serialized in three (3) aspects: (1) Byte order (Little/Big endian) (2) Explicit or Implicit Value Representation and (3) If and what type of compression is used for the image pixel data element. Represented as a pre-defined UID. Transfer syntax is negotiated for every service in the association setup phase and [...]

Service Object Pair (SOP) Class

A pair of an IOD and DIMSE Service that together defines a capability of a DICOM AE. At association phase, AE’s exchange SOP Class UID’s and agree on their capabilities.