is an acronym which stands for Digital Image and Communications in Medicine.
A standard for interconnection of medical digital imaging devices developed by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA). DICOM improves interconnectability of equipment on a network and interactivity with other communications standards.
(33) Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine, the native tongue of medical image capture devices. The standard can be found at http://medical.nema.org