Service Class Provider. This is a DICOM term. A Service Class Provider acts as a server and provides a service to a client or user, where the client is a workstation or modality that requires information from the server. An example of this is an archiving device which acts as a service class provider (SCP) when receiving images from a modality (which acts as a servive class user (SCU)). See Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM), Server and Service Class User.