Windows Forms DICOM Overview

27 Apr 20211 minute to read

Introduction to DICOM

The Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) standard was created by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA). Its aim is to support the distribution and viewing of medical images from CT, MRI and other medical modalities. The DICOM format is an extension of the older NEMA standard.

A DICOM file contains a header and the image data. The header stores information about the patient’s name, the type of scan, position and dimension of image and lots of other data. The image data part contains all the image information. DICOM is the common standard for scans in hospitals.

Use Case Scenario

This feature helps users to convert the standard image formats to the DICOM format for medical communications. It is a standard for handling, storing, printing, and transmitting information in medical imaging.

Prerequisites and Compatibility

This section covers the requirements mandatory for installing Essential DICOM. It also lists operating systems and browsers compatible with the product.


The prerequisites details are listed below:

Development Environments
  • Visual Studio 2010 (Ultimate, Premium, Professional and Express)
  • Visual Studio 2008 (Team System, Professional, Standard & Express)
  • Visual Studio 2005 (Professional, Standard & Express)
  • Silverlight 4.0

.NET Framework versions
  • .NET 4.0
  • .NET 3.5 SP1
  • .NET 2.0


The compatibility details are listed below:

Operating Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 (32 bit and 64 bit)
  • Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit)
  • Windows Vista (32 bit and 64 bit)
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 2003


Syncfusion provides the following documentation segments to provide all the necessary information pertaining to Essential DICOM.


Type of Documentation


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User Guide (this document) Online

(Navigate to the DICOM User Guide.)> ![DICOM - Overview](Overview_images/Overview_img1.jpeg)

Note: Click Download as PDF to access a PDF version.

Installed DocumentationDashboard -> Documentation -> Installed Documentation.
Class Reference Online

(Navigate to the Reporting User Guide. Select


, and then click the Class Reference link found in the upper right section of the page.)Installed DocumentationDashboard -> Documentation -> Installed Documentation.