DICOM shareware: a public implementation of the DICOM standard

  title={DICOM shareware: a public implementation of the DICOM standard},
  author={Stephen M. Moore and D. E. Beecher and Sheldon A. Hoffman},
  booktitle={Medical Imaging},
This software was designed to satisfy the requirements of the 1993 DICOM demonstration and is not intended to provide a complete system. However, this software does provide an example implementation which can be used to gain understanding about the DICOM Standard and has successfully communicated with the 20 vendors who participated in the DICOM demonstration at the 1993 RSNA. This software is written in ANSI-C and has been compiled under the following operating systems: SunOS, Solaris, Ultrix… 
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