Diagnostic Imaging (DI) Standards allow authorized health care providers to electronically collect, store, manage, distribute and view patient radiology and images entirely in digital format. The DI Standards are the building blocks that facilitate sharing of DI Information and make the information an integral part of longitudinal patient records regardless of where the images or reports are required or created.
DICOM CAS *
* Status Definitions
Canadian Draft for Use (CDFU) - The standard has been developed but it may or may not be implemented or be in use. The standard is considered ready to be used by early adopters: however, change is probable as stakeholders begin using the standard in implementations.
Canadian Approved Standards (CAS) - The standard is in use for the purpose(s) or context(s) for which it was intended. Only those parts of the standard that have been implemented or are in use can progress for consideration as CAS. This decision point signifies that the standard has reached a level of stability and is comprehensive enough such that major changes are not expected.
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