DICOM 2018a standard DVTk definition files set available
DVTk applications work by validating DICOM objects using a set of definition files that specify the different Information Object Definitions of the DICOM standard.
However, the definition files provided along with DVTk, have not had an update for over 7 years. A crowdfunding initiative was started last year in order to fund the update of the definition files. Unfortunately this did not result in any backers.
ICT Group therefore decided to invest time and effort updating the definition files and making them available for a small fee. A dedicated software developer was allocated for this meticulous job and the good news is: the updated DVTk definition files for the 2018a standard are now available!
Although ICT Group is asking a small contribution fee per company for the updated definition files, any revenue will be re-invested in the DVTk open source project. So, if you would like to use these latest definition files, then acquire them here and support the DVTk project in the process!
A one-time fee per company is asked (amount depending on company size) for the 2018a definition file set:
€ 1000,- excl. VAT fee for companies with a maximum of 10 employees
€ 1500,- excl. VAT fee for hospitals/care institutes
€ 2000,- excl. VAT fee for companies with a maximum of 100 employees
€ 3000,- excl. VAT fee for companies with >100 employees
ICT group intends make this offer this once a year, against the then latest version of the standard.
For this one-time fee your company will get :
A windows installer (msi) containing the DICOM 2018a standard DVTk definition file set, comprising:
- 144 Storage Information Object definitions that can be used with the DVTk applications.
- Updated normalized definition files (services)
- FileMeta definition file
The rights for your company employees to use the created DICOM 2018a standard DVTk definition file set within your company activities.
A year warranty on the definition files. Issues you may find in the 2018a definition files can be reported, which will be resolved, upon which you'll receive an update of the DICOM 2018a definition file set during this warranty period.
Note: The provided definition file set is licensed for use solely by your company’s employees, and are not to be resold or distributed outside your company in any way. If other companies express interest in these definition files please motivate them to pay the contribution fee, thereby supporting this open source initiative and keeping it alive and the DVTk tools maintained.
Note: Support on the usage of the definition file is not part of this offer; since installation of the updated definition file set should suffice in having DVTk tools validate your DICOM information against the 2018a version of the standard. However if you would like hands-on support an inquiry can be made to ICT for that purpose.
The updated 2018a definition file set comprises the following 144 Storage IOD definitions: