288 Oracle Multimedia ORDDicom TYPE

The Oracle Multimedia ORDDicom object type supports the storage, management, and manipulation of Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) data.


Oracle Multimedia ORDDicom is deprecated in Oracle Database 12c Release 2 (12.2). Oracle recommends that you do not use deprecated features. Support for deprecated features is for backward compatibility only.

The DICOM standard is the dominant standard for radiology imaging and communication, to which all major manufacturers of radiological devices must conform. Oracle Multimedia DICOM provides native support for DICOM format medical images and other objects. These include objects such as single frame and multiframe images, waveforms, slices of 3-D volumes, video segments, and structured reports.

Oracle Multimedia ORDDicom provides methods to extract standard and private DICOM metadata from DICOM content into customizable XML documents, to perform image processing operations such as format conversion and thumbnail image generation, and to create new DICOM objects. Oracle Multimedia ORDDicom also provides methods to check DICOM objects for conformance based on a set of user-specified conformance rules, and to make DICOM objects anonymous based on user-defined rules that specify the set of attributes to be made anonymous and the actions to be taken to make those attributes anonymous.

For a complete description of this type within the context of Oracle Multimedia, see ORDDicom in the Oracle Multimedia DICOM Developer’s Guide.