This preface lists changes in Oracle Multimedia DICOM Developer's Guide.
The following are changes in Oracle Multimedia DICOM Developer's Guide for Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1).
The following features are new in this release:
DICOM Protocol Support for Oracle Database
Support for DICOM Content in Oracle WebCenter Content
Oracle Multimedia DICOM Support for Full Mode Database Export and Import
Support for Oracle Multimedia DICOM in CDBs
Oracle Multimedia DICOM Support in Rolling Upgrade
"ORD_DICOM_ADMIN Package Reference" (in particular, editDataModel( ), rollbackDataModel( ), deleteDocument( ), insertDocument( ), and publishDataModel( ))
The following sections summarize these new features.
Oracle Multimedia DICOM adds support for the DICOM communication protocol, the universally accepted standard for exchanging DICOM images over computer networks. This feature includes:
A new DICOM protocol adapter that enables the communication and exchange of DICOM content between Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS), DICOM viewers and other DICOM clients, and Oracle Database
A new DICOM_PROTOCOL configuration document type that enables the DICOM protocol adapter to store, search, query, and retrieve DICOM images stored in Oracle Database, based on a specified user configuration
This feature enables users to perform these tasks:
Store and access DICOM content from Oracle Database
Retrieve and manage images originally stored in PACS
Retrieve DICOM images from Oracle Database to PACS
Import DICOM images into Oracle Database from PACS
Extract metadata associated with images
View images stored and managed by Oracle Database using DICOM viewers
Query DICOM images stored in Oracle Database through DICOM viewers
Generate preview images associated with the original DICOM images
Store and manage DICOM images, metadata, and preview images
Oracle Multimedia DICOM support has been integrated into Oracle WebCenter Content. With this support, Oracle WebCenter Content can now store and manage DICOM content. This feature includes:
A DICOM protocol adapter that supports access to Oracle WebCenter Content DICOM data sources and DICOM viewers
A DICOM WebCenter Content component that extracts DICOM metadata into the WebCenter Content store, generates thumbnail images, and converts images to Web-compatible formats
Support for accessing DICOM content in its original repository, and for transferring DICOM content into Oracle WebCenter Content
Full database export and full database import using the Oracle Data Pump utilities are now supported for Oracle Multimedia DICOM.
A multitenant container database (CDB) is a single physical database that contains zero, one, or many customer-created pluggable databases (PDBs). A PDB is a portable collection of schemas, schema objects, and nonschema objects that appears to an Oracle Net client as a non-CDB. A non-CDB is a traditional Oracle database that cannot contain a PDB. Oracle Multimedia DICOM is supported in both CDB and non-CDB architectures.