Changes in This Release for Oracle Multimedia DICOM Developer's Guide

This preface lists changes in Oracle Multimedia DICOM Developer's Guide.

Changes in Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1)

The following are changes in Oracle Multimedia DICOM Developer's Guide for Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1).

New Features

The following features are new in this release:

The following sections summarize these new features.

DICOM Protocol Support for Oracle Database

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

Support for DICOM Content in Oracle WebCenter Content

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

Oracle Multimedia DICOM Support for Full Mode Database Export and Import

Full database export and full database import using the Oracle Data Pump utilities are now supported for Oracle Multimedia DICOM.

Support for Oracle Multimedia DICOM in CDBs

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.

Oracle Multimedia DICOM Support in Rolling Upgrade

Support is provided for the Oracle Multimedia DICOM data types ORDDicom and ORDDataSource in the context of transient logical standby rolling upgrade.

DICOM data model changes are not supported during a rolling upgrade.