Oracle Multimedia DICOM Support




Oracle Multimedia includes comprehensive support for the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) standard, widely adopted for medical images, videos, and structured reports. The security, performance and management tools that make Oracle Database the gold standard for enterprise class databases are available for medical images, making the database a high performance and secure platform for medical imaging solutions. Healthcare applications such as electronic medical records, clinical research, and healthcare analytics can easily include images using standard database tools and techniques. Large repositories of DICOM content (CTs, MRIs, X-Rays, Ultrasounds, Pathology images, etc.) can be managed and secured using powerful Oracle Database tools.


Oracle Multimedia Features for DICOM


  • High-performance storage, retrieval, and search of DICOM attributes (both standard and private tags)
  • Security, privacy, conformance, and validation support
  • Conversion of DICOM content into web-friendly formats for inclusion in applications
  • Exchange of DICOM content with DICOM protocol
  • DICOM protocol, SQL, Java access to DICOM content
  • Choice of storage repository: Oracle Database or Oracle WebCenter Content

New in Oracle Database 12c


Oracle Multimedia extends its DICOM support to include the DICOM protocol adapter. This enables exchange of medical images over the network with systems that speak the DICOM protocol such as PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication Systems) and DICOM viewers. The DICOM protocol adapter, deployed in Oracle WebLogic Server, can store images in either Oracle Database or Oracle WebCenter Content.

Oracle Multimedia DICOM Database Image

Oracle Multimedia also enables its DICOM support to work with Oracle WebCenter Content, a robust and scalable solution with powerful infrastructure for content-enabled applications. DICOM functionality in Oracle WebCenter Content simplifies the development and management of patient portals, physician portals, electronic medical records, and other image-enabled applications. Clinicians, patients, and administrators can have secure, authorized, and unified access to all patient data.

Oracle Multimedia DICOM WCC Image

Oracle Multimedia's comprehensive support for DICOM content enables a range of healthcare applications that include medical imaging, such as:

  • Open, scalable archives of DICOM content (CTs, MRIs, X-Rays, Ultrasounds, Pathology images, etc.) that are managed and secured using powerful Oracle Database tools.
  • Image-enabled EMRs (Electronic Medical Records).
  • Clinical research image management.
  • Patient and physician portals.


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