Standard Practice for Digital Imaging and Communication in Nondestructive Evaluation (DICONDE)
|Publication Date:||1 May 2004|
|ICS Code (Computer graphics):||35.140|
|ICS Code (Other standards related to photography):||37.040.99|
This practice facilitates the interoperability of NDE imaging and data
acquisition equipment by
specifying the image data file format in commonly accepted terms. This
practice represents a
harmonization of NDE imaging systems, or modalities, with the NEMA
Standards Publication titled
Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM, see
This practice has been developed to overcome the issues that arise when archiving or analyzing the data from a variety of NDE techniques, each using proprietary data acquisition systems. As data acquisition modalities evolve, data acquired in the past must remain decipherable. This practice proposes an image data file format in such a way that all the technique parameters, along with the image file, are preserved, regardless of changes in NDE technology. This practice will also permit the viewing of a variety of image types (CT, CR, Ultrasonic, Infrared and Eddy Current) on a single workstation, maintaining all of the pertinent technique parameters along with the image file. This practice addresses the exchange of digital information between NDE imaging equipment.
This practice does not specify:
A testing or validation procedure to assess an implementation's conformance to the standard.
The implementation details of any features of the standard on a device claiming conformance.
The overall set of features and functions to be expected from a system implemented by integrating a group of devices each claiming DICONDE or DICOM conformance.