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    Introduction to DicomObjects COM version
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    DicomObjects consists of an inter-related, but independent, set of “Objects” that enable developers quickly and easily to add DICOM functionality to their products without needing to understand or program the intricacies of the DICOM standard.
    This help file provides full reference
    Almost any aspect of DICOM image/data manipulation can be performed using DicomObjects, including:

    The main Components of the DicomObjects Collection are:

    DicomViewer Control

    An ActiveX control that may be embedded into any suitable control container such as Visual Basic, standard development environments such as C++ (Microsoft or Borland), Delphi, Microsoft Access, and can even be used in Internet Explorer. I t has extensive display capabilities for DICOM images, whether read from files, received over the network, or from numerous other sources, and these include a wide range of annotations, and full DICOM greyscale presentation state support.

    It also provides service class provider (SCP) functionality for verification, storage, query/retrieve and normalised operations.

    DicomServer Object

    An automation object without a user interface that provides storage, query/retrieve and normalised facilities as a service class provider (SCP).

    DicomQuery Object

    A non-visual automation object that handles the query/retrieve parts of the DICOM standard as a service class user (SCU). 

    DicomPrint Object

    An automation object that simplifies DICOM printing as a service class user (SCU). 

    DicomGlobal Object

    Used for certain global operations such as over-riding registry values 

    DicomConnection Object

    A DicomConnection Object represents an association, and may either be created automatically in response to an incoming query request, or explicitly by the client program.  Methods of this object are used to send data, images, and verification requests, and this object is central to DicomObject’s asynchronous operation capabilities. As of version 4.1, there is also a DicomConnections collection.

    Other dependent automation objects and collections are created and used by the above, and some may also be created directly.  They are:

    Object Description Single Item Collection
    SOP instance, containing an image DicomImage DicomImages
    Generic SOP instance, used for results of DICOM queries or as a sub-element of a Sequence DicomDataSet DicomDataSets
    Attribute (Data Element) of either of the above DicomAttribute DicomAttributes
    DICOM Presentation context  DicomContext DicomContexts
    Image Annotation DicomLabel DicomLabels