DICOM Training

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DICOM training provided by OFFIS

The training courses are primarily intended for service staff, software developers and technically interested users working in the DICOM domain. Usually, the training courses take place at OFFIS in Oldenburg (Germany); in case you want a training course to take place at your company or organization, this is also possible on request. The current range of training courses is described in the table below.

In case you are interested in DICOM related training courses, please contact one of the mentioned contacts at OFFIS or write an email to email including details of your request. Our general terms and conditions apply.

Training Dates at a Glance

17./18. October 2017 English DICOM Intensive Course in Frankfurt, Germany.
19./20. October 2017 English DICOM Tools and Troubleshootingnew in Frankfurt, Germany.
Further trainings are available in German language, see German training page.

Range of training courses

The current range of training courses encompasses the following courses which are available in German or English:


Training course:DICOM Intensive Course
Contents:History and organization of the DICOM standard, data structures and information objects, file format and encoding rules, association negotiation and message exchange in a network, basic network services (verification, storage), structure of DICOM images, well-established network services (query/retrieve, worklist management/MPPS, storage commitment, print management), storage media and storage media exchange, conformance statement, compression in DICOM, display consistency, overview of further DICOM services.
Requirements:None
Target group:Service and support staff, software developers and technically interested users working in the DICOM domain
Language:English
Duration:2 days
Next dates:See list of training dates above.

Training course:DICOM Tools and Troubleshootingnew
Contents:Typical problems and solutions regarding DICOM data structures, files and storage media1; network services1; DICOM image format and compression1; discussion of individual problems from practice and solutions; overview of "useful" open source and freeware tools
Requirements:Knowledge of the DICOM standard, potentially acquired in the DICOM Intensive Course
Target group:Service staff, software developers and technically interested users working in the DICOM domain
Language:English
Duration:2 day
Next dates:See list of training dates above.
1with practical exercise

Training course:DICOM Toolkit DCMTK
Contents:DCMTK's development history, architecture of the toolkit, public modules (overview, examples of use, command line tools), current developments (snapshots), overview of non-public modules, practical use of selected DCMTK tools, implementation strategies, discussion of specific requirements.
Requirements:Knowledge of the DICOM standard, potentially acquired in the DICOM Intensive Course
Target group:Service and support staff, software developers and technically interested users working in the DICOM domain
Language:English
Duration:1 day
Next dates:Issue of negotiation

Training course:DICOM Troubleshooting
Contents:Introduction and basics, Analyzing typical problems and solution strategies (DICOM data structures, DICOM file format and media, DICOM image data, DICOM network communications), discussion of attendee's own problems from daily practice and how to approach them, overview of valuable open source and freeware tools.
Requirements:Knowledge of the DICOM standard, potentially acquired in the DICOM Intensive Course
Target group:Service staff, software developers and technically interested users working in the DICOM domain
Language:English
Duration:1 day
Next dates:Issue of negotiation

Training course:DICOM individually
Contents:This training course's contents will be adjusted to the individual requirements of the participants.
Target group:Issue of negotiation
Language:English
Duration:Issue of negotiation
Place:Issue of negotiation

Terms and Conditions

Cancellation of registration has to be made in written form.

If the training course takes place at OFFIS in Oldenburg (Germany), the following applies: For cancellations that are received at least 14 days before the training course begins, 100% of the course fee will be refunded. For cancellations that are received up to 8 days before the training course begins, 50% of the course fee will be invoiced. For later cancellations and for non-attendance of the participant, the complete course fee has to be paid.

If the training course takes place outside of Oldenburg (Germany), the following applies: For cancellations that are received at least 6 weeks before the training course begins, 100% of the course fee will be refunded. For cancellations that are received up to 3 weeks before the training course begins, 50% of the course fee will be invoiced. For later cancellations and for non-attendance of the participant, the complete course fee has to be paid.

The nomination of a substitute participant is always possible.

OFFIS reserves the right to cancel a training course if a minimum of 8 participants is not reached. In this case, the complete course fee will be refunded.


The DICOM training courses are offered in cooperation with J. Riesmeier and Open Connections GmbH .

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