Short for Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine, a standard in the field of medical informatics for exchanging digital information between medical imaging equipment (such as radiological imaging) and other systems, ensuring interoperability. The standard specifies:
a set of protocols for devices communicating over a network
the syntax and semantics of commands and associated information that can be exchanged using these protocols
a set of media storage services and devices claiming conformance to the standard, as well as a file format and a medical directory structure to facilitate access to the images and related information stored on media that share information.
The standard was developed jointly by ACR (the American College of Radiology) and NEMA (the National Electrical Manufacturers Association) as an extension to an earlier standard for exchanging medical imaging data that did not include provisions for networking or offline media formats.
Short for direct inward dialing (also known as direct dialing inward), a service of an LEC or local phone company that allows an organization to have numerous individual phone numbers for each person or workstation in its PBXsystem that run off of a small block of dedicated telephone numbers. DID allows the multiple lines to […]
Short for Dominio Internet Inter-Orb Protocol it allows external programs to attach to, and manipulate Domino databases. DIIOP is frequently used to allow Java-based and other non CORBA programs to connect to Lotus Domino.
Short for dual in-line memory module, a small circuit board that holds memory chips. A single in-line memory module (SIMM) has a 32-bit path to the memory chips whereas a DIMM has 64-bit path. Because the Pentium processorrequires a 64-bit path to memory, you need to install SIMMs two at a time. With DIMMs, you […]
- DIN connector
)DIN is short for Deutsches Insitut f��r Normung eV, the standards -setting organization for Germany. A DIN connector is a connector that conforms to one of the many standards defined by DIN. DIN connectors are used widely in personal computers. For example, the keyboard connector for PCs is a DIN connector. DIN 41612 connectors are […]
)Acronym for dual in-line package, a type of chip housed in a rectangular casing with two rows of connecting pins on either side.