[Applications of tree-shaped structure in DICOM based on XML].Zhongguo Yi Liao Qi Xie Za Zhi. 2006 Mar; 30(2):83-7.ZY
In order to improve the sharing of DICOM, a proposal is offered to introduce XML into DICOM on the SPIE 2005 and in this way, better readability and expansibility of DICOM files have been achieved. On this basis, the DICOM data structure is improved further by replacing the one-dimension linear data structure with multilayer tree-shaped data structure. And thus the nesting and dependence relationships between information object and data elements are much clearer and it is more convenient and easy to browse DICOM image files.