Dimple connects the DICOM� standard to the JavaTM standard.
DICOM is the universal standard for sharing medical imaging resources between heterogeneous and multi-vendor equipments (acquisition device, workstation, storage server, patient management system, etc.).
Since Java 1.4, the Java standard includes a specification for working with images stored in files and accessed across the network. This specification is called Java Image I/O. It provides a pluggable framework to easily add support for alternate image formats using third-party plugins.
Dimple is an Image I/O plugin and thus let you add support for DICOM to Image I/O aware applications by just adding the Dimple library files to your application bundle.
Dimple can also be used by developers as a DICOM toolkit in order to perform more complex tasks such as creating DICOM objets, receiving network queries or connecting to remote applications.