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    ASTM E3267 - 21

    Standard Guide for Building Information Models and Archiving for Digital Imaging and Communication in Nondestructive Evaluation (DICONDE)

    Active Standard ASTM E3267 | Developed by Subcommittee: E07.11

    Book of Standards Volume: 03.04


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 5.1 This guide is intended to assist and provide recommendations for an end-user of NDE imaging systems by providing an introduction to the basic principles of DICONDE for the control and maintenance of electronic NDE data. This guide is not intended to control the acceptability of the materials or components examined.

    5.2 Recommended End-users: 

    5.2.1 Personnel responsible for the creation, display, transfer, or storage of digital nondestructive evaluation results will use this guide.

    5.2.2 Personnel responsible for the purchase and implementation of NDT systems conforming to the DICONDE standard will use this guide.

    1. Scope

    1.1 The display, transfer, and storage of digital nondestructive evaluation data in a common, open format is necessary for the effective interpretation and preservation of evaluation results. ASTM International has developed common open standards for Digital Imaging and Communication in Nondestructive Evaluation (DICONDE) based on the ubiquitous healthcare industry standard Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine (DICOM). This guide provides an overview of DICONDE data archiving considerations and building information models for the efficient storing and locating of such data.

    1.2 This guide provides an overview of how to manage ASTM DICONDE data from standard practices found in 2.2 for the display, transfer, and storage of digital nondestructive test data.

    1.3 This guide provides an overview of how to utilize the DICOM standard found in 2.4 for the display, transfer, and storage of digital nondestructive test data for test methods not explicitly addressed by a DICONDE standard practice but having an equivalent medical imaging modality.

    1.4 This guide provides recommendations for the storage of nondestructive digital test data not addressed in 1.2 or 1.3.

    1.5 Units—Although this guide contains no values that require units, it does describe methods to store and communicate data that do require units to be properly interpreted. The SI units required by this guide are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this guide.

    1.6 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.7 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    E1316 Terminology for Nondestructive Examinations

    E1453 Guide for Storage of Magnetic Tape Media that Contains Analog or Digital Radioscopic Data

    E2339 Practice for Digital Imaging and Communication in Nondestructive Evaluation (DICONDE)

    E2663 Practice for Digital Imaging and Communication in Nondestructive Evaluation (DICONDE) for Ultrasonic Test Methods

    E2767 Practice for Digital Imaging and Communication in Nondestructive Evaluation (DICONDE) for X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) Test Methods

    E3147 Practice for Evaluating DICONDE Interoperability of Nondestructive Testing and Inspection Systems

    E3169 Guide for Digital Imaging and Communication in Nondestructive Evaluation (DICONDE)

    DICOM Standard

    DICOM NEMA PS3 / ISO 12052


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    DOI: 10.1520/E3267-21

    Citation Format

    ASTM E3267-21, Standard Guide for Building Information Models and Archiving for Digital Imaging and Communication in Nondestructive Evaluation (DICONDE), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2021, www.astm.org

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