This is a stand-alone DICOM toolkit that implements code for reading and creating DICOM data, DICOM network and file support, a database of DICOM objects, support for display of directories, images, reports and spectra, and DICOM object validation.
The toolkit is a completely new implementation, which does not depend on any other DICOM tools, commercial or free. It does make use of other freely available pure Java tools for compression and XML and database support.
The toolkit is open source and made freely available for both non-commercial and commercial use, under BSD License terms described here.
The jar files, and compressed tar files of the source code and documentation are available here. The javadoc can also be viewed on-line.There is a discussion forum and mailing list for discussion of use, problems, development, features and future plans at pixelmed_dicom, to which both general and support related questions should be directed.
Various aspects of the implementation will be discussed in a forthcoming book from PixelMed Publishing™.