About MITA Standards:

MITA, through its parent organization, NEMA, is an ANSI-accredited standards developer. NEMA’s first X-ray standard was published in 1926, meaning that it has been developing medical imaging standards for more than 90 years. MITA’s standards development program includes not only development of MITA standards, but serving as the secretariat for DICOM and three US Technical Advisory Groups to the IEC (SC62B, SC62C and TC87). As an organization, MITA is dedicated to ensuring that standards continue to meet ever shifting market needs while avoiding conflict and duplication.

MITA utilizes the NEMA Standardization Policies and Procedures Manual.

MITA Technical Advisory Committees:

MITA is the administrator for three USNC Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs) to the IEC:

  • SC 62B: Diagnostic Imaging Equipment
  • SC 62C: Equipment for Radiotherapy, Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Dosimetry
  • TC 87: Ultrasonics

These groups are responsible for the development of the US positions related to technical issues being addressed by these committees and subcommittees. Participation in TAGs is open to all US interested parties. For additional information please contact Cassie Ricci for SC 62B, SC 62C , and TC 87.

MITA Published Standards:


New Standards and White Papers:

  • ANSI/MITA 2, Requirements for Servicing of Medical Imaging Equipment (contact Peter Weems)
  • ANSI/MITA 3, Symbols for Medical Imaging (contact Patrick Hope)
  • MITA WP 2, Modification of Display Systems for Medical Imaging Equipment (contact Patrick Hope)
  • MITA WP 1, Computed Tomography Image Quality (CTIQ): Low Contrast Detectability (LCD) Assessment when Using Dose Reduction Technology
  • Coil Heating for Magentic Resonance


  • Medical Imaging Informatics
    (contact Zack Hornberger)
    ANSI/HN 1, Manufacturer Disclosure Statement for Medical Device Security
  • Magnetic Resonance
    (contact Peter Weems)
    MS 10, Determination of Local Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) in Diagnostic Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    MS 4, Acoustic Noise Measurement Procedure for Diagnostic Magnetic Resonance Images
    MS 5, Determination of Special Purpose Coils for Diagnostic Magnetic Resonance Images
  • Molecular Imaging
    (contact Sue Bunning)
    NU 1, Performance Measurements for Gamma Cameras
    NU 2, Performance Measurements of Positron Emission Tomographs (PETs)
  • X-Ray
    (contact Zack Hornberger)
    XR 25, Computed Tomography Dose Check
    XR 26, Access Controls for Computed Tomography—Identification, Interlocks, and Logs

MITA is the secretariat for Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine, the international standard for medical images and related information. For information about DICOM standards development efforts, please visit the DICOM website.