DICOM Connectivity Framework (DCF) Software Developer’s Toolkit. The DICOM® Connectivity Framework (DCF) is an advanced, object-oriented collection of native software components implementing the DICOM v3.0 protocol for medical imaging systems. It includes a wide range of tools and utilities that support DICOM software development and testing. The DCF is the only DICOM solution that provides a consistent API to C++, Java, and C#.Net in managed code, as well as support for 32 and 64 bit Windows, Linux, and other UNIX platforms. The DCF also supports the DICONDE, DICOS and veterinary customizations for utilizing DICOM.