Computed Radiography ImageCIOD
PatientMModule - Patient
Clinical Trial SubjectUModule - Patient
General StudyMModule - Study
Patient StudyUModule - Study
Clinical Trial StudyUModule - Study
General SeriesMModule - Series
CR SeriesMModule - Series
Clinical Trial SeriesUModule - Series
General EquipmentMModule - Equipment
General AcquisitionMModule - Acquisition
General ImageMModule - Image
General ReferenceUModule - Image
Image PixelMModule - Image
Contrast/BolusCModule - Image
Display ShutterUModule - Image
DeviceUModule - Image
SpecimenUModule - Image
CR ImageMModule - Image
Overlay PlaneUModule - Image
Modality LUTUModule - Image
VOI LUTUModule - Image
SOP CommonMModule - Image
(0008,0005) Specific Character Set1CCode String
(0008,0012) Instance Creation Date3Date
(0008,0013) Instance Creation Time3Time
(0008,0014) Instance Creator UID3Unique Identifier
(0008,0015) Instance Coercion DateTime3Date Time
(0008,0016) SOP Class UID1Unique Identifier
(0008,0018) SOP Instance UID1Unique Identifier
(0008,001A) Related General SOP Class UID3Unique Identifier
(0008,001B) Original Specialized SOP Class UID3Unique Identifier
(0008,001C) Synthetic Data3Code String
(0008,0053) Query/Retrieve View1CCode String
(0008,0110) Coding Scheme Identification Sequence3Sequence
(0008,0123) Context Group Identification Sequence3Sequence
(0008,0124) Mapping Resource Identification Sequence3Sequence
(0008,0201) Timezone Offset From UTC3Short String
(0008,0300) Private Data Element Characteristics Sequence3Sequence
(0018,9004) Content Qualification3Code String
(0018,990C) Referenced Defined Protocol Sequence1CSequence
(0018,990D) Referenced Performed Protocol Sequence1CSequence
(0018,A001) Contributing Equipment Sequence3Sequence
(0020,0013) Instance Number3Integer String
(0020,9172) Conversion Source Attributes Sequence1CSequence
(0028,0303) Longitudinal Temporal Information Modified3Code String
(0040,A390) HL7 Structured Document Reference Sequence1CSequence
(0100,0410) SOP Instance Status3Code String
(0100,0420) SOP Authorization DateTime3Date Time
(0100,0424) SOP Authorization Comment3Long Text
(0100,0426) Authorization Equipment Certification Number3Long String
(0400,0500) Encrypted Attributes Sequence1CSequence
(0400,0561) Original Attributes Sequence3Sequence
(0400,0600) Instance Origin Status3Code String
(2200,0005) Barcode Value3Long Text
(4FFE,0001) MAC Parameters Sequence3Sequence
(FFFA,FFFA) Digital Signatures Sequence3Sequence
Common Instance ReferenceUModule - Image
Nuclear Medicine ImageCIOD
Ultrasound ImageCIOD
Ultrasound Multi-frame ImageCIOD
Secondary Capture ImageCIOD
Multi-frame Single Bit Secondary Capture ImageCIOD
Multi-frame Grayscale Byte Secondary Capture ImageCIOD
Multi-frame Grayscale Word Secondary Capture ImageCIOD
Multi-frame True Color Secondary Capture ImageCIOD
X-Ray Angiographic ImageCIOD
X-Ray Radiofluoroscopic ImageCIOD
RT Structure SetCIOD
Positron Emission Tomography ImageCIOD
Digital X-Ray ImageCIOD
Digital Mammography X-Ray ImageCIOD
Digital Intra-Oral X-Ray ImageCIOD
RT Beams Treatment RecordCIOD
RT Brachy Treatment RecordCIOD
RT Treatment Summary RecordCIOD
VL Endoscopic ImageCIOD
VL Microscopic ImageCIOD
VL Slide-Coordinates Microscopic ImageCIOD
VL Photographic ImageCIOD
Video Endoscopic ImageCIOD
Video Microscopic ImageCIOD
Video Photographic ImageCIOD
VL Whole Slide Microscopy ImageCIOD
Real-Time Video Endoscopic ImageCIOD
Real-Time Video Photographic ImageCIOD
Dermoscopic Photography ImageCIOD
Grayscale Softcopy Presentation StateCIOD
Color Softcopy Presentation StateCIOD
Pseudo-Color Softcopy Presentation StateCIOD
Blending Softcopy Presentation StateCIOD
Basic Structured DisplayCIOD
XA/XRF Grayscale Softcopy Presentation StateCIOD
Advanced Blending Presentation StateCIOD
Variable Modality LUT Softcopy Presentation StateCIOD
Basic Voice Audio WaveformCIOD
Ambulatory ECGCIOD
Hemodynamic WaveformCIOD
Basic Cardiac Electrophysiology WaveformCIOD
Arterial Pulse WaveformCIOD
Respiratory WaveformCIOD
General Audio WaveformCIOD
Real-Time Audio WaveformCIOD
Routine Scalp ElectroencephalogramCIOD
Sleep ElectroencephalogramCIOD
Multi-channel Respiratory WaveformCIOD
Body Position WaveformCIOD
General 32-bit ECGCIOD
Basic Text SRCIOD
Enhanced SRCIOD
Comprehensive SRCIOD
Key Object Selection DocumentCIOD
Mammography CAD SRCIOD
Procedure LogCIOD
X-Ray Radiation Dose SRCIOD
Spectacle Prescription ReportCIOD
Macular Grid Thickness and Volume ReportCIOD
Implantation Plan SR DocumentCIOD
Comprehensive 3D SRCIOD
Radiopharmaceutical Radiation Dose SRCIOD
Extensible SRCIOD
Acquisition Context SRCIOD
Simplified Adult Echo SRCIOD
Patient Radiation Dose SRCIOD
Planned Imaging Agent Administration SRCIOD
Performed Imaging Agent Administration SRCIOD
Rendition Selection DocumentCIOD
Enhanced X-Ray Radiation Dose SRCIOD
Enhanced MR ImageCIOD
MR SpectroscopyCIOD
Enhanced MR Color ImageCIOD
Raw DataCIOD
Enhanced CT ImageCIOD
Spatial RegistrationCIOD
Deformable Spatial RegistrationCIOD
Spatial FiducialsCIOD
Ophthalmic Photography 8 Bit ImageCIOD
Ophthalmic Photography 16 Bit ImageCIOD
Stereometric RelationshipCIOD
Hanging ProtocolCIOD
Encapsulated PDFCIOD
Encapsulated CDACIOD
Real World Value MappingCIOD
Enhanced XA ImageCIOD
Enhanced XRF ImageCIOD
RT Ion Beams Treatment RecordCIOD
Ophthalmic Tomography ImageCIOD
X-Ray 3D Angiographic ImageCIOD
X-Ray 3D Craniofacial ImageCIOD
Breast Tomosynthesis ImageCIOD
Enhanced PET ImageCIOD
Surface SegmentationCIOD
Color PaletteCIOD
Enhanced US VolumeCIOD
Lensometry MeasurementsCIOD
Autorefraction MeasurementsCIOD
Keratometry MeasurementsCIOD
Subjective Refraction MeasurementsCIOD
Visual Acuity MeasurementsCIOD
Ophthalmic Axial MeasurementsCIOD
Intraocular Lens CalculationsCIOD
Generic Implant TemplateCIOD
Implant Assembly TemplateCIOD
Implant Template GroupCIOD
RT Beams Delivery InstructionCIOD
Ophthalmic Visual Field Static Perimetry MeasurementsCIOD
Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography ImageCIOD
Ophthalmic Thickness MapCIOD
Surface Scan MeshCIOD
Surface Scan Point CloudCIOD
Legacy Converted Enhanced CT ImageCIOD
Legacy Converted Enhanced MR ImageCIOD
Legacy Converted Enhanced PET ImageCIOD
Corneal Topography MapCIOD
Breast Projection X-Ray ImageCIOD
Parametric MapCIOD
Wide Field Ophthalmic Photography Stereographic Projection ImageCIOD
Wide Field Ophthalmic Photography 3D Coordinates ImageCIOD
Tractography ResultsCIOD
RT Brachy Application Setup Delivery InstructionCIOD
Planar MPR Volumetric Presentation StateCIOD
Volume Rendering Volumetric Presentation StateCIOD
Content Assessment ResultsCIOD
CT Performed Procedure ProtocolCIOD
CT Defined Procedure ProtocolCIOD
Protocol ApprovalCIOD
XA Performed Procedure ProtocolCIOD
XA Defined Procedure ProtocolCIOD
Ophthalmic Optical Coherence Tomography En Face ImageCIOD
Ophthalmic Optical Coherence Tomography B-scan Volume AnalysisCIOD
Encapsulated STLCIOD
Encapsulated OBJCIOD
Encapsulated MTLCIOD
RT Physician IntentCIOD
RT Segment AnnotationCIOD
RT Radiation SetCIOD
C-Arm Photon-Electron RadiationCIOD
Tomotherapeutic RadiationCIOD
Robotic-Arm RadiationCIOD
RT Radiation Record SetCIOD
RT Radiation Salvage RecordCIOD
C-Arm Photon-Electron Radiation RecordCIOD
Tomotherapeutic Radiation RecordCIOD
Robotic-Arm Radiation RecordCIOD
RT Radiation Set Delivery InstructionCIOD
RT Treatment PreparationCIOD
Enhanced RT ImageCIOD
Enhanced Continuous RT ImageCIOD
RT Patient Position Acquisition InstructionCIOD
Microscopy Bulk Simple AnnotationsCIOD
Photoacoustic ImageCIOD
Confocal Microscopy ImageCIOD
Confocal Microscopy Tiled Pyramidal ImageCIOD
Basic DirectoryCIOD

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Data synced with official DICOM standard on 18 April 2024. The DICOM Standard is under continuous maintenance, and the current official version is available at DICOM Parts 3, 4, and 6, © NEMA. Please note that the most recent PDF version of the standard is the official reference, and should checked when making technical decisions.

Instance Origin Status Attribute

TypeOptional (3)
Value Multiplicity1
Value RepresentationCode String (CS)

Categorizes the locality of the entity from whence the Instance originated.

Enumerated Values:


Acquired or created in the local entity.


Imported from an external entity.


  1. The interpretation of the meaning of local and imported are user-specific. The purpose of this Attribute is to provide a means of communicating a user-specific decision, not to attempt to achieve uniformity with respect to any particular organizational or geographical boundary around any particular organizational or geographical entity, be it an entity that is a device, system, facility, office, department, site, enterprise, region, nation, etc.

  2. A typical pattern would be for an archive to set a value of LOCAL when receiving Instances on the network from a modality within the hospital but to set a value of IMPORTED when receiving Instances from an interchange media reader or an external network Instance sharing gateway. Displaying the value of this Attribute in a viewer then makes it apparent to a user whether or not an Instance is "one of their own". How a receiver determines whether or not the sender is local is not specified, but could, for example, be determined from the sender's AE Title.

  3. When Instances are transported from one entity to another and then imported, it is expected that this Attribute be set to an appropriate value for the new context, overwriting any previous value. E.g., a value of LOCAL used within an archive at the site where the Instances were acquired would be coerced to a value of IMPORTED when those Instances were received by another site to which the patient had been transferred. Whether or not previous values of this Attribute are copied into Original Attributes Sequence (0400,0561) after coercion is not specified.

  4. It is not expected (but nor is it prohibited) that this Attribute will be removed by an exporting entity, since it may be useful to a recipient to know whether or not the Instance was local to the previous entity or not. Similarly, a modality may populate this Attribute with a value of LOCAL after creating the images, but is not required to.

  5. The round-trip case, e.g., when an image is acquired locally, exported, locally deleted and then re-imported may be challenging unless a local record is maintained. I.e., after acquisition, in the local archive it would be expected to be LOCAL. After re-importation without any local state, it may be hard to determine that it once was LOCAL. Other Attributes such as Institution Name may not be sufficient to reliably detect this.

  6. A new SOP Instance UID (0008,0018) is not required when adding or coercing this Attribute, since a derived Instance is not being created. See Section C. Derivation Description and Section B.4.1.3 Coercion of Attributes in PS3.4 .

  7. A more detailed history of the handling of an Instance may be recorded in Contributing Equipment Sequence (0018,A001).

  8. This Attribute may need to be removed during de-identification. See Annex E “Attribute Confidentiality Profiles (Normative)” in PS3.15.

Section C. Derivation Description

C. Derivation Description

If an Image is identified to be a Derived Image (see Section C. “Image Type”), Derivation Description (0008,2111) and Derivation Code Sequence (0008,9215) describe the way in which the image was derived. They may be used whether or not the Source Image Sequence (0008,2112) is provided. They may also be used in cases when the Derived Image pixel data is not significantly changed from one of the source images and the SOP Instance UID of the Derived Image is the same as the one used for the source image.


  1. Examples of Derived Images that would normally be expected to affect professional interpretation and would thus have a new UID include:

    1. images resulting from image processing of another image (e.g., unsharp masking),

    2. a multiplanar reformatted CT image,

    3. a DSA image derived by subtracting pixel values of one image from another.

    4. an image that has been decompressed after having been compressed with a lossy compression algorithm. To ensure that the user has the necessary information about the lossy compression, the approximate compression ratio may be included in Derivation Description (0008,2111).

    An example of a Derived Image that would normally not be expected to affect professional interpretation and thus would not require a new UID is an image that has been padded with additional rows and columns for more display purposes.

  2. An image may be lossy compressed, e.g., for long term archive purposes, and its SOP Instance UID changed. PS3.4 provides a mechanism by which a query for the original Image Instance may return a reference to the UID of the lossy compressed version of the image using the Alternate Representation Sequence (0008,3001). This allows an application processing a SOP Instance that references the original image UID, e.g., a Structured Report, to obtain a reference to an accessible version of the image even if the original SOP Instance is no longer available.

Section B.4.1.3 Coercion of Attributes in PS3.4

B.4.1.3 Coercion of Attributes

At any Level of Storage Support, the SCP of the Storage Service Class may modify the Values of certain Attributes in order to coerce the SOP Instance into the Query Model of the SCP. The Attributes that may be modified are shown in Table B.4-1.

Table B.4-1. Attributes Subject to Coercion

Attribute Name


Patient ID


Issuer of Patient ID


Other Patient IDs Sequence


Study Instance UID


Series Instance UID


The SCP of the Storage Service Class may modify the Values of Code Sequence Attributes to convert from one coding scheme into another. This includes changing from deprecated Values of Coding Scheme Designator (0008,0102) or Code Value (0008,0100) to currently valid Values.

If an SCP performs such a modification, it shall return a C-STORE response with a status of Warning.


  1. Modification of these Attributes may be necessary if the SCP is also an SCP of a Query/Retrieve SOP Classes. These SOP Classes are described in this Standard. For example, an MR scanner may be implemented to generate Study Instance UIDs for images generated on the MR. When these images are sent to an archive that is HIS/RIS aware, it may choose to change the UID of the study assigned to the study by the PACS. The mechanism by which it performs this coercion is implementation dependent.

  2. An SCP may, for instance, convert retired Code Values with a Coding Scheme Designator Value of "99SDM", "SNM3" or "SRT" to the corresponding SCT Code Values and use the "SCT" Coding Scheme Designator, in accordance with the DICOM conventions for SNOMED (see PS3.16).

  3. Modification of Attributes that may be used to reference a SOP Instance by another SOP Instance (such as Study Instance UID and Series Instance UID Attributes) will make that reference invalid. Modification of these Attributes is strongly discouraged.

  4. Other Attributes may be modified/corrected by an SCP of a Storage SOP Class.

  5. Modification of Attributes may affect digital signatures referencing the content of the SOP Instance.