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 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
(0008,0053) 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
(0008,0301) Private Group Reference1Unsigned Short
(0008,0302) Private Creator Reference1Long String
(0008,0303) Block Identifying Information Status1Code String
(0008,0304) Nonidentifying Private Elements1CUnsigned Short
(0008,0305) Deidentification Action Sequence3Sequence
(0008,0306) Identifying Private Elements1Unsigned Short
(0008,0307) Deidentification Action1Code String
(0008,0310) Private Data Element Definition Sequence3Sequence
(0018,9004) Content Qualification3Code String
(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
US Multi-frame ImageCIOD
Secondary Capture ImageCIOD
Multi-frame Single Bit SC ImageCIOD
Multi-frame Grayscale Byte SC ImageCIOD
Multi-frame Grayscale Word SC ImageCIOD
Multi-frame True Color SC ImageCIOD
X-Ray Angiographic ImageCIOD
X-Ray Radiofluoroscopic ImageCIOD
RT Structure SetCIOD
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
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
Basic Voice Audio WaveformCIOD
Ambulatory ECGCIOD
Hemodynamic WaveformCIOD
Basic Cardiac Electrophysiology WaveformCIOD
Arterial Pulse WaveformCIOD
Respiratory WaveformCIOD
General Audio WaveformCIOD
Real-Time Audio WaveformCIOD
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 Structured ReportCIOD
Planned Imaging Agent Administration SRCIOD
Performed Imaging Agent Administration SRCIOD
Rendition Selection DocumentCIOD
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
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
Basic DirectoryCIOD

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Data synced with official DICOM standard on 12 May 2020. 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.

Deidentification Action Attribute

TypeRequired (1)
Value Multiplicity1
Value RepresentationCode String (CS)

Recommended action to be performed during de-identification on elements listed in Identifying Private Elements (0008,0306) within this Item.


A specific type of action is suggested in order to minimize the impact of de-identification on the behavior of recipients that use the Private Data Elements.

Enumerated Values:


replace with a non-zero length value that may be a dummy value and consistent with the VR


replace with a zero length value, or a non-zero length value that may be a dummy value and consistent with the VR




replace with a non-zero length UID that is internally consistent within a set of Instance


  1. No C (clean) action is specified, since replacement with values of similar meaning known not to contain identifying information and consistent with the VR requires an understanding of the meaning of the value of the element. Whether or not to clean rather than remove or replace values is at the discretion of the implementer.

  2. No suggested dummy value is provided, since the encoding of the value would depend on the VR of the Data Element.

  3. Further explanation of these actions can be found in PS3.15 Section E.3.1 Clean Pixel Data Option.

PS3.15 Section E.3.1 Clean Pixel Data Option

E.3.1 Clean Pixel Data Option

When this Option is specified in addition to an Application Level Confidentiality Profile, any information burned in to the Pixel Data (7FE0,0010) corresponding to the Attribute information specified to be removed by the Profile and any other Options specified shall also be removed, as described in Table E.1-1.

This may require intervention of or approval by a human operator.

The Attribute Burned In Annotation (0028,0301) shall be added to the Dataset with a value of "NO".


  1. This capability is called out as a specific option, since it may be extremely burdensome in practice to implement and is unnecessary for the vast majority of modalities that do not burn in such annotation in the first place. For example, CT images do not normally contain such burned in annotation, whereas Ultrasound images routinely do.

  2. Though image processing and optical character recognition techniques can be used to detect the presence of and location of burned in text, and matching against known identifying information can be applied, deciding whether or not that text is identifying information or some other type of information may be non-trivial. Compliance with this option requires that identifying information is removed, regardless of how that is achieved. It is not required that information specified to be retained in the non-pixel data by other Options (e.g., physical characteristics, dates or descriptors) also be retained burned-in to the pixel data. Thus the most conservative approach of removing any and all burned in text would be compliant. This may involve sacrificing additional potentially useful information such as localizer posting and manual graphic annotations.

  3. The stored pixel values are to be changed (blacked out); it is not sufficient to superimpose an overlay or graphic annotation or shutter to obscure the pixel data values, since those may not be ignored by the receiving system.

  4. This option is intended to apply to the Pixel Data (7FE0,0010) Attribute that occurs in the top level Dataset of an Image Storage SOP Instance. The other standard use of Pixel Data (7FE0,0010) is within Icon Image Sequence (0088,0200), which is already described in Table E.1-1 and the accompanying note as requiring removal. This option does not require the ability to manually or automatically process the pixel values of Pixel Data (7FE0,0010) occurring in any other location than the top level dataset, but it does not prohibit it. Pixel Data (7FE0,0010) occurring within private Attributes will be removed because such Attributes will not be known to be safe.