CR ImageCIOD
CT ImageCIOD
PatientMModule - Patient
Clinical Trial SubjectUModule - Patient
General StudyMModule - Study
Patient StudyUModule - Study
Clinical Trial StudyUModule - Study
General SeriesMModule - Series
Clinical Trial SeriesUModule - Series
Frame of ReferenceMModule - Frame of Reference
General EquipmentMModule - Equipment
General ImageMModule - Image
(0008,0008) Image Type3Code String
(0008,0022) Acquisition Date3Date
(0008,0023) Content Date2CDate
(0008,002A) Acquisition DateTime3Date Time
(0008,0032) Acquisition Time3Time
(0008,0033) Content Time2CTime
(0008,2218) Anatomic Region Sequence3Sequence
(0008,2228) Primary Anatomic Structure Sequence3Sequence
(0008,3010) Irradiation Event UID3Unique Identifier
(0020,0012) Acquisition Number3Integer String
(0020,0013) Instance Number2Integer String
(0020,0020) Patient Orientation2CCode String
(0020,0062) Image Laterality3Code String
(0020,1002) Images in Acquisition3Integer String
(0020,4000) Image Comments3Long Text
(0028,0300) Quality Control Image3Code String
(0028,0301) Burned In Annotation3Code String
(0028,0302) Recognizable Visual Features3Code String
(0028,2110) Lossy Image Compression3Code String
(0028,2112) Lossy Image Compression Ratio3Decimal String
(0028,2114) Lossy Image Compression Method3Code String
(0040,9096) Real World Value Mapping Sequence3Sequence
(0088,0200) Icon Image Sequence3Sequence
(2050,0020) Presentation LUT Shape3Code String
General ReferenceUModule - Image
Image PlaneMModule - Image
Image PixelMModule - Image
Contrast/BolusCModule - Image
DeviceUModule - Image
SpecimenUModule - Image
CT ImageMModule - Image
Multi-energy CT ImageCModule - Image
Overlay PlaneUModule - Image
VOI LUTUModule - Image
SOP CommonMModule - Image
Common Instance ReferenceUModule - Image
MR ImageCIOD
NM ImageCIOD
US ImageCIOD
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 ImageCIOD
RT DoseCIOD
RT Structure SetCIOD
RT PlanCIOD
PET 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
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
12-Lead ECGCIOD
General ECGCIOD
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
Chest CAD SRCIOD
Procedure LogCIOD
X-Ray Radiation Dose SRCIOD
Spectacle Prescription ReportCIOD
Colon CAD SRCIOD
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 PlanCIOD
RT Ion Beams Treatment RecordCIOD
SegmentationCIOD
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 http://www.dicomstandard.org/current/. 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.

Image Type Attribute

Tag(0008,0008)
TypeOptional (3)
KeywordImageType
Value Multiplicity2-n
Value RepresentationCode String (CS)
Example Values
  • ['ORIGINAL', 'PRIMARY', 'OTHER']
  • ['ORIGINAL', 'PRIMARY', 'AXIAL']
  • ['ORIGINAL', 'PRIMARY']

Image identification characteristics. See Section C.7.6.1.1.2 for Defined Terms and further explanation.

Section C.7.6.1.1.2

C.7.6.1.1.2 Image Type

Image Type (0008,0008) identifies important image identification characteristics. These characteristics are:

  1. Pixel Data Characteristics

    1. is the image an ORIGINAL Image; an image whose pixel values are based on original or source data

    2. is the image a DERIVED Image; an image whose pixel values have been derived in some manner from the pixel value of one or more other images

  2. Patient Examination Characteristics

    1. is the image a PRIMARY Image; an image created as a direct result of the patient examination

    2. is the image a SECONDARY Image; an image created after the initial patient examination

  3. Modality Specific Characteristics

  4. Implementation specific identifiers; other implementation specific identifiers shall be documented in an implementation's conformance statement.

The Image Type Attribute is multi-valued and shall be provided in the following manner:

  1. Value 1 shall identify the Pixel Data Characteristics

    Enumerated Values:

    ORIGINAL

    identifies an Original Image

    DERIVED

    identifies a Derived Image

  2. Value 2 shall identify the Patient Examination Characteristics

    Enumerated Values:

    PRIMARY

    identifies a Primary Image

    SECONDARY

    identifies a Secondary Image

  3. Value 3 shall identify any Image IOD specific specialization (optional)

  4. Other Values that are implementation specific (optional)

Any of the optional values (value 3 and beyond) may be encoded either with a value or zero-length, independent of other optional values, unless otherwise specified by a specialization of this Attribute in an IOD.

If the pixel data of the derived Image is different from the pixel data of the source images and this difference is expected to affect professional interpretation of the image, the Derived Image shall have a UID different than all the source images.