Computed Radiography ImageCIOD
CT ImageCIOD
MR ImageCIOD
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 ImageCIOD
RT DoseCIOD
RT Structure SetCIOD
RT PlanCIOD
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
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
Routine Scalp ElectroencephalogramCIOD
ElectromyogramCIOD
ElectrooculogramCIOD
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
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 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 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
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
InventoryCIOD
General EquipmentMModule - Equipment
InventoryMModule - Inventory
(0008,0023) Content Date1Date
(0008,0033) Content Time1Time
(0008,0400) Scope of Inventory Sequence2Sequence
(0008,0401) Inventory Purpose2Long Text
(0008,0402) Inventory Instance Description3Long Text
(0008,0403) Inventory Level1Code String
(0008,0420) Inventory Access End Points Sequence3Sequence
(0008,0421) Study Access End Points Sequence3Sequence
(0008,0422) Incorporated Inventory Instance Sequence2Sequence
(0008,0423) Inventoried Studies Sequence2Sequence
(0008,0005) Specific Character Set1CCode String
(0008,0020) Study Date2Date
(0008,0030) Study Time2Time
(0008,0050) Accession Number2Short String
(0008,0051) Issuer of Accession Number Sequence3Sequence
(0008,0054) Retrieve AE Title1CApplication Entity
(0008,0056) Instance Availability3Code String
(0008,0061) Modalities in Study2Code String
(0008,0063) Anatomic Regions in Study Code Sequence3Sequence
(0008,0090) Referring Physician's Name3Person Name
(0008,0096) Referring Physician Identification Sequence3Sequence
(0008,009C) Consulting Physician's Name3Person Name
(0008,009D) Consulting Physician Identification Sequence3Sequence
(0008,0404) Item Inventory DateTime1Date Time
(0008,0405) Removed from Operational Use1CCode String
(0008,0406) Reason for Removal Code Sequence2CSequence
(0008,0407) Stored Instance Base URI3URL
(0008,0419) File Set Access Sequence3Sequence
(0008,041F) Study Update DateTime2Date Time
(0008,0424) Inventoried Series Sequence2CSequence
(0008,0005) Specific Character Set1CCode String
(0008,0021) Series Date3Date
(0008,0031) Series Time3Time
(0008,0056) Instance Availability3Code String
(0008,0060) Modality1Code String
(0008,0405) Removed from Operational Use1CCode String
(0008,0406) Reason for Removal Code Sequence2CSequence
(0008,0407) Stored Instance Base URI3URL
(0008,0419) File Set Access Sequence3Sequence
(0008,0425) Inventoried Instances Sequence2CSequence
(0008,0005) Specific Character Set1CCode String
(0008,0016) SOP Class UID1Unique Identifier
(0008,0018) SOP Instance UID1Unique Identifier
(0008,001A) Related General SOP Class UID3Unique Identifier
(0008,0023) Content Date3Date
(0008,0033) Content Time3Time
(0008,0056) Instance Availability3Code String
(0008,0201) Timezone Offset From UTC3Short String
(0008,0405) Removed from Operational Use1CCode String
(0008,0406) Reason for Removal Code Sequence2CSequence
(0008,041A) File Access Sequence3Sequence
(0008,3001) Alternate Representation Sequence3Sequence
(0020,0013) Instance Number2Integer String
(0028,0008) Number of Frames3Integer String
(0028,0010) Rows3Unsigned Short
(0028,0011) Columns3Unsigned Short
(0028,0100) Bits Allocated3Unsigned Short
(0040,0512) Container Identifier3Long String
(0040,0560) Specimen Description Sequence3Sequence
(0040,A032) Observation DateTime3Date Time
(0040,A043) Concept Name Code Sequence3Sequence
(0040,A370) Referenced Request Sequence3Sequence
(0040,A504) Content Template Sequence3Sequence
(0070,0080) Content Label3Code String
(0070,0081) Content Description3Long String
(0070,0082) Presentation Creation Date3Date
(0070,0083) Presentation Creation Time3Time
(0070,0084) Content Creator's Name3Person Name
(0088,0130) Storage Media File-set ID3Short String
(0400,0561) Original Attributes Sequence3Sequence
(0008,103E) Series Description3Long String
(0018,0015) Body Part Examined3Code String
(0020,000E) Series Instance UID1Unique Identifier
(0020,0011) Series Number2Integer String
(0020,0060) Laterality3Code String
(0040,0275) Request Attributes Sequence3Sequence
(0088,0130) Storage Media File-set ID3Short String
(0400,0561) Original Attributes Sequence3Sequence
(0008,1030) Study Description2Long String
(0008,1032) Procedure Code Sequence3Sequence
(0008,1048) Physician(s) of Record3Person Name
(0008,1049) Physician(s) of Record Identification Sequence3Sequence
(0008,1060) Name of Physician(s) Reading Study3Person Name
(0008,1062) Physician(s) Reading Study Identification Sequence3Sequence
(0008,1190) Retrieve URL1CURL
(0010,0010) Patient's Name2Person Name
(0010,0020) Patient ID2Long String
(0010,0021) Issuer of Patient ID3Long String
(0010,0024) Issuer of Patient ID Qualifiers Sequence3Sequence
(0010,0030) Patient's Birth Date2Date
(0010,0040) Patient's Sex2Code String
(0010,1001) Other Patient Names3Person Name
(0010,1002) Other Patient IDs Sequence3Sequence
(0020,000D) Study Instance UID1Unique Identifier
(0020,0010) Study ID2Short String
(0020,1206) Number of Study Related Series2Integer String
(0020,1208) Number of Study Related Instances2Integer String
(0088,0130) Storage Media File-set ID3Short String
(0400,0561) Original Attributes Sequence3Sequence
(0008,0426) Inventory Completion Status1Code String
(0008,0427) Number of Study Records in Instance1Unsigned Long
(0008,0428) Total Number of Study Records1UV
(0008,1195) Transaction UID1CUnique Identifier
SOP CommonMModule - Inventory
Photoacoustic ImageCIOD
Confocal Microscopy ImageCIOD
Confocal Microscopy Tiled Pyramidal ImageCIOD
Basic DirectoryCIOD

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Container Identifier Attribute

Tag(0040,0512)
TypeOptional (3)
KeywordContainerIdentifier
Value Multiplicity1
Value RepresentationLong String (LO)

Identifier for the physical container that contains the specimen(s) imaged in the inventoried SOP Instance. See Section C.7.6.22.1.1.

Note

Not to be confused with a container file as described in Section P.1.2.

Section C.7.6.22.1.1

C.7.6.22.1.1 Container Identifier and Specimen Identifier

"Specimen" is the role played by a discrete physical object (or a collection of objects that are considered as a unit) that is the subject of pathology examination.

A specimen is a physical object (or a collection of objects) when the laboratory considers it a single discrete, uniquely identified unit that is the subject of one or more steps in the laboratory (diagnostic) workflow. This includes objects at all levels of processing, including fresh tissue, dissected organs, tissue embedded in paraffin, sections made from embedded tissue, and liquid preparations.

Specimens are physically managed by being placed in or on a container. The concept of container includes buckets, cassettes, vials, and slides. While there is usually one specimen per container, it is possible, in some laboratory workflows, for multiple specimens to be in/on a container.

Both specimens and specimen containers have logical identifiers for workflow management. The logical identifier of a container is usually conveyed on a label on the container. The specimen itself will typically not be physically labeled with its identifier. For the usual case of a single specimen in/on a container, the logical identifiers may be identical. However, when there are multiple specimens in/on a container, each specimen receives a distinct logical identifier. These identifiers are encoded in the SOP Instance using Attributes Container Identifier (0040,0512) and Specimen Identifier (0040,0551).

Note

  1. This definition of "specimen" extends the common definition beyond the part or parts that were submitted for examination (e.g., from surgery) to include any derivative piece that may be separately analyzed or examined, such as a block or slide preparation.

  2. Although many Pathology Information Systems use a hierarchical system for identifying parts, blocks and slides, there should be no assumption made that this will be the case and in particular, there should be no attempt to parse a given Specimen Identifier to retrieve an accession number or other higher level identifier.

Section P.1.2

P.1.2 Container File Formats

SOP Instances in the DICOM File Format may be aggregated into container files in accordance with the mechanisms specified in this Section.

Note

Directly or indirectly executable files within container files are a security risk. A producer of a container file should avoid including such executable files. A reader should take actions to mitigate against such executable files when reading a container file. See Section YYYY.6.2 “File Format” in PS3.17.

P.1.2.1 ZIP

Multiple SOP Instance files may be included in a ZIP container file in accordance with [ISO 21320-1].

Note

[ISO 21320-1] is a constraint on the [ZIP] specification, and in particular supports only uncompressed or [RFC1951] DEFLATE compressed files, and does not permit encryption.

P.1.2.2 TAR

Multiple SOP Instance files may be included in a TAR container file (i.e., a file in accordance with the ustar Interchange Format) in accordance with [POSIX].

Note

"ustar" is the formal name, derived from "Unix Standard Tape ARchive", although TAR is the common term and is used in this specification. The specification for ustar Interchange Format is in the [POSIX] section "pax - portable archive interchange".

P.1.2.3 GZIP

A single SOP Instance file may be included in a GZIP container file in accordance with [RFC1952].

Note

The GZIP format supports compression of the contained file using [RFC1951] DEFLATE compression.

P.1.2.4 TARGZIP

Multiple SOP Instance files may be included in a TAR container file in accordance with [POSIX], which is then contained within a GZIP container file in accordance with [RFC1952].

Note

The TARGZIP format supports compression of the multiple SOP Instances in the TAR.

P.1.2.5 BLOB

Multiple SOP Instance files may be included in a container file without standardized file delimitation, typically denoted a binary large object (BLOB) or an octet-stream. For use in DICOM, files contained in the BLOB are required to be delimited by externally managed byte offsets and file lengths.