5 Conventions

Words are capitalized in this document to help the reader understand that these words have been previously defined in Section 3 of this document and are to be interpreted with that meaning.

A Tag is represented as (gggg,eeee), where gggg equates to the Group Number and eeee equates to the Element Number within that Group. Tags are represented in hexadecimal notation as specified in PS 3.5 of the DICOM Standard..

Attributes of File Meta Information are assigned a Type which indicates if a specific Attribute is required depending on the Media Storage Services. The following Type designations are derived from the PS 3.5 designations but take into account the Media Storage environment:

- Type 1: Such Attributes shall be present with an explicit Value in files created by File-set Creators and File-set Updaters. They shall be supported by File-set Readers and File-set Updaters;

- Type 1C: Such Attributes shall be present with an explicit Value in Files created by File-set Creators and File-set Updaters if the specified condition is met. They shall be supported by File-set Readers and File-set Updaters.

- Type 2: Such Attributes shall be present with an explicit Value or with a zero-length Value if unknown, in Files created by File-set Creators and File-set Updaters. They shall be supported by File-set Readers and File-set Updaters;

- Type 2C: Such Attributes shall be present with an explicit Value or with a zero-length if unknown, in Files created by File-set Creators and File-set Updaters if the specified condition is met. They shall be supported by File-set Readers and File-set Updaters;

- Type 3: Such Attributes may be present with an explicit Value or a zero-length Value in Files created by File-set Creators and File-set Updaters. They may be supported or ignored by File-set Readers and File-set Updaters.