6.2.1 Physical Media Layer

Physical media characteristics are defined at the Physical Media Layer. Such characteristics include the physical media form factor, dimension, mechanical characteristics and recording properties. This Layer also defines the organization and grouping of the recorded bits.

Notes: 1. An example of a Physical Media Layer in the personal computer environment is the 3 1/2 inch floppy disk, double sided, high density.

2. The specification of one or more specific Physical Media for a given application is beyond the scope of this Part of the DICOM Standard. PS 3.12 of the DICOM Standard and its annexes specify several Physical Media choices. PS 3.11 defines a number of Application Profiles which select specific Physical Media depending on the requirements of specific medical imaging applications.