B.2.1.3 File Set Updater

The role of File Set Updater shall be used by Application Entities that receive a transferred File Set and update it by the addition of processed information. Typical entities using this role would include analytic workstations, which for instance may add to the File Set an information object containing a processed (e.g., edge-enhanced) image frame. Stations that update patient information objects would also use this role. File-set Updaters shall be able to read and update the DICOMDIR file. File-set Updaters do not have to read the image information object. File-set Updaters shall be able to generate one or more of the SOP Instances defined for the specific Application Profiles to which a conformance claim is made, and to read and update the DICOMDIR file.

An FSU shall offer the ability to either finalize the disc at the completion of the most recent write session (no additional information can be subsequently added to the disc) or to allow multi-session (additional information may be subsequently added to the disc).

Note: If the disc has not been finalized, the File-set Updater will be able to update information assuming there is enough space on the disc to write a new DICOMDIR file, the information, and the fundamental volume control structures. Volume control structures are the structures that are inherent to the standards of the physical volume; see PS 3.12

The FSU role is not defined for the STD-XA1K-DVD profile.