8.2.9 Unique identifier of the presentation object

The parameter name shall be “presentationUID".

SOP Instance UID of the presentation state storage object to be applied to the image. This parameter is OPTIONAL. It shall not be present if contentType is application/dicom.

The value shall be encoded as a unique identifier (UID) string, as specified in PS 3.5, except that it shall not be padded to an even length with a NULL character.

If this parameter is combined with region and/or annotation parameter(s), the presentation state shall be applied to the image prior to selecting a region and burning in annotations.

If the Presentation Size Mode in the presentation state is SCALE TO FIT or TRUE SIZE, then the displayed area specified in the presentation shall be scaled to fit the size specified by the rows and columns parameters if present, otherwise the displayed area selected in the presentation state will be returned without scaling.

Notes: 1. The intent of the TRUE SIZE mode in the presentation state cannot be satisfied, since the physical size of the pixels displayed by the web browser is unlikely to be known. If the Presentation Size Mode in the presentation state is MAGNIFY, then the displayed area specified in the presentation shall be magnified (scaled) as specified in the presentation state. It will then be cropped to fit the size specified by the rows and columns parameters, if present.

2. Any Displayed Area relative annotations specified in the presentation state are rendered relative to the Specified Displayed Area within the presentation state, not the size of the returned image.

Though the output of the presentation state is defined in DICOM to be in P-Values (grayscale values intended for display on a device calibrated to the DICOM Grayscale Standard Display Function PS 3.14), the grayscale or color space for the image returned by the request is not defined by this standard.