9.2 AvailableData

A DATA STRUCTURE THAT COMMUNICATES WHAT DATA IS AVAILABLE TO THE RECIPIENT. THE DATA IS ORGANIZED IN A HIERARCHICAL FASHION, COMMUNICATING PATIENTS, STUDIES, SERIES, AND FINALLY OBJECTDESCRIPTORS WHICH IDENTIFY AVAILABLE DATA OBJECTS. THE FIELDS IN THE DATA STRUCTURE ARE:

9.2.1 ObjectDescriptor

A data structure with the following fields:

9.2.2 Patient

A data structure that communicates data for a particular patient. The fields in the data structure are:

At least one of objectDescriptors or studies shall be present.

9.2.3 Study

A data structure that communicates data for a particular study. The fields in the data structure are:

9.2.4 Series

A data structure that communicates data for a particular series. The fields in the data structure are:

Note: Most DICOM Composite SOP Instances would be identified by objectDescriptors at the Series level.