A.1.1 Usage

The Native DICOM Model defines a representation of binary-encoded DICOM SOP Instances as XML Infosets that allows a recipient of data to navigate through a binary DICOM data set using XML-based tools instead of relying on toolkits that understand the binary encoding of DICOM.

Note: It is not the intention that this form be utilized as the basis for other uses. This form does not take advantage of the self-validation features that could be possible with a pure XML representation of the data.

With the exception of padding, a data source that is creating a new instance of a native DICOM Model (e.g. the result from some analysis application) shall follow the DICOM encoding rules (e.g. the handling of character sets) in creating Values for the DicomAttributes within the instance of the DICOM Native Model.

A data recipient that converts data from an instance of the Native DICOM Model back into a binary encoded DICOM object shall adjust the padding as necessary to meet the encoding rules specified in DICOM PS3.5.