7.3.1.10 GENERAL PURPOSE SCHEDULED PROCEDURE STEP

A General Purpose Scheduled Procedure Step is an arbitrarily defined scheduled unit of service, that is specified by the Procedure Plans of one or more Requested Procedures. A General Purpose Scheduled Procedure Step prescribes one Workitem that describes the procedure step to be performed. A General Purpose Scheduled Procedure Step involves applications, human resources, location, and time resources (e.g. start time, stop time, duration).

Notes: 1. In this section, application is the generic term used to designate software applications and pieces of devices.

2. The status of a general Purpose Scheduled Procedure Step must not be confused with the status of the Requested Procedure or Imaging Service Request to which it belongs. One General Purpose Scheduled Procedure Step may be completed, but that does not imply that also the related Requested Procedure has reached its completion.

A General Purpose Scheduled Procedure Step contains references to Composite SOP Instances or Performed Procedure Steps, which denote the information to be used for the performance of the General Purpose Scheduled Procedure Step.