The Study IE defines the characteristics of a medical study performed on a patient. A study is a collection of one or more series of medical images, presentation states, and/or SR documents that are logically related for the purpose of diagnosing a patient. Each study is associated with exactly one patient.
A study may include composite instances that are created by a single modality, multiple modalities or by multiple devices of the same modality.
The Study IE is modality independent.