A.32.2 VL Microscopic Image Information Object Definition

A.32.2.1 VL Microscopic Image IOD Description

The VL Microscopic Image IOD specifies the Attributes of Single-frame VL Microscopic Images, including both imaging of specimens and direct microscopic imaging of the patient (e.g., perioperative microscopy). Microscopic Images with Slide Coordinates shall not be encoded with this IOD.

A.32.2.2 VL Microscopic Image IOD Entity-Relationship Model

The E-R Model in Section A.1.2 of this Part depicts those components of the DICOM Information Model that are referenced by the VL Microscopic Image IOD. Below the Series IE, only the Image IE is used, which represents a Single Frame image. Table A.32.1-2 specifies the Modules of the VL Microscopic Image IOD.

Notes :

1. The Curve entity was previously include in the list of entities that are not used, but has been retired from DICOM. It is still not used in this IOD. See PS 3.3 2004.

2. The Specimen Identification Module was previously included in this IOD but has been retired, and its functionality replaced by the Specimen Module. See PS 3.3-2008.


IE Module Reference Usage
Patient Patient C.7.1.1 M
Clinical Trial Subject C.7.1.3 U
Study General Study C.7.2.1 M
Patient Study C.7.2.2 U
Clinical Trial Study C.7.2.3 U
Series General Series C.7.3.1 M
Clinical Trial Series C.7.3.2 U
Equipment General Equipment C.7.5.1 M
Image General Image C.7.6.1 M
Image Pixel C.7.6.3 M
Acquisition Context C.7.6.14 M
Device C.7.6.12 U
Specimen C.7.6.22 C - Required if Imaging Subject is a specimen
VL Image C.8.12.1 M
Optical Path C.8.12.5 U
Overlay Plane C.9.2 U
ICC Profile C.11.15 U
SOP Common C.12.1 M

A.32.2.3 VL Microscopic Image IOD Content Constraints

A. Modality

The value of Modality (0008,0060) shall be GM.