A.32.3 VL Slide-Coordinates Microscopic Image Information Object Definition

A.32.3.1 VL Slide-Coordinates Microscopic Image IOD Description

The VL Slide-Coordinates Microscopic Image IOD specifies the Attributes of VL Single-frame Slide-Coordinates Microscopic Images.

A.32.3.2 VL Slide-Coordinates 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 Slide-Coordinates Microscopic Image IOD. Below the Series IE, only the Image IE is used, which represents a Single Frame image. Table A.32.1-3 specifies the Modules of the VL Slide-Coordinates 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.

3. The Frame of Reference IE was previously (incorrectly) identified as not used in this IOD, although the Frame of Reference Module was specified as Mandatory. See PS 3.3-2009.

Table A.32.1-3 VL SLIDE-COORDINATES MICROSCOPIC IMAGE IOD MODULES

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
Frame of Reference Frame of Reference C.7.4.1 M
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 M
VL Image C.8.12.1 M
Slide Coordinates C.8.12.2 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.32.3.3 VL Slide-Coordinates Microscopic Image IOD Content Constraints

A.32.3.3.1 Modality

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