A.32.8.1 VL Whole Slide Microscopy Image IOD Description

The VL Whole Slide Microscopy Image IOD specifies the Attributes of a multi-frame visible light whole slide microscopy image encoded as a tiled decomposition. Each frame encodes a single tile within a three-dimensional imaged volume at a uniform resolution.

Notes: 1. An entire set of tiles for an acquisition may be encoded in the frames of a single SOP Instance, in multiple SOP Instances of a single concatenation, or in multiple SOP Instances in a series (with or without concatenations). E.g., a single SOP Instance may contain an entire low resolution image as a single tile (single frame), or a single SOP Instance may contain an entire high resolution, multi-focal depth, multi-spectral acquisition (multiple frames).

2. Attention is called to the possibility that conformance with the VL Whole Slide Microscopy Image Storage SOP Class utilizing this IOD may involve the use of claimed Intellectual Property Rights, among which may be US Patent 6,272,235 referenced in Section 2. The DICOM Standards Committee takes no position concerning the evidence, validity or applicability of claimed Intellectual Property Rights, whether asserted by members of the DICOM Standards Committee or others.