B.23.1 IOD Description

A "General Purpose Performed Procedure Step Information Object Definition" is an abstraction of the information that describes the activities, conditions and results of a procedure step performed on a performing device. It contains information about the General Purpose Performed Procedure Step ( GP-PPS) and its relations to other Information Entities of the DICOM real-world model as introduced in PS 3.3.

A General Purpose Performed Procedure Step is related to the procedure scheduled to be performed. The information gathered at the performing device includes data about the performance of the procedure step itself and the results. The General Purpose Performed Procedure Step IOD includes general GP-PPS modules and a specific one for the created results, the General Purpose Results.