Annex B Normalized Information Object Definitions(Normative)

B.1 PATIENT INFORMATION OBJECT DEFINITION

Retired. See PS 3.3 2004.

B.2 Visit information object definition

Retired. See PS 3.3 2004.

B.3 Study information object definition

Retired. See PS 3.3 2004.

B.4 Study component information object definition

Retired. See PS 3.3 2004.

B.5 Results information object definition

Retired. See PS 3.3 2004.

B.6 Interpretation information object definition

Retired. See PS 3.3 2004.

B.7 Basic film session information object definition

B.7.1 IOD description

The Basic Film Session Information Object Definition describes the presentation parameters that are common for all the films of a film session (e.g. number of films, film destination).

B.7.2 IOD modules

Table B.7-1 FILM SESSION IOD MODULES

Module Reference Module Description
SOP Common C.12.1 Contains SOP Common information
Basic Film Session Presentation C.13.1 Contains Film Session presentations information
Basic Film Session Relationship C.13.2 References to related SOPs

B.8 Basic film box information object definition

B.8.1 IOD description

The Basic Film Box Information Object Definition is an abstraction of the presentation of one film of the film session. The Basic Film Box IOD describes the presentation parameters that are common for all images on a given sheet of film.

B.8.2 IOD modules

Table B.8-1BASIC FILM BOX IOD MODULES

Module Reference Module Description
SOP Common C.12.1 Contains SOP Common information
Basic Film Box Presentation Module C.13.3 Contains Film Box presentation information
Basic Film Box Relationship C.13.4 References to related SOPs

B.9 BASIC IMAGE BOX INFORMATION OBJECT DEFINITION

B.9.1 IOD description

The Basic Image Box Information Object Definition is an abstraction of the presentation of an image and image related data in the image area of a film. The Basic Image Box IOD describes the presentation parameters and image pixel data that apply to a single image of a sheet of film.

B.9.2 IOD modules

Table B.9-1 BASIC IMAGE BOX IOD MODULES

Module Reference Module Description
SOP Common C.12.1 Contains SOP Common information
Image Box Presentation Module C.13.5 Contains Image Box presentation information

The Image Box Relationship Module was previously defined in DICOM. It is now retired. See PS 3.3-1998.

B.10 Basic annotation Box information object definition

B.10.1 IOD description

The Basic Annotation Box Information Object Definition is an abstraction of the presentation of an annotation (e.g. text string) on a film. The Basic Annotation Box IOD describes the most used text related presentation parameters.

B.10.2 IOD modules

Table B.10-1BASIC ANNOTATION BOX IOD MODULES

Module Reference Module Description
SOP Common C.12.1 Contains SOP Common information
Basic Annotation Presentation Module C.13.7 Contains annotation presentation information

B.11 PRINT JOB INFORMATION OBJECT DEFINITION

B.11.1 IOD description

The Print Job Information Object Definition is an abstraction of the print job transaction and is the basic information entity to monitor the execution of the print process. A print job contains one film or multiple films, all belonging to the same film session.

B.11.2 IOD modules

Table B.11-1PRINT JOB IOD MODULES

Module Reference Module Description
SOP Common C.12.1 Contains SOP Common information
Print Job Module C.13.8 Contains print job transaction information

B.12 Printer information object definition

B.12.1 IOD description

The Printer Information Object Definition is an abstraction of the hardcopy printer and is the basic information entity to monitor the status of the printer.

B.12.2 IOD modules

Table B.12-1PRINTER IOD MODULES

Module Reference Module Description
SOP Common C.12.1 Contains SOP Common information
Printer Module C.13.9 Contains status information to monitor the printer

B.13 VOI LUT BOX INFORMATION OBJECT DEFINITION (RETIRED)

This section was previously defined in DICOM. It is now retired. See PS 3.3-1998.

B.14 Image overlay box information object definition (Retired)

This section was previously defined in DICOM. It is now retired. See PS 3.3-1998.

B.15 Storage Commitment Information Object Definition

B.15.1 Storage Commitment IOD Description

The Storage Commitment IOD describes the Attributes that may be present in a Storage Commitment Request or Response. The SOP Instances referenced by the Storage Commitment IOD are not restricted to images and may include other SOP Instances.

B.15.2 Storage Commitment IOD Modules

Table B.15-1 identifies and defines the Modules that comprise this IOD. The requirements for whether Attributes in these Modules are mandatory or optional are as specified in PS 3.4.

Table B.15-1STORAGE COMMITMENT IOD MODULES

Module Reference Module Description
SOP Common C.12.1 Contains SOP common information
Storage Commitment C.14 Contains references to the SOP Instances and associated information that are contained in Storage Commitment.

B.16 Print Queue Information Object Definition

Retired. See PS 3.3 2004.

B.17 modality performed procedure step information object definition

B.17.1 IOD Description

A "Modality Performed Procedure Step Information Object Definition" is an abstraction of the information that describes the activities, conditions and results of an imaging procedure performed on a modality. It contains information about the Modality Performed Procedure Step (MPPS) and its relations to other Information Entities of the DICOM real-world model as introduced in this Part.

A Modality Performed Procedure Step is related to the actual imaging procedure carried out at the modality. Other types of Performed Procedure Steps, e.g. reporting or image processing, are not covered by the Modality Performed Procedure Step IOD. The information gathered includes data about the performance of the procedure itself, radiation dose values to which the patient has been exposed, and data for billing and material management. The Modality Performed Procedure Step IOD includes general PPS modules and image acquisition specific ones, such as Image Acquisition Results, Radiation Dose and Billing and Material Management.

B.17.2 IOD Modules

Table B.17.2-1 lists the modules that make up the Modality Performed Procedure Step IOD.

Table B.17.2-1

MODALITY PERFORMED PROCEDURE STEP IOD MODULES

Module Reference Module Description
SOP Common C.12.1 Contains SOP common information
Performed Procedure Step Relationship C.4.13 References the related SOPs and IEs.
Performed Procedure Step Information C.4.14 Includes identifying and status information as well as place and time
Image Acquisition Results C.4.15 Identifies Series and Images related to this PPS and specific image acquisition conditions.
Radiation Dose C.4.16 Contains radiation dose information related to this Performed Procedure Step.
Billing and Material Management Codes C.4.17 Contains codes for billing and material management.

Notes: The Radiation Dose Module (C.4.16) does not have meaning if the modality does not generate ionizing radiation or if the generator does not provide the area dose product.

B.18 Presentation LUT Information Object Definition

B.18.1 IOD Description

The Presentation LUT Information Object is an abstraction of a Presentation LUT. The objective of the Presentation LUT is to realize image display tailored for specific modalities, applications, and user preferences. It is used to prepare image pixel data for display on devices that conform to the Grayscale Standard Display Function defined in PS 3.14.

The output of the Presentation LUT is Presentation Values (P-Values). P-Values are approximately related to human perceptual response. They are intended to facilitate common input for both hardcopy and softcopy display devices. P-Values are intended to be independent of the specific class or characteristics of the display device.

B.18.2 IOD Modules

Module Reference
SOP Common Information C.12.1
Presentation LUT Module C.11.4

B.19 PULL PRINT REQUEST INFORMATION OBJECT DEFINITION

Retired. See PS 3.3 2004.

B.20 Printer Configuration Information Object Definition

B.20.1 IOD Description

The Printer Configuration IOD describes key imaging characteristics of the printer.

B.20.2 IOD Modules

Table B.20-1 Printer Configuration IOD Modules

Module Reference Module Description
SOP Common C.12.1 Contains SOP Common Information
Printer C13.9 Contains information about the printer
Printer Configuration C.13.13 Contains Printer Configuration Information

B.21 Basic Print Image Overlay Box Information Object Definition

Retired. See PS 3.3 2004.

B.22 GENERAL PURPOSE SCHEDULED procedure step information object definition

B.22.1 IOD Description

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

A General Purpose Scheduled Procedure Step is related to one of the steps to be performed in response to the Requested Procedure.

B.22.2 IOD Modules

Table B.22.2-1 lists the modules that make up the General Purpose Scheduled Procedure Step IOD.

Table B.22.2-1

GENERAL PURPOSE SCHEDULED PROCEDURE STEP IOD MODULES

Module Reference Module Description
SOP Common C.12.1 Contains SOP common information
General Purpose Scheduled Procedure Step Relationship C.4.18 References the related SOPs and IEs.
General Purpose Scheduled Procedure Step Information C.4.19 Includes identifying and status information as well as place and time

B.23 GENERAL PURPOSE PERFORMED procedure step information object definition

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.

B.23.2 IOD Modules

Table B.21.2-1 lists the modules that make up the General Purpose Performed Procedure Step IOD.

Table B.23.2-1

GENERAL PURPOSE PERFORMED PROCEDURE STEP IOD MODULES

Module Reference Module Description
SOP Common C.12.1 Contains SOP common information
General Purpose Performed Procedure Step Relationship C.4.20 References the related SOPs and IEs.
General Purpose Performed Procedure Step Information C.4.21 Includes identifying and status information as well as place and time
General Purpose Results C.4.22 Identifies Results related to this GP-PPS.

B.24 INSTANCE AVAILABILITY NOTIFICATION INFORMATION OBJECT DEFINITION

B.24.1 IOD Description

An "Instance Availability Notification Information Object Definition" is a summary of the information that describes the availability of a set of Composite Instances.

B.24.2 IOD Modules

Table B.24.2-1 lists the modules, which make up the Instance Availability Notification IOD.

Table B.24.2-1

INSTANCE AVAILABILITY NOTIFICATION IOD MODULES

Module Reference Module Description
SOP Common C.12.1 Contains SOP common information
Instance Availability Notification C.4.23 References the related SOPs and IEs.

B.25 MEDIA CREATION MANAGEMENT INFORMATION OBJECT DEFINITION

B.25.1 IOD Description

A "Media Creation Management Information Object Definition" is an abstraction of the information that describes the attributes and the status of a media creation request.

B.25.2 IOD Modules

Table B.25.2-1 lists the modules that make up the Media Creation Management IOD.

Table B.25.2-1

MEDIA CREATION MANAGEMENT IOD MODULES

Module Reference Module Description
SOP Common C.12.1 Contains SOP common information
Media Creation Management C.22.1 Contains references to the SOP instances to be used for this media creation request, and the information about its status.

B.26 UNIFIED procedure step information object definition

B.26.1 IOD Description

A Unified Procedure Step (UPS) describes the details of a procedure step that has been scheduled, the progress details during performance, and the details of the procedure step actually performed in response.

B.26.2 IOD Modules

Table B.26.2-1 lists the modules that make up the Unified Procedure Step IOD.

Table B.26.2-1

UNIFIED PROCEDURE STEP IOD MODULES

Module Reference Module Description
SOP Common C.12.1 Contains SOP common information
Unified Procedure Step Relationship Module C.30.4 References the related SOPs and IEs
Unified Procedure Step Scheduled Procedure Information C.30.2 Describes the UPS task to be performed including information about place, time, priority and input data
Unified Procedure Step Progress Information C.30.1 Describes the progress of a UPS task
Unified Procedure Step Performed Procedure Information C.30.3 Describes the work performed including information about status, place, time and result data

B.27 RT CONVENTIONAL Machine Verification OBJECT DEFINITION

B.27.1 IOD Description

The RT Conventional Machine Verification IOD describes the attributes that are required by an external Machine Parameter Verifier (MPV) when performing verification of a conventional (photon or electron) radiation therapy treatment, prior to delivery.

B.27.2 IOD Modules

Table B.27.2-1

RT CONVENTIONAL MACHINE VERIFICATION IOD MODULES

Module Reference Module Description
SOP Common C.12.1 Contains SOP Common Information
RT General Machine Verification C.31.1 Contains general delivery verification information
RT Conventional Machine Verification C.31.2 Contains delivery verification information specific to conventional (photon or electron) machines

B.28 RT ION Machine Verification OBJECT DEFINITION

B.28.1 IOD Description

The RT Ion Machine Verification IOD describes the attributes that are required by an external Machine Parameter Verifier (MPV) when performing verification of an ion radiation therapy treatment, prior to delivery.

B.28.2 IOD Modules

Table B.28.2-1

RT ION MACHINE VERIFICATION IOD MODULES

Module Reference Module Description
SOP Common C.12.1 Contains SOP Common Information
RT General Machine Verification C.31.1 Contains general delivery verification information
RT Ion Machine Verification C.31.3 Contains delivery verification information specific to ion machines