The Image Type attribute identifies important image characteristics in a multiple valued data element. For Visible Light, Image Type is specialized as follows:
a. Value 1 shall identify the Pixel Data Characteristics in accordance with Section C.184.108.40.206.2; Enumerated Values are: ORIGINAL and DERIVED;
b. Value 2 shall identify the Patient Examination Characteristics in accordance with Section C.220.127.116.11.2; Enumerated Values are: PRIMARY and SECONDARY.
c. Value 3 may be absent, but if present shall identify the members of a stereo pair, in which case Referenced Image Sequence (0008,1140) is used to identify the other member of the pair. If present, the Enumerated Values are:
|STEREO L||Image is the left image (relative to the observer's left) of a stereo pair acquisition;|
|STEREO R||Image is the right image (relative to the observer's right) of a stereo pair acquisition.|
d. Other Values are implementation specific (optional).