F.5.4 Image directory record definition

The Directory Record is based on the specification of Section F.3. It is identified by a Directory Record Type of Value "IMAGE." Table F.5-4 lists the set of keys with their associated Types for such a Directory Record Type. The description of these keys may be found in the Modules related to the Image IE of Image IODs. This Directory Record shall be used to reference an Image SOP Instance. This type of Directory Record may reference a Lower-Level Directory Entity that includes one or more Directory Records as defined in Table F.4-1.


Key Tag Type Attribute Description
Specific Character Set (0008,0005) 1C Required if an extended or replacement character set is used in one of the keys.
Instance Number (0020,0013) 1
Icon Image Sequence (0088,0200) 3 This Icon Image is representative of the Image. Only a single Item is permitted in this Sequence.
>Include ‘Image Pixel Macro’ Table C.7-11b See Section F.7 of this Part.
Any other Attribute of the Image IE Modules 3

Note: Because Referenced SOP Instance UID in File (0004,1511) may be used as a "pseudo" Directory Record Key (See Table F.3-3), it is not duplicated in this list of keys.