CC.2.8.1 Operation

CC.2.8.1.1 E/R Model

In response to a given C-FIND request, the SCP might send several C-FIND responses, (i.e. one C-FIND response per matching worklist item). Each worklist item describes a single task and its related information.

The Unified Procedure Step Query Information Model is represented by the Entity Relationship diagram shown in Figure CC.2.8-1.

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Figure CC.2.8-1 Unified Procedure Step E-R Diagram

There is only one Information Entity in the model, which is the Unified Procedure Step. The attributes of a Unified Procedure Step can be found in Table CC.2.5-3.

CC.2.8.1.2 C-FIND Service Parameters

CC.2.8.1.2.1 SOP Class UID

The Affected SOP Class UID of the C-FIND DIMSE request shall always be the UPS SOP Class negotiated for the Presentation Context under which the service is requested. This will always be either the UPS Pull SOP Class or the UPS Watch SOP Class. See CC.3.1 for further details.

For both the UPS Pull SOP Class and the UPS Watch SOP Class, the C-FIND is performed against the Unified Procedure Step Information Model shown in CC.2.8-1.

CC.2.8.1.2.2 Priority

The Priority Attribute defines the requested priority of the C-FIND operation with respect to other DIMSE operations being performed by the same SCP.

Processing of priority requests is not required of SCPs. Whether or not an SCP supports priority processing and the meaning of the different priority levels shall be stated in the Conformance Statement of the SCP.

CC.2.8.1.3 Identifier

Both the C-FIND request and response contain an Identifier encoded as a Data Set (see PS 3.5).

CC.2.8.1.3.1 Request Identifier Structure

An Identifier in a C-FIND request shall contain:

Note: This means that Specific Character Set (0008,0005) is included if the SCU supports expanded or replacement character sets in the context of this service. It will not be included if expanded or replacement character sets are not supported by the SCU.

The Key Attributes and values allowable for the query shall be defined in the SOP Class definition corresponding to the Affected SOP Class UID for the corresponding Unified Worklist And Procedure Step Information Model.

CC.2.8.1.3.2 Response Identifier Structure

The C-FIND response shall not contain Attributes that were not in the request or specified in this section.

An Identifier in a C-FIND response shall contain:

— Conditionally, the Attribute Specific Character Set (0008,0005). This Attribute shall be included if expanded or replacement character sets may be used in any of the Attributes in the Response Identifier. It shall not be included otherwise. The C-FIND SCP is not required to return responses in the Specific Character Set requested by the SCU if that character set is not supported by the SCP. The SCP may return responses with a different Specific Character Set.

— Conditionally, the Attribute Timezone Offset From UTC (0008,0201). This Attribute shall be included if any Attributes of time in the Response Identifier are to be interpreted explicitly in the designated local time zone. It shall not be present otherwise, i.e., it shall not be sent with a zero-length value.

Note: This means that Specific Character Set (0008,0005) is included if the SCP supports expanded or replacement character sets in the context of this service. It will not be included if expanded or replacement character sets are not supported by the SCP.