F.11.2.3.3 Service Class Provider

The N-GET operation allows the SCU to request from the SCP selected Attribute values for a specific General Purpose Performed Procedure Step SOP Instance. This operation shall be invoked through the use of the DIMSE N-GET Service used in conjunction with the appropriate General Purpose Performed Procedure Step SOP Instance. The SCP shall retrieve the selected Attribute values from the indicated General Purpose Performed Procedure Step SOP Instance.

The SCP shall return, via the N-GET response primitive, the N-GET Response Status Code applicable to the associated request. A Failure Code shall indicate that the SCP has not retrieved the SOP Instance. Contingent on the N-GET Response Status, the SCP shall return, via the N-GET response primitive, Attribute Values for all requested Attributes maintained by the SCP.