F.7.4 Conformance Requirements

Implementations providing conformance to the Modality Performed Procedure Step SOP Class shall be conformant as described in the following sections and shall include within their Conformance Statement information as described below.

An implementation may conform to this SOP Class as an SCU or as an SCP. The Conformance Statement shall be in the format defined in PS 3.2.

F.7.4.1 SCU Conformance

An implementation which is conformant to this SOP Class as an SCU shall meet conformance requirements for the operations that it invokes.

F.7.4.1.1 Operations

Any Attributes for which Attribute Values may be provided (using the N-CREATE Service) by the SCU shall be enumerated in the Conformance Statement.

Any Attributes for which Attribute Values may be provided (using the N-SET Service) by the SCU shall be enumerated in the Conformance Statement.

An implementation that conforms to this SOP Class as an SCU shall specify under which conditions during the performance of the real-world Performed Procedure Step it will create the SOP Class Instance and under which conditions it will set the status value to COMPLETED and DISCONTINUED.

An implementation that conforms to this SOP Class as an SCU shall specify what strategy it applies to group Storage SOP Class Instances referenced in a Performed Procedure Step.

Note: For example, whether or not Radiation Dose SR instances are sent within the same Performed Procedure Step as the images to which it applies, or a different Performed Procedure Step. See the discussion of the MPPS in the DICOM real-world model in PS 3.3.

F.7.4.2 SCP Conformance

An implementation which is conformant to this SOP Class as an SCP shall meet conformance requirements for the operations which it performs.

F.7.4.2.1 Operations

Any Attributes for which Attribute Values may be provided (using the N-CREATE Service) by the SCU shall be enumerated in the Conformance Statement.

Any Attributes for which Attribute Values may be updated (using the N-SET Service) by the SCU shall be enumerated in the Conformance Statement.

The Conformance Statement shall also provide information on the behavior of the SCP at the following occurrences: