O.2.2.1 CAD SR SOP Classes

The Mammography CAD SR, Chest CAD SR and Colon CAD SR objects contain data not only for presentation to the clinician, but also data solely for use in subsequent mammography CAD analyses.

The SCU provides rendering guidelines via “Rendering Intent” concept modifiers associated with “Individual Impression/Recommendation”, “Composite Feature” and “Single Image Finding” content items. The full meaning of the SR is provided if all content items marked “Presentation Required” are rendered down to the first instance of “Not for Presentation” or “Presentation Optional” for each branch of the tree. Use of the SCU’s Conformance Statement is recommended if further enhancement of the meaning of the SR can be accomplished by rendering some or all of the data marked “Presentation Optional”. Data marked “Not for Presentation” should not be rendered by the SCP; it is embedded in the SR content tree as input to subsequent CAD analysis work steps.

The SCP may further interpret whether or not to render a Single Image Finding that has Rendering Intent “Presentation Optional” by interpreting the value of the CAD Operating Point content item that is subordinate to the Rendering Intent, if present. If the CAD Operating Point content item is not present, then rendering of the Single Image Finding may be based on recommendations in the creator’s DICOM Conformance Statement. For further information on the intended use of CAD Operating Point see PS 3.17, Mammography CAD (Informative) Annex, CAD Operating Point.