10.3.6.3 N-DELETE protocol procedures

The N-DELETE procedures are initiated by the invoking DIMSE-service-user issuing an N-DELETE request primitive. On receipt of the N-DELETE request primitive the DIMSE-N protocol machine shall:

⎯ construct a Message conveying the N-DELETE-RQ

⎯ end the Message using the P-DATA request service (See 8.1)

On receipt of a Message conveying an N-DELETE-RQ the DIMSE-N protocol machine shall issue an N-DELETE indication primitive to the performing DIMSE-service-user.

On receipt of the N-DELETE response primitive, issued by the performing DIMSE-service-user, the DIMSE-N protocol machine shall:

⎯ construct a Message conveying the N-DELETE-RSP

⎯ send the Message using the P-DATA request service (See 8.1)

On receipt of a Message conveying an N-DELETE-RSP the DIMSE-N protocol machine shall issue an N-DELETE confirmation primitive to the invoking DIMSE-service-user, thus completing the N-DELETE procedure.