The C-FIND-RSP Message contains fields as defined in Table 9.3-4 and in Annex C. Each field shall conform to DICOM encoding and Value Representation as defined in PS 3.5. Fields are required as specified in the C-FIND service definition unless otherwise noted in Table 9.3-4. Fields not specified in the C-FIND service definition but present in Table 9.3-4 are required by the DIMSE-C protocol.


Message Field Tag VR VM Description of Field
Command Group Length (0000,0000) UL 1 The even number of bytes from the end of the value field to the beginning of the next group.
Affected SOP Class UID (0000,0002) UI 1 SOP Class UID associated with the operation.
Command Field (0000,0100) US 1 This field distinguishes the DIMSE-C operation conveyed by this Message. The value of this field shall be set to 8020H for the C-FIND-RSP Message.
Message ID Being Responded To (0000,0120) US 1 Shall be set to the value of the Message ID (0000,0110) field used in associated C-FIND-RQ Message.
Command Data Set Type (0000,0800) US 1 This field indicates if a Data Set is present in the Message. This field shall be set to the value of 0101H (Null) if no Data Set is present; any other value indicates a Data Set is included in the Message.
Status (0000,0900) US 1 The value of this field depends upon the status type. Annex C defines the encoding of the status types defined in the service definition.
Identifier (no tag) A Data Set which encodes the Identifier that was matched. See Section