Transfer syntax sub-item structure

The Transfer Syntax Sub-Item shall be made of a sequence of mandatory fixed length fields followed by a variable field. Table 9-15 shows the sequence of the mandatory fields.


Item bytes Field name Description of field
1 Item-type 40H
2 Reserved This reserved field shall be sent with a value 00H but not tested to this value when received.
3-4 Item-length This Item-length shall be the number of bytes from the first byte of the following field to the last byte of the Transfer-syntax-name field(s). It shall be encoded as an unsigned binary numbers
5-xxx Transfer-syntax-name(s) This variable field shall contain the Transfer-syntax-name proposed for this presentation context. A valid Transfer-syntax-name shall be encoded as defined in Annex F. For a description of the use of this field see Section Transfer-syntax-names are structured as UIDs as defined in PS 3.5 (see Annex B for an overview of this concept). DICOM Transfer-syntax-names are registered in PS 3.5.