8.2.4 Region of the image

This parameter allows selection of a rectangular region of an image matrix to be retrieved. The purpose of this parameter is to allow a user to view a selected area of the image matrix, for example at higher magnification.

The parameter is OPTIONAL for the URI based mode and the WS mode “Rendered Requester” transaction. It shall not be present for other WS mode transactions .

The parameter name shall be “region” for URI based mode, and “Region” for the WS mode .

It shall not be present if contentType is application/dicom.

The value shall be expressed as a list of four positive decimal strings, separated by the ',' character, representing the region of the source image s to be returned. These decimal values shall be values in a normalized coordinate system relative to the size of the original image matrix measured in rows and columns, with values ranging from 0.0 to 1.0, and representing in the following order:

Note: The Server may or may not support this parameter.

If this parameter is supported, an image matrix corresponding to the specified region shall be returned with size corresponding to the specified normalized coordinate values otherwise the complete image matrix shall be returned. If the presentationUID parameter is present, the region shall be selected after the corresponding presentation state has been applied on the image s .