DICOM PS3.3 2019a - Information Object Definitions

A.8 Secondary Capture Image IOD

The Secondary Capture (SC) Image Information Object Definition (IOD) specifies images that are converted from a non-DICOM format to a modality independent DICOM format.

Examples of types of equipment that create Secondary Capture Images include:

  1. Video interfaces that convert an analog video signal into a digital image

  2. Digital interfaces that are commonly used to transfer non-DICOM digital images from an imaging device to a laser printer

  3. Film digitizers that convert an analog film image to digital data

  4. Workstations that construct images that are encoded as a screen dump

  5. Scanned documents and other bitmap images including hand-drawings

  6. Synthesized images that are not modality-specific, such as cine-loops of 3D reconstructions

Originally, a single, relatively unconstrained, single-frame SC Image IOD was defined in the DICOM Standard. Though this IOD is retained and not retired since it is in common use, more specific IODs for particular categories of application are also defined.

The following IODs are all multi-frame. A single-frame image is encoded as a multi-frame image with only one frame. The multi-frame SC IODs consist of:

A.8.1 SC Image Information Objection Definition

A.8.1.1 SC Image IOD Description

The Secondary Capture (SC) Image Information Object Definition (IOD) specifies single-frame images that are converted from a non-DICOM format to a modality independent DICOM format, without any constraints on pixel data format.

Note

The use of this IOD is deprecated, and other more specific SC Image IODs should be used.

A.8.1.2 SC Image IOD Entity-Relationship Model

This IOD uses the E-R Model in Section A.1.2, with only the Image IE below the Series IE. The Frame of Reference IE is not a component of this IOD.

A.8.1.3 SC Image IOD Module Table

Table A.8-1 specifies the Modules of the SC Image IOD.

Table A.8-1. SC Image IOD Modules

IE

Module

Reference

Usage

Patient

Patient

C.7.1.1

M

Clinical Trial Subject

C.7.1.3

U

Study

General Study

C.7.2.1

M

Patient Study

C.7.2.2

U

Clinical Trial Study

C.7.2.3

U

Series

General Series

C.7.3.1

M

Clinical Trial Series

C.7.3.2

U

Equipment

General Equipment

C.7.5.1

U

SC Equipment

C.8.6.1

M

Image

General Image

C.7.6.1

M

General Reference

C.12.4

U

Image Pixel

C.7.6.3

M

Device

C.7.6.12

U

Specimen

C.7.6.22

U

SC Image

C.8.6.2

M

Overlay Plane

C.9.2

U

Modality LUT

C.11.1

U

VOI LUT

C.11.2

U

ICC Profile

C.11.15

U

SOP Common

C.12.1

M

Common Instance Reference

C.12.2

U


DICOM PS3.3 2019a - Information Object Definitions