DICOM PS3.3 2019b - Information Object Definitions

C.17.2.7 Completion Flag

Completion Flag (0040,A491) describes the estimated degree of completeness of this SR Document.

Completeness of an SR Document is defined in relation to the scope of the Requested Procedure and the scope of the Root Concept Name. E.g., a Completion Flag value of "COMPLETE" may indicate that the document content includes all significant observations within the topic of the root Concept Name (as restricted by any Concept Modifiers) that are related to the Requested Procedure identified in the Referenced Request Sequence (0040,A370).

The criteria by which the Application Entity determines completeness shall be specified in the Conformance Statement.

Note

  1. The concept of "completeness" is independent of the concept of preliminary or final; see the description of Preliminary Flag (0040,A496). An SR Document may be Complete, but may also be Preliminary pending a laboratory test result.

  2. A Requested Procedure may have multiple Complete SR Documents on different topics. These SR Documents may use the same or different SOP Classes.

  3. For example, an AE might state in its Conformance Statement that it allows an authorized user to check a box on the user interface to indicate that an SR Document is Complete. As another example, an AE might state that an SR Document created from a fully filled in user interface screen will be marked as Complete. As another example, an AE might state that only Verified SR Documents will be marked as Complete.

DICOM PS3.3 2019b - Information Object Definitions