DICOM PS3.3 2019a - Information Object Definitions

C.8.24.5 Excluded Intervals Module

The Excluded Intervals Module indicates those periods within Acquisition Duration (0018,9073) during which no volume acquisition takes place. It provides information not available at the frame level or image level, since individual frames of the volume may have been built-up over a time period within which some intervals were excluded from acquisition. Further, it provides information that is not specific to associated waveform objects since the fact that volume acquisition was excluded during these intervals is a characteristic of the volume, not the associated waveform(s), see Figure C.8.24.5-1. Table C.8.24.5-1 specifies the Attributes of the Excluded Intervals Module.


For example, if the imaging device performing a gated volume acquisition excludes volume data acquired during an ectopic beat, the Excluded Intervals Attributes would be used to mark this interval in an associated physio waveform display.

Table C.8.24.5-1. Excluded Intervals Module Attributes

Attribute Name



Attribute Description

Excluded Intervals Sequence



List of excluded intervals.

One or more Items shall be included in this Sequence.

Required if one or more intervals was excluded.

>Exclusion Start DateTime



Time-point of the exclusion start in the same Synchronization Frame of Reference as Acquisition DateTime (0008,002A).

>Exclusion Duration



Duration of the exclusion in ms.

Relationship of Timing Related Attributes

Figure C.8.24.5-1. Relationship of Timing Related Attributes

DICOM PS3.3 2019a - Information Object Definitions