E.2 Basic Application Level Confidentiality Profile

This profile is intended for use in clinical trials, and other scenarios in which de-identification may be required, such as creation of teaching files, other types of publication, as well as submission of images and associated information to registries, such as oncology or radiation dose registries.

This Basic Application Level Confidentiality Profile defines an extremely conservative approach that removes all information related to:

when that information is present in the non-Pixel Data Attributes, including graphics or overlays, as described in Table E.1-1.


Unless the Clean Pixel Data Option is also specified, this profile does not address information burned-in to the pixels.

The Attribute Longitudinal Temporal Information Modified (0028,0303) shall be added to the Dataset with a value of "REMOVED" if none of the Retain Longitudinal Temporal Information Options is applied.