7.3 Support of File Management Information

The DICOM File Format does not include file management information in order to avoid duplication with functions related to the Media Format Layer. If necessary for a given DICOM Application Profile, the following information should be offered by the Media Format Layer:

  1. File content owner identification;

  2. File access statistics (e.g., date and time of creation);

  3. Application file access control;

  4. Physical media access control (e.g., write protect).