DICOM PS3.3 2019a - Information Object Definitions

F.5.3 Series Directory Record Definition

The Directory Record is based on the specification of Section F.3. It is identified by a Directory Record Type of Value "SERIES." Table F.5-3 lists the set of keys with their associated Types for such a Directory Record Type. The description of these keys may be found in the Modules related to the Series IE and Equipment IE of Composite IODs. This type of Directory Record may reference a Lower-Level Directory Entity that includes one or more Directory Records as defined in Table F.4-1. Only one Series Directory Record per Series Instance UID shall be present in a Basic Directory Instance; this implies that a Series belongs to a single Study and shall be referenced only once for that Study.

Table F.5-3. Series Keys




Attribute Description

Specific Character Set



Required if an extended or replacement character set is used in one of the keys




Series Instance UID



Series Number



Icon Image Sequence



This Icon Image is representative of the Series. It may or may not correspond to one of the images of the Series.

Only a single Item is permitted in this Sequence.

>Include Table C.7-11b “Image Pixel Macro Attributes”

See Section F.7.

Any other Attribute of the Series IE Modules


DICOM PS3.3 2019a - Information Object Definitions