DICOM PS3.3 2022b - Information Object Definitions

A.32.8 VL Whole Slide Microscopy Image IOD

A.32.8.1 VL Whole Slide Microscopy Image IOD Description

The VL Whole Slide Microscopy Image IOD specifies the Attributes of a multi-frame visible light whole slide microscopy image divided into a set of tiles. Each frame encodes a single tile within a three-dimensional imaged volume, with all tiles at a uniform resolution (same value for Pixel Spacing (0028,0030)). The image may be one layer of a Multi-Resolution Pyramid.

Note

An entire set of tiles for a single layer of an Acquisition may be encoded in the frames of a single SOP Instance, in multiple SOP Instances of a single concatenation, or in multiple SOP Instances in a Series (with or without concatenations). E.g., a single SOP Instance may contain an entire low resolution image as a single tile (single frame), or a single SOP Instance may contain an entire high resolution, multi-focal depth, multi-spectral Acquisition (multiple frames).

DICOM PS3.3 2022b - Information Object Definitions