DICOM PS3.3 2021e - Information Object Definitions

F.5.2 Study 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 "STUDY". Table F.5-2 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 Study 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 Study Directory Record per Study Instance UID shall be present in a Basic Directory Instance; this implies that a Study belongs to a single patient and shall be referenced only once for that patient.

Table F.5-2. Study Keys

Key

Tag

Type

Attribute Description

Specific Character Set

(0008,0005)

1C

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

Study Date

(0008,0020)

1

Study Time

(0008,0030)

1

Study Description

(0008,1030)

2

Study Instance UID

(0020,000D)

1C

Required only if (0004,1511) is absent (see Note).

Study ID

(0020,0010)

1

Accession Number

(0008,0050)

2

Any other Attribute of the Study IE Modules

3


Note

The Study Instance UID shall be present as a mandatory key only if no file is referenced by this Directory Record. In the case where this Directory Record references a file, the Directory Record contains in the Referenced SOP Instance UID in File (0004,1511). In this case (0004,1511) may be used as a "pseudo" Directory Record Key (see Table F.3-3) and need not be duplicated.

DICOM PS3.3 2021e - Information Object Definitions