DICOM PS3.3 2024b - 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 (0004,1430) 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.

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


For a given File-set, the Series Instance UID (0020,000E) shall have a unique value. This means that the value shall not appear in different Series Directory Records.

DICOM PS3.3 2024b - Information Object Definitions