DICOM PS3.3 2021e - Information Object Definitions

F.5.36 Palette 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 "PALETTE". Table F.5-36 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 Color Palette IOD. This Directory Record shall be used to reference a Color Palette SOP Instance. 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.5-36. Palette Keys

Attribute Name



Attribute Description

Specific Character Set



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

Content Label



A label that is used to identify the palette.

Content Description



A description of the content of the palette.

Any other Attribute of the Color Palette IOD



Because Referenced SOP Instance UID in File (0004,1511) may be used as a "pseudo" Directory Record Key (see Table F.3-3), it is not duplicated in this list of keys.

DICOM PS3.3 2021e - Information Object Definitions