DICOM PS3.3 2024c - Information Object Definitions

F.5.37 Implant 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 "IMPLANT". Table F.5-37 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 Implant Template IE of the Generic Implant Template IOD. This Directory Record shall be used to reference a Generic Implant Template 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.5-37. Implant Keys




Attribute Description




Name of the manufacturer that produces the implant.

Implant Name



The (product) name of the implant.

Implant Size



The size descriptor of the component.

Required if present in the referenced Instance.

Implant Part Number



The (product) identifier of the implant.


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 2024c - Information Object Definitions