DICOM PS3.6 2023a - Data Dictionary

3 Definitions

For the purposes of this Standard, the following definitions apply.

3.1 DICOM Introduction and Overview Definition

This Part of the Standard makes use of the following terms defined in PS3.1:

Attribute

See Attribute in PS3.1 .

Service-Object Pair Class (SOP Class)

See Service-Object Pair Class in PS3.1 .

3.2 DICOM Information Object Definition

This Part of the Standard makes use of the following term defined in PS3.3:

Attribute Tag

See Attribute Tag in PS3.3 .

3.3 DICOM Data Structures and Encoding Definitions

This Part of the Standard makes use of the following terms defined in PS3.5:

Data Element

See Data Element in PS3.5

Data Element Tag

See Data Element Tag in PS3.5

Element Number

See Element Number in PS3.5

Group Number

See Group Number in PS3.5

Repeating Group

See Repeating Group in PS3.5

Retired Data Element

See Retired Data Element in PS3.5

Standard Data Element

See Standard Data Element in PS3.5

Value Multiplicity (VM)

See Value Multiplicity in PS3.5

Value Representation (VR)

See Value Representation in PS3.5

3.4 DICOM Data Dictionary

The following definition is commonly used in this Standard:

Tag

A unique identifier for an element of information composed of an ordered pair of numbers (a Group Number followed by an Element Number), which is used to identify Attributes and corresponding Data Elements.

3.5 DICOM Service Class Specifications Definitions

This Part of the Standard makes use of the following terms defined in PS3.4:

Service-Object Pair Instance (SOP Instance)

See Service-Object Pair Instance in PS3.4

DICOM PS3.6 2023a - Data Dictionary