DICOM PS3.17 2024c - Explanatory Information

XXX.2 Volumetric Presentation States vs. Static Derived Images

A Volumetric Presentation State creator is likely to be capable of also creating a derived static image (such as a secondary capture image) representing the same view. Depending on the use case, either a Volumetric Presentation State or a Secondary Capture image or both may be preferred.

XXX.2.1 Static Derived Images

Static derived images are intended for direct viewing, and have the following advantages:

  • supported by a wide variety of viewers

  • minimal display consistency issues - particularly when paired with a Softcopy Display Presentation State

  • no volumetric processing is required

and the following disadvantages

  • cannot be used to re-create the view from the volume data and then interactively manipulate the view

  • dynamic views may require the creation of a large number of individual instances

DICOM PS3.17 2024c - Explanatory Information