Imaging Study provides information on a Digital Imaging and COmmunications in Medicine (DICOM) imaging study, and the series and imaging objects in that study. It also provides information on how to retrieve that information (in a native DICOM format, or in a rendered format, such as JPEG). Imaging Study is used to make available information about all parts of a single DICOM study. This resource provides mappings of its elements to DICOM attributes. DICOM attributes are identified by a 32-bit tag, presented in canonical form as two four-digit hexadecimal values within parentheses and separated by a comma, e.g. (0008,103E).
Imaging Study provides access to significant DICOM information but will only eliminate the need for DICOM query (e.g., QIDO-RS) in the simplest cases. The DICOM instances are not stored in the Imaging Study resource; use of a DICOM WADO-RS server or other storage mechanism is needed. An Imaging Study shall reference one DICOM Study and may reference a subset of that Study. More than one Imaging Study may reference the same DICOM Study or different subsets of the same DICOM Study.