Imaging Study

$10 / year

Imaging study is the representation of the content produced in a Digital Imaging and COmmunications in Medicine (DICOM) imaging study. A study comprises a set of series, each of which includes a set of Service-Object Pair Instances (SOP Instances – images or other data) acquired or produced in a common context. A series is of only one modality (e.g. X-ray, CT, MR, ultrasound), but a study may have multiple series of different modalities.


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.

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John Snow Labs; Health Level Seven International;

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FHIR, HL7, Medical Terminology, Processes Data, Processes Information, Processes Documentation, Health Information Exchange, Electronic Health Records, FHIR Smart, Smart on FHIR

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FHIR Imaging Study Resource, Electronic Health Records Exchange Through FHIR

Concept_NameName of the concept in the FHIR structure.stringrequired : 1
Computer_Ready_NameA Computer-ready name (e.g. a token) that identifies the structure - suitable for code generation. Note that this name (and other names relevant for code generation, including element & slice names, codes etc) may collide with reserved words in the relevant target language, and code generators will need to handle this.string-
TypeThe type the structure describes.string-
Dollar_RefThe "$ref" string value contains a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) which identifies the location of the JSON value being referenced.string-
DescriptionA free text natural language description of the structure and its use.string-
ItemsThe value of the keyword should be an object or an array of objects. If the keyword value is an object, then for the data array to be valid each item of the array should be valid according to the schema in this value.string-
EnumThe enum is used to restrict a value to a fixed set of values. It must be an array with at least one element, where each element is unique.string-
RequiredThe value of the keyword should be an array of unique strings. The data object to be valid should contain all properties with names equal to the elements in the keyword value.string-
ConstThe value of this keyword can be anything. The data is valid if it is deeply equal to the value of the keyword.string-
Concept NameComputer Ready NameTypeDollar RefDescriptionItemsEnumRequiredConst
ImagingStudyresourceTypeThis is a ImagingStudy resourceImagingStudy
ImagingStudyid#/definitions/idThe logical id of the resource as used in the URL for the resource. Once assigned this value never changes.
ImagingStudymeta#/definitions/MetaThe metadata about the resource. This is content that is maintained by the infrastructure. Changes to the content might not always be associated with version changes to the resource.
ImagingStudyimplicitRules#/definitions/uriA reference to a set of rules that were followed when the resource was constructed and which must be understood when processing the content. Often this is a reference to an implementation guide that defines the special rules along with other profiles etc.
ImagingStudy_implicitRules#/definitions/ElementExtensions for implicitRules
ImagingStudylanguage#/definitions/codeThe base language in which the resource is written.
ImagingStudy_language#/definitions/ElementExtensions for language
ImagingStudytext#/definitions/NarrativeA human-readable narrative that contains a summary of the resource and can be used to represent the content of the resource to a human. The narrative need not encode all the structured data but is required to contain sufficient detail to make it "clinically safe" for a human to just read the narrative. Resource definitions may define what content should be represented in the narrative to ensure clinical safety.
ImagingStudycontainedarrayThese resources do not have an independent existence apart from the resource that contains them - they cannot be identified independently and nor can they have their own independent transaction scope.{'$ref': '#/definitions/ResourceList'}
ImagingStudyextensionarrayMay be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the resource. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable there is a strict set of governance applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer can define an extension there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension.{'$ref': '#/definitions/Extension'}
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