Tag: UIDs

Creating a UID Hierarchy

in DICOM,

Developers often ask for advice on how to create their own UIDs and manage roots, so here is a suggested simple scheme. There is nothing special about this scheme, but it is as good as any, so feel free to use it “as is” or to modify in any way you like. Throughout this page {YOURROOT} is used to represent the single root used by your company. See the pages on [UIDs] for details of how to get a root yourself, either by right (e.

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UIDs

in DICOM,

UIDs are fundamental to DICOM and have many uses, including there being a unique one for each SOP Class and for each Composite Instance and each Normalised Instance. There are several rules to be followed when making UIDs, and this page is a useful summary General DICOM Rules Total length must be 1- 64 characters, including the stops Must contain¬†only digits 0-9 and full stops Each numeric “component” (between stops) must be a valid and unambiguous integer number, and so must not have a leading zero (unless the whole component is zero), 1.

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