Image Object Change Management
Image Object Change Management (IOCM) is a relatively new service in DICOM which uses (some would say, abuses) KOS object to provide a controlled mechanism for requesting the deletion of images from an archive. The process is as follows:
The SCU creates a KOS object which defines both the reason for deletion and the list of images to be deleted.
The KO object is itself part of the study (i.
Key Object Selection Document
Object Selection Documents can be thought of as Structured Reports without the report!
Whilst this might sound stupid, it makes sense as they are used merely as a “manifest with a purpose”, sharing most of the attributes of Structured Reports.
There are multiple names by which this object type is commonly known:
Key Image note (KIN) Key Object note (KON) KOS They can be used for multiple purposes where it is required to “group” or “sub-smaple” Composite Instances, such as