Parent nodes of template element with id 2.16.840.1.1138188.8.131.52.2.6
valid from 2012‑01‑12 status draft
A Study Act contains the DICOM study information that defines the characteristics
of a referenced medical study performed on a patient. A study is a collection of
one or more series of medical images, presentation states, SR documents, overlays,
and/or curves that are logically related for the purpose of diagnosing a patient.
Each study is
associated with exactly one patient. A study may include composite instances that
are created by a single modality, multiple modalities, or by multiple devices of the
The study information is modality-independent. Study Act clinical statements are only
instantiated in the DICOM Object Catalog section; in other sections, the SOP Instance
is included directly.