Does anyone know if there is any way to identify which "SERIES"
directory records "belong" to a particular "STUDY" directory record?
If I was parsing the DICOMDIR file by hand, I guess I would use the
LowerLevelDirectoryOffset and the NextDirectoryRecordOffset to
navigate "downwards and "sideways
". so to speak. However, the java libraries that I am using to read
the DICOMDIR basically allow me to get the DirectoryRecordSequence as
a flat sequence. I can determine which ones are "SERIES", "PATIENT",
so on and so forth, but I don't think I can trust the ordering to make
sense of the hierarchy, can I? In other words, if, in the sequence, I
find a series record right after a study record, can I reasonably
assume the series belongs to that study?
Thanks in advance for your help.
Senior Software Engineer