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Boundary Observation

[Observation: templateId 2.16.840.1.113883.10.20.6.2.11]

A Boundary Observation contains a list of integer values for the referenced frames of a DICOM multiframe image SOP instance. It identifies the frame numbers within the referenced SOP instance to which the reference applies. The CDA Boundary Observation numbers frames using the same convention as DICOM, with the first frame in the referenced object being Frame 1. A Boundary Observation must be used if a referenced DICOM SOP instance is a multiframe image and the reference does not apply to all frames.

  1. SHALL contain exactly one [1..1] templateId ( ) such that it
    1. SHALL contain exactly one [1..1] @root="2.16.840.1.113883.10.20.6.2.11"
  2. SHALL contain exactly one [1..1] @classCode="OBS" Observation (CodeSystem: 2.16.840.1.113883.5.6 HL7ActClass) (CONF:9282)
  3. SHALL contain exactly one [1..1] @moodCode="EVN" Event (CodeSystem: 2.16.840.1.113883.5.1001 HL7ActMood) (CONF:9283)
  4. SHALL contain exactly one [1..1] code/@code="113036" Frames for Display (CodeSystem: 1.2.840.10008.2.16.4 DCM) (CONF:9284)
  5. SHALL contain at least one [1..*] value with data type INT (CONF:9285)
    • Each numbers represents a frame for display

Boundary Observation example

<observation xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns="urn:hl7-org:v3">
  <id root="MDHT" extension="1446987956"/>
  <code code="1583055671"/>
  <effectiveTime>
    <low value="2013"/>
    <high value="2013"/>
  </effectiveTime>
  <value xsi:type="INT" value="1"/>
</observation>