L_DicomGetParentIOD

#include "Ltdic.h"

L_LTDIC_API pDICOMIOD L_DicomGetParentIOD(pIOD)

Returns a pointer to the item in the IOD Structure that contains the parent of the specified item.

Parameters

pDICOMIOD pIOD

Pointer to a DICOMIOD structure that contains an item in the IOD Structure.

Returns

Value Meaning
!NULL A pointer to a DICOMIOD structure that contains the item in the IOD Structure that is the parent of the item specified in pIOD.
NULL pIOD has no parent. (pIOD is a Level 0 item.)

Comments

This function requires that the IOD Structure is evaluated as a tree structure.

The parent is the ancestor one level higher than the specified item. If the specified item is a Level 0 item, this function will return NULL. Please note that the numbering of the items in this illustration is arbitrary and does not imply order.

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If the passed pointer points to The function returns a pointer to
Item 1 NULL
Item 2 Item 3
Item 4 Item3
Item 5 Item 6

The following functions will also help you navigate the IOD Structure:

Required DLLs and Libraries

Platforms

Win32, x64, Linux.

See Also

Functions

Topics

Example

This example displays the parent’s name of an item

L_INT DicomGetParentIODExample(L_VOID) 
{ 
   pDICOMIOD pParent; 
   pDICOMIOD pElement; 
 
   pElement = L_DicomFindIOD(NULL, TAG_PATIENT_NAME, IOD_TYPE_ELEMENT, FALSE); 
   if (pElement != NULL) 
   { 
      pParent = L_DicomGetParentIOD(pElement); 
      MessageBox(NULL, pParent->pszName, TEXT("Notice"), MB_OK); 
   } 
   return DICOM_SUCCESS; 
} 

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