Returns the root element of the specified item.
public DicomElement getRootElement(DicomElement element)
An item in the Data Set.
The item in the Data Set that is the root of the item specified by element, or a null reference (Nothing in VB) if the Data Set is empty or element is null.
The root is the Level 0 ancestor of element. If element points to an item on Level 0, the object returned points to that same item. Please note that the numbering of the items in the following illustration is arbitrary and does not imply order.
|If the passed object points to:||The method returns an object pointing to:|
|Item 1||Item 2|
|Item 3||Item 2|
|Item 5||Item 6|
The following methods will also help you navigate the Data Set:
For an example, refer to Load.