Planar configuration

The Planar Configuration attribute (0028,0006) is only used in DICOM colour images, and specifies how the pixel data are arranged.

  • If the value is 0, then they are grouped by location, e.g.
RGBRGBRGBRGBRGB
  • If the value is 1, then they are grouped by sample, e.g.
RRRRR......GGGGG.......BBBBB.....

In this latter case, they are still grouped by frame in a multi-frame image, so the order would be:

  • Red for frame 1
  • Green for frame 1
  • Blue for frame 1
  • Red for frame 2

etc.

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