SecretariatMedical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA)
Luiza Kowalczyk,
ChairWim Corbijn van Willenswaard, Philips Healthcare
Last strategy update2019-10-02
MinutesWG-16 minutes


The principles of the Enhanced MR object, developed in the 1999-2003 timeframe, had successive follow up by other modalities. The MR group pursues opportunities for further enhancement in the area of clinical interoperability for MR.

Current Supplements, Work and Objectives:

  • Supplement 210 Paradigm Protocol Storage [WI 2014-12-A]
  • Supplement 218 MR Protocol Storage [WI 2018-09-B]

Challenges and Opportunities (Environment):

  • MR applications and MR technology are constantly being refined. As these techniques are getting more mature they require additional information to be stored in MR related objects in order to further support interoperability.
  • Overall pressure on traveling increases the difficulty in getting approval for F2F meetings.
  • The fMRI and protocol discussion show that MR is getting more and more integrated in a workflow with other products and needs to work together with these products. The workgroup can explore if other usage of MR data is requiring further definition and integration of the data.

Future Roadmap and Objectives (Committee Direction):

  • QIBA for fMRI developments
  • Several new scan techniques are identified that are up to standardization Future Roadmap and Objectives (Committee Direction)
  • Finish Supplement 210 & Sup 218 sometimes in 2020

Past Work:

  • Supplement 181 MR Diffusion Tractography Storage SOP Class
  • Supplement 189 Functional MR Blending Presentation State Storage