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Generate DICOM globally unique identifier


uid = dicomuid



uid = dicomuid returns a new DICOM globally unique identifieruid. The function generates a new value each time it is called. Therefore, two calls to dicomuid always return different values.


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uid = dicomuid;
uid =


Output Arguments

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DICOM globally unique identifier, returned as a character vector.

Data Types: char

Introduced before R2006a