DICOM PS3.3 2016b - Information Object Definitions

C.2.2 Patient Identification Module

Table C.2-2 defines the Attributes relevant to identifying a patient.

Table C.2-2. Patient Identification Module Attributes

Attribute Name

Tag

Attribute Description

Patient's Name

(0010,0010)

Patient's full name

Patient ID

(0010,0020)

Primary identifier for the patient.

Note

In the case of imaging a group of small animals simultaneously, the single value of this identifier corresponds to the identification of the entire group. See also Section C.7.1.4.1.1.

Include Table 10-18 “Issuer of Patient ID Macro Attributes”

Other Patient IDs

(0010,1000)

Other identification numbers or codes used to identify the patient.

Other Patient IDs Sequence

(0010,1002)

A sequence of identification numbers or codes used to identify the patient, which may or may not be human readable, and may or may not have been obtained from an implanted or attached device such as an RFID or barcode.

>Patient ID

(0010,0020)

An identifier for the patient.

>Include Table 10-18 “Issuer of Patient ID Macro Attributes”

>Type of Patient ID

(0010,0022)

The type of identifier in this item.

Enumerated Values:

TEXT

RFID

BARCODE

Note

The identifier is coded as a string regardless of the type, not as a binary value.

Other Patient Names

(0010,1001)

Other names used to identify the patient.

Patient's Birth Name

(0010,1005)

Patient's birth name.

Patient's Mother's Birth Name

(0010,1060)

Birth name of patient's mother.

Medical Record Locator

(0010,1090)

An identifier used to find the patient's existing medical record (e.g., film jacket).

Referenced Patient Photo Sequence

(0010,1100)

A photo to confirm the identity of a patient.

Only a single Item is permitted in this Sequence.

See C.2.2.1.1.

>Include Table 10-3b “Referenced Instances and Access Macro Attributes”

Include Section C.7.1.4.1.1 “Groups of Subjects”


C.2.2.1 Patient Identification Module Attributes

C.2.2.1.1 Referenced Patient Photo Sequence

A Patient Photo may be provided as an additional means to confirm the identity of the patient.

When the Referenced SOP Sequence (0008,1199) is present, the Referenced SOP Class UID (0008,1150) shall be either VL Photographic Image Storage (1.2.840.10008.5.1.4.1.1.77.1.4) or Secondary Capture Image Storage (1.2.840.10008.5.1.4.1.1.7).

When the WADO Retrieval Sequence (0040,E023) or WADO-RS Retrieval Sequence (0040,E025) is present, the Retrieve URI (0040,E010) shall refer to a JPEG image if the referenced server is not WADO-compliant.

DICOM PS3.3 2016b - Information Object Definitions