DICOM PS3.3 2019c - Information Object Definitions

10.28 Protocol Element Identification Macro

This Macro identifies and describes an element in a protocol such as an acquisition protocol, a reconstruction protocol or a storage protocol.

Table 10.28-1. Protocol Element Identification Macro Attributes

Attribute Name

Tag

Type

Attribute Description

Protocol Element Number

(0018,9921)

1

Identifies the protocol element and the order in which the elements are performed in the Protocol.

The value shall start at 1 and increase monotonically by 1.

Protocol Element Name

(0018,9922)

2

Name for this protocol element.

Protocol Element Purpose

(0018,9924)

3

Description of the purpose this element serves in the protocol.

Note

  1. This is intended for use by the radiologist, technologist and/or physicist during management of the Protocol to understand the purpose the Protocol Element serves in the Protocol.

  2. It is not intended to be copied into the Series Description. Rather there is an Attribute in the Performed Storage Module called Requested Series Description (0018,9937) that is intended to be copied into the Series Description of the stored instances.

Protocol Element Characteristics Summary

(0018,9923)

3

Summary description of characteristics of this element.

Note

  1. This is intended for use by the radiologist, technologist and/or physicist during management of the Protocol to understand the characteristics of the Protocol Element.

  2. It is not intended to be copied into the Series Description. Rather there is an Attribute in the Performed Storage Module called Requested Series Description (0018,9937) that is intended to be copied into the Series Description of the stored instances.


DICOM PS3.3 2019c - Information Object Definitions