DICOM PS3.3 2019b - 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”

Type of Patient ID

(0010,0022)

The type of identifier in the Patient ID (0010,0020).

Defined Terms:

TEXT

RFID

BARCODE

Note

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

  2. When this Attribute has a value of BARCODE, Patient ID (0010,0020) may or may not have the same value as Barcode Value (2200,0005) in the Scheduled Procedure Step Module, if present.

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.

One or more Items are permitted in this Sequence.

Note

This Attribute replaces the use of Other Patient IDs (0010,1000), which did not specify an issuer for each other identifier, and which has been retired.

>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 the Patient ID (0010,0020) in this Item.

Defined Terms:

TEXT

RFID

BARCODE

Note

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

  2. When this Attribute has a value of BARCODE, Patient ID (0010,0020) may or may not have the same value as Barcode Value (2200,0005) in the Scheduled Procedure Step Module, if present.

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.

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 Table C.7.1.4-1 “Patient Group Macro Attributes”


Note

Previously, Other Patient IDs (0010,1000) and Medical Record Locator (0010,1090) were included in this table. These Attributes have been retired. See PS3.3 2017a.

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 2019b - Information Object Definitions