DICOM PS3.3 2020d - Information Object Definitions

C.8.11.10 Enhanced Mammography Series Module

The Breast Tomosynthesis Image IOD uses the General Series Module, specialized by the Enhanced Mammography Series Module, to describe the DICOM Series Entity described in Section A.1.2.3, and to define what constitutes a Series for the context of a Breast Tomosynthesis device.

Table C.8-76b specifies the Attributes that identify and describe general information about the Enhanced Mammography Series.

Table C.8-76b. Enhanced Mammography Series Module Attributes

Attribute Name



Attribute Description




Type of equipment that originally acquired the data used to create the images in this Series.

Enumerated Values:


See Section C. for further explanation.

Referenced Performed Procedure Step Sequence



Uniquely identifies the Performed Procedure Step SOP Instance to which the Series is related.

Only a single Item shall be included in this Sequence.

Required if a Performed Procedure Step SOP Class was involved in the creation of this Series.

>Include Table 10-11 “SOP Instance Reference Macro Attributes”

Request Attributes Sequence



Sequence that contains Attributes from the Imaging Service Request.

One or more Items are permitted in this Sequence.

>Include Table 10-9 “Request Attributes Macro Attributes”

Reason for Requested Procedure Code Sequence (0040,100A) BCID 6051 “Breast Procedure Reason” and BCID 6055 “Breast Clinical Finding or Indicated Problem”.

No Baseline CIDs are defined for other Attributes.


For example, Requested Procedure Code Sequence (0040,100A) may be used to convey whether the images in the Series were taken for screening or diagnostic purposes.

DICOM PS3.3 2020d - Information Object Definitions