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C.8.15.3.6 CT Geometry Macro

Table C.8-122 specifies the Attributes of the CT Geometry Functional Group Macro.

Table C.8-122. CT Geometry Macro Attributes

Attribute Name

Tag

Type

Attribute Description

CT Geometry Sequence

(0018,9312)

1

Contains the Attributes defining the CT geometry.

If Multi-energy CT Acquisition (0018,9361) is NO or is absent, only a single Item shall be included in this Sequence.

If Multi-energy CT Acquisition (0018,9361) is YES, one or more Items shall be included in this Sequence.

>Referenced Path Index

(0018,9378)

1C

References the X-Ray Path Index (0018,937A) in the Multi-energy CT Path Sequence (0018,9379) for this exposure.

Note

This attribute may contain multiple values if this item describes multiple paths.

Required if Multi-energy CT Acquisition (0018,9361) is YES.

>Distance Source to Detector

(0018,1110)

1C

Distance in mm from source to detector center. See Section C.8.15.3.6.1.

Note

This value is traditionally referred to as Source Image Receptor Distance (SID).

Required if Frame Type (0008,9007) Value 1 of this frame is ORIGINAL. May be present otherwise.

>Distance Source to Data Collection Center

(0018,9335)

1C

Distance in mm from source to data collection center. See Section C.8.15.3.6.1.

Required if Frame Type (0008,9007) Value 1 of this frame is ORIGINAL. May be present otherwise.


C.8.15.3.6.1 Relationships Between CT Geometric Attributes (Informative)

In Figure C.8-19 the relationship of the Geometric Attributes within the CT Geometry and CT Reconstruction Functional Groups is shown. In this example, the Pixel Data is shown encoding the entire reconstructed region with no outside padding or clipping, and the reconstructed region is illustrated as being square, i.e., the value of Reconstruction Diameter would be the same as both values of Reconstruction Field of View, whichever Attribute is present. Figure C.8-19, viewed from the front of the gantry (where the table enters the gantry), is informative only and is not meant to represent a standardization of an equipment-based Frame of Reference.

Geometry of CT Acquisition System

Figure C.8-19. Geometry of CT Acquisition System


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