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C.8.7.4 X-Ray Table Module

Table C.8-29 contains Attributes that describe X-Ray images acquired with movement of the patient imaging table.

Table C.8-29. X-Ray Table Module Attributes

Attribute Name

Tag

Type

Attribute Description

Table Motion

(0018,1134)

2

Defined Terms:

STATIC

DYNAMIC

Table Vertical Increment

(0018,1135)

2C

Incremental change in Vertical position of the table relative to first frame of Multi-frame image given in mm.

Required if Table Motion is DYNAMIC.

Table Longitudinal Increment

(0018,1137)

2C

Incremental change in Longitudinal position of the table relative to first frame of Multi-frame image in mm. Table motion towards +90°position of the primary angle of the positioner is positive. See Section C.8.7.4.1.2.

Required if Table Motion is DYNAMIC.

Table Lateral Increment

(0018,1136)

2C

Incremental change in Lateral position of the table relative to first frame of Multi-frame image given in mm. Table motion towards +90°position of the secondary angle of the positioner is positive. See Section C.8.7.4.1.3.

Required if Table Motion is DYNAMIC.

Table Angle

(0018,1138)

3

Angle of table plane in degrees relative to horizontal plane [Gravity plane]. Positive values indicate that the head of the table is upwards.


C.8.7.4.1 X-Ray Table Attribute Descriptions
C.8.7.4.1.1 Table Motion Increments

This section is replaced by Section C.8.7.4.1.4

C.8.7.4.1.2 Table Longitudinal Increment

The direction of the longitudinal movement is perpendicular to the primary axis of rotation of the positioner. A positive value of Table Longitudinal Increment (0018,1137) Attributes indicates a movement towards the +90° position of the positioner, see Figure C.8-9a.

Table Longitudinal Movement

Figure C.8-9a. Table Longitudinal Movement


C.8.7.4.1.3 Table Lateral Increment

The direction of the lateral movement is perpendicular to the secondary axis of rotation of the positioner. A positive value of Table Lateral Increment (0018,1136) Attributes indicates a movement towards the +90° position of the positioner, see Figure C.8-9b.

Table Lateral Movement

Figure C.8-9b. Table Lateral Movement


Note

The terms "longitudinal" and "lateral" are relative to an operator standing tableside, and facing the patient. Thus lateral movement is to the left and right of the operator, and longitudinal movement is towards or away from the operator.

C.8.7.4.1.4 Table Motion With Patient in Relation to Imaging Chain

The table moves the patient with respect to the imaging chain. This is being tracked as a motion of the imaging chain with respect to a coordinate system (X, Y, Z) attached to the patient (assumption is that the patient does not move with respect to the table). The coordinate system origin is fixed with respect to the patient at the time of the first frame. The X-axis is increasing to the left hand side of the patient. The Y-axis is increasing to the posterior side of the patient. The Z-axis is increasing toward the head of the patient (see Section C.7.6.2.1.1). The Patient Plane is then defined by the X and Z-axes as drawn in Figure C.8-10).

Note

  1. Table motion causes the apparent locus of imaging to move in the opposite direction. For instance, with the patient supine and the table motion towards +90°of the primary axis of rotation of the positioner, the area of the patient imaged moves toward the right hand side of the patient.

  2. When the patient is positioned prone or supine (Figure C.8-2 showing the supine position) the Table Longitudinal Increment (0018,1137) table motion takes place along the patient X-axis and the Table Lateral Increment (0018,0036) along the Z-axis. For patient positioned left or right decubitus, the Table Longitudinal Increment takes place along the Y-axis, the other direction is not changed.

Table Motion Vector Coordinates

Figure C.8-10. Table Motion Vector Coordinates


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