DICOM PS3.3 2018d - Information Object Definitions

C.8.7.5 XA Positioner Module

Table C.8-30 contains IOD Attributes that describe a c-arm positioner typically used in acquiring X-Ray Angiographic Images. The coordinate system used to track the positioner is defined in reference to the patient. The definition of coordinates with respect to the equipment is not supported. Furthermore, this Module does not describe the movement of the patient.

Note

The scope of the XA IOD is to address images produced on acquisition equipment equipped with an X-Ray source and an image Receptor positioned by what is general called a c-arm. For clinical areas other than Angiography that are using a c-arm to position the X-Ray source and image receptor (e.g., Interventional Procedures and Myelography and Biopsy/Localization), the X-Ray Angiography Image Object should be also used. Although the object is optimized for c-arm systems, it may also be used by other systems that support a similar coordinate system, such as some RF systems.

Table C.8-30. XA Positioner Module Attributes

Attribute Name

Tag

Type

Attribute Description

Distance Source to Patient

(0018,1111)

3

Distance in mm from source to center of field of view.

Note

  1. This value is traditionally referred to as Source Object Distance (SOD).

  2. For cardiovascular image equipment the SOD value typically is the distance from source to isocenter.

Distance Source to Detector

(0018,1110)

3

Distance in mm from source to detector center.

Note

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

Estimated Radiographic Magnification Factor

(0018,1114)

3

Ratio of Source Image Receptor Distance (SID) over Source Object Distance (SOD).

Positioner Motion

(0018,1500)

2C

Used to describe the activity of the imaging devices.

Defined Terms:

DYNAMIC

STATIC

See Section C.8.7.5.1.1.

Required if Pixel Data (7FE0,0010) contains more than one frame. May be present otherwise.

Positioner Primary Angle

(0018,1510)

2

Position of the X-Ray Image Intensifier about the patient from the RAO to LAO direction where movement from RAO to vertical is positive.

See Section C.8.7.5.1.2.

Positioner Secondary Angle

(0018,1511)

2

Position of the X-Ray Image Intensifier about the patient from the CAU to CRA direction where movement from CAU to vertical is positive.

See Section C.8.7.5.1.2

Positioner Primary Angle Increment

(0018,1520)

2C

Incremental change in primary positioner angle for each frame.

See Section C.8.7.5.1.3.

Required if Positioner Motion (0018,1500) equals DYNAMIC.

Positioner Secondary Angle Increment

(0018,1521)

2C

Incremental change in secondary positioner angle for each frame.

See Section C.8.7.5.1.3.

Required if Positioner Motion (0018,1500) equals DYNAMIC.

Detector Primary Angle

(0018,1530)

3

Angle of the X-Ray beam in the row direction in degrees relative to the normal to the detector plane. Positive values indicate that the X-Ray beam is tilted towards higher numbered columns. Negative values indicate that the X-Ray beam is tilted towards lower numbered columns.

See Section C.8.7.5.1.4.

Detector Secondary Angle

(0018,1531)

3

Angle of the X-Ray beam in the column direction in degrees relative to the normal to the detector plane. Positive values indicate that the X-Ray beam is tilted towards lower numbered rows. Negative values indicate that the X-Ray beam is tilted towards higher numbered rows.

See Section C.8.7.5.1.4.


C.8.7.5.1 XA Positioner Attribute Descriptions
C.8.7.5.1.1 Positioner Motion

Positioner Motion (0018,1500) Attribute is STATIC if the imaging table moves during a multi-frame acquisition, but the X-Ray positioner do not move.

If Pixel Data (7FE0,0010) contains a single frame and a value of Positioner Motion (0018,1500) is provided, the value shall be STATIC.

Note

If the positioner undergoes translation (non-rotational movement) during the acquisition, then that motion shall be described by an opposite table motion (see Section C.8.7.4).

C.8.7.5.1.2 Positioner Primary and Secondary Angles

The definitions of Positioner Angles shall be with respect to the patient as illustrated in Figure C.8-11 and Figure C.8-12. Zero degree is referenced to the origin perpendicular to the patient's chest. The Positioner Primary Angle definition is like longitude (in the equatorial plan); the Positioner Secondary Angle definition is like latitude (in the sagittal plane). The Positioner Angle Attributes apply to the first frame of a multi-frame image. The valid range of Primary Positioner Angle is -180 to +180 degrees and the Secondary Positioner Angle range is -90 to + 90 degrees.

The Patient Plane is defined by the isocenter of the imaging device and slices through the patient such that it is perpendicular to the sagittal plane of the body. The Primary Axis of rotation is defined at the intersection of the Patient Plane and of the Sagittal Plane. The Positioner Primary Angle is defined in the transaxial plane at the isocenter with zero degrees in the direction perpendicular to the patient's chest and + 90 degrees at the patient left hand side (LAO) and -90 at the patient right hand side (RAO). The valid range of Primary Positioner Angle is -180 to +180 degrees.

The Secondary Axis is in the Patient Plane and is perpendicular to the Primary Axis at the isocenter. The Positioner Secondary Angle is defined in the Sagittal Plane at the isocenter with zero degrees in the direction perpendicular to the patient's chest. +90 degrees corresponds to the cranial direction. The Secondary Positioner Angle range is -90 to + 90 degrees.

At a 0 angle for both Primary Angle (0018,1510) and Secondary Angle (0018,1511), the patient faces the Image Intensifier or digital detector.

The Positioner Primary Angle (0018,1510) and Secondary Angle (0018,1511) apply to the first frame of a multi-frame image.

Positioner Primary Angle

Figure C.8-11. Positioner Primary Angle


Positioner Secondary Angle

Figure C.8-12. Positioner Secondary Angle


C.8.7.5.1.3 Positioner Angle Increments

If the positioner angles change during acquisition of a multi-frame image, the Positioner Angle Increment Attributes describe the angular change per frame.

If the change in positioner angle is nominally constant for each frame, these fields may contain a single value of the average angular change per frame. Alternatively, the fields may contain a vector of offsets from the (initial) Positioner Angle Attributes, with one value for each frame in the multi-frame image. The number of values in the Positioner Angle Increment Attributes must be one, or must be equal to Number of Frames (0028,0008) in the Multi-frame Module (see Section C.7.6.6).

Note

It is permissible to generate a vector of the absolute positioner angles in the Positioner Angle Increment Attributes, and set the Positioner Primary and Secondary Angle Attributes to value 0.

C.8.7.5.1.4 Detector Primary and Secondary Angles

Detector Angles are defined in a fashion similar to the positioner angles, except that the angle of the central X-Ray beam vector is relative to the Detector Plane rather than the Patient Plane. The central X-Ray beam vector is defined as the vector from the X-Ray source through the isocenter to the detector plane. Zero degree is referenced to the normal to the detector plane pointing away from the X-Ray source. The Detector Angle Attributes apply to the first frame of a multi-frame image. The valid range of the Detector Angles is -90 to + 90 degrees.

The Primary Axis of rotation is defined along the line in the column direction of the detector plane that intersects the central X-Ray beam vector. The Detector Primary Angle is defined in the plane perpendicular to the Primary Axis of rotation at the point where the central X-Ray beam vector intersects the detector plane, with zero degrees in the direction normal to the detector plane and -90 degrees at the left hand side of the image (i.e., toward column 1) and +90 at the right hand side of the image (i.e., toward the highest numbered column). The valid range of Primary Detector Angle is -90 to +90 degrees.

The Secondary Axis is in the detector plane and is perpendicular to the Primary Axis at the intersection of the beam vector with the detector plane (i.e., it is along the row direction). The Detector Secondary Angle is defined in the plane perpendicular to the Secondary Axis at the point where the central X-Ray beam vector intersects the detector plane, with zero degrees in the direction normal to the detector plane. +90 degrees corresponds to the direction toward the top of the image. The Secondary Detector Angle range is -90 to + 90 degrees.

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