DICOM PS3.3 2019a - Information Object Definitions

C.8 Modality Specific Modules

C.8.1 Computed Radiography Modules

This Section describes Computed Radiography Series and Image Modules. These Modules contain Attributes that are specific to Computed Radiography images. There is no Computed Radiography Equipment Module.

C.8.1.1 CR Series Module

Table C.8-1 contains IOD Attributes that describe a computed radiography Series performed on the patient.

Table C.8-1. CR Series Module Attributes

Attribute Name

Tag

Type

Attribute Description

Body Part Examined

(0018,0015)

2

Text description of the part of the body examined. See Annex L “Correspondence of Anatomic Region Codes and Body Part Examined Defined Terms” in PS3.16 for Defined Terms

View Position

(0018,5101)

2

Radiographic view associated with Patient Position (0018,5100).

For humans:

Defined Terms:

AP

Anterior/Posterior

PA

Posterior/Anterior

LL

Left Lateral

RL

Right Lateral

RLD

Right Lateral Decubitus

LLD

Left Lateral Decubitus

RLO

Right Lateral Oblique

LLO

Left Lateral Oblique

For animals, capitalized versions with hyphens replaced by underscores of the abbreviations defined in "Smallwood et al. A Nomenclature for Radiographic Projections Used In Veterinary Medicine" shall be used. See CID 7484 “DX View for Animals”, in which these abbreviations are listed.

Note

  1. For example, the Defined Term "CD10DI_CRPRO" would be used for a "Cd10Di-CrPrO" or "caudal 10-degree distal-cranioproximal oblique".

  2. The Code String value representation for this Attribute constrains the characters to uppercase, digits and underscore.

Filter Type

(0018,1160)

3

Label for the type of filter inserted into the X-Ray beam

Collimator/grid Name

(0018,1180)

3

Label describing any grid inserted.

Focal Spot(s)

(0018,1190)

3

Size of the focal spot in mm. For devices with variable focal spot or multiple focal spots, small dimension followed by large dimension.

Plate Type

(0018,1260)

3

Label of the type of storage phosphor plates used in this Series

Phosphor Type

(0018,1261)

3

Label of type of phosphor on the plates


C.8.1.2 CR Image Module

Table C.8-2 contains IOD Attributes that describe computed radiography images.

Table C.8-2. CR Image Module Attributes

Attribute Name

Tag

Type

Attribute Description

Photometric Interpretation

(0028,0004)

1

Specifies the intended interpretation of the pixel data.

Enumerated Values:

MONOCHROME1

MONOCHROME2

KVP

(0018,0060)

3

Peak kilo voltage output of the X-Ray generator used

Plate ID

(0018,1004)

3

The ID or serial number of the sensing plate upon which the image was acquired

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).

Distance Source to Patient

(0018,1111)

3

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

Note

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

Exposure Time

(0018,1150)

3

Time of X-Ray exposure in msec

X-Ray Tube Current

(0018,1151)

3

X-Ray Tube Current in mA.

Exposure

(0018,1152)

3

The exposure expressed in mAs, for example calculated from Exposure Time and X-Ray Tube Current.

Exposure in µAs

(0018,1153)

3

The exposure expressed in µAs, for example calculated from Exposure Time and X-Ray Tube Current.

Imager Pixel Spacing

(0018,1164)

3

Physical distance measured at the front plane of the Image Receptor housing between the center of each pixel. Specified by a numeric pair - row spacing value (delimiter) column spacing value - in mm.

In the case of CR, the front plane is defined to be the external surface of the CR plate closest to the patient and radiation source.

Include Table 10-10 “Basic Pixel Spacing Calibration Macro Attributes”

Generator Power

(0018,1170)

3

Power in kW to the X-Ray generator.

Acquisition Device Processing Description

(0018,1400)

3

Describes device-specific processing associated with the image (e.g., Organ Description)

Acquisition Device Processing Code

(0018,1401)

3

Code representing the device-specific processing associated with the image (e.g., CR Organ Filtering code)

Cassette Orientation

(0018,1402)

3

Orientation of cassette, used to properly position the image for display.

Enumerated Values:

LANDSCAPE

PORTRAIT

Cassette Size

(0018,1403)

3

Size of cassette.

Defined Terms:

18CMX24CM

8INX10IN

24CMX30CM

10INX12IN

30CMX35CM

30CMX40CM

11INX14IN

35CMX35CM

14INX14IN

35CMX43CM

14INX17IN

Exposures on Plate

(0018,1404)

3

Total number of X-Ray exposures that have been made on the plate identified in Plate ID (0018,1004)

Relative X-Ray Exposure

(0018,1405)

3

Relative X-Ray exposure on the plate. Meaning of values is implementation specific. May be used to adjust the dynamic range of the plate digitizer (scanner).

Note

This value is manufacturer-specific. DICOM specifies Standard Attributes in Table 10-23 “Exposure Index Macro Attributes”, which are recommended.

Sensitivity

(0018,6000)

3

Read out sensitivity.

Note

This value is manufacturer-specific. DICOM specifies Standard Attributes in Table 10-23 'Exposure Index Macro', which are recommended.

Include Table 10-7 “General Anatomy Optional Macro Attributes”

Defined CID for the Anatomic Region Sequence is CID 4009 “DX Anatomy Imaged”for humans, and CID 7482 “DX Anatomy Imaged for Animals” for animals.

Include Table 10-23 “Exposure Index Macro Attributes”


DICOM PS3.3 2019a - Information Object Definitions