DICOM PS3.17 2019b - Explanatory Information

LLLL Imaging Agent Administration Report Template (Informative)

LLLL.1 Purpose of this Annex

This Annex describes some use cases of the contrast agent administration reporting. The contrast agent administration report object records the planned and performed delivery of contrast agents.

A Planned Imaging Agent Administration SR object is intended for representing the plan or program to deliver contrast agent to the patient for a contrast study. It could be prepared and customized for a patient by the radiologist, prior to the study. The plan may also be altered by the operating technologist prior to the study. For example, the injection plan might be adjusted for patient's condition such as weight. The plan is then loaded into the injector system to be performed.

A Performed Imaging Agent Administration SR object is for reporting the actual program that was used to deliver the contrast agent during the study. During the study, the contrast-delivery system may alter the original delivery plan as a result of events that occur during the delivery of Imaging Agent such as limiting the flow rate due to high pressure, aborting the injection due to adverse events, etc. The Performed Image Agent Administration SR is then saved.

The infusion manager sends the Performed Imaging Agent Administration SR to the PACS and optionally to other destinations like an acquisition modality, RIS, or reporting system.

Figure LLLL.1-1 illustrates possible consumers of the Performed Imaging Agent Administration SR object (referred as "Imaging Agent Administration SR" in the figure) post administration.

Possible Consumers of the Performed Imaging Agent Administration SR Object

Figure LLLL.1-1. Possible Consumers of the Performed Imaging Agent Administration SR Object


DICOM PS3.17 2019b - Explanatory Information