DICOM PS3.17 2019b - Explanatory Information

OOO Radiopharmaceutical Radiation Dose Structured Report (Informative)

OOO.1 Purpose of This Annex

This Annex describes the use of the Radiopharmaceutical Radiation Dose (RRD) object. PET, Nuclear Medicine and other non-imaging procedures necessitate that radiopharmaceuticals are administered to patients. The RRD records the amount of activity and estimates patient dose. Radiopharmaceuticals are often administered to patients several minutes before the imaging step begins. A dose management system records the amount of activity administered to the patients. Currently these systems can be configured to receive patient information from HIS/RIS systems via HL7 or DICOM messaging. Figure OOO-1 demonstrates a workflow for a "typical" Nuclear Medicine or PET department.

Workflow for a "Typical" Nuclear Medicine or PET Department

Figure OOO-1. Workflow for a "Typical" Nuclear Medicine or PET Department


DICOM PS3.17 2019b - Explanatory Information