DICOM PS3.17 2019b - Explanatory Information

FFF.2.3.2 Mask Subtraction

This section provides information on the usage of Attributes to encode an image acquisition in subtracted display mode.

FFF.2.3.2.1 User Scenario

A straightforward DSA acquisition is performed. The first few frames do not contain contrast, then the rest of frames contain contrast. An "averaged mask" may be selected to average some of the first frames without contrast.

A peripheral stepping DSA acquisition is performed. The acquisition is running in N steps and is timed to perform a mask run (e.g., from feet to abdomen) and then perform contrast runs at the positions of each mask, as triggered by the user.

One or more ranges of contrast frames will be used for subtraction from the mask for loop display. During the display, some ranges are to be fully subtracted, some others may be partially subtracted allowing a certain degree of visibility of the anatomical background visible on the mask, and finally some ranges are to be displayed un-subtracted.

DICOM PS3.17 2019b - Explanatory Information