DICOM PS3.17 2020b - Explanatory Information

V.3 Chest X-Ray Hanging Protocol Example

Goal: A Hanging Protocol for Chest X-ray, PA & Lateral (LL, RL) views, current & prior, with the following layout:

Chest X-Ray Hanging Protocol Example

Figure V.3-1. Chest X-Ray Hanging Protocol Example


The Hanging Protocol Definition does not specify a specific modality, but rather a specific anatomy (Chest). The Image Sets Sequence provides more detail, in that it specifies the modalities in addition to the anatomy for each image set.

V.3.1 Hanging Protocol Definition Module

  • Hanging Protocol Name: "Chest X-ray"

  • Hanging Protocol Description: "Current and Prior Chest PA and Lateral"

  • Hanging Protocol Level: "SITE"

  • Hanging Protocol Creator: "Senior Radiologist"

  • Hanging Protocol Creation DateTime: "20020823133455"

  • Hanging Protocol Definition Sequence:

    • Item 1:

    • Anatomic Region Sequence:

    • Laterality: zero length

    • Procedure Code Sequence: zero length

    • Reason for Requested Procedure Code Sequence: zero length

  • Number of Priors Referenced: 1

  • Image Sets Sequence:

    • Item 1:

      • Image Set Selector Sequence:

        • Item 1:

          • Image Set Selector Usage Flag: "NO_MATCH"

          • Selector Attribute: (0008,2218) [Anatomic Region Sequence]

          • Selector Attribute VR: "SQ"

          • Selector Code Sequence Value:

          • Selector Value Number: 1

        • Item 2:

          • Image Set Selector Usage Flag: "NO_MATCH"

          • Selector Attribute: (0008,0060) [Modality]

          • Selector Attribute VR: "CS"

          • Selector CS Value: "CR\DX"

          • Selector Value Number: 1

    • Time Based Image Sets Sequence:

      • Item 1:

        • Image Set Number: 1

        • Image Set Selector Category: "RELATIVE_TIME"

        • Relative Time: 0\0

        • Relative Time Units: "MINUTES"

        • Image Set Label: "Current Chest X-ray"

      • Item 2:

        • Image Set Number: 2

        • Image Set Selector Category: "ABSTRACT_PRIOR"

        • Abstract Prior Value: 1\1

        • Image Set Label: "Prior Chest X-ray"

  • Hanging Protocol User Identification Code Sequence: zero length

  • Hanging Protocol User Group Name: "ABC Hospital"

DICOM PS3.17 2020b - Explanatory Information