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:

      • Item 1: (T-D3000, SRT, "Chest")

    • 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:

            • Item 1: (T-D3000, SRT, "Chest")

          • 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"

V.3.2 Hanging Protocol Environment Module

  • Number of Screens: 2

  • Nominal Screen Definition Sequence:

    • Item 1:

      • Number of Vertical Pixels: 2560

      • Number of Horizontal Pixels: 2048

      • Display Environment Spatial Position: 0.0\1.0\0.5\0.0, representing (0,1), (0.5,0)

      • Screen Minimum Grayscale Bit Depth: 8

      • Application Maximum Repaint Time: 100

    • Item 2:

      • Number of Vertical Pixels: 2560

      • Number of Horizontal Pixels: 2048

      • Display Environment Spatial Position: 0.5\1.0\1.0\0.0, representing (0.5,1), (1,0)

      • Screen Minimum Grayscale Bit Depth: 8

      • Application Maximum Repaint Time: 100

V.3.3 Hanging Protocol Display Module

  • Display Sets Sequence:

    • Item 1:

      • Display Set Number: 1

      • Display Set Presentation Group: 1

      • Image Set Number: 2

      • Image Boxes Sequence:

        • Item 1:

          • Image Box Number: 1

          • Display Environment Spatial Position: 0.0\1.0\0.25\0.0, representing (0,1), (0.25,0)

          • Image Box Layout Type: "SINGLE"

      • Filter Operations Sequence:

        • o Item 1:

          • Selector Attribute: (0018,5101) [View Position]

          • Selector Attribute VR: "CS"

          • Selector CS Value: "RL\LL"

          • Selector Value Number: 1

          • Filter-by Operator: "MEMBER_OF"

      • Sorting Operations Sequence: zero length

      • Display Set Patient Orientation: "A\F"

      • Show Image True Size Flag: "NO"

      • Show Graphic Annotation Flag: "NO"

    • Item 2:

      • Display Set Number: 2

      • Display Set Presentation Group: 1

      • Image Set Number: 2

      • Image Boxes Sequence:

        • Item 1:

          • Image Box Number: 1

          • Display Environment Spatial Position: 0.25\1.0\0.5\0.0, representing (0.25,1), (0.5,0)

          • Image Box Layout Type: "SINGLE"

      • Filter Operations Sequence:

        • Item 1:

          • Selector Attribute: (0018,5101) [View Position]

          • Selector Attribute VR: "CS"

          • Selector CS Value: "PA"

          • Selector Value Number: 1

          • Filter-by Operator: "MEMBER_OF"

      • Sorting Operations Sequence: zero length

      • Display Set Patient Orientation: "R\F"

      • Show Image True Size Flag: "NO"

      • Show Graphic Annotation Flag: "NO"

    • Item 3:

      • Display Set Number: 3

      • Display Set Presentation Group: 1

      • Image Set Number: 1

      • Image Boxes Sequence:

        • Item 1:

          • Image Box Number: 1

          • Display Environment Spatial Position: 0.5\1.0\0.75\1.0, representing (0.5,1), (0.75,0)

          • Image Box Layout Type: "SINGLE"

      • Filter Operations Sequence:

        • Item 1:

          • Selector Attribute: (0018,5101) [View Position]

          • Selector Attribute VR: "CS"

          • Selector CS Value: "PA"

          • Selector Value Number: 1

          • Filter-by Operator: "MEMBER_OF"

      • Sorting Operations Sequence: zero length

      • Display Set Patient Orientation: "R\F"

      • Show Image True Size Flag: "NO"

      • Show Graphic Annotation Flag: "NO"

    • Item 4:

      • Display Set Number: 4

      • Display Set Presentation Group: 1

      • Image Set Number: 1

      • Image Boxes Sequence:

        • Item 1:

          • Image Box Number: 1

          • Display Environment Spatial Position: 0.75\1.0\1.0\0.0, representing (0.75,1), (1,0)

          • Image Box Layout Type: "SINGLE"

      • Filter Operations Sequence:

        • Item 1:

          • Selector Attribute: (0018,5101) [View Position]

          • Selector Attribute VR: "CS"

          • Selector CS Value: "RL\LL"

          • Selector Value Number: 1

          • Filter-by Operator: "MEMBER_OF"

      • Sorting Operations Sequence: zero length

      • Display Set Patient Orientation: "A\F"

      • Show Image True Size Flag: "NO"

      • Show Graphic Annotation Flag: "NO"

  • Partial Data Display Handling: "MAINTAIN_LAYOUT"