DICOM PS3.3 2021e - Information Object Definitions
A.34.17.4.6 Waveform Data

For channels encoding the patient's position as fixed values Waveform Data (5400,1010) shall only contain defined values listed in Table A.34.17-2.

Table A.34.17-2. Defined Body Position Data Values

Value

Meaning

0x00

supine

0x01

left lateral decubitus

0x02

prone

0x03

right lateral decubitus

0x04

upright

0xff

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Note

With 8-bit Waveform Data and a single channel there may be an odd number of samples; see PS3.5 for encoding rules.

For channels encoding the patient's rotation and elevation, angles are stored in Waveform data (5400,1010). Units of measure (Channel Sensitivity Units (003A,0211) ) shall be degrees. Both angles having the value 0° is body position supine. Table A.34.17-3 shows the angle values of selected body positions.

Table A.34.17-3. Selected Body Position Angles

Position Value

Value in Channel I

Value in Channel 2

supine

0

0

lateral decubitus left

90

0

prone

180

0

lateral decubitus right

270

0

upright

0

90

feet up

0

-90


DICOM PS3.3 2021e - Information Object Definitions