DICOM PS3.3 2022d - Information Object Definitions

C.17.3.3 Document Content Macro

Table C.17-5. Document Content Macro Attributes

Attribute Name

Tag

Type

Attribute Description

Value Type

(0040,A040)

1

The type of the value encoded in this Content Item.

Enumerated Values:

TEXT

NUM

CODE

DATE

TIME

DATETIME

UIDREF

PNAME

COMPOSITE

IMAGE

WAVEFORM

SCOORD

SCOORD3D

TCOORD

CONTAINER

TABLE

See Section C.17.3.2.1 for further explanation.

Concept Name Code Sequence

(0040,A043)

1C

Code describing the concept represented by this Content Item. Also conveys the value of Document Title and section headings in documents.

Only a single Item shall be included in this Sequence.

Required if Value Type (0040,A040) is TEXT, NUM, CODE, DATETIME, DATE, TIME, UIDREF, TABLE or PNAME.

Required if Value Type (0040,A040) is CONTAINER and a heading is present, or this is the Root Content Item.

Note

That is, containers without headings do not require Concept Name Code Sequence

Required if Value Type (0040,A040) is COMPOSITE, IMAGE, WAVEFORM, SCOORD, SCOORD3D or TCOORD, and the Purpose of Reference is conveyed in the Concept Name.

Note

Though many Templates in PS3.16 do not require that the Purpose of Reference be conveyed in the Concept Name, a generic Concept Name, such as (260753009, SCT, "Source"), may be used, since anonymous (unnamed) Content Items may be undesirable for some implementations (e.g., for which the name of a name-value pair is required). UMLS (C0449416) maps (260753009, SCT, "Source") to (C25683, NCIt, "Source"). NCIt defines it as "Where something is available or from where it originates".

See Section C.17.3.2.2 for further explanation.

>Include Table 8.8-1 “Code Sequence Macro Attributes”

No Baseline CID is defined.

Text Value

(0040,A160)

1C

This is the value of the Content Item.

Required if Value Type (0040,A040) is TEXT.

Text data that is unformatted and whose manner of display is implementation dependent.

The text value may contain spaces, as well as multiple lines separated by CR LF, but otherwise no format control characters (such as horizontal or vertical tab and form feed) shall be present, even if permitted by the Value Representation of UT.

The text shall be interpreted as specified by Specific Character Set (0008,0005) if present in the SOP Common Module.

Note

The text may contain single or multi-byte characters and use code extension techniques as described in PS3.5 if permitted by the values of Specific Character Set (0008,0005).

DateTime

(0040,A120)

1C

This is the value of the Content Item.

Required if Value Type (0040,A040) is DATETIME.

Date

(0040,A121)

1C

This is the value of the Content Item.

Required if Value Type (0040,A040) is DATE.

Time

(0040,A122)

1C

This is the value of the Content Item.

Required if Value Type (0040,A040) is TIME.

Person Name

(0040,A123)

1C

This is the value of the Content Item.

Required if Value Type (0040,A040) is PNAME.

UID

(0040,A124)

1C

This is the value of the Content Item.

Required if Value Type (0040,A040) is UIDREF.

Include Table C.18.1-1 “Numeric Measurement Macro Attributes” if and only if Value Type (0040,A040) is NUM.

Include Table C.18.2-1 “Code Macro Attributes” if and only if Value Type (0040,A040) is CODE.

Include Table C.18.3-1 “Composite Object Reference Macro Attributes” if and only if Value Type (0040,A040) is COMPOSITE.

Include Table C.18.4-1 “Image Reference Macro Attributes” if and only if Value Type (0040,A040) is IMAGE.

Include Table C.18.5-1 “Waveform Reference Macro Attributes” if and only if Value Type (0040,A040) is WAVEFORM.

Include Table C.18.6-1 “Spatial Coordinates Macro Attributes” if and only if Value Type (0040,A040) is SCOORD.

Include Table C.18.9-1 “3D Spatial Coordinates Macro Attributes” if and only if Value Type (0040,A040) is SCOORD3D.

Include Table C.18.7-1 “Temporal Coordinates Macro Attributes” if and only if Value Type (0040,A040) is TCOORD.

Include Table C.18.8-1 “Container Macro Attributes” if and only if Value Type (0040,A040) is CONTAINER.

Include Table C.18.10-1 “Table Content Item Macro Attributes” if and only if Value Type (0040,A040) is TABLE.


DICOM PS3.3 2022d - Information Object Definitions