DICOM PS3.17 2022e - Explanatory Information

AA.3.2 Dose Reporting For Manual Data Entry

The Dose Report, by manual data entry, may also be used for image acquisitions using non-digital Acquisition Modalities. See Figure AA.3-2.

Dose Reporting by Manual Data Entry

Figure AA.3-2. Dose Reporting by Manual Data Entry


In this use case the user may manually enter the irradiation event exposure information into a Dose Reporting Station, possibly transcribing it from a dosimeter read-out display. The station encodes the data in a Dose Report and sends it to a Storage system. The same Dose Reporting Station may be used to support several acquisition modalities.

This case may be useful in radiography environments with legacy systems not being able to provide DICOM functions, where the DICOM X-Ray Radiation Dose SR Object provides a standard format for recording and storing irradiation events.

Note that in a non-PACS environment, the Dose Reports may be sent to a Long-Term Storage function built into a Radiation Safety workstation or information system.

DICOM PS3.17 2022e - Explanatory Information