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Image PlaneMModule - Image
Image PixelMModule - Image
Contrast/BolusCModule - Image
DeviceUModule - Image
SpecimenUModule - Image
CT ImageMModule - Image
Multi-energy CT ImageCModule - Image
(0018,9362) Multi-energy CT Acquisition Sequence1Sequence
(0018,937B) Multi-energy Acquisition Description3Unlimited Text
(0018,9365) Multi-energy CT X-Ray Source Sequence1Sequence
(0018,936F) Multi-energy CT X-Ray Detector Sequence1Sequence
(0018,9379) Multi-energy CT Path Sequence1Sequence
(0018,9321) CT Exposure Sequence1Sequence
(0018,9377) Referenced X-Ray Source Index1CUnsigned Short
(0018,9328) Exposure Time in ms1CDouble
(0018,9330) X-Ray Tube Current in mA1CDouble
(0018,9332) Exposure in mAs1CDouble
(0018,9323) Exposure Modulation Type1CCode String
(0018,9324) Estimated Dose Saving2CDouble
(0018,9345) CTDIvol2CDouble
(0018,9346) CTDI Phantom Type Code Sequence3Sequence
(0018,1271) Water Equivalent Diameter3Double
(0018,1272) Water Equivalent Diameter Calculation Method Code Sequence1CSequence
(0018,115E) Image and Fluoroscopy Area Dose Product3Decimal String
(0018,9325) CT X-Ray Details Sequence1Sequence
(0018,9304) CT Acquisition Details Sequence1Sequence
(0018,9312) CT Geometry Sequence1Sequence
(0018,9363) Multi-energy CT Processing Sequence3Sequence
(0018,9364) Multi-energy CT Characteristics Sequence1CSequence
Overlay PlaneUModule - Image
VOI LUTUModule - Image
SOP CommonMModule - Image
Common Instance ReferenceUModule - Image
US Multi-frame ImageCIOD
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Grayscale Softcopy Presentation StateCIOD
Color Softcopy Presentation StateCIOD
Pseudo-Color Softcopy Presentation StateCIOD
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Basic Structured DisplayCIOD
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Advanced Blending Presentation StateCIOD
Basic Voice AudioCIOD
Ambulatory ECGCIOD
Basic Cardiac EPCIOD
Arterial Pulse WaveformCIOD
Respiratory WaveformCIOD
General Audio WaveformCIOD
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Basic Text SRCIOD
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Key Object Selection DocumentCIOD
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Procedure LogCIOD
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Spectacle Prescription ReportCIOD
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Patient Radiation Dose Structured ReportCIOD
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Rendition Selection DocumentCIOD
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MR SpectroscopyCIOD
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Raw DataCIOD
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Spatial RegistrationCIOD
Deformable Spatial RegistrationCIOD
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Hanging ProtocolCIOD
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Keratometry MeasurementsCIOD
Subjective Refraction MeasurementsCIOD
Visual Acuity MeasurementsCIOD
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Intraocular Lens CalculationsCIOD
Generic Implant TemplateCIOD
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Volume Rendering Volumetric Presentation StateCIOD
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Data synced with official DICOM standard on 4 December 2019. The DICOM Standard is under continuous maintenance, and the current official version is available at DICOM Parts 3 and 6, © NEMA. Please note that the most recent PDF version of the standard is the official reference, and should checked when making technical decisions.

Exposure Time in ms Attribute

TypeConditionally Required (1C)
Value Multiplicity1
Value RepresentationDouble (FD)

Duration of exposure for this frame in milliseconds. If Acquisition Type (0018,9302) equals SPIRAL the duration of the exposure time for this frame shall be Revolution Time (0018,9305) divided by the Spiral Pitch Factor (0018,9311). See Section C.

Required if Frame Type (0008,9007) Value 1 of this frame is ORIGINAL, or if Image Type (0008,0008) Value 1 is ORIGINAL and Multi-energy CT Acquisition (0018,9361) is YES. May be present otherwise.

Section C.

C. Exposure Time in ms Attribute (Informative)

An example of how the value of Exposure Time in ms (0018,9328) can be calculated:

The Exposure Time Texposuretime of a volume shall be the time of the X-Ray radiation in position with this volume. It depends on the travel speed and the total collimation width.

Texposuretime of the volume represented by a distinguished frame of a Spiral Scan can be calculated as follows:

Texposuretime = N x S / Vtravelspeed

CTpitchfactor = DD / N x S

Vtravelspeed = DD / Trevolutiontime

From this the exposure time can be derived:

Texposuretime = N x S x Trevolutiontime / DD = Trevolutiontime / CTpitchfactor


DD = Table Feed per Rotation (0018,9310) in mm distance moved by the patient support in the z direction per 360° revolution in Spiral scanning

S = collimation of a single slice in mm

N = number slices

N x S = Total Collimation Width (0018,9307) in mm

Vtravelspeed = Table Speed (0018,9309) in mm/second, travel speed of the patient table

Trevolutiontime = Revolution time (0018,9305) in seconds

CTpitchfactor = Spiral Pitch Factor (0018,9311)