CR ImageCIOD
CT ImageCIOD
MR ImageCIOD
NM ImageCIOD
PatientMModule - Patient
Clinical Trial SubjectUModule - Patient
General StudyMModule - Study
Patient StudyUModule - Study
Clinical Trial StudyUModule - Study
General SeriesMModule - Series
Clinical Trial SeriesUModule - Series
NM/PET Patient OrientationMModule - Series
Frame of ReferenceUModule - Frame of Reference
SynchronizationCModule - Frame of Reference
General EquipmentMModule - Equipment
General ImageMModule - Image
General ReferenceUModule - Image
Image PixelMModule - Image
Acquisition ContextUModule - Image
(0040,0555) Acquisition Context Sequence2Sequence
(0008,1160) Referenced Frame Number1CInteger String
(0040,08EA) Measurement Units Code Sequence1CSequence
(0008,0100) Code Value1CShort String
(0008,0102) Coding Scheme Designator1CShort String
(0008,0103) Coding Scheme Version1CShort String
(0008,0104) Code Meaning1Long String
(0008,0105) Mapping Resource1CCode String
(0008,0106) Context Group Version1CDate Time
(0008,0107) Context Group Local Version1CDate Time
(0008,010B) Context Group Extension Flag3Code String
(0008,010D) Context Group Extension Creator UID1CUnique Identifier
(0008,010F) Context Identifier3Code String
(0008,0117) Context UID3Unique Identifier
(0008,0118) Mapping Resource UID3Unique Identifier
(0008,0119) Long Code Value1CUnlimited Characters
(0008,0120) URN Code Value1CURL
(0008,0121) Equivalent Code Sequence3Sequence
(0008,0122) Mapping Resource Name3Long String
(0040,A032) Observation DateTime3Date Time
(0040,A040) Value Type3Code String
(0040,A043) Concept Name Code Sequence1Sequence
(0040,A121) Date1CDate
(0040,A122) Time1CTime
(0040,A123) Person Name1CPerson Name
(0040,A160) Text Value1CUnlimited Text
(0040,A161) Floating Point Value1CDouble
(0040,A162) Rational Numerator Value1CSigned Long
(0040,A163) Rational Denominator Value1CUnsigned Long
(0040,A168) Concept Code Sequence1CSequence
(0040,A30A) Numeric Value1CDecimal String
(0040,0556) Acquisition Context Description3Short Text
DeviceUModule - Image
SpecimenUModule - Image
NM Image PixelMModule - Image
Multi-frameMModule - Image
NM Multi-frameMModule - Image
NM ImageMModule - Image
NM IsotopeMModule - Image
NM DetectorMModule - Image
NM Tomo AcquisitionCModule - Image
NM Multi-Gated AcquisitionCModule - Image
NM PhaseCModule - Image
NM ReconstructionCModule - Image
Overlay PlaneUModule - Image
Multi-frame OverlayUModule - Image
VOI LUTUModule - Image
ICC ProfileUModule - Image
SOP CommonMModule - Image
Common Instance ReferenceUModule - Image
Frame ExtractionCModule - Image
US ImageCIOD
US Multi-frame ImageCIOD
Secondary Capture ImageCIOD
Multi-frame Single Bit SC ImageCIOD
Multi-frame Grayscale Byte SC ImageCIOD
Multi-frame Grayscale Word SC ImageCIOD
Multi-frame True Color SC ImageCIOD
X-Ray Angiographic ImageCIOD
X-Ray Radiofluoroscopic ImageCIOD
RT ImageCIOD
RT DoseCIOD
RT Structure SetCIOD
RT PlanCIOD
PET ImageCIOD
Digital X-Ray ImageCIOD
Digital Mammography X-Ray ImageCIOD
Digital Intra-Oral X-Ray ImageCIOD
RT Beams Treatment RecordCIOD
RT Brachy Treatment RecordCIOD
RT Treatment Summary RecordCIOD
VL Endoscopic ImageCIOD
VL Microscopic ImageCIOD
VL Slide-Coordinates Microscopic ImageCIOD
VL Photographic ImageCIOD
Video Endoscopic ImageCIOD
Video Microscopic ImageCIOD
Video Photographic ImageCIOD
VL Whole Slide Microscopy ImageCIOD
Real-Time Video Endoscopic ImageCIOD
Real-Time Video Photographic ImageCIOD
Grayscale Softcopy Presentation StateCIOD
Color Softcopy Presentation StateCIOD
Pseudo-Color Softcopy Presentation StateCIOD
Blending Softcopy Presentation StateCIOD
Basic Structured DisplayCIOD
XA/XRF Grayscale Softcopy Presentation StateCIOD
Advanced Blending Presentation StateCIOD
Basic Voice Audio WaveformCIOD
12-Lead ECGCIOD
General ECGCIOD
Ambulatory ECGCIOD
Hemodynamic WaveformCIOD
Basic Cardiac Electrophysiology WaveformCIOD
Arterial Pulse WaveformCIOD
Respiratory WaveformCIOD
General Audio WaveformCIOD
Real-Time Audio WaveformCIOD
Basic Text SRCIOD
Enhanced SRCIOD
Comprehensive SRCIOD
Key Object Selection DocumentCIOD
Mammography CAD SRCIOD
Chest CAD SRCIOD
Procedure LogCIOD
X-Ray Radiation Dose SRCIOD
Spectacle Prescription ReportCIOD
Colon CAD SRCIOD
Macular Grid Thickness and Volume ReportCIOD
Implantation Plan SR DocumentCIOD
Comprehensive 3D SRCIOD
Radiopharmaceutical Radiation Dose SRCIOD
Extensible SRCIOD
Acquisition Context SRCIOD
Simplified Adult Echo SRCIOD
Patient Radiation Dose Structured ReportCIOD
Planned Imaging Agent Administration SRCIOD
Performed Imaging Agent Administration SRCIOD
Rendition Selection DocumentCIOD
Enhanced MR ImageCIOD
MR SpectroscopyCIOD
Enhanced MR Color ImageCIOD
Raw DataCIOD
Enhanced CT ImageCIOD
Spatial RegistrationCIOD
Deformable Spatial RegistrationCIOD
Spatial FiducialsCIOD
Ophthalmic Photography 8 Bit ImageCIOD
Ophthalmic Photography 16 Bit ImageCIOD
Stereometric RelationshipCIOD
Hanging ProtocolCIOD
Encapsulated PDFCIOD
Encapsulated CDACIOD
Real World Value MappingCIOD
Enhanced XA ImageCIOD
Enhanced XRF ImageCIOD
RT Ion PlanCIOD
RT Ion Beams Treatment RecordCIOD
SegmentationCIOD
Ophthalmic Tomography ImageCIOD
X-Ray 3D Angiographic ImageCIOD
X-Ray 3D Craniofacial ImageCIOD
Breast Tomosynthesis ImageCIOD
Enhanced PET ImageCIOD
Surface SegmentationCIOD
Color PaletteCIOD
Enhanced US VolumeCIOD
Lensometry MeasurementsCIOD
Autorefraction MeasurementsCIOD
Keratometry MeasurementsCIOD
Subjective Refraction MeasurementsCIOD
Visual Acuity MeasurementsCIOD
Ophthalmic Axial MeasurementsCIOD
Intraocular Lens CalculationsCIOD
Generic Implant TemplateCIOD
Implant Assembly TemplateCIOD
Implant Template GroupCIOD
RT Beams Delivery InstructionCIOD
Ophthalmic Visual Field Static Perimetry MeasurementsCIOD
Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography ImageCIOD
Ophthalmic Thickness MapCIOD
Surface Scan MeshCIOD
Surface Scan Point CloudCIOD
Legacy Converted Enhanced CT ImageCIOD
Legacy Converted Enhanced MR ImageCIOD
Legacy Converted Enhanced PET ImageCIOD
Corneal Topography MapCIOD
Breast Projection X-Ray ImageCIOD
Parametric MapCIOD
Wide Field Ophthalmic Photography Stereographic Projection ImageCIOD
Wide Field Ophthalmic Photography 3D Coordinates ImageCIOD
Tractography ResultsCIOD
RT Brachy Application Setup Delivery InstructionCIOD
Planar MPR Volumetric Presentation StateCIOD
Volume Rendering Volumetric Presentation StateCIOD
Content Assessment ResultsCIOD
CT Performed Procedure ProtocolCIOD
CT Defined Procedure ProtocolCIOD
Protocol ApprovalCIOD
Ophthalmic Optical Coherence Tomography En Face ImageCIOD
Ophthalmic Optical Coherence Tomography B-scan Volume AnalysisCIOD
Encapsulated STLCIOD
Encapsulated OBJCIOD
Encapsulated MTLCIOD
RT Physician IntentCIOD
RT Segment AnnotationCIOD
RT Radiation SetCIOD
C-Arm Photon-Electron RadiationCIOD
Tomotherapeutic RadiationCIOD
Robotic-Arm RadiationCIOD
Basic DirectoryCIOD

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Coding Scheme Designator Attribute

Tag(0008,0102)
TypeConditionally Required (1C)
KeywordCodingSchemeDesignator
Value Multiplicity1
Value RepresentationShort String (SH)

The identifier of the coding scheme in which the Coded Entry is defined.

See Section 8.2.

Shall be present if Code Value (0008,0100) or Long Code Value (0008,0119) is present. May be present otherwise.

Section 8.2

8.2 Coding Scheme Designator and Coding Scheme Version

The Attribute Coding Scheme Designator (0008,0102) identifies the coding scheme in which the code for a term is defined. Standard coding scheme designators used in DICOM information interchange are listed in PS3.16. Other coding scheme designators, for both private and public coding schemes, may be used, in accordance with PS3.16. Further identification of the coding scheme designators used in a SOP Instance may be provided in the Coding Scheme Identification Sequence (0008,0110) (see Section C.12.1).

Note

  1. Typical coding schemes used in DICOM include "DCM" for DICOM defined codes, "SCT" for SNOMED CT, and "LN" for LOINC. See Annex 8 “Coding Schemes” in PS3.16.

  2. Coding scheme designators beginning with "99" and the coding scheme designator "L" are defined in HL7 V2 to be private or local coding schemes.

  3. Most IODs that define the use of coded terms provide for the use of private codes and coding schemes through replacement of Baseline Context Groups or extension of Defined Context Groups. Systems supporting such private code use must provide a mechanism for the configuration of sets of Coding Scheme Designator (0008,0102), Code Value (0008,0100) (or Long Code Value (0008,0119) or URN Code Value (0008,0120)), and Code Meaning (0008,0104) to support interoperation of the private codes with other systems.

  4. It is highly recommended that local or non-standard coding schemes be identified in the Coding Scheme Identification Sequence (0008,0110). Documents or machine readable representations of the coding scheme (e.g., CSV or OWL files) can be linked to via a Coding Scheme URL (0008,010E). For appropriate values, see Table 8-1 “Coding Schemes” in PS3.16 .

  5. URN and URL codes usually lack a Coding Scheme Designator (0008,0102).

The Attribute Coding Scheme Version (0008,0103) may be used to identify the version of a coding scheme if necessary to resolve ambiguity in Code Value (0008,0100), Long Code Value (0008,0119) or URN Code Value (0008,0120). Coding Scheme Version (0008,0103) is not required for backward-compatible revisions of a coding scheme, as the Coding Scheme Designator (0008,0102) identifies the coding scheme as a whole as currently published by the responsible organization.

Note

  1. See PS3.16 for a discussion of SNOMED Coding Scheme Designators 99SDM, SNM3, SRT and SCT.

  2. ICD-10, for example, is not a backward-compatible revision of ICD-9, and hence it has a different Coding Scheme Designator, not simply a different Coding Scheme Version.