C.7.1.1 Patient Module

Table C.7-1 specifies the Attributes of the Patient that describe and identify the Patient who is the subject of a diagnostic Study. This Module contains Attributes of the patient that are needed for diagnostic interpretation of the Image and are common for all studies performed on the patient. It contains Attributes that are also included in the Patient Modules in Section C.2.

Table C.7-1 PATIENT MODULE ATTRIBUTES

Attribute Name Tag Type Attribute Description
Patient's Name (0010,0010) 2 Patient's full name.
Patient ID (0010,0020) 2 Primary hospital identification number or code for the patient.
Include Issuer of Patient ID Macro Table 10-18
Patient's Birth Date (0010,0030) 2 Birth date of the patient.
Patient's Sex (0010,0040) 2 Sex of the named patient. Enumerated Values: M = male F = female O = other
Referenced Patient Sequence (0008,1120) 3 A sequence that provides reference to a Patient SOP Class/Instance pair. Only a single Item is permitted in this Sequence.
>Include SOP Instance Reference Macro Table 10-11
Patient's Birth Time (0010,0032) 3 Birth time of the Patient.
Other Patient IDs (0010,1000) 3 Other identification numbers or codes used to identify the patient.
Other Patient IDs Sequence (0010,1002) 3 A sequence of identification numbers or codes used to identify the patient, which may or may not be human readable, and may or may not have been obtained from an implanted or attached device such as an RFID or barcode. One or more Items are permitted in this sequence.
>Patient ID (0010,0020) 1 An identification number or code used to identify the patient.
>Include Issuer of Patient ID Macro Table 10-18
>Type of Patient ID (0010,0022) 1 The type of identifier in this item. Defined Terms: TEXT RFID BARCODE Note: The identifier is coded as a string regardless of the type, not as a binary value.
Other Patient Names (0010,1001) 3 Other names used to identify the patient.
Ethnic Group (0010,2160) 3 Ethnic group or race of the patient.
Patient Comments (0010,4000) 3 User-defined additional information about the patient.
Patient Species Description (0010,2201) 1C The species of the patient. Required if the patient is an animal and if Patient Species Code Sequence (0010,2202) is not present. May be present otherwise.
Patient Species Code Sequence (0010,2202) 1C The species of the patient. Only a single Item shall be included in this sequence. Required if the patient is an animal and if Patient Species Description (0010,2201) is not present. May be present otherwise.
>Include ‘Code Sequence Macro’ Table 8.8-1 Defined CID 7454.
Patient Breed Description (0010,2292) 2C The breed of the patient. See C.7.1.1.1.1. Required if the patient is an animal and if Patient Breed Code Sequence (0010,2293) is empty. May be present otherwise.
Patient Breed Code Sequence (0010,2293) 2C The breed of the patient. See C.7.1.1.1.1. Zero or more Items shall be included in this sequence. Required if the patient is an animal.
>Include ‘Code Sequence Macro’ Table 8.8-1 Defined CID 7480.
Breed Registration Sequence (0010,2294) 2C Information identifying an animal within a breed registry. Zero or more Items shall be included in this sequence. Required if the patient is an animal.
>Breed Registration Number (0010,2295) 1 Identification number of an animal within the registry.
>Breed Registry Code Sequence (0010,2296) 1 Identification of the organization with which an animal is registered. Only a single Item shall be permitted in this sequence.
>>Include ‘Code Sequence Macro’ Table 8.8-1 Defined CID 7481.
Responsible Person (0010,2297) 2C Name of person with medical decision making authority for the patient. Required if the patient is an animal. May be present otherwise.
Responsible Person Role (0010,2298) 1C Relationship of Responsible Person to the patient. See Section C.7.1.1.1.2 for Defined Terms. Required if Responsible Person is present and has a value.
Responsible Organization (0010,2299) 2C Name of organization with medical decision making authority for the patient. Required if patient is an animal. May be present otherwise.
Patient Identity Removed (0012,0062) 3 The true identity of the patient has been removed from the Attributes and the Pixel Data Enumerated Values: YES NO
De-identification Method (0012,0063) 1C A description or label of the mechanism or method use to remove the patient’s identity. May be multi-valued if successive de-identification steps have been performed. Notes: 1. This may be used to describe the extent or thoroughness of the de-identification, for example whether or not the de-identification is for a “Limited Data Set” (as per HIPAA Privacy Rule). 2. The characteristics of the de-identifying equipment and/or the responsible operator of that equipment may be recorded as an additional item of the Contributing Equipment Sequence (0018,A001) in the SOP Common Module. De-identifying equipment may use a Purpose of Reference of (109104,DCM,“De-identifying Equipment”). Required if Patient Identity Removed (0012,0062) is present and has a value of YES and De-identification Method Code Sequence (0012,0064) is not present. May be present otherwise.
De-identification Method Code Sequence (0012,0064) 1C A code describing the mechanism or method use to remove the patient’s identity. One or more Items shall be included in this sequence. Multiple items are used if successive de-identification steps have been performed or to describe options of a defined profile. Required if Patient Identity Removed (0012,0062) is present and has a value of YES and De-identification Method (0012,0063) is not present. May be present otherwise.
>Include Code Sequence Macro Table 8.8-1 Defined CID 7050.

C.7.1.1.1 Patient Module Attributes

C.7.1.1.1.1 Patient Breed Description and Code Sequence

The breed of an animal, if known, shall be encoded in either Patient Breed Description (0010,2292) or Patient Breed Code Sequence (0010,2293) or both.

In the case of a mixed breed, it shall be either:

  1. described in plain text in Patient Breed Description (0010,2292), e.g., “Border Collie American Bulldog mix”, or just “Mixed”, or

  2. coded as multiple specific breeds by composing the mix as multiple items of Patient Breed Code Sequence (0010,2293), e.g., (L-809A2,SRT,“Border Collie dog breed”) followed by (L-80974,SRT, “American Bulldog breed”), or

  3. encoded non-specifically with a code that means “mixed breed” of the appropriate species, as defined in CID 7482, which is included in CID 7480, e.g., (L-809DF,SRT,“Mixed breed dog”).

Note: The absence of a value for both Patient Breed Description (0010,2292) and Patient Breed Code Sequence (0010,2293) implies that the breed is unknown, not that it is mixed.

C.7.1.1.1.2 Responsible Person Role

The Defined Terms for Responsible Person Role (0010,2298) are:

OWNER

PARENT

CHILD

SPOUSE

SIBLING

RELATIVE

GUARDIAN

CUSTODIAN

AGENT