C.8.11.10 Enhanced Mammography Series Module

The Breast Tomosynthesis Image IOD uses the General Series module described in section C.7.3.1, specialized by the Enhanced Mammography Series Module, to describe the DICOM Series Entity described in A.1.2.3, and to define what constitutes a Series for the context of a Breast Tomosynthesis device.

Table C.8-76b specifies the Attributes that identify and describe general information about the Enhanced Mammography Series.


Attribute Name Tag Type Attribute Description
Modality (0008,0060) 1 Type of equipment that originally acquired the data used to create the images in this Series. Enumerated Values: MG See section C. for further explanation.
Referenced Performed Procedure Step Sequence (0008,1111) 1C Uniquely identifies the Performed Procedure Step SOP Instance to which the Series is related (e.g. a Modality or General-Purpose Performed Procedure Step SOP Instance). Only a single Item shall be included in this sequence. Required if the Modality Performed Procedure Step SOP Class or General Purpose Performed Procedure Step SOP Class is supported.
>Include SOP Instance Reference Macro Table 10-11
Request Attributes Sequence (0040,0275) 3 Sequence that contains attributes from the Imaging Service Request. One or more Items are permitted in this sequence.
>Include Request Attributes Macro Table 10-9 For Reason for Requested Procedure Code Sequence (0040,100A) the Baseline Context IDs are 6051 and 6055. No Baseline Context IDs are defined for other Attributes. Note: For example, Requested Procedure Code Sequence (0040,100A) may be used to convey whether the images in the Series were taken for screening or diagnostic purposes.