C.8.11.7.1.4 Image Type

Image Type (0008,0008) Value 1 and Value 2 shall identify the Pixel Data Characteristics in accordance with Section C.8.11.3.1.1.

Value 3 shall be present and have zero length (null value), except when used to identify a stereotactic mammography image.

Note: In a previous version of PS 3.3, Value 3 was required to be zero length (null value). If Value 3 is zero length, the image may or may not be a stereotactic mammography image, if the Instance was created before these terms were defined.

The Enumerated Values for Value 3 of stereotactic mammography images are listed in Table C.8-74a:

Table C.8-74a

Image Type (0008,0008) Value 3 for stereotactic mammography

Enumerated Value Definition ACR MQCM Equivalent
STEREO_SCOUT A localizer image for a stereotactic acquisition. …SC
STEREO_MINUS The paired image obtained with the X-Ray source angle decreased from the scout position, to determine positioning coordinates prior to needle positioning. …ST-
STEREO_PLUS The paired image obtained with the X-Ray source angle increased from the scout position, to determine positioning coordinates prior to needle positioning. …ST+
PREFIRE_MINUS The paired image obtained with the X-Ray source angle decreased from the scout position, with the biopsy needle in position prior to needle deployment. …PRF-
PREFIRE_PLUS The paired image obtained with the X-Ray source angle increased from the scout position, with the biopsy needle in position prior to needle deployment. …PRF+
POSTFIRE_MINUS The paired image obtained with the X-Ray source angle decreased from the scout position, with the biopsy needle in position following needle deployment through the targeted lesion. …POF-
POSTFIRE_PLUS The paired image obtained with the X-Ray source angle increased from the scout position, with the biopsy needle in position following needle deployment through the targeted lesion. …POF+
POSTBIOPSY_MINUS The image obtained following tissue acquisition with the X-Ray source angle decreased from the scout position. …POB-
POSTBIOPSY_PLUS The image obtained following tissue acquisition with the X-Ray source angle increased from the scout position. …POB+
POSTBIOPSY The image obtained following tissue acquisition with the X-Ray source in the scout position. …POB