This section describes the Common CT/MR Image Description Macro.
Table C.8-131 specifies the attributes of the Common CT/MR Image Description Macro.
Table C.8-131COMMON CT/MR IMAGE DESCRIPTION MACRO ATTRIBUTES
|Attribute Name||Tag||Type||Attribute Description|
|Pixel Presentation||(0008,9205)||1||Indication of the presence or absence of color information that may be used during rendering. See C.22.214.171.124.1 for a description and Enumerated Values.|
|Volumetric Properties||(0008,9206)||1||Indication if geometric manipulations are possible with frames in the SOP Instance. See C.126.96.36.199.2 for a description and Enumerated Values.|
|Volume Based Calculation Technique||(0008,9207)||1||Method used for volume calculations with frames in the SOP Instance. See C.188.8.131.52.3 for a description and Defined Terms.|
Table C.8-132PIXEL PRESENTATION ATTRIBUTE VALUES
|Enumerated Value Name||Enumerated Value Description|
|COLOR||Image is best displayed in color using Supplemental Palette Color LUTs, but can be displayed in grayscale if current display does not support color. See section C.184.108.40.206.1.1.|
|MONOCHROME||Image is intended to be displayed in grayscale only. No Supplemental Palette Color LUTs are supplied.|
|MIXED||Used only as a value in Pixel Presentation (0008,9205) in the Enhanced MR Image Module or Enhanced CT Image Module if frames within the image SOP Instance contain different values for the Pixel Presentation attribute in the MR Image Frame Type Functional Group or CT Image Frame Type Functional Group.|
|TRUE_COLOR||Image can be displayed in color only|
C.220.127.116.11.1.1 Supplemental Palette Color LUTs
Figure C.8-20 presents two separate image visualization pipelines that can be used for interpreting the stored pixel values.
If Pixel Presentation (0008,9205) equals COLOR, the stored values are split into two ranges. The stored values up to one less than the second value of the Red, Green and Blue Palette Color Lookup Table Descriptor (0028,1101-1103) are passed through the gray scale visualization pipeline. The values equal to or greater than the second value of the Red, Green and Blue Palette Color Lookup Table Descriptor (0028,1101-1103) are mapped by the Palette Color LUTs.
Notes: 1. Some images may be purely color, and there will be no grayscale range of stored pixel values “below” those that are passed through the color lookup tables.
2. Images containing Supplemental Palette Color LUTs cannot be irreversibly (lossy) compressed, since that would potentially change the index values and result in different colors being rendered.
The complete range of stored pixel values can also be displayed via the grayscale visualization pipeline only, but the information content may be less useful because the color information is not available.
[pic] Figure C.8-20 MONOCHROME2 Photometric Interpretation with Supplemental Palette Color mapping
The value of the Volumetric Properties attribute (0008,9206) allows applications doing geometric manipulations (e.g., MAX_IP or MPR or planning) to determine if the image is an appropriate candidate for an operation without having to know all the details of the generating application.
Table C.8-133 specifies the Enumerated Values for the Volumetric Properties (0008,9206) attribute.
Table C.8-133VOLUMETRIC PROPERTIES ATTRIBUTE VALUES
|Enumerated Value Name||Enumerated Value Description|
|VOLUME||Image contains pixels that represent the volume specified for the image (Examples: Volume Based Calculation Technique (0008,9207) is NONE or MPR).|
|SAMPLED||The specified frame or each frame within the image will not contain a representation of the average information in the slice direction because the frame was calculated by the non-linear re-sampling of a volume where each pixels of the resulting frame does not contain an average representation of the voxel represented by the frame's pixel. For example a projection (MAX_IP) frame uses the maximum value along a ray for each pixel rather than the average value of the represented voxel.|
|DISTORTED||Image contains significantly distorted information from what is specified by the image volume attributes. For example this image should not be used in planning or for 3D volume. An example of this image type is a curved reformatted image (CURVED_MPR).|
|MIXED||Used only as a value in the Volumetric Properties (0008,9206) attribute in the Enhanced MR Image Type Module or Enhanced CT Image Type Module if frames within the image SOP Instance contain different values for the Volumetric Properties (0008,9206) attributes in the MR Image Frame Type Functional Group or CT Frame Type Functional Group.|
The value of the Volume Based Calculation Technique attribute (0008,9207) shall be used to indicate the method used for calculating pixels based on geometry.
Shall have a value of NONE when Value 1 of Image Type (0008,0008) or Value 1 of Frame Type (0008,9007) is ORIGINAL.
Table C.8-134 specifies the Defined Terms for the Volume Based Calculation Technique (0008,9207) attribute.
Table C.8-134VOLUME BASED CALCULATION TECHNIQUE ATTRIBUTE VALUES
|Defined Term Name||Defined Term Description|
|MAX_IP||Maximum Intensity Projection|
|MIN_IP||Minimum Intensity Projection|
|VOLUME_RENDER||Volume Rendering Projection Volume Rendering Image represents 3D voluminar information constructed from measured voxel intensities covering a 3D volume.|
|SURFACE_RENDER||Surface Rendering Projection Surface Rendering Image represents 3D surface information constructed from measured voxel intensities covering a 3D volume.|
|CURVED_MPR||Curved Multi-Planar Reformat|
|NONE||Pixels not derived geometrically|
|MIXED||Used only as a value in Volume Based Calculation Technique (0008,9207) attribute in the Enhanced MR Image Module or MR Spectroscopy Module if frames within the image SOP Instance contain different terms for the Volume Based Calculation Technique attribute in MR Frame Type Functional Group or MR Spectroscopy Frame Type Functional Group.|