C.8.6.1 SC Equipment Module

This Module describes equipment used to convert images into a DICOM format.


Attribute Name Tag Type Attribute Description
Conversion Type (0008,0064) 1 Describes the kind of image conversion. Defined Terms : DV = Digitized Video DI = Digital Interface DF = Digitized Film WSD = Workstation SD = Scanned Document SI = Scanned Image DRW = Drawing SYN = Synthetic Image
Modality (0008,0060) 3 Source equipment for the image. This type definition shall override the definition in the General Series Module. See C. for Defined Terms.
Secondary Capture Device ID (0018,1010) 3 User defined identification of the device that converted the image
Secondary Capture Device Manufacturer (0018,1016) 3 Manufacturer of the Secondary Capture Device
Secondary Capture Device Manufacturer's Model Name (0018,1018) 3 Manufacturer's model number of the Secondary Capture Device
Secondary Capture Device Software Versions (0018,1019) 3 Manufacturer's designation of software version of the Secondary Capture Device
Video Image Format Acquired (0018,1022) 3 Original format of the captured video image (e.g. NTSC, PAL, Videomed-H)
Digital Image Format Acquired (0018,1023) 3 Additional information about digital interface used to acquire the image

Notes: 1. The Attributes specified in the General equipment Module (see Table C.7-6) describe the equipment which created the image being captured. The Attributes of the SC Equipment Module define the equipment that captured the image. The following table illustrates typical scenarios for different conversion types:

Conversion Type (0008,0064) General Equipment Secondary Capture Equipment
Digitized Video (DV) The equipment generating the video signal. The equipment digitizing the video signal.
Digital Interface (DI) The equipment on the sending side of the digital interface. The equipment on the receiving side of the digital interface.
Digitized Film (DF) The equipment which created the film. The equipment digitizing the film.
Workstation (WSD) Application dependent, but often the equipment which placed the image on the workstation screen, or created the modified image. The equipment which captured the image from the screen, or which placed the modified image into a DICOM SOP Instance.
Scanned Document (SD) The equipment which created the document. The equipment digitizing the document.
Scanned Image (SI) The equipment which created the image that was digitized. The equipment digitizing the image.
Drawing (DRW) The equipment which created the drawing. The equipment digitizing (or rasterizing) the drawing.
Synthetic Image (SYN) The equipment creating the original images from which the synthetic image was derived. The equipment creating the synthetic image.

2. The Attribute Modality (0008,0060) specified in the General Series Module (see Table C.7-4) has been specialized by this Module and is defined as a Type 3 Attribute.