The Image Type attribute identifies important image characteristics in a multiple valued data element. For X-Ray, Image Type is specialized as follows:
a. Value 1 shall identify the Pixel Data Characteristics in accordance with Section C.18.104.22.168.2; Enumerated Values are: ORIGINAL and DERIVED;
b. Value 2 shall identify the Patient Examination Characteristics in accordance with Section C.22.214.171.124.2; Enumerated Values are: PRIMARY and SECONDARY.
Note: X-Ray images generally use PRIMARY value for images captured from patient exposure.
c. Value 3 shall identify the image set in terms of the imaging planes. Enumerated Values are:
|SINGLE PLANE||Image is a single plane acquisition;|
|BIPLANE A||Image is the first plane (e.g., Frontal) of a Bi-plane acquisition;|
|BIPLANE B||Image is the second plane (e.g., Lateral) of a Bi-plane acquisition|
d. Other Values are implementation specific (optional).