F.5.31 Hanging Protocol Directory Record Definition

The Directory Record is based on the specification of Section F.3. It is identified by a Directory Record Type of Value “HANGING PROTOCOL”. Table F.5-31 lists the set of keys with their associated Types for such a Directory Record Type. The description of these keys may be found in the Modules related to the Hanging Protocol IOD. This Directory Record shall be used to reference a Hanging Protocol SOP Instance. This type of Directory Record may reference a Lower-Level Directory Entity which includes one or more Directory Records as defined in Table F.4-1.

Table F.5-31

HANGING PROTOCOL KEYS

Attribute Name Tag Type Attribute Description
Specific Character Set (0008,0005) 1C Required if an extended or replacement character set is used in one of the keys
Hanging Protocol Name (0072,0002) 1
Hanging Protocol Description (0072,0004) 1
Hanging Protocol Level (0072,0006) 1
Hanging Protocol Creator (0072,0008) 1
Hanging Protocol Creation DateTime (0072,000A) 1
Hanging Protocol Definition Sequence (0072,000C) 1 Sequence that defines the type of imaging studies to which this Hanging Protocol applies. One or more Items shall be included in this sequence.
>Modality (0008,0060) 1C Required if Anatomic Region Sequence (0008,2218) is not present. May be present otherwise.
>Anatomic Region Sequence (0008,2218) 1C One or more Items shall be included in this sequence. Required if Modality (0008,0060) is not present. May be present otherwise.
>>Include Code Sequence Macro Table 8.8-1
>Laterality (0020,0060) 2C Required if Anatomic Region Sequence (0008,2218) is present.
>Procedure Code Sequence (0008,1032) 2 Zero or more Items shall be included in this Sequence.
>>Include Code Sequence Macro Table 8.8-1
>Reason for Requested Procedure Code Sequence (0040,100A) 2 Zero or more Items shall be included in this sequence.
>>Include Code Sequence Macro Table 8.8-1
Number of Priors Referenced (0072,0014) 1
Hanging Protocol User Identification Code Sequence (0072,000E) 2 Sequence that provides a coded identifier for the person, group, or site for which this Hanging Protocol was defined. Zero or one Item shall be included in this Sequence.
>Include Code Sequence Macro Table 8.8-1
Any other Attribute of the Hanging Protocol IOD 3

Note: Because Referenced SOP Instance UID in File (0004,1511) may be used as a “pseudo” Directory Record Key (See Table F.3-3), it is not duplicated in this list of keys.