DICOM In-Depth Course Agenda

Day 1 Agenda

How to navigate the DICOM Standard

  • Parts 1 – 20
  • DICOM Publications
  • How to get information


DICOM Encoding

  • Group and Element Tags. Length, Value
  • Default encoding and Transfer Syntax – Little Endian
  • Value Representation
  • Explicit Value Representation – Big Endian
  • Image Pixel Encoding – 8 bit and 16 bit
  • Key attributes for Image Display
  • Sequence of Items
  • Enumerated Value/Defined Terms
  • Private Data Elements
  • Triplet Encoding for Coding Schemes
  • How to build a valid UID
  • Multi-Frame Image – Frame Increment Pointer
  • Compression Transfer Syntaxes
  • Language support in DICOM


How to Read a CT (Composite) Image Object Definition

  • ER Diagram – Information Entities
  • Requirement Types 1, 2, and 3
  • IOD Tables
  • CT IOD Modules and Attributes in Part 3

DICOM SOP Class – Detailed review of applications

  • Storage
    • DICOM Message Structure
    • C-STORE, IODs
  • Query/Retrieve
    • Query/Retrieve Models
    • C-FIND
    • Exercise – How to perform a Query Request
    • Retrieve and C-MOVE

Day 2 Agenda

DICOM SOP Class – Detailed review of applications (con’t)

  • Storage Commitment
    • N-ACTION, N-EVENT-REPORT
    • Action and Event Information
    • SCU/SCP Role Negotiation
    • How to manage the required multiple associations
  • Modality Worklist (MWL)
    • C-FIND
    • Broad Based Query
    • Patient Based Query
    • Understanding the required attributes – linked to IHE requirements
    • Importance of Study Instance UID
  • Modality Performed Procedure Step (MPPS)
    • N-CREATE
    • N-SET
    • Linking MPPS to MWL
    • Understanding the required attributes – linked to IHE requirements
    • Importance of Study Instance UID
  • Presentation State
    • Structure of PR and How Related to Images
    • Display Standard (P-values)
    • Grayscale Transformation Pipeline
      • Rescale Slope – Intercept, Modality LUT
      • Window Width/Level and VOI LUT
      • Presentation LUT
    • Measurements, Annotation, ROI, Graphics Display, Overlays, Structured Reporting
    • How the SR Model relates to other DICOM objects
    • How to build an SR – Content Items, Name/Value Pair, Coded Entries
    • What is a Template – how are they used
    • Relationship to IHE, XML, etc.
  • Print
    • N-CREATE, N-SET, N-ACTION, and N-DELETE
    • Film Session
    • Film Box
    • Image Box
    • Print Job
  • Media Interchange
    • Application Profiles
    • DICOM File Format
    • Media – MOD, CD-R, DVD
    • File Set Reader (FSR), File Set Creator (FSC), and File Set Updater (FSU)
    • DICOM Directory (DICOMDIR)
    • Directory Record Keys