L_DicomFindFirstKey

#include "ltdic.h"

L_LTDIC_API pDICOMELEMENT L_DicomFindFirstKey(hDS, pElement, pszKey, bTree)

HDICOMDS hDS;

a DICOM handle

pDICOMELEMENT pElement;

pointer to a DICOMELEMENT structure

L_TCHAR * pszKey;

type of key element to find

L_BOOL bTree;

flag that indicates how to evaluate the Data Set

Returns a pointer to the first item in the Dicom Dir Data Set with the specified key element type.

Parameter Description
hDS A DICOM handle.
pElement Pointer to a DICOMELEMENT structure within the Data Set.
pszKey Character string that contains the type of key element to find. Possible values are:
  Value Meaning
  "PATIENT" Patient key element
  "STUDY" Study key element
  "SERIES" Series key element
  "IMAGE" Image key element
  "OVERLAY" Overlay key element
  "MODALITY LUT" Modality-LUT key element
  "VOI LUT" VOI-LUT key element
  "CURVE" Curve key element
  "STORED PRINT" Stored print key element
  "RT DOSE" RT dose key element
  "RT STRUCTURE SET" RT structure set key element
  "RT PLAN" RT plan key element
  "RT TREAT RECORD" RT treatment record key element
  "TOPIC" Topic key element
  "VISIT" Visit key element
  "RESULTS" Results key element
  "INTERPRETATION" Interpretation key element
  "STUDY COMPONENT" Study Component key element
  "PRESENTATION" Presentation key element
  "WAVEFORM" Waveform key element
  "SR DOCUMENT" Structured Reporting Document key element
  "PRIVATE" Private key element
  "KEY OBJECT DOC" Key Object Document key element
  "SPECTROSCOPY" Spectroscopy key element
  "RAW DATA" Raw Data key element
  "REGISTRATION" Registration key element
  "FIDUCIAL" Fiducial key element
  "HANGING PROTOCOL" Hanging key element
  "ENCAP DOC" Encapsulated Document key element
  "HL7 STRUC DOC" HL7 Structured Document key element
  "VALUE MAP" Real World Value Mapping key element
  "STEREOMETRIC" Stereometric Relationship key element
bTree Flag that indicates how the Data Set will be evaluated. Possible values are:
  Value Meaning
  TRUE Evaluate the Data Set as a tree.
  FALSE Evaluate the Data Set as a list.

Returns

!NULL

A pointer to a DICOMELEMENT structure that contains the first item in the Data Set with the specified key element type.

NULL

An item with the specified key element type was not found.

Comments

If the Data Set is evaluated as a tree structure, this function returns the first item on the same level as pElement with the same parent as pElement, that has key element type pszKey.

For the sake of these illustrations, the order of siblings is top to bottom. Therefore first is evaluated top to bottom.

Please note that the numbering of the items of interest in this first illustration is arbitrary and does not imply order.

image\FndFtTr.gif

If the passed pointer points to :

The function returns a pointer to :

Item 1

The first sibling (same level, same parent) of Item 1 that has the key element type pszKey, if such an item exists. If such an item does not exist, the function returns NULL.

Item 2

The first sibling (same level, same parent) of Item 2 that has key element type pszKey, if such an item exists. If such an item does not exist, the function returns NULL.

Item 3

The first sibling (same level, same parent) of Item 3 that has key element type pszKey, if such an item exists. If such an item does not exist, the function returns NULL.

If the Data Set is evaluated as a list, this function returns the first item in the entire list that has key element type pszKey. The search begins at the top of the list.

For the sake of these illustrations, the order of siblings is top to bottom. Therefore first is evaluated top to bottom.

Please note that the numbering of the items in this illustration does indicate the order of the items when the Data Set is evaluated as a list.

image\FndFtLst.gif

If the passed pointer points to :

The function returns a pointer to :

Item 1

The first item in the list that has key element type pszKey, if such an item exists. Searching begins at the top of the list. If an item with key element type pszKey is not found, NULL is returned.

Item 14

The first item in the list that has key element type pszKey, if such an item exists. Searching begins at the top of the list. If an item with key element type pszKey is not found, NULL is returned.

Item 22

The first item in the list that has key element type pszKey, if such an item exists. Searching begins at the top of the list. If an item with key element type pszKey is not found, NULL is returned.

The following functions will also help you find elements in the Data Set with a specific key element type:

L_DicomFindLastKey

L_DicomFindPrevKey

L_DicomFindNextKey

Required DLLs and Libraries

LTDIC

For a listing of the exact DLLs and Libraries needed, based on the toolkit version, refer to Files To Be Included With Your Application

Platforms

Win32, x64, Linux.

See Also

Functions:

L_DicomFindLastKey, L_DicomFindPrevKey, L_DicomFindNextKey

Topics:

Working with Key Elements

Example

For an example, refer to L_DicomInsertKey.

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