DICOM File Comments

When reading or updating DICOM file comments, you must specify the comment type using one of the following constants.

For a loop counter:

Value

Meaning

CMNT_LAST

Last defined number for comments. To get all comments, you can use the comment type constant as a loop counter. The first constant is 0 and the last is CMNT_LAST.

For DICOM comments:

Value

Meaning

CMNT_SZPATIENTNAME

Patient name.

CMNT_SZPATIENTID

Patient ID.

CMNT_SZPATIENTBIRTHDATE

Patient birth date.

CMNT_SZPATIENTSEX

Patient sex.

CMNT_SZSTUDYINSTANCE

Study instance ID.

CMNT_SZSTUDYDATE

Study date.

CMNT_SZSTUDYTIME

Study time.

CMNT_SZSTUDYREFERRINGPHYSICIAN

Referring physician.

CMNT_SZSERIESMODALITY

Series modality. This comment determines the type of DICOM file read, or the type of DICOM file to save. It is a NULL terminated string consisting of two bytes. For a list of possible values, refer to Modalities. If you set the comment to anything other than a value listed in Modalities, the DICOM filter will ignore the comment and write "OT" instead.

CMNT_SZSERIESID

Series ID.

CMNT_SZSERIESNUMBER

Series number.

For more information about file comments, refer to L_SetComment, L_GetComment, L_DeleteComment, and L_ReadFileComment.

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