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DICOM File Comments

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

Value Meaning
Loop counter:
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.
DICOM comments:
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.
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