The value of this field is a 'tag' as defined in the DICOM element dictionary. Such a tag consists of 4 hexadecimal digits, a comma, and 4 more hexadecimal digits. A 'tag' uniquely identifies a DICOM data element.
HELP-PROMPT: Copy the name of this data element from the DICOM standard.
DESCRIPTION: The value of this field is the name of a DICOM data element. Names of DICOM data elements are defined in the DICOM standard. The 'tag' in this entry uniquely identifies the DICOM data element. The DICOM standard
HELP-PROMPT: Enter the Required/Optional Type Codes for this element.
DESCRIPTION: SCU stands for Service Class User; SCP stands for Service Class Provider.
The value of this field consists of two numeric parts, separated by a slash. The first piece is a code that specified whether or not the data element in this entry is required for an SCU; the second piece is a code that
specifies whether or not this data element is required for an SCP
The 'required' codes may be:
1: Always required
2: Required, but may be left 'empty' when not known
Any of these numeric codes may be followed by a letter C to indicate that the classification is conditional. When this is the case, the DICOM standard spells out the conditions when the data element is required, and
HELP-PROMPT: If a fixed value is to be transmitted, enter that value.
DESCRIPTION: The value of this field, if non-empty, is the value that will be transmitted for this data element. Normally, a value would be derived from the information that pertains to the patient or study at hand, in which case
this field is left empty, but sometimes the value to be transmitted is a fixed value, in which case a value is entered in this field.