newbie question: Decimal String Format - DICOM

This is a discussion on newbie question: Decimal String Format - DICOM ; as I understand the standard, a decimal string (DS) is supposed to contain characters "0"-"9", ".", ".", "+", "-", "e", and "E" only. Window Width and Center are of type DS. However, in some file I find 35\350 in the ...

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  1. newbie question: Decimal String Format

    as I understand the standard, a decimal string (DS) is supposed
    to contain characters "0"-"9", ".", ".", "+", "-", "e", and "E" only.

    Window Width and Center are of type DS.
    However, in some file I find

    35\350 in the window_center field and
    350\1500 in the window width field.

    How am I supposed to interpret these entries?

    Thanks for any help!

    -ulrich lauther
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  2. Re: newbie question: Decimal String Format

    Part 6 specifies that these attributes are multi-valued (values separted by
    the backslash). The multiple values comprise a set of window settings. As
    stated in Part 3::

    If multiple values are present, both Attributes shall have the same number
    of values and shall be considered as pairs. Multiple values indicate that
    multiple alternative views may be presented.

    - Doug

    "Ulrich Lauther" wrote in message
    news:crqvhl$kp5$1@news.mch.sbs.de...
    > as I understand the standard, a decimal string (DS) is supposed
    > to contain characters "0"-"9", ".", ".", "+", "-", "e", and "E" only.
    >
    > Window Width and Center are of type DS.
    > However, in some file I find
    >
    > 35\350 in the window_center field and
    > 350\1500 in the window width field.
    >
    > How am I supposed to interpret these entries?
    >
    > Thanks for any help!
    >
    > -ulrich lauther
    > [nosave]
    > ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > Ulrich Lauther ph: +49 89 636 48834 fx: ... 636 42284
    > Siemens CT SE 6 Internet: Ulrich.Lauther@siemens.com




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