Patients ID in DICOM in the USA

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(Hadas Hershkovich) #1

Hi all,
As a non-USA citizen I was wondering what is wriiten as a patient ID in the DICOM tags.
Is it passport number? Is it internal ID of hospital system? Is it something else?

Thanks!

(Ziv Yaniv) #2

Hi @hadasara,

DICOM is an international standard, so no passport numbers here. This is the primary hospital identifier for the patient. It may be empty if the data was anonymized.

Two recommended links with respect to DICOM questions:

  1. The standard.
  2. A really well written DICOM tutorial from your side of the pond.
(Hadas Hershkovich) #3

Thanks!