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Image Display - MAMMO Profile

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Mammography - Image Display Tests

Introduction

This document describes tests for two grayscale monitor mammography workstations which are Image Display actors in the Mammography Image Profile. The Display Consistency tests are defined in a separate document: Display Consistency Test Plan for Image Displays.

MIR gratefully acknowledges the contribution of David Clunie to this test plan. These tests and the accompanying dataset were created by David and used at Connectathons starting in the North American in January 2006. They have merely been reformatted in MESA test plan style in this document.

Not all of these tests will be required for MESA testing; however, vendors are encouraged to exercise their system by running of as many as possible.

Consult the Gazelle webtool for the list of required tests for your Image Display actor to be submitted for MESA test results. The remaining tests are candidates for Connectathon testing.

Configuration

The MESA Image Manager maintains a database of DICOM applications used for C-MOVE operations. Add an entry for the storage SCP(s) associated with your workstation. Edit the text file $MESA_TARGET/db/loaddicomapp.pgsql (Unix) or $MESA_TARGET/db/loaddicomapp.sql (Windows). Use the existing entries as a template and add entries for your workstation as appropriate. The column names found in the SQL insert statements are described in the following table.

Column Name Description
aet DICOM Application Entity Title. Must be unique.
host Host name (or IP address) of the application.
port TCP/IP port number for receiving associations.
org The organization that operates the device. Useful if multiple organizations use the Image Manager.
com A comment field.

You can test your work as follows:

   perl  load_apps.pl imgmgr 

The file $MESA_TARGET/runtime/imgmgr/ds_dcm.cfg is used to configure the MESA Image Manager. The only parameter users should change is the LOG_LEVEL value. Log levels are defined in the next section. DICOM configuration parameters are listed in the table below.

Application AE Title Port
MESA Image Manager MESA_IMG_MGR 2350

Read the Runtime Notes section of the Installation Guide to determine the proper settings for the MESA runtime environment.

Starting the MESA Servers

These instructions assume you are using a terminal emulator on Unix systems or an MS DOS command window under Windows. Each test uses a command line interface; there is no graphical user interface. Before you start the test procedure, you need to start the MESA Image Manager servers. Make sure the appropriate database is running (PostgreSQL, SQL Server). To start the MESA servers:

1. Enter the Image Display exam folder: mesa_tests/rad/actors/imgdisp

2. Execute the appropriate script to start the servers:

   scripts/start_mesa_servers.csh  (Unix)
   scripts\start_mesa_servers.bat  (Windows)

Log levels are set for the MESA Image Manager in the file: $MESA_TARGET/runtime/imgmgr/ds_dcm.cfg. Log levels are:

0. no logging 1. errors 2. warnings 3. verbose 4. conversational (really verbose)

When you are finished running one or more tests, you can stop the servers:

   scripts/stop_mesa_servers.csh  (Unix)
   scripts\stop_mesa_servers.bat  (Windows)

Log files are stored in $MESA_TARGET/logs.


Submission of Results

Test descriptions below inform the reader to “submit results to the Project Manager”. This is does not mean “email”. The current submission process is to upload result files into gazelle.

Test Images

Images for these tests are distributed along with the MESA Tools and are available in the latest MESA software release. After they are installed, the images referenced in the tests will be found on your sytem under $MESA_STORAGE/MAMMO/IHETESTS/IMAGES.

Individual Tests

Image Display Test 502: SCU Query Evaluation

This test uses the queries sent by the Image Display during Test 501 and any other queries you want to evaluate. This test examines all queries sent by the Image Display to determine if they are legal DICOM queries. After you conclude Test 501, the MESA Image Manager will still have a record of the queries sent by your Image Display. If you want to send more queries to the Image Manager, you may do so. There are no required queries. You might want to send queries at the Series and SOP Instance level.

References

Instructions

Evaluation

Evaluate the Image Display queries as follows:

    perl  502/eval_502.pl <AE Title of Image Display>

Supplemental Information

Query results are stored in the file 502/grade_502.txt. Upload this file into gazelle as results for this test.

As above, you can clear the queries stored by the MESA Image Manager as follows:

    perl scripts/clear_img_mgr_queries.pl

Test 3915: Partial View Option

Note: This test is not yet implented in the MESA tools for Image Display actors.

This test only applies to Image Display actors which support the Partial View option in the Mammography profile. The Image Display must annotate the displayed image using the values in: - (0028,1350) Attribute Partial View - (0028,1352) Partial View Code Sequence

References

RAD TF 2: 4.16.4.2.2.1.1.7

Instructions

To run this test, follow these steps:

1. Open or import the image in file MESA3915.dcm. From the imgdisp test directory, you can use the script:

   perl  scripts/send_mammo_image.pl 3915 <AE Title> host port
  
   to push (DICOM C-Store) the image to your Image Display actor.

2. Display the test image, including annotation indicating that this is a Partial View, and which region of the mosaic the image represents. Perform a screen capture.

Evaluation

A screen capture is created in this test; store the results in a JPEG, GIF or other format that is easily displayable using IE. Label the files using naming convention of:

         YourCompanyName_YourProduct_3915_ID_2006.doc , 

Submit to the Project Manager for evaluation.

Supplemental Information

Test 3916 : Mammo Image Display - Vendor Interoperability

This tests the display of image and CAD SR objects created by other vendors. All MAMMO vendors' samples must be tested and properly displayed. There is no MESA software required for this test.

Instructions

  1. Find sample images and CAD SRs uploaded by your MAMMO test parters on the IHE FTP site (due to size limitations on gazelle): ftp://ftp.ihe.net/Connectathon/samples/RAD-profiles/MAMMO_Samples
  2. Retrieve the files created by the other vendors. Examine/import/render them so that you are confident your software understands the content.
  3. Create a text file which indicates which samples you have tested with, and any comments/problems with the samples. Upload that text file into gazelle as the results for this test.
  4. If you find issues with the samples, send an email to the Connectathon Manager now to wake him or her up. You can also contact the sample provider directly to resolve issues.
  5. The goal is no surprises at the Connectathon.

Test 4000 (00100n): Current and prior with different pixel sizes scaled to fit largest breast

This test confirms that, based on the attributes:

  • appropriate images can be chosen regardless of their grouping in single or separate series
  • images with different pixel sizes are displayed at the same physical size
  • appropriate zoom factors relative to encoded and true pixel size is annotated on each displayed image
  • pairs of images are appropriately justified to the chest wall
  • images are horizontally flipped into the correct orientation, since not all of the test images in the test set are already correctly oriented


References

RAD TF-2:4.16.4.2.2.1.1


Setup

An Image set for this series of Image Display tests is found on the IHE ftp site: ftp://ftp.ihe.net/Connectathon/test_data/RAD-profiles/MAMMO_image_sets/MESA-image-set/ and is also part of the latest MESA distribution (location varies by year) -- look for File MESA-storage-B_10_11_0.zip

Test studies (001001 through 001006) previously transferred to the Image Display under test on DICOM CD or DVD or via DICOM network transfer:

  • Patient ID =001nnn and Study ID=001nnnPRIOR and 001nnnCUR, each consisting of four standard screening views (R and L CC and MLO) only, whose pixel data is already correctly oriented (folder name is 001nnn, file names are CURLCC, CURLMLO, CURRCC, CURRMLO, PRILCC, PRILMLO, PRIRCC, PRIRMLO)
  • Additional notes on the datasets for this test are included in Appendix A.


Instructions

1. For the following studies, select the current and prior studies for the test subject specified and load them for display:

     - 001001
     - 001002
     - 001003
     - 001004
     - 001005
     - 001006 

2. For each current/prior study display, perform a screen capture and store the result in a JPEG, GIF or other format that is easily displayable using IE. Name your file using the convention YourCompanyName-4000-n.xxx(where n matches the number of the image set displayed and xxx is the file extension, eg company-4000-001001.jpg).

3. Tar or zip these files.

4. If the file is small enough, you may upload it into the Connectathon webtool as results for this test. If the file is too large, send an email to the Project Manager stating that you are ready to submit results. Do not email the zipped objects. You will receive a response containing instructions for submitting your objects to an ftp site or sending in a CD.

Note that 6 screen captures will be submitted for this test!


Evaluation

Screen captures will be evaluated for the following characteristics:

- all 8 views are displayed at the same physical size

- the axilla is at the top of each view port

- current CC views are each displayed back-to-back and justified to the chest wall

- current MLO views are each displayed back-to-back and justified to the chest wall

- prior CC views are each displayed back-to-back and justified to the chest wall

- prior MLO views are each displayed back-to-back and justified to the chest wall

- an appropriate factor of displayed pixel size relative to encoded pixel size is displayed with each image

- an appropriate factor of displayed pixel size relative to true size is displayed with each image


Supplemental Information

The following figure illustrates the type of layout anticipated for studies 00100n, with the priors on top, the current study below, the MLOs on the left, the CCs on the right, and the right breast on the left of the left breast:

Mammo.jpg

Test 4002 (004001): Four view phantom ruler set with different matrix sizes – scale-to-fit

This test confirms that, based on the attributes:

  • images with different matrix sizes but the same pixel sizes are displayed at the same physical size
  • distance measurements can be made that accurately reflect the real world physical size

References

RAD TF-2:4.16.4.2.2.1.1.3.1

Setup

Test study 004001 previously transferred to the Image Display under test on DICOM CD or DVD or via DICOM network transfer:

  • Patient ID 004001 Study ID 004001, consisting of four standard screening views (R and L CC and MLO) of a phantom containing horizontal and vertically oriented radio-opaque rulers with distance marks, obtained on different vendors detectors with different matrix sizes (number of rows and columns) (folder name is 004001, file names are LCC, LMLO, RCC, RMLO)
  • Additional notes on the dataset for this test are included in Appendix A.
  • NOTE: The same images will be used for the next test 4004

Instructions

1. Select study 004001 and load the images for display in scale-to-fit-breast mode.

2. Using the electronic distance caliper tool in your workstation, measure the size of the horizontal and vertical 100 mm rulers for each of the four images. Record the measurements using the following format below and save them in a file YourCompanyName-4002-measure.xxx (eg company-4002-measure.txt) and submit the file to the Project Manager for evaluation.

     RMLO:            V ____ mm H ____ mm
     LMLO:            V ____ mm H ____ mm
     RCC:             V ____ mm H ____ mm
     LCC:             V ____ mm H ____ mm

3. Perform a screen capture and store the result in a JPEG, GIF or other format that is easily displayable using IE. Name your file using the convention YourCompanyName-4002.xxx (eg company-4002.jpg).

4. Tar or zip these files.

5. If the file is small enough, you may upload it into the Connectathon webtool as results for this test. If the file is too large, send an email to the Project Manager stating that you are ready to submit results. Do not email the zipped objects. You will receive a response containing instructions for submitting your objects to an ftp site or sending in a CD.

Evaluation

For measurements:

  • Vertical and horizontal measurements within the same image are within 2.5% of each other.
  • Measurements of the same ruler displayed in different images are within 5% of each other.

The screen capture will be evaluated for the following characteristics:

  • All 4 views are displayed at the same physical size (the phantom appears to be of approximately the same size).
  • Appropriate zoom factors are displayed with each image, and the factors relative to encoded pixel size are not all the same value, and the factor relative to true the size is the same.

Supplemental Information

The following figure illustrates the type of layout anticipated for test 4002 in scale-to-fit mode, with all of the views scaled to (approximately) the same physical size; not the different zoom factors, yet the same displayed pixel size:

4002.jpg

Test 4004 (004002): Four view phantom ruler set with different matrix sizes – true size

This test confirms that, based on the attributes:

  • images can be displayed at true size (such that the physical size on the display matches the real world physical size)
  • distance measurements can be made that accurately reflect the real world physical size

References

RAD TF-2:4.16.4.2.2.1.1.3.2

Setup

This test uses the same images as test 4002. These should already be loaded on your workstation.

Instructions

1. Select the images in 004001 to be displayed in “true size” mode, either as all four views displayed together, or as one view at a time, depending on the capability of the your Image Display

2. Using a physical ruler, measure the size of the horizontal and vertical 100 mm rulers for each of the four images. Record the measurements using the following format below and save them in a file your-company-name-4004-measure.xxx (eg company-4004-measure.txt) and submit the file to the Project Manager for evaluation.

     RMLO:           V ____ mm H ____ mm
     LMLO:           V ____ mm H ____ mm
     RCC:            V ____ mm H ____ mm
     LCC:            V ____ mm H ____ mm

3. Perform a screen capture and store the result in a JPEG, GIF or other format that is easily displayable using IE. Name your file using the convention YourCompanyName-4004.xxx (eg company-4004.jpg).

4. Tar or zip these files.

5. If the file is small enough, you may upload it into the Connectathon webtool as results for this test. If the file is too large, send an email to the Project Manager stating that you are ready to submit results. Do not email the zipped objects. You will receive a response containing instructions for submitting your objects to an ftp site or sending in a CD.

Evaluation

For measurements:

  • Vertical and horizontal measurements within the same image are within 5% of each other.
  • Measurements of the same ruler displayed in different images are within 10% of each other.
  • Measurements are all within the range of 90 mm to 110 mm (20%).

The screen capture will be evaluated for the following characteristics:

  • Appropriate zoom factors are displayed with each image, and the factors relative to encoded pixel size are not all the same value, and the factor relative to true the size is the same.

Supplemental Information


Test 4040 (007001): Identification Attributes for Display

This test confirms display of required Clinical and Investigative annotation. It also confirms that Technical annotations (displayed in 007002) can be ‘turned off’.

References

RAD TF-2:4.16.4.2.2.1.1.5.1

Setup

Test study 007001 previously transferred to the Image Display under test on DICOM CD or DVD or via DICOM network transfer:

  • Patient ID 007001 Study ID 007001, consisting a single MLO view (folder name is 007001, file name is SPOTMAGAN)
  • NOTE: The same image will be used for the next test 4045.
  • Additional notes on the dataset for this test are included in Appendix A.

Instructions

1. Select image for study 007001 and load it for display. Ensure ‘Technical Annotations’ are turned off (they are tested in the next test).

2. Perform a screen capture and store the result in a JPEG, GIF or other format that is easily displayable using IE. Name your file using the convention YourCompanyName-4040.xxx (eg company-4040.jpg).

4. Tar or zip these files.

5. If the file is small enough, you may upload it into the Connectathon webtool as results for this test. If the file is too large, send an email to the Project Manager stating that you are ready to submit results. Do not email the zipped objects. You will receive a response containing instructions for submitting your objects to an ftp site or sending in a CD.

Evaluation

1. All Clinical and Investigative annotations are displayed on the side of the view port opposite the chest wall.

2. The zoom factor is displayed.

3. The following DICOM attributes are displayed with the values shown:

Acquisition Date 20051224
Acquisition Time 173600
Patient’s Age 106Y
Patient’s Birth Date 19010101
Manufacturer LORAD
Institution Name St. Elsewhere
Institution Address 1 Smith St, Smallville
Operator Name Smith^Jane
Manufacturer’s Model Name Hologic Selenia
Patient Name IHEMammoTest^Annotations spot mag
Patient ID 007001
Device Serial Number DEV000
Detector ID MP1406
Date of Last Detector Calibration 20051207
Image Laterality R View Code Sequence and Modifier = latero-medial with spot compression and magnification and is shown with the correct abbreviation RMSLM
Software Versions AWS:3_1_1_10 (AWS 3_1_1_10)\PXCM:1.2.7.1\ARR:1.4.0.26\IP:4.5.2
Station Name StationABC
Gantry ID Note: This attribute needs to be added to the test image when the tag is known.
  • No Technical Annotations (listed in the Evaluation for the next test) are displayed.

Supplemental Information

The following figure illustrates the type of annotation anticipated [note: not all attributes in the above table are included in this screen shot]:

4040A.jpg 4040B.jpg 4040C.jpg


Test 4045 (007002): Technique Attributes for Display

This test confirms display of required Technique annotation.

References

RAD TF-2:4.16.4.2.2.1.1.5.2

Setup

This test uses the same image as test 4040. It should already be loaded on your workstation.

Instructions

1. Select image for study 007001 and load it for display. Turn on Technique annotations.

2. Perform a screen capture and store the result in a JPEG, GIF or other format that is easily displayable using IE. Name your file using the convention YourCompanyName-4045.xxx (eg company-4045.jpg).

3. Tar or zip these files.

4. If the file is small enough, you may upload it into the Connectathon webtool as results for this test. If the file is too large, send an email to the Project Manager stating that you are ready to submit results. Do not email the zipped objects. You will receive a response containing instructions for submitting your objects to an ftp site or sending in a CD.

Evaluation

1. All Technique annotations are displayed on the side of the view port opposite the chest wall.

2. The following DICOM attributes are displayed with the values shown below. Note that some attributes to be displayed are, at times, displayed in different units of measuremen than those encoded in DICOM (e.g. Organ Dose is encoded in dGy but is always displayed in mGy, Compression Force is encoded in Newton (N) but it is usually displayed in kilogram force (kgf), etc.). The the unit of measurements used for the display may be chosen by the vendor.

kVp 25
Exposure Time 2806
Exposure 84
Anode Target Material MOLYBDENUM
Body Part Thickness 39.0
Compression Force 0.0000020
Relative X-ray Exposure 566
Entrance Dose 9788.0
Organ Dose 19.6
Positioner Primary Angle 90
Filter Material MOLYBDENUM

Supplemental Information

Test 4050 (009001): Application of VOI LUT Data – Sigmoid Curve encoded in LUT

This test confirms that:

  • an image that contains a single VOI LUT Sequence item with VOI LUT Data, and no window values, is displayed with the VOI LUT applied
  • once applied, the grayscale contrast and brightness can be further adjusted without ignoring the VOI LUT

References

RAD TF-2:4.16.4.2.2.1 RAD TF-2:4.16.4.2.2.1.1.4

Setup

Test study 009001 previously transferred to the Image Display under test on DICOM CD or DVD or via DICOM network transfer:

Patient ID 009001 Study ID 009001, consisting of R and L MLO views (folder name is 009001, file names are VOILUTL1 for the RMLO containing the encoded LUT data and VOILUTBU for the LMLO, which has no LUT but the transformation burned into the pixel data and identity window values; a secondary capture of the latter is also supplied as VOILUTSC)

  • Additional notes on the dataset for this test are included in Appendix A.

Instructions

1. Select the R and L MLO views for display and confirm the expected result.

2. Perform a screen capture and store the result in a JPEG, GIF or other format that is easily displayable using IE. Name your file using the convention YourCompanyName-4050.xxx (eg company-4050.jpg) and submit the file to the Project Manager for evaluation.

3. Adjust the grayscale contrast of the R MLO so that it is markedly different than the L MLO.

4. Perform a screen capture and store the result. Name your file using the convention YourCompanyName-4050-adjusted.xxx (eg company-4050-adjusted.jpg).

5. Tar or zip these files.

6. If the file is small enough, you may upload it into the Connectathon webtool as results for this test. If the file is too large, send an email to the Project Manager stating that you are ready to submit results. Do not email the zipped objects. You will receive a response containing instructions for submitting your objects to an ftp site or sending in a CD.

Evaluation

1. For the first screen capture, the appearance of the R MLO is identical to the appearance of the L MLO in terms of grayscale contrast

2. For the second screen capture, the contrast on the R MLO should appear different than the L MLO. Although the following cannot be evaluated until the Connectathon, the grayscale contrast of the R MLO should adjust smoothly and continuously without sudden discontinuities or sudden loss of quality in the very dark or light regions.

Supplemental Information

The following figure illustrates the type of appearance anticipated for the frst screen capture for test 4050, with identical grayscale contrast between the R MLO displayed on the left (the one with the actual LUT) and the L MLO displayed on the right (the one with the burned in contrast:

4050A.jpg 4050B.jpg

Test 4051 (009002): Application of VOI LUT Data – Scrambled LUT

This test confirms that an image that contains a single VOI LUT Sequence item with VOI LUT Data, and no window values, is displayed with the VOI LUT applied.

References

RAD TF-2:4.16.4.2.2.1 RAD TF-2:4.16.4.2.2.1.1.4

Setup

Test study previously transferred to the Image Display under test on DICOM CD or DVD or via DICOM network transfer:

  • Patient ID 009002 Study ID 009002, consisting of R and L MLO views (folder name is 009002, file names are VOILUTSC for the RMLO containing the encoded LUT data and VOILUTBU for the LMLO, which has no LUT but the transformation burned into the pixel data and identity window values)

Instructions

1. Select the R and L MLO views for display and confirm the expected result.

2. Perform a screen capture and store the result in a JPEG, GIF or other format that is easily displayable using IE. Name your file using the convention YourCompanyName-4051.xxx (eg company-4051.jpg).

3. Tar or zip these files.

4. If the file is small enough, you may upload it into the Connectathon webtool as results for this test. If the file is too large, send an email to the Project Manager stating that you are ready to submit results. Do not email the zipped objects. You will receive a response containing instructions for submitting your objects to an ftp site or sending in a CD.

Evaluation

1. The appearance of the R MLO is identical to the appearance of the L MLO in terms of grayscale contrast.

Supplemental Information

The following figure illustrates the type of appearance anticipated for test 4051, with identical grayscale contrast between the R MLO displayed on the left (the one with the actual LUT) and the L MLO displayed on the right (the one with the burned in contrast):

4051A.jpg 4051B.jpg

Test 4052 (009003): Application of VOI LUT Data – Inverted LUT

This test confirms that, based on the attributes:

  • an image that contains a single VOI LUT Sequence item with VOI LUT Data, and no window values, is displayed with the VOI LUT applied
  • once applied, the grayscale contrast and brightness can be further adjusted without ignoring the VOI LUT

References

RAD TF-2:4.16.4.2.2.1 RAD TF-2:4.16.4.2.2.1.1.4

Setup Test study previously transferred to the Image Display under test on DICOM CD or DVD or via DICOM network transfer:

  • Patient ID 009003 Study ID 009003, consisting of R and L MLO views (folder name is 009003, file names are VOILUTSC for the RMLO containing the encoded LUT data and VOILUTBU for the LMLO, which has no LUT but the transformation burned into the pixel data and identity window values)

Instructions

1. Select the R and L MLO views for display and confirm the expected result.

2. Perform a screen capture and store the result. Name your file using the convention YourCompanyName-4052.xxx (eg company-4052.jpg) and submit the file to the Project Manager for evaluation.

3. Attempt to adjust the contrast (window) of the R MLO

4. Perform a screen capture and store the result. Name your file using the convention YourCompanyName-adjusted.xxx (eg company-009003-adjusted.jpg).

5. Tar or zip these files.

6. If the file is small enough, you may upload it into the Connectathon webtool as results for this test. If the file is too large, send an email to the Project Manager stating that you are ready to submit results. Do not email the zipped objects. You will receive a response containing instructions for submitting your objects to an ftp site or sending in a CD.

Evaluation

1. For the first screen capture, the appearance of the R MLO is identical to the appearance of the L MLO in terms of grayscale contrast.

2. For the second screen capture, the contrast on the R MLO should appear different than the L MLO. Although the following cannot be evaluated until the Connectathon, the grayscale contrast of the R MLO adjusts smoothly and continuously without sudden discontinuities or sudden loss of quality in the very dark or light regions.

Supplemental Information

The following figure illustrates the type of appearance anticipated for the first screen capture for test 4052, with identical grayscale contrast between the R MLO displayed on the left (the one with the actual LUT) and the L MLO displayed on the right (the one with the burned in contrast:

4052A.jpg 4052B.jpg


Test 4053 (009004): Application of VOI LUT Function with SIGMOID value

This test confirms that, based on the attributes, an image that contains window values and a VOI LUT Function with a value of SIGMOID, is displayed with the sigmoid curve.

References

RAD TF-2:4.16.4.2.2.1 RAD TF-2:4.16.4.2.2.1.1.4

Setup

Test study previously transferred to the Image Display under test on DICOM CD or DVD or via DICOM network transfer:

  • Patient ID 009004 Study ID 009004, consisting a single MLO view (folder name is 009004, file name is LUTSHPSG)

Instructions

1. Display the image for 009004.

2. Confirm that the window center value displayed is 2665 and the window width value is 750 (the values from the DICOM header). If the window values were not as specified, adjust them until they are.

3. Perform a screen capture and store the result. Name your file using the convention YourCompanyName-4053.xxx (eg company-4053.jpg).

4. Tar or zip these files.

5. If the file is small enough, you may upload it into the Connectathon webtool as results for this test. If the file is too large, send an email to the Project Manager stating that you are ready to submit results. Do not email the zipped objects. You will receive a response containing instructions for submitting your objects to an ftp site or sending in a CD.

Evaluation

1. With the window values as specified, the image is displayed and the word “PASS” is faintly visible in the background air.

Supplemental Information

The following figure illustrates the type of appearance anticipated, with the word PASS (faintly) visible twice:

4053.jpg


Test 4054 (009005): Application of VOI LUT Function with LINEAR value

This test confirms that, based on the attributes, an image that contains window values and a VOI LUT Function with a value of LINEAR, is displayed with the linear curve.

References

RAD TF-2:4.16.4.2.2.1 RAD TF-2:4.16.4.2.2.1.1.4

Setup Test study previously transferred to the Image Display under test on DICOM CD or DVD or via DICOM network transfer:

  • Patient ID 009005 Study ID 009005, consisting a single MLO view (folder name is 009005, file name is LUTSHPLN)

Instructions

1. Display the image for 009005.

2. Confirm that the window center value displayed is 2665 and the window width value is 750 (the values from the DICOM header). If the window values were not as specified, adjust them until they are.

3. Perform a screen capture and store the result. Name your file using the convention YourCompanyName-4054.xxx (eg company-4054.jpg).

4. Tar or zip these files.

5. If the file is small enough, you may upload it into the Connectathon webtool as results for this test. If the file is too large, send an email to the Project Manager stating that you are ready to submit results. Do not email the zipped objects. You will receive a response containing instructions for submitting your objects to an ftp site or sending in a CD.

Evaluation

1. The image is displayed and no text (particularly not the word “FAIL”) is visible in the background air.

Supplemental Information

The following figure illustrates the type of appearance anticipated, with the no text visible:

4054.jpg


Test 4060 (011001): Application of Pixel Padding Value

This tests the ability of the Image Display actor to replace values in the pixel data that is outside the breast using the value in the (0028,0120) Pixel Padding Value element. All pixel values equal to the Pixel Padding Value, such as background air, are always suppressed (displayed as black), regardless of:

  • the actual pixel value,
  • the window values, and
  • whether or not the image is displayed inverted.

References

RAD TF-2:4.16.4.2.2.1.1.1

Setup

Test study previously transferred to the Image Display under test on DICOM CD or DVD or via DICOM network transfer:

  • Patient ID 011001 Study ID 011001, consisting of R and L MLO views (folder name is 011001, file names are PIXPADLO for the RMLO containing a Pixel Padding Value that is not zero and of low value, and PIXPADHI for the LMLO containing a Pixel Padding Value that is not zero and of high value).

Instructions

1. Select the R and L MLO images for 011001 and load them for display.

2. Adjust the contrast (window) of the R MLO, with very wide windows and low centers.

3. Perform a screen capture and store the result. Name your file using the convention YourCompanyName-4060-LO.xxx (eg company-4060-LO.jpg) and submit the file to the Project Manager for evaluation.

4. Adjust the contrast (window) of the L MLO, with very wide windows and low centers.

5. Perform a screen capture and store the result. Name your file using the convention YourCompanyName-4060-HI.xxx (eg company-4060-HI.jpg) and submit the file to the Project Manager for evaluation.

6. Reset the R MLO and L MLO window values such that the breast tissue displays normally and then invert the images. Perform a screen capture and store the result.

7. Name your file using the convention your-company-name-4060-INVERT.xxx (eg company-4060-INVERT.jpg).

8. Tar or zip these files.

9. If the file is small enough, you may upload it into the Connectathon webtool as results for this test. If the file is too large, send an email to the Project Manager stating that you are ready to submit results. Do not email the zipped objects. You will receive a response containing instructions for submitting your objects to an ftp site or sending in a CD.

Evaluation

1. When the contrast is adjusted, the air outside the breast tissue remains uniformly black even though the breast tissue becomes densely white.

2. The air outside the breast tissue remains uniformly black when the image is inverted.

Supplemental Information


Test 4062 (012001): Four view set with different matrix sizes

This test confirms that, based on the attributes, images with different matrix sizes but the same pixel sizes are displayed at the same physical size when displayed.

References

RAD TF-2:4.16.4.2.2.1.1.2

Setup

Test study previously transferred to the workstation under test on DICOM CD or DVD or via DICOM network transfer:

  • Patient ID 012001 Study ID 012001, consisting of four standard screening views (R and L CC and MLO) only, whose pixel data is already correctly oriented and which have the same pixel size, but different matrix sizes (number of rows and columns) (folder name is 012001, file names are LCC, LMLO, RCC, RMLO)

Instructions

1. Select the study for 012001 and load the four images for display.

2. Perform a screen capture and store the result. Name your file using the convention YourCompanyName-4062.xxx (eg company-4062.jpg).

3. Tar or zip these files.

4. If the file is small enough, you may upload it into the Connectathon webtool as results for this test. If the file is too large, send an email to the Project Manager stating that you are ready to submit results. Do not email the zipped objects. You will receive a response containing instructions for submitting your objects to an ftp site or sending in a CD.

Evaluation

1. All 4 views are displayed at the same physical size.

2. An appropriate zoom factor is displayed with each image, and each of those zoom factors is the same.

Supplemental Information

The following figure illustrates the type of layout anticipated for test 4062, with all of the views scaled to the same physical size:

4062.jpg


Test 4070 (013001): Four view set with CAD applied to ‘For Processing’, spatial relationships preserved

This test confirms that, based on the attributes:

  • CAD marks are applied for display
  • CAD marks referenced to missing ‘For Processing’ images are displayed on corresponding ‘For Presentation’ images

References

RAD TF-2:4.16.4.2.2.1.1.8

Setup

Test study previously transferred to the workstation under test on DICOM CD or DVD or via DICOM network transfer:

  • Patient ID 013001 Study ID 013001, consisting of four standard screening views (R and L CC and MLO) as ‘For Presentation’ images with references to the source ‘For Processing images’, and a single Mammo CAD SR object containing references to ‘For Processing’ images (folder name is 013001, file names are LCC, LMLO, RCC, RMLO, CAD).

Instructions

1. Select the study for 013001, load the four images for display, and activate CAD mark rendering.

2. Perform a screen capture and store the result. Name your file using the convention YourCompanyName-4070.xxx (eg company-4070.jpg).

3. Tar or zip these files.

4. If the file is small enough, you may upload it into the Connectathon webtool as results for this test. If the file is too large, send an email to the Project Manager stating that you are ready to submit results. Do not email the zipped objects. You will receive a response containing instructions for submitting your objects to an ftp site or sending in a CD.

Evaluation

1. Calcifications and densities are marked on the RMLO view.

2. Densities are marked on the RCC view.

3. No marks are present on the LCC and LMLO views.

Supplemental Information

The following figure illustrates the type of appearance anticipated for test 4070, recognizing that the rendering of the CAD marks is for demonstration purposes only, and does not follow the CAD vendor’s recommendation:

4070.jpg


Test 4071 (013002): Four view set with CAD applied to ‘For Processing’, images need flipping, spatial relationships preserved

This test confirms that, based on the attributes:

  • Images are flipped horizontally for display in the correct orientation
  • CAD marks are applied for display
  • CAD marks referenced to missing ‘For Processing’ images are displayed on corresponding ‘For Presentation’ images
  • CAD marks are properly applied to flipped images

References

RAD TF-2:4.16.4.2.2.1.1.8

Setup

Test study previously transferred to the workstation under test on DICOM CD or DVD or via DICOM network transfer:

  • Patient ID 013002 Study ID 013002, consisting of four standard screening views (R and L CC and MLO) as ‘For Presentation’ images with references to the source ‘For Processing’ images, and a single Mammo CAD SR object containing references to ‘For Processing’ images (folder name is 013002, file names are LCC, LMLO, RCC, RMLO, CAD).

Instructions

1. Select the study for 013002, load the four images for display, and activate CAD mark rendering.

2. Perform a screen capture and store the result. Name your file using the convention YourCompanyName-4071.xxx (eg company-4071.jpg).

3. Tar or zip these files.

4. If the file is small enough, you may upload it into the Connectathon webtool as results for this test. If the file is too large, send an email to the Project Manager stating that you are ready to submit results. Do not email the zipped objects. You will receive a response containing instructions for submitting your objects to an ftp site or sending in a CD.

Evaluation

1. Images are flipped into the correct orientation such that the pairs are back-to-back (chest wall opposed). If this is correct, verify that:

2. Calcifications and densities are marked on the LMLO view.

3. Densities are marked on the LCC view.

4. No marks are present on the RCC and RMLO views.

Supplemental Information

The following figure illustrates the type of appearance anticipated for test 4071, recognizing that the rendering of the CAD marks is for demonstration purposes only, and does not follow the CAD vendor’s recommendation; note in particular that the left MLO and CC have been flipped correctly prior to application of the CAD marks:

4071.jpg


Test 4072 (013003): Four view set with CAD applied to ‘For Processing’, spatial relationships not preserved, marks suppressed

This test confirms that, based on the attributes, CAD marks referenced to missing ‘For Processing’ images but for which spatial relationships are not preserved are suppressed from display on corresponding ‘For Presentation’ images.

References

RAD TF-2:4.16.4.2.2.1.1.8

Setup

Test study previously transferred to the workstation under test on DICOM CD or DVD or via DICOM network transfer:

  • Patient ID 013003 Study ID 013003, consisting of four standard screening views (R and L CC and MLO) as ‘For Presentation’ images with references to the source ‘For Processing’ images but with spatial relationships not preserved, and a single Mammo CAD SR object containing references to ‘For Processing’ images (folder name is 013003, file names are LCC, LMLO, RCC, RMLO, CAD).

Instructions

1. Select the study for 013003, load the four images for display, and activate CAD mark rendering.

2. Perform a screen capture and store the result.

3. Name your file using the convention your-company-name-013003.xxx (eg company-013003.jpg).

4. Tar or zip these files.

5. If the file is small enough, you may upload it into the Connectathon webtool as results for this test. If the file is too large, send an email to the Project Manager stating that you are ready to submit results. Do not email the zipped objects. You will receive a response containing instructions for submitting your objects to an ftp site or sending in a CD.

Evaluation

1. No marks are present on any of the views

Supplemental Information




Appendix A

This appendix contains David Clunie’s additional notes on the datasets he assembled and which are used in these tests. These notes are informative to both the executors and evaluators of these tests.

Dataset 00100n Notes

This dataset is derived from images of the same woman with sensors from different vendors, but edited in order to:

  • Replace the dates such that two test sets are derived from each vendor pair, with the current and prior sets swapped, in order to test scaling in both directions (i.e. that a smaller pixel size on the prior study works as well as a larger pixel size on the prior study)
  • Any look up tables (VOI LUT Sequence items) have been burned in to the pixel data followed by specification of an identity lookup table transformation, in order to remove this as a confounding factor to reviewers evaluating the appearance … this set of test cases is specifically not testing windowing and LUT function
  • Images from the vendors sensor that are not already “flipped” horizontally into the expected hanging orientation have not been flipped, but their Patient Orientation attributes have been confirmed to be correct; that is, the test case tests whether or not the Image Display correctly flips the images.
  • Although some images have been used multiple times in different test sets (e.g., the swapped current and prior pairs), different Patient IDs, Study IDs, and UIDs have been assigned, so all the test images may co-exist simultaneously without interfering with each other in the same system.
  • All attributes that were encoded in the vendor’s original images, other than those required to be present, or have values, by the DICOM Standard and by the IHE Profile, have been removed. This includes not only removal of private attributes, but also attributes and values specified as optional in the Digital Mammography Image IOD but not required by the IHE Profile, as well as any Standard Extended attributes added by the vendor. Further, any attributes or values required by the DICOM Standard or the IHE Profile that were not present have been added with appropriate values. The rational for this is that the test is a test of the IHE Profile, not the Acquisition Modality vendor’s implementation, and hence the behavior of the Image Display should depend only on those attributes specified by the IHE Profile.
  • Though the set of attributes required to test for correct annotation are included in the images in this test case, that is not a specific purpose of this test case, with the exception of the zoom factor to indicate the degree of magnification or minification
  • As a consequence of the choice of the Acquisition Modality vendor, some images are grouped one view per series, and others all together in the same series – no attempt has been made to re-group these one way or the other, so this test also serves to address the ability of the Image Display to essentially ignore the series organization.

Dataset 004001-2 Notes

  • The images are of the same phantom with different sensors from different vendors, such that a variable matrix size (number of rows and columns) and variable pixel spacing is used.
  • Presumably due to differences in the geometry of the acquisition devices and hence geometric magnification, or differing interpretation of the meaning of “front of the receptor housing”, there are slight deviations in the Imager Pixel Spacing and Estimated Radiographic Magnification Factor attributes from the ideal value expected from the actual ruler size, and this manifests itself as differences in apparent size of the phantom when supposedly scaled identically, and differences in measurements of the ruler size – example distance measurements of the horizontal and vertical 100mm rulers on a sample Image Display are as follows:
   RMLO: vertical 105.0 mm horizontal 103.6 mm 
   LMLO: vertical 101.7 mm horizontal 100.4 mm 
   RCC: vertical 98.4 mm horizontal 98.0 mm 
   LCC: vertical 103.7 mm horizontal 104.0 mm 
  • The images are already orientated correctly.
  • Window values appropriate to each image are present, but some manually windowing is likely to be required to match the appearance of adjacent images.
  • Regardless of whether the images are displayed scaled to fit the largest breast or at true size, or at any specific size, all four views will likely be displayed with different zoom factors relative to encoded pixel size, since the encoded pixel spacing varies between the images.
  • Failure will typically manifest itself by phantoms that do not appear to be of the same size, cannot be scaled to true size, or distance measurements of the rulers that exceed the specified tolerances for the test.

Dataset 007001-2 Notes

  • Apart from failure to display the required Clinical, Investigative and Technique annotations, an additional failure mode for this test is the inability to display values from View Code Sequence Modifier, and in particular, multiple values of that Sequence, which in this case include codes for both spot compression and magnification, and to display them with the correct abbreviation (not to be confused with any burned in abbreviation or lead markers inserted by the acquisition modality or operator).
  • The acquisition date and time are deliberately different from the study date and time, in order to be sure that the acquisition values, not the study values, are annotated on the image.

Dataset 009001 Notes

  • The L MLO image contains the contrast transformation burned in to the pixel data and an identifty transformation for the 12 bit pixel data (width of 4096 and center of 2048), in addition to a VOI LUT Shape value of LINEAR; however, if the Image Display ignores the VOI LUT Shape and applies an (additional) sigmoid transformation, then the contrast appearance will be slightly different from that intended, but still relatively close to that of the LUT applied to the R MLO, and not as dramatically different as if the LUT is not applied.
  • The secondary capture replica of the burned in LUT L MLO is provided in case this helps circumvent the sigmoid versus linear interpretation of the identity window transformation.
  • The LUT used is one containing a sigmoid curve shape as created by a GE Acquisition Modality
  • Failure to apply the LUT will result in the two displayed views having a noticeably different appearance in the light and dark areas.

Dataset 009002 Notes

  • The L MLO image contains the contrast transformation burned in to the pixel data and an identifty transformation for the 12 bit pixel data (width of 4096 and center of 2048), in addition to a VOI LUT Shape value of LINEAR; however, if the Image Display ignores the VOI LUT Shape and applies an (additional) sigmoid transformation, then the contrast appearance will be slightly different from that intended, but still relatively close to that of the LUT applied to the R MLO, and not as dramatically different as if the LUT is not applied.
  • The LUT used is one containing a permutation of the bits of the pixel data values.
  • Failure to apply the LUT will manifest the breast appearing as a pattern of noise rather than normal tissue.
  • It will likely not be possible to adjust the contrast of the R MLO with the LUT applied, since it contains values that are not monotonically increasing or decreasing and hence scaling or translating the input value range will cause the pixel values to decode incorrectly.

Dataset 009003 Notes

  • The L MLO image contains the contrast transformation burned in to the pixel data and an identifty transformation for the 12 bit pixel data (width of 4096 and center of 2048), in addition to a VOI LUT Shape value of LINEAR; however, if the Image Display ignores the VOI LUT Shape and applies an (additional) sigmoid transformation, then the contrast appearance will be slightly different from that intended, but still relatively close to that of the LUT applied to the R MLO, and not as dramatically different as if the LUT is not applied.
  • The LUT used is one containing a linear ramp that inverts the pixel data values.
  • Failure to apply the LUT will manifest as an inverted display of the R MLO image.

Dataset 009004 Notes

  • This test works by specifying a text message with the word PASS that has a pixel value just below the grayscale values that would be selected for display if the window center and width are interpreted with a linear function, rather than the sigmoid function requested by the VOI LUT Function attribute value in the image.

Dataset 009005 Notes

  • The test works by specifying a text message with the word FAIL that has a pixel value just below the grayscale values that should be selected for display if the window center and width are interpreted with a linear function as requested by the VOI LUT Function attribute value in the image, rather than the sigmoid function.

Dataset 011001 Notes

  • Pixel padding values are used that are other than 0, since Image Displays may handle zero values specially already, yet the profile and the standard require that the value specified in Pixel Padding Value be used.
  • A high pixel padding value is tested in addition to a low pixel padding value, since and Image Display may handle low values other than zero specially, and further, the choice of a high pixel padding value may interfere with interpolation when an image is magnified or minified, which will manifest as a solid or interrupted white line at the edge of the suppressed air area, since high pixel values (intended to be suppressed) may be averaged with adjacent genuine dark pixel values, causing them to be displayed with artificially high intensity. The lesson being that high pixel padding values are a bad idea, and that pixel padding values should ideally be converted into a mask that is scaled and then applied after the genuine image pixel values have been scaled
  • Failure to detect and apply the Pixel Padding Value will result in the air outside the breast increasing in intensity with windowing and as white when inverted.

Dataset 012001 Notes

  • The images are of the same woman with a sensor from a single vendor, such that a variable matrix size (number of rows and columns) is used depending on the size of the breast.
  • The images are already orientated correctly.
  • Window values appropriate to each image are present
  • Regardless of whether the images are displayed scale to fit the largest breast, true size, or at any specific size, all four views should be displayed with the same zoom factor, regardless of the matrix size, since the encoded pixel spacing is the same
  • Failure will typically manifest itself by scaling (zooming) each image such that the encoded matrix size fits the available view port, which results in each view being displayed at a different size, and a different zoom factor indicated for each

Dataset 013001 Notes

  • A single CAD object is present in this test set, which contains marks applicable to two images; this is as encoded by the CAD vendor, except that it has been de-identified.
  • The CAD object contains single image findings, some of which have a rendering intent that is required, and others with a rendering intent that is optional; whether or not to display the optional marks is at the discretion of the Image Display, and is not a requirement for success for this test.
  • The CAD object contains references to the For Processing images, which are not actually present in the test set. The Image Display must resolve the references using the Source Image Sequence in the For Presentation images; note that the Spatial Relationships Preserved attribute is present in the Source Image Sequence and has a value of YES.
  • Failure will typically manifest itself as absence of CAD marks, for example, because the Image Display cannot resolve the references to the ‘For Processing’ images.

Dataset 013002 Notes

  • This test consists of the same images and CAD as 013001, except that the L and R side labels in the image and the CAD have been swapped without transposing the pixel data.
  • Assuming the display flips the images into the correct orientation (without which the test is invalid), failure will typically manifest itself as CAD marks displayed in the wrong locations, such as outside the breast skin edge.

Dataset 013003 Notes

  • This test consists of the same images and CAD as 013001, except that the pixel data has been transposed and the orientations adjusted accordingly, but the coordinates in the CAD object have NOT been transposed, hence are no longer correct.
  • The CAD object contains references to the For Processing images, which are not actually present in the test set. The Image Display must resolve the references using the Source Image Sequence in the For Presentation images; note that the Spatial Relationships Preserved attribute is present in the Source Image Sequence and has a value of NO, and hence not attempt to display the marks.
  • Failure will typically manifest itself as CAD marks displayed in the wrong locations.
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