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dsrdump - Dump DICOM SR file and data set

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dsrdump - Dump DICOM SR file and data set


dsrdump [options] dsrfile-in...


The dsrdump utility dumps the contents of a DICOM Structured Reporting (SR) document (file format or raw data set) to stdout in textual form. The output of the document content follows the format proposed in David Clunie's book 'DICOM Structured Reporting' (PixelMed Publishing, 2000).
If dsrdump reads a raw data set (DICOM data without a file format meta-header) it will attempt to guess the transfer syntax by examining the first few bytes of the file. It is not always possible to correctly guess the transfer syntax and it is better to convert a data set to a file format whenever possible (using the dcmconv utility). It is also possible to use the -f and -t[ieb] options to force dsrdump to read a dataset with a particular transfer syntax.


dsrfile-in  DICOM SR input filename to be dumped


general options

  -h    --help
          print this help text and exit
--version print version information and exit
--arguments print expanded command line arguments
-q --quiet quiet mode, print no warnings and errors
-v --verbose verbose mode, print processing details
-d --debug debug mode, print debug information
-ll --log-level [l]evel: string constant (fatal, error, warn, info, debug, trace) use level l for the logger
-lc --log-config [f]ilename: string use config file f for the logger

input options

input file format:
+f --read-file read file format or data set (default)
+fo --read-file-only read file format only
-f --read-dataset read data set without file meta information
input transfer syntax:
-t= --read-xfer-auto use TS recognition (default)
-td --read-xfer-detect ignore TS specified in the file meta header
-te --read-xfer-little read with explicit VR little endian TS
-tb --read-xfer-big read with explicit VR big endian TS
-ti --read-xfer-implicit read with implicit VR little endian TS

processing options

additional information:
-Ip --processing-details show currently processed content item
error handling:
-Er --unknown-relationship accept unknown/missing relationship type
-Ev --invalid-item-value accept invalid content item value (e.g. violation of VR or VM definition)
-Ec --ignore-constraints ignore relationship content constraints
-Ee --ignore-item-errors do not abort on content item errors, just warn (e.g. missing value type specific attributes)
-Ei --skip-invalid-items skip invalid content items (including sub-tree)
-Dv --disable-vr-checker disable check for VR-conformant string values
specific character set:
+U8 --convert-to-utf8 convert all element values that are affected by Specific Character Set (0008,0005) to UTF-8
# requires support from an underlying character encoding library # (see output of --version on which one is available)

output options

general printing:
+Pf --print-filename print header with filename for each document
-Ph --no-document-header do not print general document information
+Pn --number-nested-items print position string in front of each line
-Pn --indent-nested-items indent nested items by spaces (default)
printing values:
+Pl --print-long-values print long item values completely
-Pl --shorten-long-values print long item values shortened (default)
+Pu --print-instance-uid print SOP instance UID of referenced objects
-Ps --print-sopclass-short print short SOP class name of referenced image objects, e.g. "CT image" (default)
+Ps --print-sopclass-long print long SOP class name of referenced objects
+Psu --print-sopclass-uid print SOP class UID of referenced objects
+Pc --print-all-codes print all codes (including concept name codes)
+Pi --print-invalid-codes print invalid codes (for debugging purposes)
-Pi --no-invalid-codes print text "invalid code" instead (default)
+Pt --print-template-id print template identification information
enhanced encoding mode:
+Pe --indicate-enhanced indicate that enhanced mode is used for codes
-Pe --no-enhanced-mode do not indicate enhanced mode (default)
+C --print-color use ANSI escape codes for colored output
# not available on Windows systems
-C --no-color do not use any ANSI escape codes (default)
# not available on Windows systems


DICOM Conformance

The dsrdump utility supports the following SOP Classes:
SpectaclePrescriptionReportStorage          1.2.840.10008.
MacularGridThicknessAndVolumeReportStorage  1.2.840.10008.
BasicTextSRStorage                          1.2.840.10008.
EnhancedSRStorage                           1.2.840.10008.
ComprehensiveSRStorage                      1.2.840.10008.
Comprehensive3DSRStorage                    1.2.840.10008.
ProcedureLogStorage                         1.2.840.10008.
MammographyCADSRStorage                     1.2.840.10008.
KeyObjectSelectionDocumentStorage           1.2.840.10008.
ChestCADSRStorage                           1.2.840.10008.
XRayRadiationDoseSRStorage                  1.2.840.10008.
RadiopharmaceuticalRadiationDoseSRStorage   1.2.840.10008.
ColonCADSRStorage                           1.2.840.10008.
ImplantationPlanSRDocumentStorage           1.2.840.10008.
AcquisitionContextSRStorage                 1.2.840.10008.
SimplifiedAdultEchoSRStorage                1.2.840.10008.


The level of logging output of the various command line tools and underlying libraries can be specified by the user. By default, only errors and warnings are written to the standard error stream. Using option --verbose also informational messages like processing details are reported. Option --debug can be used to get more details on the internal activity, e.g. for debugging purposes. Other logging levels can be selected using option --log-level. In --quiet mode only fatal errors are reported. In such very severe error events, the application will usually terminate. For more details on the different logging levels, see documentation of module 'oflog'.
In case the logging output should be written to file (optionally with logfile rotation), to syslog (Unix) or the event log (Windows) option --log-config can be used. This configuration file also allows for directing only certain messages to a particular output stream and for filtering certain messages based on the module or application where they are generated. An example configuration file is provided in <etcdir>/logger.cfg.


All command line tools use the following notation for parameters: square brackets enclose optional values (0-1), three trailing dots indicate that multiple values are allowed (1-n), a combination of both means 0 to n values.
Command line options are distinguished from parameters by a leading '+' or '-' sign, respectively. Usually, order and position of command line options are arbitrary (i.e. they can appear anywhere). However, if options are mutually exclusive the rightmost appearance is used. This behavior conforms to the standard evaluation rules of common Unix shells.
In addition, one or more command files can be specified using an '@' sign as a prefix to the filename (e.g. @command.txt). Such a command argument is replaced by the content of the corresponding text file (multiple whitespaces are treated as a single separator unless they appear between two quotation marks) prior to any further evaluation. Please note that a command file cannot contain another command file. This simple but effective approach allows one to summarize common combinations of options/parameters and avoids longish and confusing command lines (an example is provided in file <datadir>/dumppat.txt).


The dsrdump utility will attempt to load DICOM data dictionaries specified in the DCMDICTPATH environment variable. By default, i.e. if the DCMDICTPATH environment variable is not set, the file <datadir>/dicom.dic will be loaded unless the dictionary is built into the application (default for Windows).
The default behavior should be preferred and the DCMDICTPATH environment variable only used when alternative data dictionaries are required. The DCMDICTPATH environment variable has the same format as the Unix shell PATH variable in that a colon (':') separates entries. On Windows systems, a semicolon (';') is used as a separator. The data dictionary code will attempt to load each file specified in the DCMDICTPATH environment variable. It is an error if no data dictionary can be loaded.


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