CT Daily QA Images, automate storage of values

  • Hi All,

    I'm wondering if anyone has come across a way of viewing/parsing results from a Daily CT QA image taken on a Siemens Somatom go.sim scanner? It looks to me like some sort of secondary capture image. It imports fine into Conquest but I can't seem to view the secondary capture and it doesn't seem to have the results explicitly in the header. See attached dicom file. Note this is 1 image file of 5 it creates.



  • Hi Marcel,

    Thanks for the guidance. I have managed to write a python script to convert overlay into a BMP which works great by itself. A DICOM overlay image was new to me!

    I have never executed a script before using Importconverter but one quick question, when I run something like this:

    • ImportConverter0 = ifequal "%V0008,0016", "1.2.840.10008."; system "python c:\conquest_SIEMENSCTQA\SiemensDailyQAtoBMP.py %f"

    It seems to work fine but also saves images to the server itself which I don't want it to do.

    When I add destroy command like so:

    • ImportConverter0 = ifequal "%V0008,0016", "1.2.840.10008."; system "python c:\conquest_SIEMENSCTQA\SiemensDailyQAtoBMP.py %f"; destroy

    The python script doesn't work so possibly the destroy command carries out just before the python script gets a chance to run? Should i build in a slight wait time or how best would you work this?

    Apologies for the basic questions and thanks for your help so far.


  • Hi Marcel,

    My code probably isn't the most efficient but this works!

    ImportConverter0 = ifequal "%V0008,0016", "1.2.840.10008."; save to C:\conquest_SIEMENSCTQA\temp_store\%o.dcm;
    ImportConverter1 = ifnotequal "%V0008,0016", "1.2.840.10008."; destroy;
    ImportConverter2 = append "%f%n" to c:\conquest_SIEMENSCTQA\incoming.txt;
    ImportConverter3 = system python c:\conquest_SIEMENSCTQA\SiemensDailyQAtoBMP.py C:\conquest_SIEMENSCTQA\temp_store\%o.dcm;
    ImportConverter4 = destroy;

    My SiemensDailyQAtoBMP.py script is then able to process image at its own pace and delete temporary .dcm image at the end.

    Thanks for all your help,


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