DICOM Orientation Verification Phantom
Constructed of durable urethane, the DOVe™ emulates two distinct patient features: the head and the feet - engraved on opposite sides. These two features depict head first or feet first patient orientation. Additionally, both images denote either supine or prone patient setup. Complementing each of these two distinct patient orientations are engraved markings which indicate decubitus left or decubitus right.
AAPM Task Groups TG-53 and TG-201
One of the key tests within all of these systems is verifying patient position with regards to patient orientation. Even though the Radiation Oncology and Imaging Industries have attempted to standardize DICOM transfer of patient data throughout the export and import processes, the potential for the data to be mirrored/flipped still exists. To address this potential for error, the DICOM Orientation Verification phantom, the DOVe™ was developed.
- DICOM Orientation Verification.
- Mimics identifying features of orientation.
- Verifies whether or not undesired image mirroring or flipping has occurred.