The following link lists the DICOM fields that are affected during the anonymization process. This list is based on the DICOM Standard (Confidentiality Profiles, Part 15, Chapter E).
DICOM Element: Official DICOM element name
- For private tags, the private tag definition is shown
Strict Anon Processing Type: If the anonymization type is Strict (third column), this is how the field will be anonymized:
GENERATE_UID: A new unique ID (UID) will be generated
DELETE: The value in this field will be removed
DATE_PRESERVE_YEAR_ONLY: For dates, only the year will be preserved (the month and day will be set to January 1st)
DATE_PRESERVE_DECADE_ONLY: The decade portion of the original date is preserved (the month and day will be set to January 1st)
NULL_TIME: The time is set to 00000.00
Any other value shown is the anonymized value that will display instead
STRICT: Means the processing will display as described above
NOT_STRICT: Means that Definitions field will not be anonymized at all (real data will display)
Entering different expert settings when installing the Advanced Uplink will modify behavior:
Tags not included in the DICOM dictionary are completely removed during anonymization. This would include private tags and any newly-added generic tags.