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bad display of date and time DICOM tags

Jan 5, 2017 01:53 PM
by Tommy
I'm playing with the overlay.xml file to customize my RadiAnt tags layout

I wanted to obtain such a row:
'date of birth
'study date
'series time

so I edited the code this way:

<i r="0"><e k="1" i="00100030"/></i> 'date of birth
<i r="1"><e k="1" i="00080020"/></i> 'study date
<i r="2"><e k="1" i="00080031"/></i> 'series time

so let's make an example... load images from a patient who's born on 01/12/1955 (first of january) and performs an exam on 30/10(2016 (30th of october) and the series time is 10:29:00

I expect my tags code to show:

but instead I get:

It looks to me that RadiAnt just displays the plain DICOM tags values with no "processing" that would make them more readable.

the dates values are shown in a YYYYMMDD format, instead of a more confortable format such as DD/MM/YYYY (according to my localization)

the representation of the time value is instead completely obscure to me...

I see that in you use RadiAnt "internal special tags" this issue is workarounded using currently available special tags such as:

s=05 'date of birth and sex
s=09 'acquisition date and time

however I'd like to have a single line for birth only (no sex)
and 2 different lines for acquisition date and acquisition time
currently there are no specific special tags for such values.

I'm an user of iQ-VIEW and it has a similar way to customize DICOM tag overlays.
however it has no issues when displaying tag values such as "00100030" or 00080020"
so it seems that RadiAnt has a problem with it...

so, this is the "bug report"... now it's up to the developer to decide what to do...

solution 1: process the DICOM tag date and time values and display them in a more comfortable format

solution 2: add new specific special tags (date of birth only, study date only, image time only)

Jan 5, 2017 04:26 PM
by Tommy
solution 3: implement a new <i> attribute to select the display format of date values.

a mockup could be:

f=1 --> DD/MM/YYYY
f=2 --> YYYY/MM/DD
Jan 8, 2017 01:05 PM
by RadiAnt
The improvements will certainly be made :-)
Aug 11, 2023 09:20 PM
by Manuel
Will be made was said in 2011 and in 2017... today we are in 2023 and I've found the same problem without a solution... or is there a solution?
Oct 5, 2023 10:08 PM
by RadiAnt
This has been fixed in the latest 2023.2.0.27827 beta version.
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