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       dsr2xml - Convert DICOM SR file and data set to XML


       dsr2xml [options] dsrfile-in [xmlfile-out]


       The  dsr2xml  utility  converts  the  contents  of  a  DICOM Structured
       Reporting  (SR)  document  (file  format  or  raw  data  set)  to   XML
       (Extensible  Markup  Language). The XML Schema dsr2xml.xsd does not yet
       follow any standard format. However, the dsr2xml application  might  be
       enhanced  in  this  aspect  in the future (e.g. by supporting HL7/CDA -
       Clinical Document Architecture).

       If dsr2xml 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 dsr2xml to read a
       dataset with a particular transfer syntax.


       dsrfile-in   DICOM SR input filename to be converted

       xmlfile-out  XML output filename (default: stdout)


   general options
         -h   --help
                print this help text and exit

                print version information and exit

         -d   --debug
                debug mode, print debug information

         -dd  --verbose-debug
                verbose debug mode, print more details

   processing options
       character set:

         +Cr  --charset-require
                require declaration of extended charset (default)

         +Ca  --charset-assume  charset: string constant
                (latin-1 to -5, greek, cyrillic, arabic, hebrew)
                assume charset if undeclared ext. charset found

   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

   output options

         +Ea  --attr-all
                encode everything as XML attribute
                (shortcut for +Ec, +Er, +Ev and +Et)

         +Ec  --attr-code
                encode code value, coding scheme designator
                and coding scheme version as XML attribute

         +Er  --attr-relationship
                encode relationship type as XML attribute

         +Ev  --attr-value-type
                encode value type as XML attribute

         +Et  --attr-template-id
                encode template id as XML attribute

         +Ee  --template-envelope
                template element encloses content items
                (requires +Wt, implies +Et)

       XML structure:

         +Xs  --add-schema-reference
                add reference to XML Schema "dsr2xml.xsd"
                (not with +Ea, +Ec, +Er, +Ev, +Et, +Ee, +We)

         +Xn  --use-xml-namespace
                add XML namespace declaration to root element


         +We  --write-empty-tags
                write all tags even if their value is empty

         +Wi  --write-item-id
                always write item identifier

         +Wt  --write-template-id
                write template identification information


   DICOM Conformance
       The dsr2xml utility supports the following SOP  Classes  (according  to
       DICOM 2004 and Supplement 94):

       BasicTextSR                 1.2.840.10008.
       EnhancedSR                  1.2.840.10008.
       ComprehensiveSR             1.2.840.10008.
       ProcedureLog                1.2.840.10008.
       MammographyCADSR            1.2.840.10008.
       KeyObjectSelectionDocument  1.2.840.10008.
       ChestCADSR                  1.2.840.10008.
       XRayRadiationDoseSR         1.2.840.10008.

       Please  note that currently only mandatory and some optional attributes
       are supported.


       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
       behaviour  conforms  to  the  standard  evaluation rules of common Unix

       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) prior to any
       further evaluation. Please note that  a  command  file  cannot  contain
       another  command  file.  This  simple  but effective approach allows to
       summarize common combinations of options/parameters and avoids  longish
       and   confusing   command   lines  (an  example  is  provided  in  file


       The dsr2xml 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
       <PREFIX>/lib/dicom.dic  will  be  loaded unless the dictionary is built
       into the application (default for Windows).

       The  default  behaviour  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.
       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.


       lib/dsr2xml.xsd - XML Schema file


       xml2dsr(1), dcmconv(1)


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