pydicom.encaps.itemize_frame

pydicom.encaps.itemize_frame(frame: bytes, nr_fragments: int = 1) Generator[bytes, None, None][source]

Yield items generated from frame.

New in version 1.2.

Parameters
  • frame (bytes) – The data to fragment and itemise.

  • nr_fragments (int, optional) – The number of fragments/items (default 1).

Yields

bytes – An itemized fragment of the frame, encoded as little endian.

Notes

  • The encoding of the items shall be in Little Endian.

  • Each fragment is encapsulated as a DICOM Item with tag (FFFE,E000), then a 4 byte length.

References

DICOM Standard, Part 5, Section 7.5 and Annex A.4