pydicom.uid.generate_uid

pydicom.uid.generate_uid(prefix: Optional[str] = '1.2.826.0.1.3680043.8.498.', entropy_srcs: Optional[List[str]] = None) UID[source]

Return a 64 character UID which starts with prefix.

Changed in version 1.3: When prefix is None a conformant UUID suffix of up to 39 characters will be used instead of a hashed value.

Parameters
  • prefix (str or None, optional) – The UID prefix to use when creating the UID. Default is the pydicom root UID '1.2.826.0.1.3680043.8.498.'. If not used then a prefix of '2.25.' will be used with the integer form of a UUID generated using the uuid.uuid4() algorithm.

  • entropy_srcs (list of str, optional) – If prefix is used then the prefix will be appended with a SHA512 hash of the supplied list which means the result is deterministic and should make the original data unrecoverable. If entropy_srcs isn’t used then random data will be appended instead (default). If prefix is not used then entropy_srcs has no effect.

Returns

A DICOM UID of up to 64 characters.

Return type

pydicom.uid.UID

Raises

ValueError – If prefix is invalid or greater than 63 characters.

Examples

>>> from pydicom.uid import generate_uid
>>> generate_uid()
1.2.826.0.1.3680043.8.498.22463838056059845879389038257786771680
>>> generate_uid(prefix=None)
2.25.167161297070865690102504091919570542144
>>> generate_uid(entropy_srcs=['lorem', 'ipsum'])
1.2.826.0.1.3680043.8.498.87507166259346337659265156363895084463
>>> generate_uid(entropy_srcs=['lorem', 'ipsum'])
1.2.826.0.1.3680043.8.498.87507166259346337659265156363895084463