John arrives at the waiting room for a PET/CT examination, and goes to the clerk to check in.
The clerk asks “Date of birth”
Smith: “month, day, year”
The clerk performs a date of birth based lookup and finds:
A DICOM worklist entry for Janet Smith, with Patient’s Sex (0010,0040) “F” and Patient’s Gender (0010,xxxx) “M”, and with a Preferred Form of Address (0010,xxx3) “Preferred name is John”. Sex Comment (0010,xxx1) contains “Hormonal treatment causes Thrombosis risk”.
The birth dates match
The clerk sees John, who appears to be a man, and re- checks the worklist entry. This time the clerk notices Patient’s Gender (0010,xxxx) “M”, Patient’s Sex (0010,0040) “F”, and a Preferred Form of Address (0010,xxx3) “Preferred name is John”.
The clerk confirms “John Smith? Here for a PET/CT exam?”
The clerk asks the necessary sex related preparation questions, e.g., most recent menstruation; and checks in the patient.
Based on clinic policies, the clerk asks whether John wants to go through the name change process at the clinic to reflect his preferred name.