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I have a program, that for data requirements has converted the AGE field into a 10 digit number?? I am sure it is just converted via HEX/Binary etc or something, can you help.

AGE = 1496593712

For your reference it is the conversion used for Dicom images.

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by:cookre
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One common way of saveing elapsed time is to convert it to seconds. That value interpreted as seconds yields about 47 1/2 years
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by:Arthur_Wood
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what are the data requirements that REQUIRE you to convert AGE into a 10 digit number?

What is AGE telling you?

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by:KurtVon
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DICOM uses an AS field for ages, that is an Age String.  It consists of exactly four characters which are the three digit numeric representation of the age followed by a character representing the "units":

010Y = 10 years
305D = 305 days
004W = 4 weeks
007M = 7 months

It just so happens this "number" is 4 bytes of data: 59343530 in hex.  That corresponds to the four characters Y450 which is a date string backwards

054Y = 45 years old.

Hope this helps.

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by:KurtVon
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Oops, that's 54 years old.
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by:bolox
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KurtVon, How did you get to the result 59343530???? Fair enough i can convert this binary number to Y450, but where did the 59343530 come from??

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That's the hexidecimal value.  How to get it depends on what you are doing.

If you are writing a program, you just need to convert the "integer" into a character array using whatever tools are in the language.  In C I would write:

char* strAge = (char*)&nAge;

In this case  I just typed it into Windows calulator in Advanced mode and hit the "hex" button.  I always do something like that when I suspect that a decimal value is really a string.  It  makes it a lot easier to see the individual characters.

Hope this helps.
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