A researcher wants to de-identify 1000 nuclear medicine exams, and put them on an external USB hard drive.
The exams were already anonymized by another application, but unfortunately that software had left the birth date tag (so that the patients were easy to identify).
The researcher wanted to keep the patient identities as previously defined, but remove the birth date tag. This was done by adding a single line in a text file on the USB device.
Performing the task
The researcher followed these steps: