Each installed in Windows version and edition of the Viewer has their own shortcuts on the Desktop and Start Menu to ensure the convenience of launching.
To launch the program double-click on the desktop shortcut or click on the shortcut from the Start menu.
Launching the program from the command line allows you to set specific parameters for the current session of the program, change the settings and get help information about the command line options. To launch the Viewer, use the following syntax on the command line:
[<path_to_the_program>]< executable_program> [ --help] | [--study-folder <path> [--open-series-images | --open-series-mpr | --open-series-volume | --open-series-endoscopy [--series-uid <uid> | --series-index <index>]]] | [--pacs-aetitle <aetitle> [--patient-id <patientID>] [--study-uid <studyUID>] [--series-index <seriesIndex> | --series-uid <seriesUID>] [--open-series-images] ] | [--aet <aet>] | [--import-settings <path> [--use-imported-listener-aetitle | --aet <aet>] [--update-scu-aetitle]] | [--export-settings <path>]
Example: C:\Users\user\DICOMViewerPro1.9.1\viewer.exe --study-folder D:\dicom_data --open-series-images --series-index 1 shows series with seriesIndex 1 of the first study from the D:\dicom_data folder in the Flat images view window.
If the option is wrong then the help information about the command line options is displayed and program exits. If the option value is wrong (e.g. there are not DICOM data in the specified folder, there are not series with the specified seriesUID or seriesIndex), then this and all subsequent options are ignored.
Attention! If some AETitles of several PACSServers match than data will be searched on the first PACSServer in the list. PACSServers are sorted by the Server nickname field. For detailes on how to set up connection to PACSServer see Section 12.2.
The next options are used to change the settings. After executing any of these commands the program exits. In case of a successful execution the word Done appears on the command line.
If one instance of editions Pro or Lite is already launched then other instances of editions Pro or Lite exit and activate the first instance. If other instance is launched from the command line then command line options are sent to the first instance.
Note that sometimes program can not exit immediately when the main window closes (e.g. if data is transferring over the network, if the information is writting to disk or flash card). In this case if you try to launch the program, main window of the launched instance does not open and you should wait until the launched instance exits and then launch the program again.