Inobitec DICOM Viewer

8.1. Open Studies in PET Analysis tab

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Functionality is available in a separate module which is activated in the Pro edition for an extra fee
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To open a study:

  1. Load studies to the DICOM Viewer.

  2. Select a study containing at least one CT and one PET series.

  3. Select one CT and one PET series by clicking the left mouse button while holding down the Ctrl key on the keyboard.

  4. Click the PET analysis PIC button on the toolbar. To select the tab location (in the current window, in a separate window or in the full screen mode), click on the arrow on the right side of the button. To open the study in a new tab in the current window, click on the button PET analysis. The process may take some time.

  5. Choose a windows arrangement template for the required number of series (see Sections 8.2.1 and 8.2.2).

The DICOM Viewer displays data in the following modes:

  • 3D MIP (Maximum Intensity Projection) for the PET series (3D MIP mode);

  • Original CT series (Mono CT mode);

  • Original PET series (Mono PET mode);

  • Fused CT + PET series (Fusion PET+CT mode). The image displayed in the window is the same as in the fused series window (see Chapter 4).

The PET analysis window is shown in Fig. 8.1.



8.1.1 Fuse series from the same study in the PET analysis tab

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Functionality is available in a separate module which is activated in the Pro edition for an extra fee
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To fuse series of one study, proceed as follows:

  1. Open the study in the PET analysis tab (see Section 8.1).

  2. On the series panel of current study select the series required by left-clicking on them while holding down the Ctrl key.

  3. Drag the series to the window you need. If the series may be dragged to this window, the cursor will have the shape of PIC . If it is impossible to drag the series to this window, the cursor will have the shape of PIC . In this case, choose another window or change the display mode in this window (Section 8.2.1). Release the mouse button. The series (fused series) will be opened in this window.

  4. If needed, repeat the actions described in points 2-3 for other series.

8.1.2 Fuse series from different studies in the PET analysis tab

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Functionality is available in a separate module which is activated in the Pro edition for an extra fee
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The DICOM Viewer allows you to fuse series from different studies in the PET analysis tab, e.g. to monitor the changes. If the studies differ in the following parameters:

such studies are considered to be carried out for different patients. If you attempt to open them in the same tab, the following notification will pop up: Maybe you are trying to add study from different patients. Would you like to continue? To add the study, click YES, to cancel click NO.

To fuse several series from different studies, proceed as follows:

  1. Open the series of the first study in the PET analysis tab.

  2. Go to the second tab with the list of studies and choose the second study.

  3. Select the studies required by left-clicking on them while holding down the Ctrl key.

  4. Holding down the left mouse button, drag the series to the PET analysis tab (surrounded by the red frame in Fig. 8.2). Do not release the button. The PET analysis tab is displayed above other tabs.

  5. Drag the series to the window you need. If the studies may be dragged to this window, the cursor will have the shape of PIC . If it is impossible to drag the studies to this window, the cursor will have the shape of PIC . In this case, choose another window or change the display mode in this window (Section 8.2.1). Release the mouse button. The series (fused series) will be opened in this window.

  6. If needed, repeat the actions described in points 2-5 for other series.