Inobitec DICOM Viewer

8.11. Viewing several 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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8.11.1 Opening several 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 open series from different studies in the PET analysis tab, e.g. to monitor the changes. If the studies differ in the following parameters:

  • the patient’s name (not case sensitive) (tag (0010,0010));

  • the patient’s ID (tag (0010,0020));

  • the patient’s sex (tag (0010,0040));

  • the date of birth (tag (0010,0030))

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 open several series from different studies, proceed as follows:

  1. Choose a windows arrangement template for the required number of series (see Section 8.2.1).

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

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

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

  5. Holding down the left mouse button, drag the series to the PET analysis tab (surrounded by the red frame in Fig. 8.5). Do not release the button. The PET analysis tab is displayed above other tabs.

  6. 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.

  7. If needed, repeat the actions described in points 3-6 for other series.



8.11.2 Synchronization 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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Synchronization will be applied if several images from the same study are opened in the PET Analysis tab. This function provides an opportunity to scroll images from different series simultaneously. By default, image scrolling is synchronized for the same study.

All the series are panned and zoomed simultaneously, including the series from different studies.

To enable synchronization:

  1. Click on the arrow on the right side of the Sync series scroll PIC button on the toolbar.

  2. Check one of the following items:

    • Sync series (Same study). This option provides an opportunity to scroll images from the series with the same values of the frameOfReferenceUid tag simultaneously. If the values of the frameOfReferenceUid tag are different for different series, synchronization will not be performed;

    • Sync from current position. This option provides an opportunity to scroll images simultaneously from the current position.

  3. If this PIC button is not pressed, press it.

Synchronization is performed for the sections parallel to the synchronizing section.

To disable synchronization, click on the left-hand part of the Sync series scroll PIC button.