Inobitec DICOM Viewer

16.2. Edit print list in Preview window

To print images, you should add them to the print list first. You can do this in the following windows:

  • View Flat Images window;
  • Multiplanar Reconstruction window;
  • Volume Reconstruction window;
  • Planning of Pedicle Screw Installation window;
  • Coronary Artery analysis window;
  • PET Analysis window;
  • Series Fusion window.

Depending on the way the image is captured, you can change the window level and width in the print preview window (in this case, the labels on the screen are not captured) or cannot change the window level and width (in this case the image is captured with all the labels and annotations). For details, see the next Sections.

If the Add to print list button is inactive, click the left button on the header of the window with the image to be printed or removed.

The print list is saved until the program is closed.

16.1.1 Add/Delete Images in View Flat Images and Fusion windows

To add the current image to the print list, click on the left side of the Add to print list PIC button. The button will look as follows: PIC . When browsing images, the button will look like this PIC if the current image is not on the print list, and like this PIC if it is. If there are several image views opened in the tab, note which view window is active (highlighted by a red frame).

To remove the current image from the print list, click on the left side of the Add to print list button that should look like this: PIC . The image will be removed, and the button will change to PIC . Also, you can remove images in the Preview window (see Section 16.2).

In the View Flat Images and Fusion windows, there are two image capturing modes for printing:

  • View screenshot: the entire image, including the labels and annotations, is captured. There is no capability to change the window width and level in the Preview window.
  • Image capture: only the image of tissues is captured. There is a capability to change the window width and level in the Preview window.

When you click on the left side of the Add to print list PIC button, the previously selected capture mode is used. To switch the capture mode, click the arrow on the right of the Add to Print List PIC button and select the target mode. The selected mode is marked with a flag and saved as the default capture mode for the View Flat Images and Series Fusion windows.

If the image was captured in the Series Fusion window, then changing the window width and level in the Preview Window is possible only for the first layer.

16.1.2 Add Images in Multiplanar Reconstruction and Volume Reconstruction windows

To add the current image to the print list, click on the left side of the Add to print list PIC button.

In the Multiplanar Reconstruction and Volume Reconstruction windows, there are three image capturing modes for printing:

  • View screenshot: the entire image, including the labels and annotations, is captured. There is no capability to change the window width and level in the Preview window.
  • Image screenshot: only the image of tissues is captured. There is no capability to change the window width and level in the Preview window.
  • Entire image: only the image of tissues is captured. There is a capability to change the window width and level in the Preview window (except the images captured in the Volume Reconstruction window).

When you click on the left side of the Add to print list PIC button, the previously selected capture mode is used. To switch the capture mode, click the arrow on the right of the Add to Print List PIC button and select the target mode. The selected mode is marked with a flag and saved as the default capture mode for the Multiplanar Reconstruction, Volume Reconstruction windows.

If the fused image was captured in the Entire image Mode in the Multiplanar Reconstruction Window, then changing the window width and level in the Preview Window is possible only for the first layer.

Deletion of the images captured in these modes is available in the Preview window (see Section 16.2.3).

16.1.3 Add Series and Clear Print List

To add an entire series to the print list, click on the arrow on the right side of the Add to print list button and select the Add entire series. Images will be added with default mode menu item. This functionality is available only for the View Flat Images and Fusion windows.

To clear the print list, click on the arrow on the right side of the Add to print list button and select the Clear print list item.

16.1.4 Add Images from Different Studies

If the print list is not empty, and you are trying to add an image from another study, the DICOM Viewer will return a warning You are trying to add image from different study.

To add the image, click Yes. To clear the print list and add the current image, click Rewrite. To cancel the addition and leave the current print list as it is, click No.