Inobitec DICOM Viewer

1.9. Study Panel

The study panel is shown in Fig. 1.26 (highlighted in red).

The study panel displays the list of studies stored at the selected location (folder, disk, local storage or PACS server).

To select multiple studies that are contiguous (next to each other):

  1. click on one study and then holding Shift click the last study or
  2. move the cursor from one study to the last study holding the left mouse button.

To select multiple studies that are anywhere in the study list, click on the each one holding the Ctrl button.

To save the list of studies displayed in the Study Panel to a CSV file:

  1. select the Studies menu and Export studies list to CSV item;
  2. in the dialog that opens check columns from which you want to export data and click OK to confirm or Cancel to cancel;
  3. in the dialog that opens choose folder and file name. Click Save to save data or Cancel to cancel.

1.9.1 Customize Study Panel

The Viewer allows you to customize columns and the font for the list of studies.

To select columns, right-click on the table header, a menu with a list of columns will be displayed (Fig. 1.27). The displayed columns are marked with a flag. To check/uncheck a column, left-click on its name in the context menu.

Set up size, family and font style to bold and/or italic (see Section 15.4.2).

1.9.2 Sort Studies

If two or more studies are displayed, they can be sorted by a certain parameter. To do this, click on the header of the column the parameter is located in. For instance, to sort by date and time, click on the area highlighted in red in Fig. 1.28.

Next to the column name there is an arrow showing the sorting order (down arrow — descending PIC , up arrow — ascending PIC ). To change the sorting order, click on the column header again. Studies can be sorted only by one parameter at a time. The default sorting order is ascending.

1.9.3 Edit Patient Name and Description in a Study

If a study is loaded to the local storage, the displayed patient name and description for this study can be edited. The data itself will remain unchanged, and this information will not be saved on the PACS server. By default editing is disabled. To enable it, check the box Allow to edit patient name and discription (Section 15.4.2).

To edit the patient name or study description:

  1. Right-click on the study at the study panel. The context menu shown in Fig. 1.29 will pop up.
  2. Select one of the menu items Edit Patient Name abd Edit Description. The corresponding field will become available for editing, and the cursor will be located in it.
  3. Edit the text.
  4. Press Enter or click the mouse in the Viewer window, in any area except the edited text, to apply the changes.

This commands are available as well from the Study context menu.

Commands from the context menu (Fig. 1.30) are available during editing. To open the context menu, right-click on the edited text.

The following commands are available:

  • Undo: undo the changes;
  • Redo: redo the last canceled action;
  • Cut: delete the selected text and copy it to the exchange buffer;
  • Copy: copy the selected text to the exchange buffer;
  • Paste: paste the text from the exchange buffer;
  • Delete: delete the selected text;
  • Select all: select all edited text.

If a command is unavailable, it is displayed in grey in the menu.