Inobitec DICOM Viewer

4.1. Volume Reconstruction of Cardiac Studies

4.1.1 Create Series Fusion

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Functionality is available in the Pro edition
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To create a series fusion:

  1. Open the Cardiac CT study.
  2. Select the series containing the CT data.
  3. Click the Series fusion PIC button on the toolbar or select the View menu and Series fusion item. The selected series can be found on the Slice list panel.
  4. Select the series containing the PET data on the Available series panel.
  5. Click the Add series as a new fusion layer PIC button. If the series fusion is already open in the Multiplanar reconstruction or Volume reconstruction window then the series will be also added in these windows.
  6. To delete a slice click the Remove fusion layer PIC button or select the Fusion menu and the Remove layer item. If the series fusion is already open in the Multiplanar reconstruction or Volume reconstruction window then the series will be also removed in these windows.
  7. Open the series fusion in the Volume reconstruction, Multiplanar reconstruction or Virtual endoscopy window by clicking the corresponding button on the toolbar.

The series fusion will appear on the current study series panel and may as well be opened from there.

4.1.2 Play a Reconstruction

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Functionality is available in the Pro edition
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Open the series fusion in the volume reconstruction window.

To start, click the Play PIC button on the view management panel (Fig. 4.1).



To set the playing speed, click on the arrow on the right side of the Play button and select the speed from the list or set the value manually by clicking the Set button. To loop the playing, activate the Repeat button.

To switch to the needed image, move the scroll on the view management panel.

To navigate between images, use the cursor management keys ( PIC or PIC to switch to the next image, PIC or PIC to go back to the previous image). To do this, click the left mouse button on the scrollbar first.

If you click the left mouse button on an image, the management keys will perform other functions:

PIC zoom in;
PIC zoom out;
PIC pan the image to the right;
PIC pan the image to the left.

To open the Slice list panel (Fig. 4.2), click the Select slice button on the toolbar.



The window level and width parameters are set separately for each slice. To set the parameters for a specific slice, select the slice from the list.

Other features of the volume reconstruction window are described in Chapter 3.