Inobitec DICOM Viewer

7.1. Open Studies in Vessel Analysis Module

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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 the angiographic study and the series with contrast.
  3. Click the Vessel 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 virtual endoscopy window in a new tab in the current window, click on the left side of the button. The process may take some time.

If you open a CT study, then the DICOM Viewer will promt you to select a series without contrast to remove bones. In the dialog that opens, select the seris without contrast and click OK to remove bones or Cancel to cancel deletion.

To open the bone removal dialog manually, click the arrow on the right side of the New vessel PIC button and select the Remove bones item. This process takes some time.

The vessel analysis window is shown in Fig. 7.1.



The windows display the axial, coronal, sagittal sections and a 3D View. These windows are used to build the centerline. Vessel sweep is displayed in the Curved Surface window.

7.1.1 Vessels list

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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 built centerlines can be saved on the list of vessels until the window is closed. To save the built line select the vessel category from the drop-down list Categories in the panel shown in Fig. 7.2; next, select the vessel below and click the Bind button. The PIC pictogram appears to the right of the selected vessel on the list. To switch to the previously saved centerline, select the vessel on the list and click the Switch to button. To remove the centerline from the list, click the Unbind button. The PIC pictogram disappears. Attention! If the current centerline is not bound to any of the vessels on the list, then when you built another line, it will be lost.