Inobitec DICOM Viewer

2.8. View Multiple Series

There are several modes for positioning series windows in the study window. The selected mode is saved when the DICOM Viewer is closed.

2.8.1 Auto Mode

This mode is active by default. If two or more series are open, they will be located in the window and scaled automatically, occupying the entire window. Three series are displayed in Fig. 2.9.

To activate this mode, click the PIC button or select the Automatic series arrangement item from the image context menu.

2.8.2 Stacked Mode

This mode allows you to open only one series in the study window. If you try to open another series, the current series will be closed. In this case, the DICOM Viewer will request confirmation for closing the current series.

To activate this mode, click the PIC button or select the Stacked series arrangement item from the image context menu.

2.8.3 Grid Mode

In this mode the study window is split into parts, and a series window can be opened in each of them.

A grid may have from 1 to 100 cells. The maximum number of rows and columns is 10.

Fig. 2.10 illustrates a 2*4 grid with three cells filled.

To set up a 1x2, 2x2 or 2x3 grid, use the PIC , PIC , PIC buttons on the toolbar. These grid configuration types are available from the image context menu.

If the selected grid configuration has fewer cells than there are open series in the study, a warning dialog box pops up (Fig. 2.11), in which the program asks for a permission to close the open series.

Click OK to close the series, or Cancel to cancel.

There are two ways to disable the warning dialog box:

Click OK to apply the settings or Cancel to cancel.

To define your own grid configuration, click the PIC button or select the Custom series arrangement item from the image context menu, and set up the required parameters. This configuration can be set by default (see Section 15.5.1).

For customized grids, the DICOM Viewer allows for auto-fill of the cells with the current study series. The auto-fill function is disabled by default. To enable it, in the main menu, select Options->Settings...->Modules->Image Viewer, then choose the Image arrangement tab and check the Turn on auto-fill in series box. When a series is opened in a new tab, the other series are opened in the cells available. The cells are sorted by serial number.

When positioning series on the grid, the DICOM Viewer allows you to move the boundary between cells. To do this, move the cursor to the panel border so that it would look like PIC or PIC and drag the border holding the left mouse button. Setting the priority of horizontal or vertical separator is described in Section 15.5.1.