Chapter 11
Image annotation


Functionality is available in a separate module which is activated in the Pro edition for an extra fee

The module described in this chapter is aimed for marking various objects on DICOM images manually with the help of contours and exporting them in JSON format. The results of image annotation may be used for training neural networks created for recognition of image components.

The following terms will be used in the description of the image annotation module:
Object — A selected part of an image.
Annotation — Marking objects.
Class (of objects) — Objects united by a quality specified by the user. A class is characterized by a unique name and properties.

The image annotation module is available in the flat image viewer tab and provides for the following functions:

 11.1 Licensing the Image Annotation Module
 11.2 Opening a Series in the Image Annotation Mode
 11.3 Creating a Tree of Object Groups and Classes
  11.3.1 Creating a New Class of Objects
  11.3.2 Creating a Group of Object Classes
  11.3.3 Operations with Object Classes and Groups
  11.3.4 Compatibility of Trees of Groups and Classes
 11.4 Export and Import of the Tree of Groups and Classes
  11.4.1 Export of the Tree of Groups and Classes
  11.4.2 Import of a Tree of Groups and Classes
 11.5 Marking Objects with Contours
  11.5.1 Actions with Object Contours
  11.5.2 Changing the Class of Object Contour
 11.6 Saving and Opening Annotation Results
  11.6.1 Saving Annotation Results
  11.6.2 Opening Annotation Results
 11.7 Export of Annotation Results