Inobitec DICOM Viewer

4.7. Volume Stitching


Functionality is available in the Pro edition

PIC This function cannot be used for establishing a diagnosis

The DICOM Viewer provides an opportunity to export several fused series to the current study as a new series. The fused series will be stitched as one layer.

To export a fused series to the current study as a new series, proceed as follows:

  1. Open the series in the MPR reconstruction tab.

  2. Click the Export button on the segmented structure panel and select the Export volume stitching option on the dropdown menu (Fig. 4.14).

  3. In the Volume stitching options (Fig. 4.15) dialog box that pops up, add a description of the series created. By default, the description is generated automatically according to the following template: stitching of <description of the 1st layer series> and … <description of the N layer series>

  4. Specify the position and the boundaries of the exported area in the coordinates of the voxel model of the first (basic) layer. The size of the exported area will be calculated automatically and may be changed by the user. The position and the boundaries of the exported area are shown in the windows of the MPR reconstruction tab and may be changed when editing the numeric values.

    The acceptable range of values for the coordinates of the exported area position is from -8192 to 8192, for the coordinates of the boundaries — from 1 to 8192.

    PIC The boundaries of the exported area along the X and Y axes are determined by the volume of the basic layer.
  5. Click OK to stitch the layers of the fused series and export the new series to the current study, or click CANCEL to cancel. The stitching and export procedure may take some time.

The exported series is saved in the local storage as a new series. A thumbnail for the new series will be added to the series panel.

If one or several original series are multiphase series, the stitching and export procedures are only performed for the current phase.