Other Images. 1

Importing Images. 1

Displaying Images. 1

Orientation Labels. 1

 

Other Images

Importing Images

Images other than those part of a stacked image set may be displayed.Further, these images may be grouped together under subdirectories within the patientís directory.Go under Images on the main tool bar to Import Image Files.In the files selection popup select the images.

 

It is the userís responsibility to be sure that only images belonging to the patient are selected.

 

Once the images are selected a subdirectory will be prompted for.The user can select an existing directory or specify a new one.The images will be copied or moved into this directory that resides under the patientís name.

 

Displaying Images

Go under Images on the main tool bar to display image file.On the popup, select the directory and then select the image file.There are other functions available on this popup.You may change the file name by typing in a new file name and hitting the save button to the right of the text field for the new file name.You may enter a label for the image, and again you must hit the save button to the right of the text field for the label.The label will be displayed on the top of the image.Lastly, you may enter descriptive text for the image.You must then hit the save button underneath the text field for the description.†† The show file button above the image label text field will bring up another window and run the utility program rlDicomDump for the selected image file in that window.

 

Select Image for Display Popup - but not a stacked image set image

 

To display the image you must have created a screen (Screen Control) with an empty frame.Click the mouse on the button that occupies the blank frame and then hit the Apply button on the Display Image File popup.

 


Orientation Labels

The same warnings about the correctness of orientation labels for a stacked image set above apply here (see Stacked Image Set, Orientation Labels).With these images, only the row and column marker from the Dicom image file is displayed.The correctness of what is right and left depends on the marker being correct in the image file read.If this marker is incorrect, you can use the label facility to make your own notes directly on the image.

 

For any critical function that involves the patient orientation, you must have a means of verifying the orientation of the image, particularly in distinguishing right from left.