Dicom Cine Viewer Help

 

Help Topics:

Loading Image Files
Window Width/Level
Viewer Controls
Options
Control Panels
Thumbnail Display
Multi Frame Display
Image Processing
AVI Conversion
Quick Reference

Loading Files


System Control Panel

Functions:  (from left to right):

  1. Open Files:  Select image file(s) (DICOM or AVI greyscale) using the file selection dialog.  [Control-O]
  2. Load Previous Files:  Load the the previous viewed images (if available).   [Control-L]
  3. Open Dicom CD:  Load all the Image files from the current CD.  If the CD Auto Reader option is enabled,  the CD will load after being inserted.

Window Width/Level


W/L Control Panel

Functions:  (from left to right):

  1. Width:  Enter the desired Window Width (contrast) via the keyboard.  Adjust the Width interactively by dragging the cursor left / right over the image.
  2. Level:  Enter the desired Window Level (brightness) via the keyboard.  Adjust the Level interactively by dragging the cursor up / down over the image.
  3. Auto:  When this option is checked,  the initial W/L settings will be set by the values defined in the image file.  If no values are defined then the default will be 256 / 128.

Viewer Controls


Player Control Panel

Functions:  (from left to right):

  1. Play:  Start/Resume Cine play.  [Space Bar]
  2. Stop:  Stop play mode and rewind clip.
  3. Pause:  Pause Cine play.  [Space Bar]
  4. Previous File:  Load the previous image file.  [Up Arrow]
  5. Previous Frame:  Display the previous frame.  [Left  Arrow]
  6. Next Frame:  Display the next frame.  [Right Arrow]
  7. Next File:  Load the next image file.  [Down Arrow]
  8. Play Mode:  Select the next play mode.  [M]  The modes are:  Repeat,  Ping Pong,  and Continuous.  In Continuous mode,  the next file will play after the last frame of the current cine clip.
  9. Zoom :  When this button is selected the image will be zoomed  to fit on the display,  otherwise the zoom factor is 100%.  [Z]

Options


Right click on the mouse  to enable the program menu.


Control Panels


Right click on the mouse  to enable the program menu.


Thumbnail Display


Thumbnail Selection Window


Multi-Frame Display
 Key 
 Format 
 Images 
1
None
 
2
2x2
4
3
3x3
9
4
4x4
16
5
5x5
25
6
6x6
36
7
7x7
49
8
8x8
64

Image Processing


Image Processing Panel

Use the  F3  key to hide/show this panel.

Button
Description
Edge Enh Edge Enhancement:  Enhance the borders of contrasting objects.
Edge Det Edge Detection:  Use this to display only the borders of contrasting objects..
Variable Variable Filter:  When this is enabled,  use the slider bar to interactively adjust the degree of smoothing or sharpening.
Minimum Minimum Filter:  This filter will replace the pixels with the smallest value of the neighboring pixels.
Median Median Filter:  This filter will replace the pixels with the median value of the neighboring pixels.
Maximum Maximum Filter:  This filter will replace the pixels with the largest value of the neighboring pixels.
Advanced Use the functions in FP Image for further processing.  This will launch a new FP Image Window and load the current image files into the new Viewer.
2 Frame Avg Use this to average the current frame with the previous frame.
3 Frame Avg Use this to average the current frame with the previous and next frames.
Apply to Images Click this button to replace all the frames with the current image processing settings.  This can speed up play speed on processed images in slower computers.  It can also be used to apply multiple image processing operations to the same images.


AVI Conversion


Right click on the mouse  to enable the program menu.

  1. Select an output AVI file.
  2. Multiple file conversion must have an incrementable filename.
  3. After the frames have been formatted the Video Compression dialog box will appear:


Quick Reference

Press the key to display the Quick Reference on the viewer