Dicom Browser from FP Image


* Available during the trial period or in any registered version.

For more advanced imaging features see FP Image for Windows

Quick Start:

Help Topics:

Database functions
Adding images to the database
Deleting entries from the database
Viewing a single file
Selecting images to view
Copy to clipboard
Dicom tag info
Image display
Window W/L
Gamma Correction
Cine Funtions
AVI Conversion
Batch Processing
    Exporting images
    Anonymizing images
    Converting to JPEG
    Using External Viewers

Contact Info:

Please send questions and comments to support@fpimage.com
or visit the FP Image web site: http://www.fpimage.com

Viewing a File

Use this to select a single image file.

  1. From the menu select  [ File | Open File ]
  2. Upon sucessful loading,  the image and tags will be displayed.

Anonymizing a Dicom File

Use this to create an anonymous Dicom file.

  1. From the menu select  [ File | Anonymize File ]
  2. Select the new target file to create.
  3. All patient information will be removed from the new file.

Image Database Functions
  • To update the Image Database select   [ File | Update Database ]  from the menu. The update operation will process in the background.  Upon completion,  the  [ Update ] menu option will be enabled if any changes were detected.
  • To clear the database entries select   [ File | Clear Database ]  from the menu.  This will not delete the image files from the disk.
  • Select the menu  [ Options | Image Database | Keep Auto Update Running ]  option to keep the Database Manager running after the Browser has been closed.  This is useful for unattended updates.

  • To display the Database Manager select   [ File | Image Database Manager ]  from the menu.

    Click on the  Halt / Edit  button to enter the Edit Mode.

    Update CPU Priority:   Use this to set the processing overhead used by the computer while updating.  Higher settings may slow down other Window program tasks while updating.  Lower settings are recommended.

    Update Interval:  Select the interval between database updates. The minimum interval allowed is 15 minutes.

    Search Paths:

    1. Click on the Add button to add a search path to the list.
    2. If other computers on your network are mapped into your computer then they can be included as well.
    3. Use top level folders to search all subfolders. Duplicate paths are not allowed.
    4. Click on the Remove button to delete the selected highlighted search path from the list.
    5. Search paths are enabled when the left box is checked.  Paths that are not checked are not updated during the search operation.
    Warning: Do not select system drive root directories (i.e. C:).  Always select a folder from these drives.

    Click on the Resume button to enable the Auto Update Mode. The countdown timer will display the time until the next update.

    Search Now:  Click on the Search Now button to start the update operation at any time.  This can also be done from the browser menu by selecting the  [ File | Update Database ]  option.

    Hide:  Click on the Hide button to run the Database Manager in background mode.  Close the Database Manager window to disable it.

    Scheduling Updates:   Use the Windows Scheduled Tasks Manager to update the DICOM database at specified times. Use the "-u" parameter when specifying the program name.  For example:  c:\fpimage\bin\bkupdate.exe "-u"

    Adding Images to the Database

    You may add images to the current database directly by using the following method.

    1. From the menu select  [ Files  | Add Images ]
    2. Select file(s) to add to the database.
    3. After all the files have been verified, the files will be added and the database will be sorted and displayed.

    Deleting Entries from the Database

    Database entries can be removed using the following method.

    1. Select a Patient, Exam or Image.
    2. Use the keyboard Delete key to remove the selected image(s) from the database.
    3. The selected database entries will be removed and the database will be updated.

    Patient List

    The image file database entries are displayed here.  Initially,  only the Patient headers are displayed.  These are arranged as follows:

    Patient Name - Patient ID
    >   Modality -  Series # - Date
    >>  Image(s)

    Image Display

    When the Image Display is enabled,  the image from selected file will appear in the image box.  The displayed image may be Zoomed/Panned and the Window Width/Level may be adjusted.  For cine images,  only the middle frame of the run will be displayed.

    Copying the image to the clipboard

    From the menu select  [ Edit | Copy Image to Clipboard ]  to copy the currently displayed image to the Clipboard.  The image may then be pasted to other applications.

    Window Width/Level

    Select the  [ Options | Auto W/L ]  menu option to set the initial Width and Level values as designated from the current image file settings.  This has no effect when the W/L values are omitted from the file.

    To adjust the values manually:

    1. Enter the desired Width and Level values in the edit boxes using the keyboard.
    2. Press the  Enter  key to apply these values to the image display.
    Adjusting the W/L interactively:
    1. Using the mouse,  drag the cursor up/down over the image to adjust the Level.
    2. Drag the cursor left/right to adjust the Width.


    Set the current zoom factor from the Zoom selection box.

    Gamma Correction

    Select the  [ Options | Gamma Adjustment ]  menu option to adjust the desired gamma correction for your monitor.  Click on the OK button when finished.

    Cine Play Functions

    When an 8 bit XA multi-frame is selected the Cine Play controls will appear.

    Converting to AVI

    Dicom Tag Display

    Batch Processing

     Right click the mouse on a Patient, Exam or Image to select the image(s) for processing.


    Use this mode to anonymize DICOM image(s).

    JPEG Conversion

    Use this mode to convert DICOM image(s) to JPEG(s)

    Copy Image Files

    Use this mode to export the selected DICOM File(s).

    FP Image Viewer

    Use this mode to load the selected DICOM File(s) into the FP Image Viewer program.

    DICOM Cine Viewer

    Use this mode to load the selected DICOM File(s) into the DICOM Cine Viewer program.

    Incremental Filenames

    An incremental filename must have numbers following the base filename prior to the file extension.

    Valid implementations:

    Invalid implementations: