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Starting with version Z130,  
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Starting with version Z130, systems may be configured to support navigation through DICOM images by series. See [[Configuring MIRC for Series Navigation]] for details. When viewing a MIRCdocument containing DICOM images, these keys have special functions:
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* <b>RIGHT ARROW</b> displays the next image in the current series. If the currently displayed image is the last image in the series, nothing happens.
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* <b>LEFT ARROW</b> displays the previous image in the current series. If the currently displayed image is the first image in the series, nothing happens.
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* <b>DOWN ARROW</b> displays the next series. If there is no next series, the last image in the current series is displayed.
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* <b>UP ARROW</b> displays the previous series. If there is no previous series, the first image in the current series is displayed.
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* <b>HOME</b> displays the first image in the current series.
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* <b>END</b> displays the last image in the current series.
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When a new series is selected, the image displayed is the last image that was displayed in that series. If no image from the series had previously been displayed, the first image in the series is displayed.
  
 
<b><font size=3>Viewing a DICOM Image in a Separate Viewer</font></b>
 
<b><font size=3>Viewing a DICOM Image in a Separate Viewer</font></b>

Revision as of 13:05, 3 May 2013

This article describes the special features that are available for navigation in the display of a MIRCdocument. The features described are available in version Z130 and later.

Document Tab

The most common MIRCdocument display format is called MSTF. It has a row of tabs across the top and three panes. The upper left pane displays the contents of the selected tab. The lower left pane displays token images representing all the images in the MIRCdocument. The right pane displays a single image.

Resizing the Panes

The panes may be resized by dragging the blue dividers.

The PAGE UP key moves the divider all the way to the left.

The PAGE DOWN key moves the divider back to the position it had when the PAGE UP key was pressed. If the PAGE DOWN key is pressed when the divider is not at the full left position, the divider resizes the pane to fit the image.

Selecting Images for Display

To select an image for display in the right pane, click on its token image in the lower left pane.

The mouse scroll wheel moves sequentially through all the images in the MIRCdocument.

The <<< and >>> buttons at the top of the right pane select the previous and next images.

Controlling Image Magnification

Normally, images are automatically scaled to fit the available space in the right pane. Pressing the _/- key disables this feature. Pressing the +/= key re-enables it.

Navigating through Series

Starting with version Z130, systems may be configured to support navigation through DICOM images by series. See Configuring MIRC for Series Navigation for details. When viewing a MIRCdocument containing DICOM images, these keys have special functions:

  • RIGHT ARROW displays the next image in the current series. If the currently displayed image is the last image in the series, nothing happens.
  • LEFT ARROW displays the previous image in the current series. If the currently displayed image is the first image in the series, nothing happens.
  • DOWN ARROW displays the next series. If there is no next series, the last image in the current series is displayed.
  • UP ARROW displays the previous series. If there is no previous series, the first image in the current series is displayed.
  • HOME displays the first image in the current series.
  • END displays the last image in the current series.

When a new series is selected, the image displayed is the last image that was displayed in that series. If no image from the series had previously been displayed, the first image in the series is displayed.

Viewing a DICOM Image in a Separate Viewer

When a DICOM image is selected, an Original Format button appears at the top of the right pane. Clicking this button downloads the image to the client. On Windows systems with ClearCanvas installed, this displays the image in the ClearCanvas viewer.

Viewing DICOM Elements

Holding the ALT key down while clicking the Original Format button displays a separate window listing the contents of all the DICOM elements in the image.