The following is essential knowledge to understand the design and usage of the Rubo DICOM viewer.
The viewer consists of two separate programs: the overview window and the
The Overview Window displays an overview of all DICOM images and scenes found on media (DVD / CD / BluRay / USB), in a folder
structure (local or remote, network) or data retrieved from DICOM servers or PACS.
Overview Window (left) and Image Window (right)
A overview of patients, studies and series of the images displayed is shown on the left, the info window.
Icon images of the overview are resized for storage, so do not use the overview window for image reviewing. Double click to open the image window to display the images or runs at full size.
The Image Window displays a single DICOM image, a scene / run or stacks. Tools are available to enhance the images,
zoom, magnify, take measurements, subtract and lots more.
Assign functions to the left- and right mouse buttons via the toolbar of the image window.
Left mouse button is the magnify glass, the right button has the measurement tool
assigned and the tool selection for the right mouse button is open.
DICOM files can be opened directly from your Windows browser by double clicking them, the image window is opened.
Extensions '.dcm', '.dicom' and '.ctn' are associated with the DICOM viewer during installation.
The '.dcm' files associated with the DICOM viewer in your file browser
Use the scroll wheel of your mouse to scroll through images of a scene/run (image window), or scroll the icon
images in the overview of all found DICOM files (overview window). In the image window you can also use the arrow keys
on the keyboard to scroll through the images of a scene/run or stack. And of course, the scroll bar can be used too..
DICOM image data can be saved as Windows Media Video (WMV), animated GIF or AVI and single images as BMP, JPEG, JPEG2000, TIFF or DICOM. Use these popular formats for presentations or personal use.
Do not forget to close scenes or images no longer used. They could use large amounts of
memory and processor power.
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