How to visualize DICOM files in 2D on 3Dicom Patient

How to visualize DICOM files in 2D on 3Dicom Patient

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When you load a DICOM file into 3Dicom Patient, you will be greeted by the 3D Visualization of the medical file. You will also have the option to view it in 2D View, which is the traditional view which radiologists, medical doctors and surgeons use.

2D View

The 2D View is located on the right-hand side of the screen and it displays the three (3) traditional 2D views: 

  • axial (top-down) 
  • sagittal (side-to-side)  
  • coronal (front-to-back) 

Individual slices of a 2D medical image in the 2D View can be viewed by scrolling through using the SCROLL WHEEL of the computer mouse, or the SLIDE BAR located at the bottom of each 2D scan both in the Scan View and 2D View

On the far-right side of the 2D View, additional tools are available to record and manipulate the medical image of interest.  

Camera Tool 
Click to capture screenshots of the current slice/view in the corresponding panel to the left. Click and hold until the camera turns red to video record the slices, stop recording by clicking on the camera again. 
Expand Tool 
Click to expand to enlarge the specific view (3D View, Sagittal Plane, Coronal Plane, Axial Plane) and display it in the Scan View. This step is required to use the measurements and interactive tools on the image under review.  
Rotate Tool 
Click to rotate the image clockwise by 90 degrees. 
Orientation Tool 
Click to change the orientation of the 2D view horizontally ( ) or vertically ( ), or the order of the slices ( ). 
Slice Value Tool 
Indicates which slice/pixel is currently displayed (Axial, Coronal and Sagittal Plane). DICOM images are typically acquired in the Axial Plane and are 512 x 512 pixels wide, so this number is likely to be 512 or less. 
Expand Tool in action.

Rotation Tool in action.
Orientation Tool in action.

You have now covered 2D Visualization of DICOM files on 3Dicom Patient!