The first data set loaded into VivoQuant is called the Reference because it is often a CT image used for anatomical reference. When loading multiple data sets from the Data browser, VivoQuant recognizes CT data and automatically sets it as the Reference. VQ is capable of handling several file formats.

Getting There

There are three different methods for opening data. The first method is to use the Open Data Open Data or the Append Data Data Browser thumbnails in the Main Window.

Main Window
Main Window

The second method is to go to Open Data under the File menu.

Open Local Data
Open Local Data

The third method is to use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+O. For more on keyboard shortcuts in VivoQuant, please see Keyboard Shortcuts.


Selection of the Open Data option opens a navigation window from which the Reference data set may be selected.

Navigation Window
Navigation Window

File Formats

VivoQuant can handle a variety of file formats. The default options include:

  1. DICOM: *.dcm, *.dicom, 1.*
  2. TRaster: *.ras, *.res., *.bin
  3. Raw: *.raw
  4. Image Files: *.png, *.tif, *.tiff, *.jpg, *.jpeg, *.bmp
  5. Other: *.img, *.nii, *.mhd, *.mha, *.fdf, *.dc3, *.vol

The navigation window also provides an option for displaying All Files, without specifying any of the above formats.