The Capture Viewer allows for editing image and movie files prior to saving.

Getting There

When saving an image or movie file, the second option in the Storage Type drop-down menu is DICOM Secondary Capture. Select this option and click Save to load the data into the Capture Viewer.

DICOM Secondary Capture Option
DICOM Secondary Capture Option


The Capture Viewer panel is split into four fields: Info, Convert, Edit, and Image View.

Capture Viewer Panel
Capture Viewer Panel


The Info field includes functions that affect the output image.

Option Description
Series Description Image pull-down menu. The selected image will be reflected in the Series Desc field.
PatientsName Patient name as stored in the DICOM header.
Study Desc Protocol used to collect the data.
Series Desc Series description including modality.
Capture Desc Name of image/movie to be saved. Manually entered by the user.
Content Data Date and time at which the image/movie was loaded into the Capture Viewer.
Data Size Size of the original data referred to in the Series Description pull-down menu.
Image Size Size of image currently being displayed.
DICOM When pressed, displays the DICOM header for the data.
Close When pressed, closes the Capture Viewer without saving image.
orig When checked, maintains, or returns to, the original image size.
and Increases/decreases the image size.


The Convert field includes several options that affect the output image.

Option Description
Save Image Opens the Save Image screen.
Save Movie Opens the Save Movie screen.
Play Movie Plays/stops the movie.
Save Capture Saves image/movie into the repository specified in the pull-down menu.


The Edit field includes several buttons

Option Description
Annotate Creates a text box in the image space.
Circle Creates a circle in the image space that can be moved and resized to highlight an ROI.
Arrow Creates a movable arrow in the image space.

Image View

The Image field displays of the image or movie that is currently being edited.