|•||Choose DICOM images output format from the Options|Configuration dialog (f8) then click the Options... button on the General page, or |
Choose DICOM images format from the File|Export dialog (Ctrl E) – see DICOM medical image export – then click DICOM options...
|•||Click Apply to accept the 'Options' page configuration.|
EscapeE resumes displaying the 'General' page or
the Export dialog.
To set options for DICOM export
|1.||DICOM medical files are usually output as a "directory" folder to facilitate their distribution via external media (CD ROMs, USB memory sticks, ZIP files etc.). This is the location of the "directory" file (note the "DIR" appended to the file name) and the images folder "RTIMAGES". The 'DIR' file contains details of each of the pages of the original file; the images file(s) are placed in the RTIMAGES folder.|
|o||When Build a DICOM directory is ticked, the 'File name' path specified in the Export dialog defines the location of the directory folder containing the directory file and its RTIMAGES folder.|
|o||De-selecting 'Build a DICOM directory' outputs a basic DCM file, suitable for use with a DICOM viewer (such as EscapeE) on your own local system.|
|•||Select Compressed to request run-length data compression of DCM images. (Not all viewing software supports this, and it is deprecated if a directory is being created.)|
|2.||Some viewers are unable display the '1-bit' (black-and-white) images typically produced by older equipment. If your original image was '1-bit', select Convert 1-bit images to 8-bit and EscapeE will do the transformation for you. This does, however, increase the file size.|
|3.||To accept this set-up of options:|
Tip: blank pages may be ignored by deselecting Show blank pages option in the Printer or Viewing pages of the Configuration dialog.
DICOM medical image export
DICOM element tags