Anatomical Structure Viewer Documentation

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Modifying and using labeled slices

 

Specifying slice parameters Loading anatomic models by clicking on a slice Translating or rotating slices

Specifying slice parameters

The slice parameters can be define in the "Edit" tab like any 3D model parameters. To get more details, consult the page "Editing and selecting anatomic models". Moreover, you may also display the slice with its texture (by default) or not. 

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Loading anatomic models by clicking on a slice

Once you have extracted a slice, when the mouse runs over the labeled slice, it highlights labels corresponding to the anatomic models you visualize. You may easily load them:

In the toolbar, click on the fourth mouse mode: selection mode.

Then, with the left button, click at the position containing the anatomic structure you want to load: in the "Search and load" tab, a tree of loadable anatomic structures is proposed. To extract one of these models, click on the corresponding "Load" button.

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Translating or rotating slices

Once you have extracted a slice, you may not be satisfied by its position (to load an anatomic model near the slice for example). It is always possible to extract another slice, but another technique is to apply a translation to the current slice.

Select in the toolbar the last mouse mode: "slice translation mode".

For translation along the normal of the slice, with the left button, click on the slice and drag it where you want. During the drag, the slice is output without texture. Then release the mouse button, and the new texture of the slice will be loaded.

For a translation within the slice plane, press the Ctrl key before dragging the slice.

For a rotation, press the Shift key and then press the mouse in the side of the slice where  you want to turn the scene (along one of the main slice axes). The farther the mouse is from the center of the slice, the quicker the slice will turn around itself. For continuous rotation, keep the mouse pressed.

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