The Data panel contains options for data handling, including data loading, quantification, management and processing.

Data Panel
Data Panel

Data Loading

Use the Data Loading panel to set loading options.

Option Description
Disable MIP viewer Check the box to disable the MIP viewer upon loading. For large datasets, this can improve the loading speed.
Ask Disable MIP If enabled, VivoQuant will ask for your permission to initialize the MIP viewer upon loading. For large datasets, this can improve the loading speed.
Grow reference to input volume Choose ‘yes’ to allow the addition of zero-padding to a reference image for it to match the volume of an input image, or ‘no’ to keep the reference image size static (and potentially crop the input image if it is larger than the reference). Choose ‘ask’ to allow a window to appear upon loading, in an input, a data set that is larger than the image in the reference position.
Max voxsize ratio for vol. Specify the maximum pixel ratio (largest pixel dimension / smallest pixel dimension) by which a data set is interpolated as a volume image file.
MinVoxSize Specify the minumum allowed voxel width. Data will be resampled upon loading if their voxel width is less than the specified minimum. The voxel width will be doubled until it exceeds the minimum.
Anchor input data Specify where to anchor the input data. Data can be anchored at the following options: center, head, or foot.
Longest Dimension
Longest Dimension

In the above image, LD represents the out-of-plane resolution and the X and Y represent the in-plane resolution. If the pixel ratio of the loaded image exceeds the given threshold, i.e. MaxVoxSizeRatio < LD/X, the data set will be loaded as a planar 2D by n file. Below is an example MR image loaded as a planar 2D by n file.

Planar
Planar

If the pixel ratio of the loaded image is less than the given threshold, i.e. MaxVoxSizeRatio > LD/X, the data set will be loaded as an interpolated volume image with isotropic voxels. Below is an example MR image loaded as an interpolated volume file.

Interpolated Volume Image
Interpolated Volume Image

As described on the Open DICOM Data help page:

  • If the ‘Force Planar’ check box is checked in the Data Browser, then the image will load in planar mode regardless of the value set for MaxVoxSizeRatio.
  • If the ‘Force Planar’ check box is unchecked in the Data Browser, then the image will load in the appropriate mode according to the value set for MaxVoxSizeRatio.

Quantification Options

Use the ‘Quantification Options’ panel to set options used by the Projection++ Operator and the 3D ROI Operator.

Option Description
Units of Activity Select the unit to be used for quantifying both PET and SPECT data. Options include MBq, kBq, mCi, and µCi. Note: Concentration units (e.g. nCi/cc) will not be converted to the unit of activity specified. The Multi-Atlas Segmentation and 3D Brain Atlas Tool plugin modules do support converting from concentration units to units of µCi.
CSV Separator Choose the CSV file delimiter of their choice, applied when saving Quantification data.

Data Manager

The “Data Manager” panel contains options for handling data, including a checkbox to enable or disable a confirmation message when moving data.

Option Description
confirm moving Check to enable a confirmation message when rearranging data in the Data Manager.
Show seconds in Browser Check to display the seconds in the study date column in the DICOM browser. VQ has to be restarted to configure this change.
Apply default shift Check to apply a default reorientation to data being loaded into VQ. The default shift can be defined in the Reorientation/Registration operator. For more on this, please see the Reorientation/Registration page.
Collapse Dynamic Data If enabled, dynamic frames from the same series will be loaded into the data manager as a single input. If disabled, each dynamic frame will be loaded into the data manager as a separate input. Regardless of the setting, the data manager allows you to manually expand collapsed dynamic data, or collapse a set of dynamic frames into a single input.

Processing

Use the Processing Panel to set resource limits on data processing.

Option Description
ITK Max Threads If enabled, you can customize the number of threads used by ITK at runtime. If disabled, ITK thread number will be set to its default value.
VTK Max Threads If enabled, you can customize the number of threads used by VTK at runtime. If disabled, VTK thread number will be set to its default value.
ITK Priority If enabled, you can customize ITK thread priority. If disabled, ITK thread priority will be set to its default value.