The Min/Max Tool allows the user to adjust the windowing of visible voxels for the first three Inputs.
The Min/Max Tool is available via the Tools menu.
The Min/Max Tool can also be accessed by clicking on the Min/Max Tool thumbnail in the Main Window.
The Min/Max Tool displays the windowing values with units for the Reference, Input 1 and Input 2. Whether the windowing is displayed based on Minimum/Maximum or Level/Width is determined by the Display Configuration.
The windowing values are used to calculate the colors for each voxel in the Display, by way of a mapping from voxel values to the colors in the color palette. Any values below the minimum will return the lowest color (e.g. black in the gray palette), while any values above the maximum will return the highest color (e.g. white in the gray palette).
The Min/Max Tool makes use of a cache feature, whereby minimum and maximum values for inputs are stored in a cache and used by the color mapping until the user forces the tool to recalculate them. The advantage to this is that it enables users working with multiple datasets to keep the color scale consistent across multiple datasets.
|Re-calc||Recalculates the min/max values for all data sets from the original data. Min/max value will be min/max voxel values in dataset.|
|Reset||Resets the min/max values to the values stored in the cache.|
|Apply||Stores min/max values in cache and applies values to the datasets.|
|From Pal||Copies the current palette window as set in the Data Manager to the Min/Max Tool fields.|
|To Pal||Copies the current Min/Max Tool fields to the palette window settings in the Data Manager.|
The buttons with the Cut icon will clip the data based on values in the tool. This can be useful when trying to clip dense bone from a CT scan, for instance, or background noise from a PT scan.
|(Min)||Sets all values below the minimum to 0.|
|(Max)||Sets all values above the maximum to 0.|
|Sets all values below the minimum to the minimum.|
|Sets all values above the maximum to the maximum.|
The Histogram button opens the Histogram Tool. This tool generates a histogram of voxel values in the loaded datasets. For more on this, visit the Histogram Tool page.
The Percentile button brings up the Percentile Tool, which calculates the pixel value associated with the Xth percentile from the histogram of the image.
|Calculate the percentile value for selected image in the drop down list to the right.|
|Copy computed pecentile value to the Max value above.|
|Show percentile value with Patient Name, Paitent ID, Acquisition Time, Percentile, Cutoff Value, and Units information from image metadata.|
|Load calculated percentile value into table.|
|Highlight the row to delete from table with left-click and click the