Multi View

The Multi View offers users the ability to create a fully customized Display for data. Users may select how many Viewports will be displayed, in what orientation they will be displayed and which datasets will be rendered in them. This is especially useful for users who work with data across multiple image modalities.

Getting There

The Multi View is available via a pull-down menu on the Main Window.

Setting Up the Multi View Display

Selecting Multi View brings up the Multi View display and activates the Multi View-specific Layout operator.

The Layout operator is where users may customize the Multi View display. Users first select the number of rows and columns of Viewports. Then, for each Viewport, users select the datasets and slices that will be displayed in them.

To set the number of Viewports, set the 'rows' and 'cols' scrollboxes to the desired amounts. The 5x5 grid in the Operator window, in addition to the Display, will populate with the number of rows and columns of Viewports.

The 5x5 grid in the Operator window is used to control both the datasets displayed in each Viewport and the slice type. To load data into a particular Viewport, click on the corresponding box in the grid and in the three menus labelled 'Data' in the Operator window, select the Reference, Input 1 and Input 2 dataset(s) for the Viewport. The dataset(s) will be loaded automatically.

In the 5x5 grid itself, the boxes will read either 'Cor', 'Sag', or 'Tra' which corresponds to the type of slices displayed in the Viewports. To change the type of slices in a particular Viewport, simply double click on the corresponding box in the grid and select the desired slice type.

ROIs may also be displayed in Viewports. To show ROIs in a Viewport, simply select the desired Viewport, by either clicking on it in the Display or clicking on its box in the 5x5 grid, and check the Show ROIs checkbox. ROIs will then be displayed.

To show ROIs in all viewports, simply click the Show ROIs All button. ROIs will then be visible in all viewports.

Using the Multi View Display

Navigation

To use the Multi View as you would other Displays, simply close out of the Layout operator and select the "Navigation" operator from the drop down menu.

The functionality of the Navigation operator in Multi View is identical to its functionality in Slice View. Mouse and keyboard functions, including Keyboard Shortcuts, are preserved.

Viewer Control in Multi View

The functionality of the Viewer Control is extended in Multi View to cover the new viewport layout. This extended functionality includes the ability to view voxel and color information for each viewport in the Display, as well as the ability to unlink the viewports, enabling them to be navigated independently of one another.

For more information on using the Viewer Control in Multi View, see the Viewer Control in Multi View section of the Viewer Control page.