Slice View

The Slice View (default) simultaneously displays images of single slices for the MIP, sagittal, coronal, and transversal views of the loaded data sets.

Getting There

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

Using the Slice View Display

Scrolling through slices in the Slice View may be achieved using the scroll wheel on a mouse or by using the arrows and PageUp/PageDown keys on your keyboard. To learn how these keys control scrolling in the Tile View, click here..

The keys control different views (i.e., coronal, sagittal, or transversal) depending on the current "active" view. Click on a view to make it the active view. In general, the active view will be controlled by the PageUp/PageDn keys while scrolling of the other two views is controlled by the arrow keys.

Scrolling Example

The arrow (→,←,↑,↓) and paging (PageUp,PageDn) keys may be used to scroll through slices in the Slice View. The relationship of the keys with respect to scrolling is described by this example and further illustrated in the table below.

The crosshairs help to illustrate the scrolling properties of the arrow keys. In the example image (below), the transversal view is the active view. The ← and → keys move the cross hairs towards the L and R in the transversal slice, respectively. L and R have a physical representation as the left side and right side of the object. Moving through the object to the left or right is equivalent to stepping through the sagittal plane of the object and, thus, the sagittal slice changes.

Continuing with this example, the ↑ and ↓ will move the crosshair towards P and A, respectivly. P and A represent the posterior and anterior of the object and are also visible in the sagittal slice of the object (rotated 90-degrees). Therefore, using the ↑,↓ in the transversal plane will shift the vertical crosshair in the sagittal plane (identically to using the ←,→ when the sagittal plane is the active view) and correspond to stepping through the coronal views of the object.

Scrolling Shortcuts Table

This table illustrates the points made in the above example with a table, displaying the function of the arrow and paging keys for each active view.

Active View PageUp PageDn
Coronal Previous sagittal slice Next sagittal slice Previous transversal slice Next transversal slice Previous coronal slice Next coronal slice
Sagittal Previous coronal slice Next coronal slice Previous transversal slice Next transversal slice Previous sagittal slice Next sagittal slice
Transversal Previous sagittal slice Next sagittal slice Previous coronal slice Next coronal slice Previous transversal slice Next transversal slice

Other Slice View Tools

Scrolling through slices is also possible through the Viewer Control panel using the sliders and their associated spin boxes.

The Layout and Zoom options are also intended for manipulating the appearance of the Slice View.