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Introduction and Acknowledgements

Author(s)/Contributor(s): Jim Miller (GE), Jean-Christophe Fillion-Robin (Kitware), Wendy Plesniak (BWH), Steve Pieper (Isomics), Ron Kikinis (BWH)
Acknowledgements: This work is part of the National Alliance for Medical Image Computing (NA-MIC), funded by the National Institutes of Health through the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research, Grant U54 EB005149.
Contact: Jim Miller, <email></email>
GE Global Research  
Kitware, Inc.  
National Alliance for Medical Image Computing (NA-MIC)  

Module Description

View Controllers

The View Controllers module provides access to nodes controlling multiple views within a single panel. A view is a display of data packed within layout. Slice Views and 3D Views are two types of views that can appear in a layout and whose controls can also be accessed from the View Controllers module. Each type of view has a separate section of the View Controllers panel. For example, the Slice Controllers are grouped together, followed by the 3D Controllers. An extra panel allows an alternative control over a Slice View. Note that by clicking on the pin in the upper right corner of each Slice Viewer, the same options are displayed.

Use Cases

Most frequently used for these scenarios:

  • Controlling Slice Views while maximizing the screen real estate for images with the view.
  • Controlling 3D Views without having to expand the controller within the view.

Panels and their use

View Controllers
  • Slice Controllers: Slice Controllers for each of the Slice Views visible in the current layout. This is the same controller that is accessible from the bar at the top of a Slice View. It provides access to select the content (foreground, background, label) as well as control reformation, linking, visibility in the 3D view, lightbox, etc.
  • 3D Controllers: Controllers for each 3D View. This is the same controller that is accessible from the bar at the top of a 3D View. It provides access to the view direction, zooming, spinning, rocking, etc.
  • Slice Information: An alternative panel to control geometric parameters of a Slice View (field of view, lightbox, slice spacing).

Similar Modules

  • Slice Controller on the Slice View
  • 3D Controller on the 3D View



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