Online OsiriX Documentation/Exporting DICOM images

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With OsiriX, you can export your DICOM images as TIFF, JPEG, RAW or DICOM images or as a Quicktime sequence. This allows you to capture selected images in a format that will allow you to bring them into, for example, PowerPoint or Keynote presentations or import them into a Microsoft Word document.

To export a single image, you can either press apple-copy (Command-C) to copy it to the clipboard or select Export from the 2D Viewer menu. The Export menu item has a submenu to allow specification of the particular image format (TIFF, JPEG etc.). Using the default preferences, OsiriX will export the image as it appears on the screen -- same size, zoom, rotation, window level, etc. You can find the exact size of the image on the upper left corner of the window:


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The exported image resolution will be 1266 x 709


The same principle applies for images sequence. Select Export to Quicktime from the Export submenu or click on the Quicktime button from the toolbar. With Quicktime export, you have the possibility to export the image fusion dimension of the 4D viewer dimension, if these modes are activated:


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Select which ‘dimension’ you want to export


You can also change the compression mode and playing rate. We recommend the JPEG compression for best quality.


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Modify the compression mode and playing rate (frames per second)

The preferences can be changed so that when an image is exported, it retains the original image size. This option is found under the Viewers tab in the Preferences... window (OsiriX menu). If this option is enabled, then a 512 by 512 matrix CT will be exported as a 512 by 512 image. In addition, only the image itself is exported, not the alphanumerics such as the patient name. This is often the appropriate choice for capturing images for presentations or papers.



To view and edit the DICOM header before exporting to DICOM, go to OsiriX Format Menu, select Customize Toolbar, drag the Meta-Data button into your toolbar where you want it, select Done on the toolbar customization window. You can save the Metadata as a text file or XML.


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