RadiAnt DICOM Viewer - Version History
New features: Copy all visible panels to clipboard as one image. Improvements and bug fixes: Added support for certain type of ultrasound images (Aloka).
Added custom split screen setup via command line parameters (e.g. -sp 3 2) or the options.xml file.
Fixed: MPEG2/MPEG4 DICOM videos failed to download from PACS locations.
Fixed: JPEG compressed images could give linear artifacts in MPR views.
Fixed: MPR and VR features were not available for certain type of SPECT images.
Fixed window positioning via command line arguments.
Other minor improvements. New features: Manual series synchronization (slice position, zoom&pan, window settings).
Separate toolbar button for changing synchronization mode.
New functionalities in the DICOM tags window: search text, copy all items, copy selected item, show DICOM file in explorer.
3D Volume Rendering and 2D MPR now work with CT series acquired with tilted gantry. Improvements and bug fixes: Improved auto synchronization - non-parallel series with a dihedral angle up to 5 degrees are now synchronized automatically.
Fixed: the encapsulated MPEG videos were not opened properly without VLC installed.
Quicker series thumbnail generation when multiple series are located in one folder and the DICOMDIR file is present.
Other performance improvements. Improvements and bug fixes: Sorting mode of studies in the series preview bar can be changed to "newest first" via options.xml file.
Fixed: cine loops exported to WMV files had sometimes incorrect frame rate.
Fixed: ejecting removable media could cause crash when the "import license" window was shown. New features: Support for the encapsulated PDF documents (opened in an external viewer).
Support for the MPEG-2 / MPEG-4 DICOM files (opened in an external media player).
New measurement tool: Deviation.
Keyboard shortcuts customization (drop-down menu from the Help icon). Improvements and bug fixes: Added support for small values in the ellipse and length measurements. New features: Improvements and bug fixes: Added support for extended characters sets in PACS search result list (Chinese, Japanese, etc.)
Negative mode can be enabled by default for NM (Nuclear Medicine) images via the options.xml file.
Last export destination folder is remembered after closing RadiAnt.
Option to accept all presentation contexts during association with a PACS host.
Improved stability and efficiency.
Fixed: exported files are not overwritten during subsequent exports to the same folder.
Fixed: sometimes the PACS host's IP address was not resolved properly and the connection could not be established.
Fixed: a bad date in a DICOM file could cause RadiAnt crash.
Fixed: a specific type of JPEG LS compressed images was not displayed. Improvements and bug fixes: Fixed issue that caused DICOM files retrieved from PACS locations and then exported in DICOM format sometimes could not be opened in other viewers.
Fixed issue with measurements showing 0mm in images obtained from Philips Achieva MRI scanner. Improvements and bug fixes: Improved support for a specific type of DICOM images (HITACHI MRI).
Improved performance and stability.
Fixed a bug that sometimes caused incomplete PACS downloads.
Fixed a bug that could result in an unsuccessful association with a PACS peer.
Fixed a rare crash while scanning for DICOM files. Improvements and bug fixes: Improved support for legacy DICOM overlays.
Fixed rare crashes on Windows 7 64-bit without SP1.
Fixed rare crashes on Windows XP 32-bit with older CPUs. Improvements and bug fixes: Improved support for specific DICOM files (Philips Intera MRI, GE Optima MRI). New features: Support for the SR (Structured Reporting) Documents. Press Enter to display a SR DICOM file in the HTML browser. Improvements and bug fixes: Improved stability, other small fixes. New features: PACS client functionality - search and download studies from PACS servers/workstations/modalities.
New integration possibilities - command line parameters for searching and downloading studies from PACS nodes using specified DICOM tags.
"Split series" feature detects multiple volumes contained in one series (e.g. arterial/venous post-contrast, DWI, cardiac CT multi-phase) and opens them in separate panels.
"Duplicate window" feature (CTRL+SHIFT+N) - opens a new viewer window with the same image series as in the active window.
Series from the same study opened in multiple windows can now be synchronized and fused. Also, cross-reference lines are supported across multiple windows.
Dedicated window presets for PET modality (0.5, 1, 2.5, 5, 10, 25, 50 and 100 percent of the entire dynamic range of the displayed series). Improvements and bug fixes: In series consisting of multiple volumes (sequences), MPR is applied to the volume whose frame is currently displayed.
Improved display of PET images with small pixel values (especially those without attenuation correction).
Improved calculation of the default contrast/brightness values for PET images.
Default color look-up table for PET changed to Hot Iron.
Fixed MPR and Fusion functionality for special type of PET images (Siemens scanner).
Improved export of all opened series.
"Exit" menu item in popup menu under "Folder" toolbar button (Ctrl+Alt+F4). If multiple windows are opened, application can be also closed by pressing CTRL key while closing one of the RadiAnt windows.
RadiAnt is automatically restarted after new language is chosen or a license key is imported.
Enhanced support for compressed images.
Fixed display of rare ultrasound images.
Fixed drag&drop folder and files to RadiAnt running with admin privileges.
Under Windows XP, the Service Pack 3 is now required during setup.
Improved stability, lowered memory usage, other small fixes. Improvements and bug fixes: Improved support for SPECT-CT studies (synchronization, MPR, fusion). Improved automatic synchronization of series with small difference in patient orientation (e.g. MR). Added support for a rare type of dicom files with little endian implicit transfer syntax. Fixed ocassional crash of the viewer. Other minor improvements. Improvements and bug fixes: Fixed display of certain types of images with PALETTE COLOR photometric interpretation.
Fixed display of rare type of images with big endian transfer syntax.
Other minor improvements. New features: Support for length measurement using estimated radiographic magnification factor (e.g. in mammography images). Improvements and bug fixes: Enhanced PET SUV measurements (e.g. Philips scanners support).
Fixed display of certain types of images with VOI LUT.
Other minor improvements. New features: Customizable annotations.
Support for manual length calibration.
US calibrated regions support (length or other parameters such as time, velocity, depending on the region). Improvements and bug fixes: Imager pixel spacing is used for measurements when available (which is often the case for XA images).
Faster opening of large image series from cd/dvd media (in systems low on memory)
Fixed handling of certain JPEG2000 DICOM files.
Fixed visual artifacts in ROI elements in exported images.
Improvements in DICOM tags preview window (fixed incidental crashes, enhanced tag descriptions, corrected display of tags with multiple numerical values).
Other minor improvements. New features: Multi-touch support for Windows 8 touch-enabled devices:
Use one finger to browse images of the series (or perform other function selected from the toolbar).
Use two fingers to pan and zoom (pinch) images.
Use three fingers to change window settings (brightness/contrast).
Time-Intensity Curve generation (CTRL + SHIFT + E).
Export files in DICOM format.
Zoom & pan synchronization.
Window settings (WW/WL) synchronization.
New controls for Cine mode, overlayed at the bottom of the screen when mouse hovers over image.
Cine auto start for US and XA series.
Copy selected ROI (CTRL + C)
Copy all ROIs in displayed image (CTRL + SHIFT + C)
Paste ROI(s) in the same or in different image (CTRL + V)
Duplicate ROI in corresponding series (CTRL + SHIFT + D)
Duplicate ROI in all images of the series (SHIFT + ALT + D)
Delete ROIs in all visible images (SHIFT + DEL)
Open quickly multiple series (F4).
Change color scale in fusion images (click color bar).
Change fused image opacity (left mouse button down and drag over color bar).
Maximize/restore panel (button/double click on image/CTRL + M), you can switch between opened series in maximized panel using TAB.
Anonimize all visible patient data (SHIFT + F12).
Tools can be assigned to the middle mouse button (with WL/WW adjustment default).
Open DICOM folder in RadiAnt using right-click context menu on a folder in windows explorer.
Command line parameter -b shows expanded folder tree, lets user choose a subfolder to be scanned for DICOM files.
New command-line parameter "-cl" closes all running instances of RadiAnt DICOM Viewer. Improvements and bug fixes: Significant reduction of CD/DVD loading times (up to 3x faster).
Improved multiframe DICOM file reading from CD/DVD.
Detection of CD/DVD/Flash removal.
Toggle series preview bar visibility (CTRL+SHIFT+F4).
Toggle toolbar and status bar visibility (CTRL+SHIFT+F3).
Toggle ROI visibility (ALT+F12).
Change ROI label font size (CTRL+SHIFT+PLUS/MINUS).
Hold SHIFT during ellipse drawing to make it a circle, hold it while drawing a segment to make it horizontal or vertical.
Hold CTRL during ellipse drawing to show actual DICOM pixels area (only when image is magnified).
Ellipse ROI label shows actual DICOM pixels number used for calculations.
Close all panels (SHIFT + F4).
Click panel close button with CTRL pressed to clear the panel instead of closing it.
Options.xml file (ProgramData/RadiAntViewer folder in Windows7) - change default options (currently only by manual editing).
Zoom-to-region mode for zooming tool (available in options.xml).
Off-center zooming (retains desired image region visibility during zooming - available in options.xml).
Scroll wrapping can be disabled in options.xml file.
Added WW/WL presets for modalities other than CT.
Status bar shows remaining files during folder scan.
Displayed info about lossy compression of DICOM images (left top corner, below series number).
CTRL + C copies value to clipboard in DICOM tags window.
Improved support for images with VOI LUT defined.
Fixed a rare crash caused by images with "RAW" modality.
Fixed display of certain US images (e.g. Philips US systems, GE Vivid 7).
Fixed default cine rate setting (FPS).
Fixed problem with opening zip files that have non-standard characters in a filename.
Compatibility with Windows Server 2008 system was improved by removing the dependency on wmvcore.dll library.
Other minor features and bug fixes. Improvements and bug fixes: Better support for the new enhanced multi-frame DICOM CT and MR files - measurements, default window parameters, auto synchronization, cross reference lines, MPR and image fusion.
SD (standard deviation) calculation in ellipse ROI.
Fixed issue with ellipse ROI calculations in fusion MPR (coronal and sagittal) images.
Faster DICOM load and export times.
Better memory management. New features: Multiplanar reconstructions.
PET-CT fusion (other types of images can be also fused, e.g. DWI and conventional MRI sequences).
Screen splitting with a predefined column/row number (drag and drop series thumbnail images into viewports).
DICOM tags inspection window.
Cobb angle measurement. Improvements and bug fixes: Crash reporting tool.
More keyboard shortcuts (series navigation - Home/End, tool selection - C/B/M/W/Z).
Middle mouse button adjusts window level/width.
Support for PALETTE COLOR DICOM images.
Improved support for JPEG DICOM images.
Auto synchronization on/off switch.
Display cross-reference lines on/off switch.
ROIs drawn with an outline for better visibility on brighter backgrounds.
Movable ROI text labels.
The installer supports silent setup mode.
Improved look of certain dialog windows when using non-standard DPI settings.
Ellipse tool shows minimum and maximum values in covered area.
More zoom presets added - 200, 400 and 800%.
Other minor features and many bug fixes. New features: Export to movie files (WMV).
Export all opened series at once.
Support for DICOM overlays.
Show/hide annotations using button or shortcut (F12). Improvements and bug fixes: Faster image operations (zooming, panning) and lowered memory usage, especially with larger (CR, DX, MG) images.
Date and time formatted using local system settings.
Zooming using Ctrl + Mouse Wheel.
Menu items for adding images to the thumblist without clearing it.
DMZ files (zipped DICOMs) association with RadiAnt.
ZIP files can be opened from Explorer using right click and "Open with" menu item.
Improved CINE display efficiency (interface was freezing with multiple cine runs at the same time).
Improved drag and drop (zip files, drop on the RadiAnt icon).
Improved patient sorting in the thumblist.
Improved drawing of certain types of images (e.g. dose reports).
Improved color images display.
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