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"overlay.xml customization" how to put "Se:X" and "Im:Y/Z" in the same row

Oct 29, 2016 07:35 AM
by Tommy
hi there,
I started customizing my DICOM tags overlay setup editing the overlay.xml in the ProgramData folder.

I'm still learning the syntax and I was able to change position of tags, hide some of them or display new ones.

I wonder if it's possible to put more than 1 tag in the same line.

for example I'd like to have the series number indication and the image number indicator in the same row

actually the code is:

<i r="1" s="1" c="1"/> ' image number current/total i.e. Im: 3/14
<i r="2" s="2"/> ' series number i.e. Se: 1

how should I combine the two codes in order to have a single row displaying:
Se: 1 Im: 3/14

is that possible?

Oct 30, 2016 05:52 PM
by RadiAnt

I'm afraid that it's not possible with the predefined annotation value. They can only go one in a row. You could only mix several dicom tag values in one row:
<i r="3" d="1"><e k="2" t="Rows: "/><e k="1" i="00280010"/><e k="2" t=" Columns: "/><e k="1" i="00280011"/></i>
Oct 31, 2016 02:26 PM
by Tommy
got it.

actually I was able to "build" this string:
<i r="4" d="1"><e k="2" t="Se: "/><e k="1" i="00200011"/><e k="2" t=" Im: "/><e k="1" i="00200013"/><e k="2" t=" / "/></i>

which shows: Se: x Im: y /

00200011 is Series number
00200013 is Instance number which is number of current image

I have still to figure out which DICOM tag to use to display the total number of images of the series.

once I found it, I should be able to have:

Se: x Im: y / z
Oct 31, 2016 03:20 PM
by RadiAnt
As far as I know, there is no special tag for total number of images in series.
Oct 31, 2016 03:57 PM
by Tommy
so how do you get it from your special tags?
Oct 31, 2016 04:36 PM
by RadiAnt
You can't... one special tag currently occupies one row. We will probably change this but it can take some time.
Nov 1, 2016 07:28 AM
by Tommy
Thank you. Another one to put on the "To Do List"
I'll be patient :-)
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