Opening The DCE Tool

Your DCE image data can either be stored within your institution's DICOM server or within your computer. Once you open the ClearCanvas Workstation, you can search for your DCE image dataset in either one of the locations. Please refer to the ClearCanvas Workstation User Guide for more information on how to open and organize DICOM images.
 

To Open The DCE Tool

  1.  Locate the DCE icon in the tool icon toolbar

  2.  Click on the DCE icon

  3.  A splash screen will appear while ClearCanvas initiates both The DCE Tool and MATLAB

  4.  Once The DCE Tool is opened, the screen is divided into three sections
        - The Image Viewer
        - The Time Browser
        - The DCE Analysis Workspace
The DCE Tool Sections

  5.  In CT, the DCE Tool workspace contains 4 default tabs once it is opened. They are:
        - Time Protocol Settings
        - Contrast Uptake Graph(s)
        - DCE Calculations
        - About

       In MR, the DCE Tool workspace contains 5 default tabs once it is opened. They are:
        - Time Protocol Settings
        - Intensity Uptake Graph(s)
        - [MR Contrast]
        - DCE Calculations
        - About