Disect is a software viewing system for radiology files with an integrated high definition conferencing system for sharing images in pristine quality between multiple locations. It runs on a standard PC yet delivers a viewing experience comparable to that more commonly associated with costly high performance workstations. It can be used with any type of digital scanner: CT, MRI, micro-CT, nano-CT and others. It is compliant with the DICOM standard for radiology data sets and is compatible with the graphical file formats commonly used (BMP, TIF, JPG and JPG2000). The scope of application of disect is broad, spanning clinical practice, medical training, education, veterinary practice, the academic sciences, the pharma sector, the food sector, the auto-motive industry, and others.
The viewing experience
Disect incorporates a suite of 2D and 3D viewing modalities that are highly intuitive to the specialist as well as non-specialist or occasional users, which means little training is required. All of the common 2D viewing modes are supported, including interactive window level/width adjustment, image zooming, scrolling, roaming and basic measurement facilities. In addition Disect performs powerful 3D volume reconstructions, with viewing modes that include a volumetric view, maximum intensity projection (MIP), multi-planar reformatting (MPR) and moveable cut-planes. Each 3D reconstruction may be cut into, zoomed, rotated and manipulated interactively, and selective transparency and colourisation can be applied to reveal or highlight certain aspects of the scanned subject. All these 3D reconstructions are performed in real time and so deliver an instant response to the user.
Visit our image gallery to see the wide variety of scans that can be viewed and analysed in Disect.
To see Disect in action view our tutorial videos.
The conferencing experience
Disect enables users at different locations to share and interact with the same scan images as if they are sitting at the same PC. A simple, intuitive user interface encourages a natural conversational interaction between the parties, and they can annotate the shared images to draw each other's attention to specific features. The image quality at all participating PCs is pristine – there is no reduction in quality as often experienced with conventional video conferencing or web conferencing systems. During the conference only keyboard and mouse commands are sent over the network. Conferences can therefore be held over any available network: internal high speed networks, broadband, low speed dial-up or mobile connections.
For more information on this aspect of Disect visit our Disect Conferencing page.
DSV is the proprietary file format of disect systems. The disect viewer can both efficiently read and write to the DSV file format. DSV files are a convenient means of storing Dicom/Tiff/BMP image stacks together with header and user setting information such as pixel dimensions and window level and width.
It is sometimes desirable to convert DSV files back to an image stack of Tiff's or BMP's. The DSV to Image Stack converter accomplishes this task and additionally creates a text file containing useful information such as pixel dimensions and window levels which would otherwise be lost in the translation.