Each version and edition of the DICOM Viewer installed in Windows has their own shortcuts on the Desktop and the Start Menu to ensure the convenience of launching.
To launch the program, double-click on the desktop shortcut or click on the shortcut from the Start menu.
On Windows and macOS, the DICOM Viewer may be launched by dragging and dropping the data folder on the program icon. The studies contained in the folder will be opened in a new tab DICOM data in the folder, and, depending on the data type, the first series of the first study on the list will be opened:
If the DICOM Viewer has already been launched, the data will be opened in it. If there are no data in the folder to be displayed, an empty tab DICOM data in the folder will pop up.
Launching the program from the command line allows you to set specific parameters for the current session of the program, change the settings and get help information about the command line options. To launch the DICOM Viewer use the following syntax on the command line:
[<path_to_the_program>]< executable_program> [ --help] | [--study-folder <path> [--open-series-images | --open-series-mpr | --open-series-volume | --open-series-endoscopy [--series-uid <uid> | --series-index <index>]]] | [--pacs-aetitle <aetitle> [--patient-id <patientID>] [--study-uid <studyUID>] [--series-index <seriesIndex> | --series-uid <seriesUID>] [--open-series-images] ] | [--aet <aet>] | [--import-settings <path> [--use-imported-listener-aetitle | --aet <aet>] [--update-scu-aetitle]] | [--export-settings <path>]
Example: C:\Users\user\DICOMViewerPro1.9.1\viewer.exe --study-folder D:\dicom_data --open-series-images --series-index 1 shows series with seriesIndex 1 of the first study from the D:\dicom_data folder in the Flat images view window.
If the option is wrong, then the help information about the command line options is displayed, and the program exits. If the option value is wrong (e.g. there are not DICOM data in the specified folder, there is no series with the specified seriesUID or seriesIndex), then this and all subsequent options are ignored.
Attention! If some AETitles of several PACSServers match, then data will be searched on the first PACSServer on the list. PACSServers are sorted by the Server nickname field. For details on how to set up connection to PACSServer, see Section 11.2.
The following options are used to change the settings. After executing any of these commands, the program exits. In case of a successful execution, the word Done appears on the command line.
If one instance of editions Pro or Lite is already launched, then other instances of editions Pro or Lite exit and activate the first instance. If another instance is launched from the command line, then the command line options are sent to the first instance.
Note that sometimes the program cannot exit immediately when the main window closes (e.g. if data is being transferred over the network, or if information is being written to a disk or flash card). In this case, if you try to launch the program, the main window of the launched instance does not open and you should wait until the launched instance exits and then launch the program again.