X-ray image sizes are increased as compared with the real size of the tissues (Fig. 2.42).
Hence, the size determined by X-ray modality may be incorrect. If a picture contains an object whose size is known (e.g., a catheter), it is possible to calibrate the image size. To calibrate the size:
If you cancel the calibration, the calibration interval remains in the image.
Calibration is factored in for measurements that depend on linear dimensions. After calibration, previously made measurements are automatically adjusted.
To hide the calibration interval, deactivate the tool by selecting the Images main menu and the Calibration item. This calibration will remain.
Calibration is maintained until the window containing the current series is open.
This tool is also available from the image context menu.