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LEADTOOLS Annotation SDK for Medical Images and DICOM

DICOM Annotations

LEADTOOLS medical imaging SDKs offer .NET (C# & VB), WinRT, HTML5, Silverlight, WPF, C and C++ developers a variety of DICOM and image annotation options for developers to create applications to annotate DICOM, grayscale, bitonal and color images. LEADTOOLS medical image and DICOM annotations can be used to markup an image without changing the image data.

Overview of LEADTOOLS Medical Annotation SDK Technology

  • Image annotations can be added to DICOM, bitonal, color and grayscale images
  • Draw image annotations to a presentation layer or permanently burned onto the bitmap
  • Broad range of medical image annotation objects including text, geometric shapes, rulers, audio and video
  • Protect sensitive information with powerful redaction and encryption objects
  • Control access and design rights with annotation security
  • Customize existing or create new medical image annotation object types
  • Medical image annotation features can be fully automated or manually implemented for maximum control
  • Flexible annotation object storage options including DICOM Data Sets (Grayscale Softcopy Presentation State), image files, separate annotation files, database, memory, XML and more
  • Radiologist-style annotations are included in the Medical Image Display Container and Medical Workstation Viewer controls
  • Supports single and multi-page image files
  • Unlimited undo and redo levels
  • Medical image annotation available as .NET classes, C DLL, C++ classes, WinRT, HTML5, Silverlight classes and WPF controls
  • Add image annotation to single and multi-threaded applications
  • Native 32 and 64 bit binaries for medical image annotation development

Specialized Medical Imaging Annotation objects include:

  • Text
  • Text Pointer
  • Redaction
  • Encryption
  • Ruler
  • Polyruler
  • Protractor
  • Cross Product
  • Pointer
  • Freehand
  • Audio and Video
  • Full list of objects

DICOM Annotation Objects

Several annotation objects can be stored as LEADTOOLS annotations or converted to DICOM annotations and stored in a DICOM dataset with the Graphic Annotation Module and Grayscale Softcopy Presentation State IOD. The following objects can be converted between LEADTOOLS and DICOM annotation types.

  • Text
  • Text Pointer
  • Line
  • Rectangle
  • Ellipse
  • Polyline
  • Polygon
  • Pointer
  • Freehand
  • Point
  • Curve
  • Closed Curve

Ease of Use and Control

The simplicity of using LEADTOOLS annotations is extended to both the developer and the end-user. With very little code, the developer can create a fully-automated, dynamic, and feature-packed annotation application which is also easy to operate by the end-user. Automation features include mouse event handling, cursors, toolbars, right-click context menus and instant text editing.

With the LEADTOOLS Image Annotation Customizable Features, developers can create new annotation types, change the context menus and toolbars, and localize the dialog strings. End-users can rotate, calibrate, and change virtually any visual setting of the annotations on the screen.

Confidence and Security

Enhanced redaction objects hide and encrypt confidential parts of images even in non-LEADTOOLS viewers. When combined with annotation security, these redact objects provide a means of granting user-level access to view redacted areas of an image.

Other LEADTOOLS SDK Technologies Related to Medical Annotations

LEADTOOLS SDK Products that Include Medical Annotation Technology

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LEADTOOLS Medical Imaging SDK

Develop powerful Medical Imaging applications with the LEADTOOLS Medical Imaging SDK. Features include comprehensive full DICOM dataset support, 8-16 bit extended grayscale image support, image annotation, specialized extended grayscale image display such as window level and LUT processing, and specialized medical image processing. Other features include lossless JPEG compression, and signed and unsigned image data processing.

LEADTOOLS PACS Imaging SDK

Develop robust PACS Imaging applications with LEADTOOLS PACS Imaging. Features include Medical Web Viewer Framework, high and low level PACS SCP and SCU functions and controls, secure PACS communication, comprehensive DICOM data set support, image annotation, extended grayscale image display such as window level and LUT processing, and specialized medical image processing. Other features include lossless JPEG compression, JPIP and signed and unsigned image data processing.

LEADTOOLS Medical Imaging Suite SDK

Develop powerful PACS and Medical imaging applications with LEADTOOLS Medical Imaging Suite. Features include Medical Web Viewer Framework, Medical 3D, Zero Footprint HTML5 DICOM Viewer, DICOM Multimedia codecs, high and low level PACS SCP and SCU functions and controls, secure PACS communication, Print to PACS, comprehensive DICOM data set support, image annotation, extended grayscale image display such as window level and LUT processing, and specialized medical image processing. Other features include lossless JPEG compression, JPIP, and signed and unsigned image data processing.

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