Tutorial: View DICOM Images from Anywhere with LEADTOOLS HTML5 Medical Viewer

DICOM is the leading standard to store and transmit medical information and images. LEADTOOLS offers a feature packed zero-footprint DICOM viewer to display DICOM images and studies from all disciplines and modalities. Our customizable web solution is perfect for any developer that needs a fast DICOM viewer with advanced features such as 3D volume rendering, DICOM Overlay, Softcopy Presentation State, and so much more.

With just the few lines of code below, a powerful DICOM viewer capable of window leveling, scaling, zooming, stack scrolling, and more can be embedded into any webpage. Visit our documentation for a complete tutorial on how to Load and Display a DICOM Image in the Medical Viewer.

    window.onload = function () {
        // Get the parent DIV
        var imageViewerDiv = document.getElementById("MedicalViewerParentDiv");
        // Create the medical viewer control, and specify the number or rows and columns. 
        var viewer = new lt.Controls.Medical.MedicalViewer(imageViewerDiv, 2, 2);
        // [optional] Update the splitter size so it become thick and easy to move.
        // Create a cell name
        var cellName = "MedicalCell" + Date.now();
        // Create a cell. It will contain an image or a series of images, based on how many Frames are added (see below for mor details).
        var cell = new lt.Controls.Medical.Cell(viewer, viewer.get_divId(), 1, 1);
        // Set the show border to "true", to show a border around the cell. 
        // Add the cell to the viewer.
        // [optional] Select the cell (it can also be selected by clicking on it.)
        // Now create a frame object which will hold the image inside the cell.
        var cellFrame = new lt.Controls.Medical.Frame(cell);
        // Add the frame to the cell class.
        // we are now going to download an image from LEADTOOLS medical web service demo.
        var xhttp = new XMLHttpRequest();
        xhttp.onreadystatechange = function (data) { if(this.readyState == 4 && this.status == 200) {
        // here we got the authentication code that we need to retrieve the images from LEADTOOLS database.
        authenticationCode = encodeURIComponent(this.responseText);
        // now, this is the MRTI info that contains the image information, width, height, tiles...etc.
        var mrtiInfo = new lt.Controls.Medical.MRTIImage();
        // The image dpi.
        mrtiInfo.fullDpi = lt.LeadSizeD.create(150, 150);
        // the tile size, recommended value is 256
        mrtiInfo.tileSize = lt.LeadSizeD.create(256, 256);
        mrtiInfo.frameIndex = 0;
        // does this image support window level.
        mrtiInfo.supportWindowLevel = true;
        // different resolution for the image.
        var resolutions = [
        { width: 2460, height: 2970 },
        { width: 1230, height: 1485},
        { width: 615, height: 742 },
        { width: 307, height: 371 },
        { width: 153, height: 185},
        { width: 76, height: 92 },
        mrtiInfo.resolutions = [];
        for (var i = 0; i < resolutions.length; i++) { mrtiInfo.resolutions[i]=lt.LeadSizeD.create( resolutions[i].width, resolutions[i].height ); } 
        // the image width and height. cellFrame.set_width(mrtiInfo.resolutions[0].width);
        // the image full size.
        cellFrame.get_width(), cellFrame.get_height() ); 
        // now we need the image URL, var
        imageUri="http://localhost/MedicalWebService/ObjectRetrieveService.svc" ; imageUri +="/GetImageTile?auth=" ;
        imageUri +=authenticationCode; // this the image instance UID, change this if you want to retrieve anything else.
        imageUri +="&instance=1.2.840.114257.1.9.1245.56421.52314.1187852.12457" ;
        // set this info to the cell frame. 
        // now we need to set the information for the image so we cando window level. 
        var imageInfo=new lt.Controls.Medical.DICOMImageInformation(); 
        // set the image width and height.
        // bits per pixel for the image
        // low and high bit. 
        // other information, setting some of them to zero means that the toolkit will try and calculate it by itself, but you can always get those values from the DicomDataSet.
        imageInfo.modalityIntercept=0; imageInfo.modalitySlope=1;
        imageInfo.minValue=0; imageInfo.maxValue=0;
        imageInfo.photometricInterpretation="MONOCHROME1" ;
        // set information tothe frame.
        cellFrame.set_information(imageInfo); } }; 
        // We are trying here to get an image from the Leadtools database, we need to login and get the authentication code. 
        xhttp.open( "POST", "http://localhost/MedicalWebService/AuthenticationService.svc/AuthenticateUser" , true );
        xhttp.setRequestHeader("Content-Type", "application/json; charset=UTF-8" );
        // we log in as a 'guest' , after calling the below line, we will receive the authentication code sent via 'onreadystatechange' above. 
        JSON.stringify({ userName: "<Medical Web Service User Name>" ,
        password: "<Medical Web Service Password>" ,
        userData: "" , })
        // [optional] Add an action that allows the user to move the loaded image using either the mouse or by touch and drag. we are adding an offset action.
        cell.setCommand(1, new lt.Controls.Medical.OffsetAction());
        // [optional] Add an action that allows the user to do window level on the image. 
        cell.setCommand(2, new lt.Controls.Medical.WindowLevelAction()); 
        // [optional] Run the action. Now if the user clicks or touches the image and drags it, the image will move correspondingly.
        // [optional] Create an overlay text that will appear at the top of the loaded image. 
        var overlay=new lt.Controls.Medical.OverlayText(); 
        // [optional] Set the aligment for the overlay text.

        // [optional] Set the row index of overlay
        text. overlay.set_positionIndex(0); 
        // [optional] add window level overlay text, this will change when you click and drag the mouse.

Try it out!

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