DICOM Hanging Protocol is a part of the DICOM standard (PS3.3: Hanging Protocols - Informative, and DICOM Supplement 60) as a way to define a series of actions that the viewer to applies to a study to provide optimal viewing. LEADTOOLS supports querying, retrieving, processing, and storing Hanging Protocol data sets in various parts of LEADTOOLS, including the HTML5/JavaScript Zero-footprint Medical Viewer and LEADTOOLS DICOM Storage Server.

The inclusion of DICOM Hanging Protocols in the LEADTOOLS HTML5/JavaScript Zero-footprint Medical Web Viewer provides developers with an easy way to create a universal, multi-discipline viewer. Few products on the market offer full DICOM Hanging Protocol support quite the way LEADTOOLS does. Developers and integrators are able to create next-generation viewing software for use in large hospitals and enterprises housing varied medical departments (e.g., radiology, cardiology, mammography, dental, etc.), which can all share a single vendor-neutral archive (VNA).

Overview of LEADTOOLS DICOM Hanging Protocol SDK Technology

LEADTOOLS provides developers and integrators a full DICOM Hanging Protocol implementation that supports Priors, Cell Layout, Cell Timing, Alignment, Sorting, Patient Orientation, VOI Type, Grayscale Inverted, Image True Size, Reference Line, MPR Arrangement (Coronal, Sagittal, and Axial), Synchronized Scrolling, and Cine. Moreover, LEAD engineers have streamlined the creation of Hanging Protocol data sets by allowing the end-user to set up the layout and view using their images. Then LEADTOOLS intelligently uses the metadata of the images to create default filters that the end-user can adjust before saving the Hanging Protocol data set. This streamlined creation workflow removes the complexities normally associated with the creation of DICOM standard Hanging Protocol data sets.

  • Streamlined UX to create DICOM Hanging Protocol Composite IOD
  • Full implementation of latest DICOM standard
    • Priors
    • Cell Layout
    • Cell Timing
    • Alignment
    • Sorting
    • Patient Orientation
    • VOI Type
    • Grayscale Inverted
    • Image True Size
    • Reference Line
    • MPR Arrangement (Coronal, Sagittal, and Axial)
    • Synchronized Scrolling
    • Cine
  • Query, Retrieve, and Store in the LEADTOOLS DICOM Storage Server
  • Apply, edit, and save in the LEADTOOLS HTML5/JavaScript Zero-footprint Medical Viewer

Technology Related to DICOM Hanging Protocol

Start Coding with LEADTOOLS

Download the Full Evaluation

The Full Evaluation Download includes all LEADTOOLS Recognition, Document, Vector, Medical, and Imaging technologies for all development and target platforms. Get everything LEADTOOLS all in one convenient download.

Documentation Links for DICOM Hanging Protocol

Supported Development Platforms for DICOM Hanging Protocol

White Papers Written About DICOM Hanging Protocol

  • Using DICOM Hanging Protocols to Create a Multi-Discipline DICOM Viewer

    There is no question that DICOM Hanging Protocol is an important feature for busy physicians. One only needs to look at the vast number of display layout options offered by different applications, and to the specialized views for different medical disciplines such as radiology, cardiology, mammography, dental, etc. Naturally, these specialized viewing preferences for various specialties has led to equally specialized software. That is great for individual practices, but in a larger setting such as a hospital, all this disparate software creates additional costs since each department needs its own viewer, and possibly even its own PACS. What if there was a better, faster, and more cost-efficient way for every physician, technician, nurse, and patient to view their images easily and intuitively using a single viewer application with all the institution’s images stored in a single archive?

Demo Applications that Include DICOM Hanging Protocol

HTML5/JavaScript Medical Web Viewer Framework

A zero-footprint Medical viewer with light and dark themes to display DICOM images (pixel data) with window level, density removal, offset, scale, zoom, stack, annotation/markup, and multi-touch support for phone, tablet, and desktop.

It demonstrates zero-footprint 3D volume rendering of multiple volume types including VRT, MIP, MPR, and SSD in the Medical Web Viewer. The viewer does not require browser plugins, desktop utilities, or remote desktop clients and features low resolution and caching options for faster rendering and loading.

Note: If you have your own test images that you would like to upload into the application, contact support@leadtools.com to have a private user profile created.

Screenshots of DICOM Hanging Protocol

Hanging Protocol in HTML5 Zero-Footprint Medical Viewer

Hanging Protocol in HTML5 Zero-Footprint Medical Viewer

Videos of DICOM Hanging Protocol

DICOM Hanging Protocol Overview - LEADTOOLS Web Viewer

DICOM Hanging Protocol is a new feature in LEADTOOLS Version 19 that helps doctors and radiologists save time when viewing studies.

Before digital imaging, Doctors hung film sheets on an illuminator, or light box. Typically, the sheets were printed and hung in specific locations and orders, thus the name “Hanging Protocol." This can be difficult to reproduce digitally, but the DICOM standards define ways of matching and displaying a patient’s images that doctors can configure, reuse, and share.

LEADTOOLS SDK Products that Include DICOM Hanging Protocol

LEADTOOLS Medical Imaging Suite v20

Develop powerful PACS and Medical imaging applications with LEADTOOLS Medical Imaging Suite. Features include LEAD's Zero-footprint HTML5 DICOM Viewer, Medical Web Viewer Framework, Medical 3D, 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, DICOM Hanging Protocol, and specialized medical image processing. Other features include lossless JPEG compression, JPIP, and signed and unsigned image data processing.