Editing an Image

MultiTracer version 2

MultiTracer will allow you to edit and save image volumes. You can only remove areas by setting the voxel values to zero; you cannot change voxels to intensities other than zero.

The following image types cannot be edited:

To edit an image

  1. From the "Contours" menu, select "Style" and then select "Closed" from the submenu
    This is not absolutely required, but the editing consequences of closed traces are easier to predict
  2. Define a structure name or use a default structure name
  3. Trace the structure
  4. Modify the trace as needed
  5. Click the "Erase Here..." button on the control panel. Its text should turn red indicating that you are in erasing mode
  6. If you want to erase everything inside a trace, click on the inside of the trace. To remove everything outside, click on the outside of the trace
  7. Repeat the above steps until editing is complete
  8. If you make a mistake, you have a window of oppportunity to undo the mistake by choosing "Revert Edited Image" from the "Edit" menu. This will restore the current slice to its state prior to the last internal save of the edits. A variety of user actions can cause an internal save that closes this window of opportunity. These include, and are not necessarily limited to:
  9. Save the image

If you want to remove everything on a plane, you can choose "Select All" from the "Edit" menu when you are in tracing mode to generate a contour that includes the entire plane.

Depending on your magnification and voxel anisotropy, the final edits produced may not precisely match the boundaries of your contour. This is due to the fact that traces can be digitized with subvoxel accuracy with respect to the voxels in the original images. However, edits must be defined in whole voxels, hence the blocky appearance at higher resolution

Mistakes that are recognized too late to use the "Revert Edited Image" feature described above can still be corrected by loading the original image as a reference image and using it to repair the image

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Modified: August 26, 2012