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12 Mar 2013 (Updated )

This is a image slice viewer with built in scroll, contrast, zoom and ROI tools.

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Use this class to make a self-contained image viewing panel within a GUI (or any figure). Similar to imtool but with the added ability to scroll through slices of an image stack. Only designed to view grayscale (intensity) images. Hopefully this will save people time when either designing a GUI or even when they just need to quickly look through an image stack.

Required Products Image Processing Toolbox
MATLAB release MATLAB 8.4 (R2014b)
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31 Oct 2014 Justin Solomon

@Diana Carver, I just updated imtool3D to be compatible with R2014b. Hopefully should work for you now.

In case you're curious, the problem was that you can no longer make a double array of handles in R2014b. Thus cell2mat throws an error when trying to convert a cell array of handles to a double array of handles. This is because the new Matlab has drastically changed the graphics system. Graphics handles are now objects, and not doubles.

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27 Oct 2014 Diana Carver

Great tool! Only thing is, I just upgraded to 2014b and alas it no longer works. I get this error:

Error using cell2mat (line 52)
CELL2MAT does not support cell arrays containing cell arrays or objects.

Error in imtool3D (line 225)

Trying to debug it myself to figure out what went wrong.

27 Jul 2014 Justin Solomon

@ Edwin
I just submitted a major update to the tool. The user now has access to all the underlying handles of the objects contained in the tool. You may be able to accomplish what you want now. (Though I'm not entirely clear on what exactly you want to do).

%get a structured variable of all the handles
handles = getHandles(tool)
%et the 'AlphaData' property of the image

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12 Jun 2014 Justin Solomon

@ Edwin
Thanks for the positive feedback. Unfortunately there is not an AlphaData property for this tool right now. I'm planning to make a major revision to this tool to make it easier to access the underlying image objects. It will be much easier to do what you describe in the next version. Stay tuned! (no timeline yet, really busy with other stuff at the moment).

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11 Jun 2014 Edwin

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Great tool! Is there an equivalent to an 'AlphaData' tag property for this tool? Trying to see if one could overlay a set of images and use this tool to scroll through it. Thanks!

19 Apr 2013 Maysam Shahedi

Maysam Shahedi (view profile)

Nice GUI!
You can use mouse wheel to switch slices. It makes the GUI easier to use.

19 Mar 2013 Anna Rodrigues  
18 Apr 2013

Added the method:
ROI = getROIinfo(tool)
This lets the user get information about the currently selected ROI

26 Jul 2014

New in version 2.0- Completely redesigned the tool. Window and leveling, pan, and zoom are now done with the mouse as is standard in most medical image viewers. Also the overall astestic design of the tool is improved with a new black theme. Added ab

28 Jul 2014

2.1- Added crop tool, help button, and button that resets the pan and zoom settings to show the entire image (useful when you're zoomed in and you just want to zoom out quickly.

05 Sep 2014

Updated Screenshot

23 Oct 2014

Updated to allow for multiple imtool3D objects in a single figure while being able to use the scroll wheel for each one.

31 Oct 2014

Updated for compatibility with MATLAB R2014b. Also fixed a bug where an error was shown when a single slice image is viewed with imtool3D.

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