The name of the product can be found on the device label.
Find your Brainlab product name and version by performing the following steps:
1. Click or press the Brainlab logo in the software (bottom right). A dialog box opens.
2. Make a note of the software name and version number from the dialog box. You need to consider the first two digits of the version to find the correct user guide.
3. Enter these details into the search field on this site. The latest version is displayed by default. If you have an earlier software version, please check the drop-down menu to see if it is available.
Exporting Data Sets
The 3D objects created by the application are stored on the whiteboard and can be used by other Elements within the workflow for further planning and processing. Those objects can also be exported for usage with third-party applications.
Brainlab recommends you always keep the features DICOM RT export, DICOM burned-in export and Anatomical Mapping installed. Both of the export functions are available in Content Manager.
Exporting DICOM RT Data
The DICOM radiotherapy (RT) export function converts DICOM data into a DICOM RT-specific format and exports the data to a pre-configured DICOM network storage target for further processing with third-party systems.
The DICOM RT export uses the DICOM merge library as the transfer protocol to third-party systems. DICOM facilitates the general interoperability between different vendors’ systems. DICOM RT export provides the most recent subset of DICOM objects to facilitate the transfer of specific digital image, graphical and non-image data between two or more systems.
DICOM stores a certain number of points in space that are used to reconstruct contours. Due to different algorithms used by different systems the actual representation of the contours may vary with a very high likelihood but only in small scale. Nevertheless, these different interpretations may result in slight deformations of the contours and differences in size of the volume. Therefore, carefully verify the structures after import on a third-party system.
Exporting 3D Objects and Annotation Points
During export, 3D objects and annotation points are converted to the so-called “DICOM RT structure set” format, during which objects are re-sampled according to the related image set or a fused image set contained in the current selection.
There are two possible configurations for the export of 3D objects and annotation points:
Default configuration: All objects are exported in the context of the original image set they were created in. If the original image set is not selected among the data for export, the latest CT image set that is fused to the original image set is chosen as base set for the export. If you selected MR image sets only, the set with the largest volume and smallest voxel size is chosen. If you did not select any fused image sets for export, the export process is aborted.
All objects are created in the latest CT data selected for export. If objects are selected that are not fused to this CT image set, these objects are not exported. To change the default configuration, contact Brainlab support.
Export Burned-In Data Sets
The DICOM Burned-In Dataset export function permanently integrates the contours of a segmented object into a DICOM MR image series, thereby creating a new DICOM image series. This functionality is only available for exactly one segmented object combined with exactly one DICOM MR image series. DICOM-compliant third-party applications can load these images and recreate the content (e.g., using thresholding algorithms).
After the export has finished, the newly created DICOM image series will be easily recognized by its series comment “BURNED-IN” and located together with the original patient data.