DICOM Browser Layout

The latest nightly builds on all platforms include an updated DICOM browser that is embedded within a layout, rather than as a popup window.

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To show the dicom browser within a module:
slicer.app.layoutManager().setLayout(slicer.vtkMRMLLayoutNode.SlicerLayoutDicomBrowserView)

If anybody has any feedback or encounters any issues with the new DICOM browser layout, it would be great if you could post them here.

Thanks,
Kyle

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@Sunderlandkyl
How to auto-hide browser window, when use slicer.app.layoutManager().setLayout(slicer.vtkMRMLLayoutNode.SlicerLayoutDicomBrowserView) in python.
like this:

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@lassoan@Juicy@jamesobutler @jcfr @pieperThanks @chir.set@Sunderlandkyl

It should automatically switch back to the previous layout when something is loaded.
Have you encountered any issues with this?

@Sunderlandkyl
Yes, the previous layout has automatically switch, but the side bar still couldn’t switch back…

I have to reopen my moudle to switch. I need not the side bar. I found the Auto-hide browser window checkbox in ‘DICOM database settings’ layout. How to “Auto-hide browser window” with python.

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You can use this function to change the browser persistence setting from Python:
slicer.modules.dicom.widgetRepresentation().self().browserWidget.setBrowserPersistence(True)

slicer.app.layoutManager().setLayout(slicer.vtkMRMLLayoutNode.SlicerLayoutDicomBrowserView)
slicer.modules.dicom.widgetRepresentation().self().browserWidget.setBrowserPersistence(False)

I use above code, but open the Slicer, the first time “load DICOM”, the sidebar appears, and then “load DICOM”, the sidebar will not appear…Why?

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Open the Slicer, the first time “load DICOM”, the sidebar appears, and then “load DICOM”, the sidebar will not appear…

打开Slicer,第一次“load DICOM”, 侧边栏出现, 此后再“load DICOM”,侧边栏就不会出现了…

Using a freshly started Slicer, running the following code in the python interactor does not cause the DICOM module to appear in the sidebar (tested on Windows & Linux):

slicer.modules.dicom.widgetRepresentation().self()
slicer.app.layoutManager().setLayout(slicer.vtkMRMLLayoutNode.SlicerLayoutDicomBrowserView)
slicer.modules.dicom.widgetRepresentation().self().browserWidget.setBrowserPersistence(False)

Can you provide an example that can be run in the Python interactor that will cause the issue?

Otherwise, you may be able to debug the issue by placing a breakpoint in slicer.util.selectModule() and check the call stack to see where the module is changed.

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@Sunderlandkyl
Thinks, my code use slicer.util.selectModule("DICOM"), I delete it.

  def showDICOMBrowser(self):
    if slicer.modules.DICOMInstance.browserWidget is None:
      # slicer.util.selectModule('DICOM')
      slicer.util.selectModule('PedicleTrianglePlaner')
    # Make the DICOM browser disappear after loading data
    slicer.modules.dicom.widgetRepresentation().self()
    slicer.app.layoutManager().setLayout(slicer.vtkMRMLLayoutNode.SlicerLayoutDicomBrowserView)
    slicer.modules.dicom.widgetRepresentation().self().browserWidget.setBrowserPersistence(False)

@Sunderlandkyl Problem solved, thank you, teacher!
问题解决,谢谢老师

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