Main Screen.. 1

Main Tool Bar. 2

Select Screen. 3

Screen Control 4

Next Frame. 4

Contrast 4

Rotate. 5

The Applications Pull down. 5

The Options Pull down. 5

Help Button. 5

Resizing the Window.. 5

Key Board Traversal 5

Labels on the Image Frame. 6


Main Screen

The program runs within single a window which displays a tool bar across the top of the window, and screen selections down the right side of the window.Additional pop ups are utilized for functions that are called from the tool bar but need a larger area.†† Most of the area is devoted to displaying images.You may resize this window anytime you want.The button at the extreme top right on the window frame (for the X windows system) will maximize the window to fill the screen of your monitor.System 2100 provides the imaging functions for other programs which are added under the Applications (Plans) pull down.


The title bar of the main application window shows the selected patientís name on the left, here ďAug_06_Head_NeckĒ, in the example below.Next is shown the name of the program followed by the version of the program including the assigned date of the program.The name of the current toolbar is shown to the right of the version.



The Main Screen


The area under the tool bar and to the left of the Select Screen area where images are display is referred to here as a screen.Each screen may be divided into frames.Each frame may contain either a 2d image or a 3d view.There may be multiple screens which are selected under the Select Screen control.†† A set of screens belongs to a screen set.†† Some future applications may have multiple screen sets.

Main Tool Bar

The main tool bar is the one you see when you start the program upon typing System2100 in a terminal window.The tool bar consists of push buttons and pull down menus.The main tool bar is at the bottom of the stack of tool bars.Some selections from the main tool bar will cause the tool bar to be replaced with a new one.The new tool bar will always have a return button at the extreme left.Hitting this button will return to the prior tool bar.The main tool bar has an exit button at the extreme left which will exit the program.


Always exit the program by way of hitting the Exit button.The program needs to remove a lock on the directory of the patient you are working with.If the program is terminated abnormally,you will have to manually remove the lock on the patientís directory that you were working on by deleting the file rlLockFile in the patientís directory before you can access this patient again.


Access to all available functions is available by selecting one of the options on the main tool bar.†† Either another tool bar will replace the existing tool bar, or perhaps a popup will appear.Many of the pop ups will have a Transparent toggle button if overlay planes are supported on the system.The transparent button when on will make the background of the popup see through.This may be useful when it is desirable to see the effects of some action on underlying images.†† However, the transparent popup cannot be clicked through.The transparency is accomplished by putting the popup into overlay planes.If the computer graphics system does not have overlay planes then the transparent button will not appear.Another advantage of using the overlay planes is that redraw events are not created under the popup when the popup is dismissed or moved.†† As there is typically only four planes in the overlay planes, images cannot be placed in the overlay planes and those pop ups will use the image planes, at least for the image.

Select Screen

As screens are created, a button will be created for each screen on the right side of the main window.The control is called a radio box in that only one button may be selected at a time.Pushing a button with the mouse will select the screen.A label is included for each screen beside the screenís button.If there is not enough vertical room to show all the screen buttons, than the buttons will be shown in a scrolled window.


Each stacked image set will automatically create a screen to hold the images of the screen set.You may create additional screens with the Screen Control button.

Screen Control

Screen Conrol Popup


Pushing the screen control button will bring up a popup that allows you to create a screen, or change the layout of the screen presently being viewed.†† You cannot delete the screen for a stacked image set, but you can change its layout (but you cannot reduce the number of frames).You can delete screens that you created.


You can specify the number of frames for the screen you create.If there are more columns than rows of frames, than the screen is shown in a scrolled area with a scroll bar that will allow you to scroll through the frames.†† For any screen you create you should specify a label to help you remember what is under each screen button.


Next Frame

When the image area consists of more than one frame, in the upper right hand corner of the frame is a button.Hitting this button with the mouse will cause that frame to occupy the entire image area of the window.When a frame is enlarged to cover the entire image area the arrow buttons can be used to step to the next frame.The up arrow button goes to the next frame to the left and then up a row, progressing to the next smaller frame number.The down arrow button progresses to the right and down, to the next larger frame number.This control is grayed out when a frame is not full screen.Under the Arrow buttons is a Auto Zoom toggle button.If the Auto Zoom is in (selected), than while stepping through the frames of a screen, the zoom and center of the present frame will be applied to the next frame.


For any selected frame with a 2d image, you may adjust the contrast.To select a frame, click the left mouse button in that frame.The border of the frame will change to a contrasting color (red, unless someone has changed it in the X resource file System2100Res).Than push the contrast button.The contrast control will appear which is explained further in the chapter on Image Display.


For any frame with a 3d room view, hitting the Rotate button will bring up a popup with additional controls for controlling the point of view and the lighting used in the view.

The Applications Pull down

This is the socket provided for adding functions to the program for those who are using this program as a foundation for building their own application.One item on the pull down, X/Motif widget name UserApt1, is provided for the socket.Future applications built on top of this product will have entries under this pull down.


The Options Pull down

Selectable program options will appear on this pull down.At the present the only option here is an option to choose a different printer que to submit print jobs.For each available printer que, program resource files must have been set up.

Help Button

You will see a Help button on many of the toolbars and pop ups throughout the program.They will provide help on the specific area of the program where the button is found.

Resizing the Window

The program supports resize events.You can resize the main window any time that you want.In X windows, the window frame on the upper right hand corner holds the maximize button that will maximize the window to cover the screen of your monitor.The button is square in shape and is a toggle button.Pushing the button in maximizes the main window of the application.The window can also be resized by dragging the resize handles on the window frame.Those pop ups that contain images and scrolled text areas can be resized as well.If a popup holds a slider, resizing the popup so that the slider gets longer will increase the sensitivity of the slider.

Key Board Traversal

X/Motif programs supports key board traversal.That is, you can get at the buttons, pull down menus, and other controls using only the key board.If you hit the tab key you will see key board focus moving around the controls.The control with the focus usually will display an extra outline around the control.Within a tab group, the arrow keys will move from button to button.For example, the arrow key will move from the Exit button to the Help button because those two buttons are in the same tab group.When the Contrast button has the keyboard focus, the arrow key can be used to move to the Rotate button.


An exception is the menu bar, which holds pull down menus.The F10 key will jump you into or out of a menu bar.Within the menu bar you use the arrow keys to move among the pull down choices.Hitting the space bar will drop the pull down.Again the arrow keys are used navigate up or down the pull down menu and the space bar will select an item.


If you see a character underlined on the label of a pull down menu or on a particular item, than there exist a short cut method to get to that item.On the pull down labels, holding down the ALT button and hitting the character will select that pull down (if nothing is down just the letter key will select it).Within the pull down menu, hitting the letter on the keyboard will select that item.This function is case insensitive.


Use control tab or shift Tab to get out on a text field.Shift tab will traverse the interface in the opposite direction.


Each frame that contains an image is also a control that can receive keyboard focus.These areas must be enabled to receive keyboard actions as that is the method by which the Print Screen key works to allow you to make a hard copy of an image.However, when transversing the main window with the tab key, focus will go through all the frames row by row as you hit the tab key.Keyboard focus is not shown visually in the image frames (but note below that you will see a change while hitting the tab key).The highlight outline marks the current frame, not the frame with keyboard focus.This is why you will usually have to click the mouse inside a frame for the Print Screen keyboard button to work for that frame; it is to make the window where the image is shown the current window to receive keyboard events, not to make the frame the current frame in this application.


To avoid having to circulate through a large number of frames, use Shift Tab to circulate backwards to get to some other user interface component.


However, we will make each image frame the current image frame when it receives keyboard focus.So while you are hitting the Tab key you will see each image frame become current (and the prior frame will turn off its highlighted border).The point is however, that the highlighted border is not turned off when some other user interface component, such as a push button, receives keyboard focus.The highlight around a frame is to show which frame is the current frame in the application.It can and will be on when some other window (that is not another image frame) has keyboard focus.


Keyboard traversal is not supported for any controls you see inside a frame holding an image.To send a frame to full screen you must hit the button on the upper right hand corner with the mouse.The same applies to any control button that might appear in the lower left hand corner of an image frame.


Labels on the Image Frame

Each image frame will be labeled with a frame number in the left upper corner.For 2 dimensional images, coordinate information will appear for images that are part of a stacked image set.The normal vector will be shown to the right of the frame number label.To the right of the normal vector is the coordinates of the center of the image in table top IEC coordinates.Below on the next line will be the spherical coordinate angles for the normal vector, (theta, phi, twist).