load.patient.from.dicom {espadon}R Documentation

Loading patient data from DICOM files

Description

The load.patient.from.dicom function is used to load or pre-load in memory all patient objects from DICOM files.

Usage

load.patient.from.dicom(
  dcm.files,
  data = FALSE,
  dvh = FALSE,
  tag.dictionary = dicom.tag.dictionary(),
  verbose = TRUE
)

Arguments

dcm.files

String vector, representing the list of the full names of the DICOM files of the same patient, or its directories.

data

Boolean. If data = TRUE, the voxels value of the "volume" class objects, or the coordinates of the RoI (region of interest) of the struct class objects, are loaded into memory.

dvh

Boolean. if dvh = TRUE and if they exist, patient DVH are loaded, for convenience. They are not used as is in espadon package.

tag.dictionary

Dataframe, by default equal to dicom.tag.dictionary, whose structure it must keep. This dataframe is used to parse DICOM files.

verbose

Boolean. If TRUE, a progress bar indicates the progress of the conversion.

Value

Returns an espadon object of class "patient", describing the information from dcm.files. See espadon.class for a description of the "patient" class.

See Also

dicom.to.Rdcm.converter, load.patient.from.Rdcm, load.obj.data, load.obj.from.dicom, load.obj.from.Rdcm and load.T.MAT.

Examples

# First, save toy.dicom.raw () raw data to a temporary file pat.dir for testing.
pat.dir <- file.path (tempdir(), "toy_dccm") 
dir.create (pat.dir, recursive = TRUE) 
dcm.filename <- tempfile (pattern = "toyrtplan", tmpdir = pat.dir,
                          fileext = ".dcm")
zz <- file (dcm.filename, "wb")
writeBin (toy.dicom.raw (), zz, size = 1)
close (zz)

# loading patient. Here the toy patient ha only a unique rt-plan object
patient <- load.patient.from.dicom (pat.dir, data = FALSE)
str (patient, max = 2)
# description of object
patient$description
# transfer matrices :
patient$T.MAT
# rt-plan object
str (patient$rtplan[[1]])
# Cleaning  temporary directory
unlink (pat.dir, recursive = TRUE)

[Package espadon version 1.2.0 Index]