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ClearCanvas Workstation comes with an extensive array of tools for the clinical environment. The Premium Features are only available in evaluations or with the purchase of a license. After the evaluation period, the Workstation reverts to a basic mode in which only the base features are available.

Premium Features



Available with Purchased License

Available in Evaluation

Hanging Protocols

Allows users to create and update hanging protocols (includes support for automatic hanging of current and prior studies).

Easel (Easy Image Selection)

Allows images to be laid out quickly and exactly the way users want, with the least possible amount of mouse movement and clicks.

Media Writing

Allows patient imaging studies to be stored on CD, DVD and Blu-ray for distribution to patients and other clinicians.


Allows patient images to be printed to film for review (includes a "true size" option suitable for use with orthopedic templates).


Provides HIPAA compliant audit trail on patient data access.

Password Protection

Provides secure Windows-based login for the Workstation.

DICOM PDF Attachments

Provides the ability to view and attach PDF reports to a patient's study (using DICOM Encapsulated PDF Documents).

(see note 1)

3D Projection

Provides ability to view any cross sectional series in 3D using maximum and minimum intensity projection (MIP and MinIP).

In-place Multiplanar Reconstruction

Provides ability to reformat any cross sectional series in the same workspace as the original study.

Digital Subtraction

Provides enhanced visibility of contrast agent on images by masking the pixel data with pre-contrast images.

Spine Labeling

Provides spatial identification of human vertebrae.

Standardized Uptake Values

Allows users to measure SUV using the ROI measurement tools.

JPEG 2000 Support

Allows the Workstation to receive and view DICOM studies compressed with JPEG 2000.

(see note 2)

DICOM Batch Editing

Allows users to edit DICOM files to perform corrections such as changing patient demographics and spliting/merging studies.

Multilingual Support

Allows users of the Workstation to use the application in their native language. (see note 3)

1 After the evaluation period, you will no longer be able to create new attachments. However, you will still be able to view them.

2 For data integrity reasons, support for JPEG 2000 is not available during the evaluation period (i.e. when receiving such a study, the server must decompress it first). To evaluate this feature, please contact Synaptive Medical.

3 The list of supported languages may vary from version to version.


Base Features

Customizable menus and toolbars:
Anti-Tampering Measures
PET-CT Image Fusion
Menu, toolbar, and keyboard shortcut configuration
Very easy to use, intuitive interface
Key Images with automatic publishing to PACS (DICOM Key Object SR Documents)
Automatic search for related/prior studies
Image Streaming / WADO (when used in conjunction with ClearCanvas ImageServer)
Query, import, send and receive DICOM images
Compressed image support (JPEG Lossless/Lossy, RLE)
Multiframe image support
Study anonymization
DICOM header viewer/editor
Support for DICOM overlays
Support for DICOM shutters (user-drawn or those encoded in the image)
Individual overlay toggle for Text, DICOM, Shutter and Scale overlays
Image layout controls with survey/explode functionality
Undo/Redo support
Open files from Windows Explorer
Multiplanar Reconstruction (MPR)
Synchronized stacking
Reference lines and spatial locator
Window/Level (with user-defined presets)
Support for data LUTs encoded in the image
Linear measurements
ROI area, mean and standard deviation measurements with rectangular, elliptical and polygonal shapes
Angular measurements with the protractor tool
Cobb Angle measurements with the ruler tool
Text user annotations (simple or callout)
Image scale
Calibration support for images without scale information
Clipboard (with export to image and video)
Cine playback of images in a display set
Stacking via mouse and scroll bar
Stack sorting (by Image Number, Slice Location, Acquisition Time)
Match Scale
Magnifying glass
Next/previous display set
Load images with external applications
Show image properties
List and filter DICOM attributes of multiple files in tabular form
Memory management for large datasets


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