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Manual Input (concept)

Most modules are automatically executed by the processor whenever a suitable dataset is found by the selector. In some cases however the module requires additional manual input before the analysis should be started.
Example: An EARL SUV validation measurement for PET-CT requires the input of residual dose of the empty syringe. This is not always known at the moment of performing the scan and/or there's no suitable dicom field to put this information into. Solution: Make use of a "manual input" selector (property can be set when creating/modifying a selector). For these selectors, the processor will wait until manual input is provided by the user before starting the module.



Activate the "manual input" option.

Module Config

The module config should contain a section "manual_input" containing the parameters that should be entered manually:

    "cfgformat": "20180910", 
    "actions": {
    "𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐮𝐚𝐥_𝐢𝐧𝐩𝐮𝐭": {
    "info": {
    "comments": {

Each sub-entry is of the form:

    "manual_input: {
                "𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐫_𝐧𝐚𝐦𝐞": {
                    "𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐜": "𝐟𝐮𝐥𝐥 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞",
                    "𝐭𝐲𝐩𝐞": "𝐟𝐥𝐨𝐚𝐭",
                    "𝐯𝐚𝐥" : "𝟏.𝟎𝟐",
                    "𝐫𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐝" : "𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐞"

Above parameter will render as follows on the input form:

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Note: when the manual_input section is not present, the selector/process will be treated as normal (no intermediate status "waiting for input").

  • parameter_name: will be used as label for the input field (spaces or special characters are not allowed!!)
  • desc: full description that will be shown to the right of the input field [optional]
  • type: data type, used for validating the input. Supported types: float, string, bool, date, datetime
  • val: initialization value of the form input [string, optional]

    • float: e.g. 1.02 or 1.02e-3 (use point as decimal separator)
    • bool: "false" or "true"
    • date/datetime: ignored, initialized to current date(time)

    Dicom-tags are supported as well (only for types float, string, date). These have to be of the form (aaaa,bbbb) or (0xaaaa,0xbbbb).

  • required: specify whether input is obligatory ["false" or "true"; optional, default "false"]

Input page

The manual input parameters can be found in the main menu of waddashboard, under "Manual Input". After submitting the information, the process will be started automatically.