Medical Imaging Interaction Toolkit  2023.04.00
Medical Imaging Interaction Toolkit
The Point Set Interaction
Icon of the Point Set Interaction View


This view allows you to define multiple sets of points, to fill them with points and to save them in so called PointSets.

PointSet Annotations in MITK

This document will tell you how to use this view, but it is assumed that you already know how to navigate through the slices of an image using the four window view. Please read the application manual for more information.


Create new PointSet

First of all you have to select a PointSet to use this view. You can either select an existing PointSet in the data manager or you can create a new one. This is done by clicking the 'Add pointset...' button.

The Add pointset... dialog

In the pop-up dialog, you have to specify a name for the new PointSet. Afterwards, it appears as a new node in the data manager.

Add new points

To set points you have to toggle the 'Set Points' button (+), the leftmost of the seven buttons on the bottom of the view. Points can be defined by performing a left mouse button click while holding the 'Shift'-key pressed in the four window view. Alternatively, you can set a new point by pressing the button next to the left most button (+ xyz) and adding a new point location directly.

The 'Current pointset' area contains a list of all points in the current PointSet node with index and position.

PointSet Interaction View

Remove points

To erase a point from the list press either the third button or the delete key on your keyboard.

Modify point position

By using the 'up' and 'down' arrow buttons, the index location of a point in the PointSet can be altered.

Save and load a PointSet

With the two last buttons PointSets can be saved and loaded. With the 'save' button, the entire PointSet can be saved to the harddrive. The user is prompted to select a filename. PointSets are saved in XML fileformat but have to have a '.mps' file extension. A previously saved PointSet can be loaded and all of its points appear in the list and the four window view as well as a node in the data manager.

Modify points

You can select a single point in the render window, if the 'Set Points' button is toggled. If you keep the mouse button pressed, you can move the points by moving the mouse and then releasing the mouse button. With the delete key you can remove the selected points.