If an image and a segmentation is made visible then the pixel value displayed on the status bar is from the segmentation, not from the base image. This is independent of which image is selected.
This is a little bothering, since if you want to see a pixel value in a ROI than you have hide the ROI first. If the ROI is checked on, you see 1 or 0 on the status bar.
I note that the statusbar is updated from two places in MITK, and both are active. *QmitkStdMultiWidget and mitkSliceNavigatorController if I remember well.) So if this will be fixed, it has to be fixed in both places, or to remove one of them.