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7.1 Overview of Imaging

 

The Imaging module allows you to:

 

Upload X-rays, photographs and other images to a patient’s record (Uploading Images 7.2)

 

Edit image properties (Editing Images 7.5)

 

View and compare images – Two tabs allow images to be organized both by image type (Labels View tab) as well as by template and date taken (Imaging tab).

 

Make measurements (Performing Cephalometric Tracings and Analysis 7.6)

 


 

Imaging Tab

 

Use the Imaging tab to upload images, edit image properties, view images in template form, full-size view or compare images side-by-side. You can also print out image templates, and make them available to your patients.

 

In the Imaging tab, displayed images are chosen by Timepoint date and by Template View.

Choosing a date from the Timepoints column on the left displays a list of images that were uploaded on that day. Click to choose from several standard Templates, available from the top right of the tab window.
Click an item listed in the Uploaded column to view images with that label in the Labels View tab. Images uploaded on the selected Timepoint date are labelled with a yellow font. Images that were uploaded on previous dates are labelled with a white font. An Imaging tab to the right of the page includes several editing options for adjusting the properties of an image (Editing Images 7.5).
Click the print icon at the top right of the tab to print a template. Click the patient icon to make the template available to the patient from their account.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When an image has been edited, an asterisk appears next to the image’s date under the Timepoints column, indicating that changes need to be saved.

 

 

 

A change is additionally flagged at the bottom of the tab window. There are options to save changes for that particular timepoint (Save MM/DD/YYYY), to Save All Changes or to Discard Changes.

 


 

Viewing and Comparing Images in the Imaging Tab

Displaying a Full-Sized View of an Image.

 

Double-clicking an image displays a full-size view, and, in addition, displays any other versions of that particular image available from that patient’s record (under the Versions column on the left, labelled by date). The image displayed in full-sized view is highlighted under the Versions column in yellow.

 

 


Side-by-Side Comparison.

 

To display additional images in the full-size window, press CTRL and click the other images to include.

 

 

Click Close on the bottom right to return to the Imaging tab Template View.

 


 

Labels View Tab

 

Use the Labels View tab to view and compare images as well as to make measurements (please see Performing Cephalometric Tracings and Analysis 7.6).

 

In the Labels View tab, displayed images are chosen by name from the Labels column on the left. (please see Editing Images 7.5 to re-label an image).

 

Choosing from the Labels column on the left displays all of the images with that label in the Labels View tab window. Images may then be selected (and highlighted in green) for comparison with each other. Please note that images may be selected from more than one name under the Labels column.
Click to View Selected images in a side-by-side grid format. Selected images may also be Superimposed.


 

Viewing Images Side-by-Side

 

Select images.

 

  • 1. Click an image name from the Labels column on the left.

  • 2. Select the checkboxes for any images you would like to view or compare.
  • 3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 for any additional images. Please note that the selected images do not need to have the same label.

 

Choose a grid format and click to View Selected images.

 

  • 1. Click to select a type of display grid. (The total number of selected images is displayed in brackets at the top of the Labels View tab.)

  • 2. Click View Selected.
  • 3. Selected images are displayed in the chosen grid type.

  • 4. If you wish to view a single, full-sized view of a particular image, double-click the image. When you are finished, click Close on the bottom right of the window to return to the grid view.
  • 5. To print the grid view of the selected images, click the print icon at the bottom left of the window. To make these images available to the patient, click the patient icon at the bottom left of the window.
  • 6. To return to the Labels View selection window, click Close at the bottom right of the window.


 

Viewing Images Superimposed

 

Select images.

 

  • 1. Click Clear Selected at the top of the tab window to clear any previously selected images.

  • 2. Select the checkboxes for the images to superimpose. The number of selected images is displayed in brackets at the top of the tab window.

 

Click to Superimpose the images.

 

  • Click Superimpose to open the Superimpose Images dialog box.

 

Manipulate the images to improve the superposition.

 

Choose a superimpose style (normal, lighter color, or difference) from the drop-down list at the top left. Drag the Transparency slider to adjust the transparency of the images. (drag the slider to the far right or left for an opaque view of each of the images). Drag the Zoom slider at the top right to adjust the size for both images together.

 

Manipulating one image at a time, relative to the other.

 

  • 1. Click to choose an image. The top image will be chosen with the first click.
  • (To modify the bottom image, drag the top image to reveal the bottom image and then click to choose the bottom image.)
  • The chosen image will be highlighted by nine small square icons, eight at the corners and sides of the image (for adjusting the image size) and an extra one at the right side (for rotation).

 

  • 2. Drag an image to alter the position relative to the second image.
  • 3. Drag the square icons to modify either the image size or rotation, relative to the second image.
  • 4. To return to the Labels View selection window, click Close at the bottom of the window.