System Level buttons, located in the upper left corner, will be displayed based on the status of the user login and his or her access level. Only a user with administrative access will have the settings button.
|Home||Return to Main Query page|
|Settings||Admin functions||Depends on the user's level of access. Admin functions available.|
|Review||Reviewing system||Visible to
|Completed cases||Click to view to completed cases.||Click case to view.|
|Draft cases||Click to view the draft cases.||Click case to edit.|
|Edit case||Click to switch to edit mode.||Text and annotations can be added to each case.|
Case Level buttons – View Mode. Options dependent on the status of the case and the user.
|Export||Export case images||Export images as
- PowerPoint stack
- TIFF with annotations
|Crop||Crop images||Cropped images can be exported as in Export (above).|
|Apply to||Apply functions Export, Crop to Current Image, Series, All images|
|Series Name||Drop down menu to select series to view.|
|Toggle Full Screen||Toggle viewing of text content (left side of screen).|
The color and opacity settings for each of the tools below can be set when the tool is first used. Alternatively, after you draw on an image, if you click on the completed object the color picker window will appear. The color and opacity of both the edge (left side) and the center (right) area can be set. The opacity bar is on the bottom of the color popup window and can be dragged to the left (transparent) or right (opaque).
|Save||Save image settings||Save image settings, including window and level settings, annotation, order, etc.|
|Add Images||Add Images||Browse to add images. When case is in Edit mode, the user can also drag and drop images onto the page to add images to the case.|
|Image List||Modify image list in case||Displays a grid of images in which the user can rearrange the order of images, add and delete images.|
|Download||Download images in different formats||The Download tool allows the user to export images in different formats.|
- JPG - images are exported at the original size of the DICOM image.
- TIFF - images are exported in publication quality and size. Typically, publishers require a 300 DPI (dots per inch) image at 5 inches on the longest side. For instance, a 512 x 512 CT image will be exported as a 1500 x 1500 pixel image at 300 DPI (5 inches x 300 DPI = 1500 pixels). An 800 x 600 ultrasound image will be exported as 1500 x 1125 pixels. The images that contains annotations will contain those same annotations on the exported TIFF files. There may be some differences in colors of the annotations on the exported images.
- PowerPoint - images are exported and automatically interseted into a PowerPoint file for download.
There are 2 options available:
1. Each image on a separate slide.
2. RadPix Scroller This feature allows the user to export multiple images and put all of the images on a single slide, in an image stack. This simulates scrolling through images on PACS in PowerPoint. A scrollbar is placed at the bottom of the slide. The way this feature works is that all of the images are on the slide, and by moving the scroller, the images are swapped. In presentation mode (ONLY) click the scrollbar to activate it. The scroller can be moved by either using the arrow keys on the keyboard or dragging the slider with the mouse. Using the arrow keys to advance through the images is the recommended way because you can then use the mouse to point things out on the images at the same time, and also the scrolling is smoother. It is recommended to keep the number of images in a stack to 20-30 for optimal performance.
To use the scroller function, there are a few requirements.
1. The PowerPoint file MUST be a .PPTM (PowerPoint Macro). The images will initially be downloaded as a .PPTM files, but if you copy the slide(s) to another presentation, you MUST save the destination presentation as a .PPTM or the scroller WILL NOT WORK.
2. If you edit a PowerPoint file the the Mac OS version of PowerPoint, the scroller will be disabled since the Mac OS version of PowerPoint does not support PowerPoint macros. If you inadvertently do this and the scroller slide stops working, send the slide to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can fix it.
- Video - images can also be exported in the modern video format MP4. Multiframe DICOM images (cine, ultrasound and angiography clips, etc.) can also be downloaded.
|Pointer||Select and deselect objects||To switch out of some drawing modes and / or deselect an object, you can click on the pointer tool.|
|Crop||Crop images and download||The Crop tool allows the user to crop out a rectangle on an images and then export it with the same options given above for the Download tool, except the images are cropped to the user''s specifications|
Editing text in a case
The case viewer contains multiple text fields that can be used to add textual content to a teaching file case. The text content will be on the left side of the screen in landscape mode, or below the images in portrait mode.
The Case Information section allows the user to add metadata about the case, including the modality, specialty. It is essential for the case creator to add as much information about the case, including modality, specialty, etc., since this data will later to used to filter cases during search. Modalities or Subspecialties on the left side of the Home page can be clicked to filter the cases.
The Authors section allows the user to select the author(s) of the case. Clicking the add or remove button next to a name adds or removes the user from the author list. Typing the first few letters of the user”s real name (not username) will advance the scrolling list to that person. For instance, typing “John” will advance the list to all user”s named “John”. The names are in alphabetical order, based on first name. An administrator user can add usernames and real names via the settings tool, under “User Manager”. The usernames are also stored in an XML file on in the CTP folder of the server. This file can be manually edited, but if you create an invalid XML file, the system will not work correctly. It is better to just use the built-in user manager.
The other text areas, including History, Findings, Discussion, etc. can also be edited by clicking on the respective section. A text editor popup will appear. Click save after text entry is complete. Some of the sections are defined as “required”, although this is not currently implemented.