Once media has been imported into the patient's Media section, the dentist is now free to view and edit the images. This diagnosing scenario is targeted at clinical staff. Patient details and software navigation icons have been removed in order to maximise screen space for editing and diagnosing images. This article will show you how to view and diagnose the media in the patient's file.
Viewing and diagnosing
- Go to the patient's profile and click Media.
- You can browse through the media in the Library, or you can select a folder from the left hand side.
- Make quick edits to the image orientation by selecting the image and using the toolbar.
- Select the image you wish to continue editing and either click on the Diagnose icon for that image or the Diagnose tab.
- Double-click on the image which you wish to diagnose.
If you clicked on the Diagnose icon on a particular image, then that image will already be open.
- Make changes to the media with the toolbar below:
a) Zoom: allows you to magnify the image. Use your scroll wheel to increase/decrease the magnification. Click it again once you wish to stop magnifying the image.
b) Image orientation: rotate anti-clockwise, rotate clockwise, flip horizontally and flip vertically.
c) Comparisons: allows you to view multiple images at once, based on the pattern you select. Select the layout first and then select the images you wish to compare.
d) Clear: this will clear all media which has been selected, leaving you with a blank Media page. This will discard changes to the images selected, and you will not be able to view the edited image, unless you apply the changes again.
e) Refresh list: allows you to refresh the media strip at the bottom of the page, in case more media has been imported.
- When comparing media, the image with the lighter background is the one which is currently selected:
Any changes that you make will be applied to the selected image. Images have to be edited individually.
- Edit the tooth tag or category by clicking on the relevant edit icon.
- Edit the image by dragging any selector from one side to another to adjust that parameter.
Dragging the Brightness or Contrast selector to the darker area on the scale will darken the image, whereas dragging it to the lighter area will brighten the image.
a) Invert: produces the negative of the media.
b) Colorize: adds some colour to the media.
c) Greyscale: converts the colours of the image into a range of shades of grey.
d) Reset: discards all edits made to the media.
If you no longer want to apply the "Invert", "Colorize" or "Greyscale" to the image, simply click it again to deselect it.
- The metadata has some technical information about the selected media.
The "Date" indicated in this section is referring to the creation date of the image which you uploaded. This may be different from the date which the image was taken, especially if it was originally uploaded to another imaging software.
You can also Download or Delete the media, if necessary. Click Back to exit the "Diagnose" section. Note that the edited media is not saved.