eFilm 3.0 Quick Reference

eFilm 3.0 Quick Reference
eFilm Workstation™
Quick Reference
Toolbar Features
Customizing the toolbar
Tool Bar Property
Note: Some tools have function key shortcuts, which can be adjusted. You can alter the mouse button selection for a number of other tools using the radio buttons provided.
To customize the toolbar
1. Right‐click on the toolbar and select Customize. The Tool Bar Property window appears.
2. Select the ALL tab in the Modality area to the left to customize the toolbar globally. If you want to customize a separate toolbar for each modality type, select each modality type by its tab. This displays a list of available tools, which can be added or removed from the customized toolbar.
3. Add tools to the customized toolbar by selecting them from the Available toolbar buttons list and clicking Add. Added tools appear in the selected location.
4. Remove tools from the customized toolbar by selecting them from the Current toolbar buttons list and clicking Remove. Removed tools appear at the bottom of the Available toolbar buttons list.
5. Once you have added and removed the tools from the customized toolbar, you can change the order in which they appear by clicking the ALL tab, selecting the tools individually then clicking Move Up or Move Down.
6. Click OK to save your changes, or click Cancel to exit without saving any changes.
Using toolbar profiles (only applies if NOT using a Profile server)
Save Profile As ...
Note: The default profile for all users is ToolBarConfiguration.xml.
To create a new toolbar profile
1. Select Save Profile As... from the Profile menu. The Save Profile As ... dialog box appears.
Note: The Save in folder defaults to the user currently logged on to Windows.
2. Type a name for the toolbar profile, and click Save to create the profile.
Once a profile is created, you can resave it by selecting Save Profile from the Profile menu.
To switch to a different profile:
1. Select a profile from the Profile > Switch Profile menu. A message will appear, prompting you to save the current profile before switching profiles.
2. Click OK to save the current profile or Cancel to switch profiles without saving.
Note: This profile becomes the default for the current user.
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Main tools
Common tools
Opens a list of patient studies available for viewing.
Closes the currently displayed study and opens the list of patient studies.
Displays the retrieval status of remote exams.
Opens a document from an outside source.
Creates a scrapbook of the selected images.
Next/Previous tools
Manually stack through images within a series.
Adjusts the brightness and/or contrast of images.
Adjusts the coherence and/or black/white bias.
Magnifies a square area of interest within the image.
Repositions the images in the window.
Increases or decreases the image’s field of view.
Selects the previous study from the local exam list.
Resets the original image settings after changes.
Selects the next study from the local exam list.
Hides or displays the overlay study information.
Selects the previous series in the selected exam.
Adds and positions annotations in the image.
Selects the next series in the selected exam.
Cycles through the images within a series.
Selects the previous image of the series.
Redisplays series and images in various layouts.
Selects the next image of the series.
Explodes images and returns to the former layout.
Selects the previous layout of the hanging protocol.
Selects all series currently displayed.
Selects the next layout of the hanging protocol.
Selects all images in the selected series.
Displays information about the patient/study.
Image Processing tools
Applies the filter to the selected image.
Resets the original image settings.
Adjusts the filter settings. Loads a new filter.
Accesses advanced visualization modules.
Opens a report (if supported by an associated RIS).
Creates a report (if supported by an associated RIS).
Marks the selected image as a key image.
Saves the selected image as a key image.
Displays all images marked as key images.
Deletes all key images and displays the Delete Manager to selectively delete key images.
Displays the Thumbnail Panel.
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Image Manipulation tools
Multiplanar tools
Flips the image left/right or right/left.
Shows location of all images with reference lines.
Flips the image top/bottom or bottom/top.
Shows location of the first and last images.
Rotates the image 90 degrees counter clockwise.
Shows location of the currently active image.
Rotates the image 90 degrees clockwise.
Synchronizes patient’s images by image location.
Inverts the image.
Manual Synchronization ‐ Locks patient’s series together by image location.
Digital Subtraction Angiography.
3D Cursor ‐ Synchronizes points between images and planes.
Disables and enables shutters.
Creates an MPR from a 2D image.
Matches the field of view of different series.
Creates two orthogonal MPRs from a 2D image.
Measurement tools
Volume tools
Gives a pixel/Hounsfield unit value for a point.
Renders the selected series using 3D mode.
Draws an arrow. Rotates the volume about the axis.
Measures linear distances.
Measures an elliptical region of interest.
Crops away unwanted parts of a volume.
Measures an angle between two intersecting lines.
Toggles the stereoscopic display mode.
Erases all measurements from a selected series.
Volume MPR ‐ creates an MPR view of a 3D volume.
Calibrates images. Opacity Map ‐ Maps pixel values to colors when doing volume rendering.
Displays cardiothoracic ratio with heart midlines
and thorax diameter.
Template tools
Opens a selection of orthopedic templates.
Rotates or resizes a template.
Moves a template to locations on an image.
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Displays a hidden template.
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Managing Studies
Using the Study Manager
Study Manager To access the Study Manager
• On the File menu, click Search, or click on the toolbar.
Note: You can customize the Study Manager to suit your preferences by resorting the columns and repositioning the fields in your Exams list.
To search for an exam:
Local Exams
Remote Exams
Image Channel
The Study Manager can search for four different types of exams:
• Local Exams: studies stored on your workstation’s hard drive.
• Remote Exams: studies stored on another server. To view a remote exam, you must retrieve it to your workstation using DICOM Query, so that it becomes a local exam.
• DICOMDIR: studies stored in DICOMDIR format on a CD, your workstation’s hard drive, or a mapped network drive.
• Image Channel: studies stored on Image Channel servers. These remote exams can be viewed dynamically online using progressive wavelet compression, which means that they are not downloaded to your workstation.
Note: Before searching for remote exams, you must select a remote device by clicking Server and then selecting a server from the list that appears. To search for a DICOMDIR exam, you must first specify the location of the DICOMDIR file by clicking Path and browsing to it.
1. Filter the search by entering search criteria; either a single entry or a combination of the following: Patient ID, Last Name, First Name, Accession #, Study Description, and/or Referring M.D.
2. Enter a range of dates in which to search. Select the From: and To: check boxes to activate them, then enter the date parameters either by hand or by using the calendar window. If the study was performed today, click Today; the date appears in the date boxes. If the study was performed yesterday, click Yesterday; the date appears in the date boxes.
3. You can filter the search by modality type. Select the All check box to include all modality types in the search, or clear it to filter by specific modality types, which can be selected by clicking each modality type’s corresponding check box.
Note: Click the Options button to specify search defaults for modality and date range.
4. Click Search. A study list appears in the bottom pane of the Study Manager window. To view every study in the Local Exam list, clear all of the filters and click Search. Burning CD/DVDs
eFilm Media Burning Setup
To burn images to CD/DVD
1. Place a blank CD or DVD in your writable CD/DVD‐ROM drive.
2. Choose one of the following image selection options:
• Click to select all the series in the study, or • Click to select every image in each series, or
• Click the image marker in the bottom right hand corner to select individual images.
Note: You can quickly burn images to CD/DVD from the Study Manager by selecting the study and clicking Burn to Media, or by right‐clicking and selecting Burn to Media from the pop‐up menu.
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3. Select Burn to Media on the Utility menu. The eFilm Media Burning Setup dialog box appears.
4. Expand the packages listed in the left pane to view patients, studies, series and images.
5. Enter a title for the CD/DVD in the field provided.
6. Select either DICOMDIR ‐ IHE Compliant or DICOMDIR ‐ maintain image compression where present. The second option maintains the image “as is” including compression status.
7. Select Include eFilm Lite to include a copy of eFilm Lite on the media and specify additional options by selecting their check boxes.
8. Select Burn to Media then specify media type on which to burn the images. Specify additional options by selecting their check boxes. 9. Click Continue. When notified that the process is complete, click OK.
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