Annotations with Curve ImagePrint
What are Annotations?Annotations are a new feature available to Curve Image users. Annotations allow clinical information to be applied directly onto a digital image. The new functionality includes the ability to add linear, elliptical, and angle measurements, as well as highlight sections of an image as an ‘Area of Interest.’ A built-in calibration feature ensures that measurements are accurate and are clinically reliable.
All of the annotations placed on an image can also have clinical notes applied to them. This means that the clinical information relative to the measurement or area you need to watch is directly available from the annotation. This includes the ability to add more than one note to an annotation. Annotations are also available to images displayed in mounts.
Annotations will be available to any new images captured in Curve Image, as well as any existing images in a patient’s record.
We are confident that the Annotation feature will be an invaluable part of your clinical tool-set.
Let’s take a closer look a the Annotations tools:
Measurement ToolsMeasurement tools for Curve Image are available in the new ‘Annotation’ menu:
To open the Annotation menu
- Select either the ‘Annotation (A)’ button in the Image Viewer, or use the keyboard shortcut, ‘A’. The Annotation menu can also be used in Full Screen mode.
- The Annotation menu can also be opened from the Mount view. When a mount slot is selected as active, the ‘Annotate (A)’ button will become active. When the button is selected, the image will open in Full Screen mode, with the Annotation menu available.
Annotations in Curve Image include the following annotation types:
- Linear measurements
Linear measurements add a measurement between two control points.
To find out more about linear measurements, Click here.
- Angle measurements
Angle measurements creates two connected linear elements to define an angle between them.
To find out more about Angle measurements, Click here.
- Multi-segment-line measurements
Multi-segment line measurements combine linear and angle measurement tools. WIth the multi-segment line measurement, many points can be added as annotations, generating linear measurements between the points and angles between adjacent line segments.
To find out more about multi-segment line measurements, Click here.
- Elliptical measurements
Elliptical measurements could be used for determining the size of various dental features via a composite of the major axis and minor axis dimensions.
To find out more about elliptical measurements, Click here.
Each image should be calibrated with something of a known distance in the image to ensure correct measurements are made.
To find out more about calibration, Click here.
- Areas of Interest
An ‘Area of Interest’ is a rectangular area that can be applied to an image, used to define an area of an image, and if necessary, apply Notes to it. For customers familiar with our previous Photos module, the feature will be familiar, but with a new name and improved functionality.
To find out more about Areas of Interest, Click here.
Each annotation type can be edited, and can have Notes applied to it.
Click here to learn more about deleting annotations.
- Annotations - Annotations in Curve Image encompass all marks that can be applied to images. This includes measurement tools, areas of interest and other indicators that are overlaid on an image.
- Control Points - The node, or endpoint of a measurement section used to calculate a measurement annotation. Control points can be manipulated independently to refine a measurement annotation.
Are you being told your images are in conflict? Click here to learn more.
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