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Metron - keeps getting better because we work together!
Certainly we all are in business to make money - but most of us in business need to apply our attention and best efforts in ways that "just money" cannot motivate.  How can we be innovative, collaborative, and friendly if we are just about money?
Metron is a great example of a product that exists and gets better every day because we love what we do and who we work with.  You, the client, are a critical part of our own work satisfaction.  It is your input and feedback that helps to fuel our drive to be excellent. 
Don't be shy - let us know what you want in diagnostic imaging software.  We don't know unless you tell us and we certainly want to keep impressing you with more, better, faster - because we love hearing you say, "This software is awesome!"
Kevin Scholz
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Sherbrook Animal Hospital 
Practice Spotlight
Dr. Shiraz A. Juma and Sherbrook Animal Hospital is a new customer to the Metron Support Services Family.  As an early adopter of the new EC021 product, Dr. Juma has been a great contributor to the "tweaking" needed for great x-ray images.  Working with Dr. Juma, we evaluate best combinations of x-ray technique to produce maximum detail and contrast.
Based in Winnipeg, Sherbrook Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary medical facility seeking to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients.  They are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for their clients.   
Dr. Juma is the owner of the practice and is a general small animal practitioner, graduating from University of Nairobi, Kenya in 1972. His special interest includes general and soft tissue surgery.  Dr Juma and the staff's mission is to:  provide high quality pet health and wellness services to assist the pets in living a longer, happier, and healthier life and to provide their clients with access to leading edge products and services and authoritative educational content focusing on enhancing the human animal bond.

Adding General Text to an Image 
with Free Mark-Up
Best Practices               - By Gregg Michalski, Helpdesk Technician 
Free Mark-UpFree Mark-Up allows you to add notes and measurements to your image.  I have been asked many times how to add text within an image.
Free Mark-Up Add Text ImageFree Mark-Up Add TextPeople want to add general text to the images to point out specific items on the x-ray - highlighting for themselves and others that will be viewing the image. 

Free Mark-Up Cobb Angle ButtonThere are a number of other Free Mark-Up capabilities that are used in equine and small animal practices.  The Cobb angle measurement is used by many equine veterinarians to evaluate the hoof.  David Kolb, DVM at Lodi Veterinary Hospital, says they use it all the time to help prevent and eliminate lameness with the horses.   They believe it is a very important measurement feature in all evaluations
Free Mark-Up Reset HandleA recent feature added is the ability to work on the current mark-up without having to click on the mark-up on the image itself.  At the bottom right of the Free Mark-Up window, you are able to move between mark-ups on your image, reset the movement handle, and delete the current mark-up on the screen.  
Free Mark-Up just happens to be one of the many Online Training Sessions that we have produced for you and your staff to review.    Please feel free to take a look on our support website and click  "Online Training".  It is that easy.
In This Issue
Sherbrook Animal Hospital
Best Practices / Free Mark-Up
Metron 5.36 Release Information
NAVC Institute May-23-28
Support Services Tips
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Metron Release Info!

Metron New Release
Release 5.36 is out! Activating the auto upgrade mentioned below in the Tips section will assist you to install the Metron upgrade. Click here for a listing of the new features now available to you.



Orlando: May 23-28, 2010!

NAVC InstituteCome see us at the NAVC Institute 2010, May 23-28 in Orlando.  We will be participating in a Small Animal Dental Radiology Laboratory with Inovadent and several board certified veterinarians.



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Support Services Tips
In case you missed in last month's addition - we are implementing a new auto upgrade program. This will automatically install new versions with a few clicks.  To start this automatic program, you will need to be on version 5.26 or higher. If you are on an older version, please contact Support Services  to get upgraded in order to take advantage of this new feature.  

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About Metron
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