Dr. Meyers and Cypress Equine Services are new to the Metron Software having started using it in January 2011. They are focused on client communication and preventative medicine; it is their mission to provide their clients with the highest quality veterinary care right in the barn. Dr Meyers takes an integrative approach to equine veterinary care. She uses advanced diagnostic techniques and therapeutics as well as offering Alternative Medicine to provide the best care for her patients.
When deciding to purchase Metron, Dr. Meyers said there were a number of reasons it was great for her, "it was included with my Alara CR system and it was NOT e-Film". In addition, she viewed all the training videos as soon as she took delivery of the system. Saying that she viewed a few of them several times to learn all about the features Metron offers. Being able to view the videos or just read the slides was very helpful allowing her to focus on a single topic. Dr. Meyers stated, "I did receive the February newsletter and I appreciated the tips. It is something I will read whenever it comes and hope to get practical advice every issue."
Another topic area Dr. Meyers wanted to share her experiences with was Guided Mark-up for the hoof. She told us, "The foot markups on Metron are a value added feature that I wasn't sure how much I would use. Much to my surprise I have done podiatry consultations with four different farriers already and have added a podiatry consultation to my list of services. This is a great service that gives the farrier, myself and the owner/ trainer tons of valuable information. Assessing medial-lateral balance, hoof angles and palmar angles on these horses can only help to enhance performance. The 3-D model gets lots of ooohs and aaaahhs, too. I find it very helpful to illustrate a broken back hoof pastern axis and what the horse should look like."
Regarding the iPad interface, she said "Sending from Metron to the iPad is easy. " All you have to do is select the images and click the Send Images Button. You then log into Metron App on your iPad and download the images. One question she had was about the amount of memory the images would take up on her iPad. She wanted to make sure she didn't use up all her memory, but want to leave as many cases on for viewing as possible. The images that are sent from Metron are JPEG so not very large in size. When the iPad is connected to the store, the amount of memory used is shown. For example, we have about 20 studies, each with average of 3 or 4 images, and it hasn't made a dent in the memory usage.
Also, the recipient can view (zoom, pan, mark-up on/off) and can listen to the voice annotations. For more on "How to setup and use" this interface, please see supporting documentation at the Metron Support Services Website or click here to link directly to the document.
We wanted to thank Dr. Meyers for agreeing to be our iPad beta reviewer for Metron version 6 iPad interface. We appreciate all her feedback and look forward to working with her in the future.
If you are interested in using Metron with your iPad or iPhone, you can download the app for just $29.99 at the Apple Store.