METRONewsAugust 2013
Export to the "Cloud"
it's cool and easy.

Google Cloud Cool


Many of you have been asking for a way to access your images via the cloud. Our MetronWebViewer program does give you that - and it too is very cool.  But some of you are looking for the ability to store and access any and all of your images indefinitely.

With any Cloud storage tool that allows you to map a drive and/or folder you can use the Metron "Export" function to output a study of images. The result is a Cloud based folder structure of your clients/patient/studies/images. Whatever you export to this Cloud folder is then easily viewed via your Cloud storage login or anyone you give "share" to that has their own same-service Cloud storage.  Just navigate the folders for the client, patient etc.

Our favorite Cloud storage tool is Google Drive within the Google family. All you need is a Google email account.


Google Gmail

Click here to get details on implementing a "Google Drive" type Cloud connection and image share with Metron. 


Google Drive Download

Let us know what you think. You may have ideas that will help to improve and expand this new "Cloud" option.


Support Services Highlights 
Sending images to your Radiologist for consult

Filter 4 Skeletal Image Many of you like to view your radiographs with a lot of contrast and Metron makes it easy to "refilter" your image to display more contrast. Just click on your Filter 3 or 4 button and presto - more contrast.

The trade-off to adding contrast is lowering image resolution. With more contrast, the image will get grainy faster. Zoom in and you will see less detail and more graininess in the highly contrasted version of the image.

Metron is so cool - it has an original file and a copy. If you want, just click on the Filter 1 button to reduce the contrast. Filter 1 Skeletal Image Metron discards the copy and refilters from the original.

Unfortunately when you send an image to your radiology consult office, they get a singe DICOM file that reflects what you see on the screen. The typical radiologist wants a smooth, high resolution image that they can add contrast to if they want. If you sent them a highly contrasted image, they cannot undo the contrast. 

Before sending by DICOM, best practice is to refilter your images to a smoother look (typically Metron Filter 1).
Search tool on Support Services website

Can't find what you are looking for? Use the "Search Tool" on the Metron Support Services website. 


iPad Search Type in keyword(s)...

 ...then click the "Enter" key on your keyboard to view the results and click the links for additional information.  

iPad Search Results  

Results may also be visible while you type based on the search.


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The team at Metron Support Services monitors what you are looking for and we will add content or insert keywords to improve the success in your hunt for Metron content. 


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In This Issue
Export Metron Images to Cloud
Sending Images to Radiologist
Support Services Search Tool
Assistance Dog Week
Campfire Staple
Labor Day Support Hours
Your Support Website
PDF Pages in Reports


Assistance Dog Week
Assistance Dog
August 4-10, 2013 has been set aside to honor and recognize the trained animals who help so many individuals navigate their daily lives. Perhaps you know someone who benefits from one of these faithful friends.


Campfire Staple
No summer campfire is complete without this tasty treat. Be sure to enjoy one or two especially on August 10! So you won't be near a campfire? Click here for the indoor and outdoor recipes. Enjoy!


Labor Day
Support Hours
Labor Day
Metron Support Services will be closed Monday, September 2 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Regular business hours of 8am-6pm CST (M-F) will resume Tuesday, September 3.



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Did you know?


There is a "PDF Pages" feature in the Report generator!   This allows users to add PDF documents into studies in Metron. Note: Requires user to purchase $29.95 software add-on. 


Click here to download a free trial version and/or purchase the PDF to JPEG Converter software.  



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