METRONewsApril 2015
Multiple clinic sites? 
All Metron images can be viewed from any site 
and on multiple devices!
 

Your clinic may have more than one physical location/site and each produces radiographs.  You may also want an easy way to view existing radiographs of site 1 while you are at site 2.  Or you could be at home or on a trip and want easy access to all images from both sites. 


Well, you can now easily access all of your images by installing and configuring Google Drive on your Metron Acquisition PCs.  Metron will automatically export  X-Ray images to your Internet Google Drive.  With a normal speed Internet connection, an image will be available for viewing in just a couple of minutes from any other computer or mobile device with an Internet connection.


In addition to the typical Windows computer, the Google Drive app is available on Apple (iOS) and Android devices.  Once installed on your phone or tablet, you can thumb through client/patient image folders from where ever you are....a GREAT feature even if you only have one practice location!

 

Google Drive is the most popular of "Free" cloud folder sharing tools available to individuals and small business.  Other popular cloud folder tools include Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, iCloud, and Amazon Cloud.  If you do not already have a favorite, we recommend Google Drive because it very easy to setup and we have the most experience with it.


Click here for the step-by-step instructions to get your practice sites set up to share and view Metron images!


 
Have additional questions? 

Contact us! We are always happy to help!

 

1.877.638.3868 | metron@dvmconnexx.com


 

Continuing with your Top 5 Questions...#3

Metron can both send and receive DICOM images. Metron is designed to be a great imaging software participant within your practice, cooperating with many other devices and software you might use in your veterinary imaging diagnostics. 

 

Metron on your skeletal X-Ray computer can receive DICOM images from your dental X-Ray station.  Your ultrasound station can send still images to Metron.  Your Metron system can send any and all images to DICOM server attached to your Practice Management software.  You can even send DICOM images from Metron to a Radiologist for consult or a cloud storage and viewing service like AccuVueCloud.

 

Do you know how to set up to send Metron images via DICOM?

 

How do I send images by DICOM to someone?

A As shown in the diagram,  
1. Select
"Preferences", then "DICOM Preferences" from the top Metron menu.

2. Create a New DICOM Peer by clicking the "New" button.

3. You can create a nickname for the Peer (the practice name); then complete the three remaining data fields to match your recipient's DICOM information.

Once the Peer has been created, you can "click" to mark any image you want to send, then click the send button, choose DICOM, and choose the Peer.  Though the process is fairly simple, you are welcome to call us for help - we will remotely configure and test the new Peer connection.

Exporting images is also very popular.  Most often the user will export an X-Ray image to the JPEG file format which is the common file type of digital cameras.   But you may want to export your images using the DICOM type.  "Click to mark your image and then "click" on the export button.

Learning Center There are two online training sessions that explain how to set up your DICOM Preferences and how to use the DICOM features in Metron. Located in the Learning Center | Media & Communications.


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In This Issue
Multi-Site Clinic and Metron View
Another of Your Top 5 Questions
Testing your Internet Speed
National Pet Day
Support Services Site
Replacing your Computer?

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Do you know...

Download Upload Speed

...how to test your Internet speed? 

Click here for a tool which is very easy to use. Choose the city nearest you and let it run. 

 

Today's computer is almost useless without the Internet. A new computer is unfairly judged by the speed of the Internet connection it is tethered to. 


For example...You may have a reported 10mbit/second (mbps) Internet speed but with an unadvertised upload speed of only 0.25mbps.   The difference here - if a file takes 30 seconds to download at 10mbps, it would take 20 minutes to upload.   

 

The DICOM study you want to send to a referral practice - could take hours if you have this upload speed scenario.  

The US Internet speed averages for download and upload are 22.9mbps and 10.5mbps.  We often find veterinary practices with Internet subscriptions that do not automatically increase their speeds.  

Contact your ISP for a description of their automatic speed increase practices.  If you are well below the average, you will likely get a bump up just because you called and asked about it.

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National Pet Day
April 11

Celebrate your favorite pet on this day! Perhaps an extra Saturday walk in the park or an additional treat for dinner! However you decide, no doubt your pet will continue to love you unconditionally.

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Updating or replacing your computer? Be sure to contact Metron Support Services to ensure a successful transfer of your Metron Imaging Software and Database. 

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