Project explorer

Workspace setup

The workspace consists of a hierarchy of 3, with workspace as the top, followed by object and course. It is a way of grouping the projects into intuitive categories. Each workspace can contain multiple objects, and each object can contain several courses. Each course can have one or more pictures attached, together with a date, and the measurements made here are the basis for the graphs and report generation. This will be elaborated later, now we will focus on the workspace setup.

As an example, workspace could be the department, object the patient and course the individual disease.

After a workspace, object or course has been created, they are available through a drop-down menu.

Three buttons are available: Add, Edit and Delete.

Images

The images in the selected course will be shown in the image explorer. When an image is marked, it will show up on the drawing board, ready to be measured or show existing measurements. The image contains information regarding date and a description, which both are altered in the image explorer shown to the right. By clicking the date, a calendar will appear, and a date can be selected. The description is altered by clicking the empty field and text is entered by typing.

Results

When an image has been selected, the results for that image will be visible in the result overview. To give a better overview, each  measurement can be given a name. When newly created, the measurements will be called figure 1, figure 2, figure 3, etc. By clicking the name, it can be changed to a customized name. In this example, the names Area, Height and Width are chosen. When an area measurement is made, length refers to circumference and area to surface area.

Acquire Image

The menu shown below has to do with importing/saving images.

Add image from folder

Save image

Delete image

Add image from scanner / camera / microscope

Add image from folder

Open an image directly from a location on the computer. Upon clicking (Add image from folder), a dialogue box will appear. This dialogue box allows you to browse your local hard drive for the image you want to open. Mark the image and press “Open”.

Another option is to drag and drop the image into the software. Open Windows Explorer, and locate the folder where the image you want to acquire is located. Drag the image into the software. This will automatically import the image.

Import from WIA/TWAIN source (Camera, webcam, scanner, microscope etc.)

To import directly from a WIA or TWAIN source, press (Scan). This will open a dialogue box where the video is captured, together with an option for adjusting the settings. Press Format or Preferences to change video-settings, or press Snapshot to capture the current image displayed.

This will automatically import the image.

When acquiring image from a scanner, camera or microscope, the device has to be WIA or TWAIN compatible. All sources using the WIA or TWAIN platform can be used to acquire images directly into the software.