You may find that after an image or attachment has been linked to a patient file that you wish to edit the image details. Genie allows you to make basic changes to these images, as well as add in details that will allow you to easily search for similar images.
Before you begin
This article assumes a good grasp of basic scanning in Genie. For information on basic scanning in Genie, please refer to the Scanning article.
To access the advanced scanning and attachment options, navigate to the attached file within the patient’s clinical window. Double click on the attachment so that the Image Browser window opens. This can also be accessed by selecting the attachments icon in the patient clinical window.
In this window, to add a new document or image to a patient file select the blue plus icon. This will open a new window so that you can browse through your computer files.
Select the Filter or enhance icon to adjust the Brightness and contrast, HSL balance, RGB balance, and to Sharpen.
The info icon will give you all the current information regarding the attachment and allow you to edit it.
Date: change the date listed next to the attachment in the patient file.
Type: Set a type for the image. This may be a pathology result, reply from external doctor, or a patient mugshot, for example.
From: This section would be used to enter in the original source of the file. For example, if you had received an image from a referring doctor you could enter in the sender’s name.
Keywords: You can attach keywords or tags to your images. This will be useful if you ever want to perform a search of related items.
The renaming icon will allow you to edit the description for the item.
The drawing module icon will open the drawing module so that you can make manual changes to the image.
The delete icon will delete the selected record. Once this record has been deleted it will not be possible to restore it from Genie. The image or attachment would need to be reuploaded to the patient file from scratch for it to appear back in Genie.
The default system application icon will open the image or attachment in the computer’s preferred image viewing application.
Selecting the synchronise icon will synchronise with the patient's images folder on the server and check for files that have not been linked to this patient's record. If it finds any, it will automatically link them to the patient record. You would use this button if you had manually placed any files into the patient's image folder on the server.
Using the camera icon will open the ImagePro Control window so you can scan into the patient file.
Select the printer icon after highlighting an image, if you wish to print it.
The button opens a window where you can drag and drop images and then combine them into a single TIFF file.
The output file is very large, so this is not a very practical idea. The created TIFF file is automatically placed in the same folder as the original files. The original files are untouched. If you would like to delete them, you must do so manually.
Note: You can't drag items from the Album list. To combine album images, you first need to click the button and then drag the desired files to the Multi-TIFF window.
The Image Browser window allows you to organise patient images and attachments into a folder hierarchy e.g. Pre-op and Post-op folders. Folders can be added or deleted, and images dragged into them. Doing this actually creates the folders on the server machine and moves the images around on the server. To add or delete folders, click on the blue plus icon, or the garbage can icon.
You can also create your own album of favourite photos for use in presentations, or to show the likely results of surgery to a new patient, for example.
To add an album, firstly click the button, and then use the blue plus button which becomes active.
To add an image to your album, simply drag and drop it from the patient's display area into the Albums folder.
Note: The Album area is not automatically displayed when the Image Browser window first opens. Click the button to view the contents of the Albums folder.
The Albums folder is actually created inside the Images folder on the server. Albums are NOT patient specific. Albums are created for global use for display purposes or for collating images or photos into particular groups.
The button will allow you to view multiple images in the patient file at one time.
In this window you can sort the pictures by dragging and dropping them into the required position, as well as set the number of columns and the number of images per page that you wish to have on display, by using the Columns slider bar and Images per Page slider bar respectively.
Using the forward and backward arrows will allow you to move to the next set of images on display. Additionally, you can skip to a specific picture by right-clicking on the text 'Showing 1 to 2 of x images' and selecting the image that you wish to view.
In this window you can rotate the images by right clicking on the image and selecting either of the options in the menu that appears:
Clicking on the printer button will allow you to print the images contained in this window. The Patient’s name, DOB, the current date, and the file descriptions will be included on this print out.
You may be prompted with the options below for how you wish to print the image(s):
If there is an image on display that you don't wish to print, select the image and click the delete button on your keyboard. This will only remove the image from the current display but won’t delete the picture from the patient record.
The Deselect Picture button is designed for Windows machines as it allows you to deselect pictures which are currently highlighted, and difficult to view due to the inverting of colours.
To compare images side by side right-click on the primary image and select Compare. A split window will appear with a drop down box allowing you to select the second image you wish to use in the 'Comparison'. The images will then display side-by-side.
Through Open > Patients you can search for attachments and images by selecting the image search icon at the top of the screen. This will bring up an Attachments window:
Through this window you can search for images or attachments added within a certain date range or with a specific tag linked to them. When you have entered your search field, select and this will bring up a list of all patients who have an image or attachment that contains this field.
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