Taking Clinical Photos
- Take photos against a plain backdrop/empty wall. (Grid and laser line are not required)
- Have the patient wear something that will still show the back/spine and hips clearly, such as a bathing suit or a sports bra.
- Pictures should be taken to include at least the neck to below the pelvis.
- Take photos of the patient’s front (the face can be left out), right side, left side, and back, with arms hanging loosely at the side.
Example of a Clinical Photo Set
Saving X-rays from a CD on Windows
- Right click and in the menu click "Save As"
- Choose where you want to save the file. If unsure, just use your desktop.
- When it finishes, right click on the file and select "Extract all…"
- Click "Extract" on the box that pops up
- Right click "mDicom.exe" and select "Send to" and then "Desktop (as shortcut)"
Viewing and saving the X-rays
- Insert the CD into your computer
- Close/ignore any programs the CD starts
- Open mDicom.exe
- Click the CD icon in the upper left (in-between the open folder and search icons)
- Click Flie > Export > To a picture file
- Next to "Destination" ADD the patient's name AFTER the last backslash
- "Select source" should be set to "All patients"
- Image format should be set to PNG or JPG
- The box for "Create sub-folders for Patient, Study, Series" should be unchecked
- The box for “Annotations” should be checked and “All overlay” should be selected
- Click "Export"