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Printing Images

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Important Note

In previous versions of the Vetstation, the text overlay was unconditionally turned off to avoid exporting patient information.  This is no longer the case, and the visibility of the text overlay in exported images is the same as it was at the time of capture from the viewer.  You can determine whether or not the text overlay is on or off for an individual item in the clipboard by hovering over it with the mouse and inspecting the values in the tooltip.

 

To print images from ClearCanvas Vetstation:

1.Look for the images you would like to print and copy these images to the clipboard
2.Rearrange items in the clipboard to the order they should be printed.
3.In the clipboard, select one or more images you wish to print.  To select more than one item, you may hold Ctrl while clicking to select individual items, hold Shift while clicking to select a range of items, or click and drag to select items.
4.Click the DICOM Print button on the clipboard toolbar, or right-click the selected images and select DICOM Print from the context menu.
If you copied an image to the clipboard with the text overlay ON and then print the clipboard item, the text overlay will appear on the printed film.
The clipboard thumbnail on the screen does not show the overlay because it clutters the thumbnail.  To determine whether the overlay is ON or OFF,  hover the mouse over the individual clipboard item.  A tooltip will appear showing patient/study information as well as the overlay ON/OFF state.

 

 

5.The print dialog will appear.  If there is more than one configured printer, the default printer is automatically selected.  Otherwise, the first printer is automatically selected.  Leave the default selection or select a different printer as the print destination.
6.The various options in the Printer Options are repeated in the print dialog below the list of printers.  These options are initially loaded with pre-configured values from the options page.  They  can be overridden for the current print job.  Changes to these options will not be saved.

 

Warning for printing images with multiple patients:

The clipboard can contain images and display sets from multiple patients.  If images were copied to the clipboard without their overlay information, it will be difficult to discern on the printed film which image belongs to which patient.  ClearCanvas Vetstation will show a warning on the print dialog if images from multiple patients are selected for printing.  The message will say "Multiple patients have been selected".
To remove images of particular patients from printing, close the print component and go back to the clipboard.  Hover the mouse over the selected clipboard item and a tooltip will show up providing patient/study information for the image/display set.  De-select these clipboard items and click on the DICOM Print tool to continue.
7.Finalize the print options for this print job.  When you are done, click OK to send the images to the printer.

 

Patient Confidentiality Warning

Sending images to a DICOM printer will generate physical films that contain patient information.  It is important to have the printer in a secure location so patient safety and confidentiality are not compromised.

 

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