Set preferences for pet picture compression, image storage, and image requests.
Before you start
- Security access to Defaults – Practice
- IDEXX Digital Imaging installed for use of image requests, if applicable
- Mobile computing setup, if applicable
- Digital imaging module is required to set image request defaults.
Controls > Defaults > Practice and Workstation > Imaging
- In the Imaging Defaults area:
- Adjust the Pet picture image compression. The is from 1, for a small file and lower quality, to 99, for a larger file and the highest possible quality.
- Change the maximum number of images to be stored per folder in the Maximum files per folder field.
- Change the Connection Timeout setting to disconnect from IDEXX PACS in the event of a slow or unresponsive connection. The default is 5 seconds, max setting is 30 seconds.
- In the Image Requests area:
- Select Activate image requests to initiate use of image requests.
- To have the New Image Requests window open when an imaging invoice item is added to the Patient Visit List or invoice for a patient, select Use Special Actions. Each imaging invoice item will need to have the special action setup.
- Select Use billing staff on a new image request to use the billing staff on the PVL or invoice as the staff who will be associated with an image request when the request is initiated using a special action. If this option is not selected, the default staff is based on the last staff member who performed an image request on that workstation.
- Select Staff to use on requests without Special Action
- No default staff will require selection of staff at the time the request is created.
- Last staff used on workstation uses the last staff member performing an image request on that workstation.
- Specific staff allows you to enter the staff ID or press F2 to search and select a staff member from the Staff List.
- Specify a default invoice item classification, like Radiology, to narrow the list of items displayed when creating an image request without a special action. This will speed up the search process.
- Click Apply to save your changes and continue setting defaults or click OK to save your changes and close the window.
- Compressing an image makes the image file smaller. This allows more images to be stored in your system. However, consider the following when when adjusting your image compression settings:
- Compressing an image also reduces image quality.
- Depending on the type of image (document, non-diagnostic or diagnostic), the Cornerstone Diagnostic Imaging Module has preset defaults to manage image compression and quality. In most cases, you will not need to change these default settings. Only adjust these settings if you find that your images are not of sufficient quality.
- Image Request Special Action Item report