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Navigating Folders and Viewing Images and Documents

In this section, you will learn how to navigate folders and view images and documents. For more information about folder usage read articles at here.

Step 1: Folders and their content can be seen from three different locations. First one is from "Folders" section in the main screen. The second one is "Select Folder" form shown during upload when medical images and clinical documents are added to folders. The third one is "Select Folder" form shown at "Search" results page when Patient Studies are added to folders. At these three locations visual appearance of the folders, toolbars and functions are identical. Therefore, in this article screen shots which are taken from "Folders" section are used.

On "Folders" page, all folders and their content are shown.

navigating folders and view images

Step 2: In order to open a folder, double-click on it. When the folder is opened, sub folders and patient studies will be displayed. Next screenshot is taken when "Demo Folder" is opened.

navigating folders and view images

Step 3: The header of the page allows you to navigate from the parent folder to the sub-folders. You will see the name of currently opened folder and its parent folders at the top.

navigating folders and view images

Navigation toolbars and their usage are as follows.

navigating folders and view images : By clicking on that icon, you can navigate backwards.

navigating folders and view images : By clicking on that icon, you can navigate forwards.

navigating folders and view images : By clicking on that icon, you can go up one folder.

navigating folders and view images : This shows current folder name and its parents. You can click on a folder name to navigate to that folder. Clicking on Root navigates to home directory.

Step 4: For viewing images and documents in a folder, open the folder by double-clicking on it. You will see all patient studies and sub-folders in the folder. At the bottom of each patient study, there are two window shaped icons. The icon on the left shows how many images are in the study and the one on the right shows how many documents are in it.

navigating folders and view images

Step 5: If you double-click on a patient study, all images and documents in it will be displayed. For more information and usage of View section read Viewing Medial Images and Documents articles.

navigating folders and view images

Creating Folders

In this article, you will learn how to add folders. For more information about folder usage read articles at here.

Step 1: Folders can be added from three different locations. First one is from "Folders" section in the main screen. The other one is using "Select Folder" form shown during upload when medical images and clinical documents are added to folders. The third one is using "Select Folder" form shown at "Search" results page when Patient Studies are added to folders. At these three locations visual appearance of the folders, toolbars and functions are identical, therefore, in this article screen shots taken from "Folders" section are used.

On "Folders" section, you will see three sample folders which are Consulting Patients, Teaching Files and To Be Reported. In order to add a new folder, click on "Create New Folder" icon at the upper right side of the page.

creating folders

Step 2: Enter folder name and folder description in “Create New Folder” form then click "Create" button.

creating folders

Step 3: After clicking "Create" button, the folder you created will appear on Folders page.

creating folders

Step 4: Folders can contain other folders. First, navigate to folder (see Navigating Folders) where sub folder will be created. Sub folders and Patient Studies will be shown if there is any. Then, click "Create New Folder" icon at the upper right side of the page.

creating folders

Step 5: "Create New Folder" form will be shown. Enter a folder name and folder description and then click on "Create" button.

creating folders

Step 6: Created folder will be displayed in the parent folder.

creating folders

By using these steps you can add as many folders as you want.

Editing Folder Properties

In this article, you will learn how to edit folder properties. For more information about folder usage read articles at here.

Step 1: Folder properties can be edited from three different locations. First one is from "Folders" section in the main screen. The second one is using "Select Folder" form shown during upload when medical images and clinical documents are added to folders. The third one is using "Select Folder" form shown at "Search" results page when Patient Studies are added to folders. At these three locations visual appearance of the folders, toolbars and functions are identical, therefore, in this article screen shots taken from "Folders" section are used.

On "Folders" section, all of the folders and their contents are displayed.

editing folder properties

Step 2: Click on the folder you want to edit properties. After you have clicked, the selected folder will turn into blue colour and if you click again it will be deselected.

editing folder properties

Step 3: After selecting the folder, click on "Edit Folder" icon on the upper right side of the form to edit folder properties.

editing folder properties

Step 4: Once you have clicked on the icon, you will see the properties of the selected folder namely Folder Name and Folder Description. You can edit these properties by writing in related fields. After editing, click on "Save" button to save the changes.

editing folder properties

Step 5: After saving, the folder with edited properties will be displayed on Folders page.

editing folder properties

Searching Folders

In this section, you will learn how to search folders. For more information about folder usage read articles at here.

Step 1: Folders and their content can be seen from three different locations. First one is from "Folders" section in the main screen. The second one is "Select Folder" form shown during upload when medical images and clinical documents are added to folders. The third one is "Select Folder" form shown at "Search" results page when Patient Studies are added to folders. At these three locations visual appearance of the folders, toolbar and functions are identical. Therefore, in this article screen shots which are taken from "Folders" page are used.

When you open Folders, all folders and their content are displayed.

searching folders

Step 2: Folders can be searched using folder name or folder description. Search begins from current folder and searches its subfolders until there is no subfolder left. If you are already in a subfolder then search starts from that folder.

Enter the folder name or folder description and click "Search" button.

searching folders

Step 3: Related folder or folders that are matching to search parameters will be shown on the page.

searching folders

Step 4: In order to clear your search parameters, click on "Clear" button. If you want to see original folder content, click on "Search" button after clearing your search parameters. You can also click on "Refresh" button on the upper right side of the form.

searching folders

Step 5: You can also search a folder using any keyword in folder name or folder properties. For this, write the keyword in the related field on the left side of the form. Then, click on "Search" button.

searching folders

Step 6: After clicking on "Search" button, related folder or folders will be displayed on the page.

searching folders

Step 7: For clearing your search parameters, you can follow the same steps in Step 4.

Adding Patient Orders to Folders

In this section, you will learn how to add patient orders to folders. For more information about folder usage read articles at here.

Step 1: On "Patient Seach" page, you will see all patient orders with patient name, patient id, patient other ids, modality and accession number information.

adding patient orders to folders

Step 2: Click on the patient order, it will be selected and turn into blue color and order editing will be shown. Now, patient orders can be added to folders in two different ways. First one is by clicking on "Add Order to a Folder" icon. The second one is right clicking on the patient order and clicking on "Add To Folder" menu item.

adding patient orders to folders

adding patient orders to folders

Step 3: "Add to Folder" form will be shown and all of the folders and their contents will be displayed (for more information about folder usage read articles at here). Click on the folder that you want to add the order. The selected folder will turn into blue colour and if you click on again it will be deselected. After you have selected the destination folder, click on “OK” button to complete folder selection process.

adding patient orders to folders

Step 4: After clicking "OK", the patient order will be added to the destination folder. On "Folders" page, you will see that the number of orders of the folder increases by one.

adding patient orders to folders

Step 5: When you open the destination folder by double-clicking on it, the patient order you added will be shown in the folder.

adding patient orders to folders

Step 6: If you want to remove the patient order from the folder, you can follow two different ways. For the first one, click on the order to select it, then click on "Remove" icon on the upper right side of the field. For the second one, right click on the order and then click on "Remove" icon.

adding patient orders to folders

adding patient orders to folders

Step 7: After clicking, a message box will be shown. Click on "Yes" to confirm that you want to remove the order from the folder. If you don’t want to remove it, click on "No".

adding patient orders to folders

Step 8: Once you have clicked on "Yes", selected order will be removed from the folder.

adding patient orders to folders

Step 9: In this way, you can add any patient study to any folder.

Sharing Folders

In the next paragraphs you will learn how to share folders. For more information about folder usage read articles at here.

Step 1: Folders can be added from three different locations. First one is from "Folders" section in the main screen. The second one is using "Select Folder" form shown during upload when medical images and clinical documents are added to folders. The third one is using "Select Folder" form shown at "Search" results page when Patient Studies are added to folders. At these three locations visual appearance of the folders, toolbars and functions are identical, therefore, in this article screen shots taken from "Folders" section are used.

On "Folders" section, all of the folders and their contents are displayed.

sharing folders

Step 2: Click on the folder you want to share. After you have clicked, the selected folder will turn into blue colour and if you click again it will be deselected.

sharing folders

Step 3: After selecting the folder, click on "Share Folder" icon on the upper right side of the form.

sharing folders

Step 4: Once you have clicked on the icon, you will see Share Folder form with e-mail, password, name, description and expire date fields. It is compulsory to fill the receivers e-mail and the password to be used to view shared contents. Each folder can be shared more than once and each share can have different passwords. Make sure that you use a strong password. Write a sharing name and description for the folder and then set an expire day for sharing. Shared user will not be able to see the contents of the shared folder after expire date. When all of the values are entered click "Share" button. Shared folder link and password will be sent to entered e-mail address.

sharing folders

Step 5: After clicking, you will see the text "Folder Shared Successfully" on the lower right corner of the page.

sharing folders

Step 6: After sharing, you will see a mark in the lower right corner of the shared folder indicating that the folder is shared.

sharing folders

Step 7: If you want to see and/or change folder share, click on folder to select it. Then, click on "Folder Properties" icon on the upper right side of the form to view folder properties.

sharing folders

Step 8: After clicking the icon, you will see properties of the selected folder. If you want to delete sharing information of the folder, click on "Delete" icon on the right side of it. You can click on "OK" button to close the form.

sharing folders

Viewing Folder Properties

In this section, you will learn how to view folder properties. For more information about folder usage read articles at here.

Step 1: Folder properties can be viewed from three different locations. First one is from "Folders" section in the main screen. The second one is using "Select Folder" form shown during upload when medical images and clinical documents are added to folders. The third one is using "Select Folder" form shown at "Search" results page when Patient Studies are added to folders. At these three locations visual appearance of the folders, toolbars and functions are identical, therefore, in this article screen shots taken from "Folders" section are used.

On "Folders" section, all of the folders and their contents are displayed.

viewing folder properties

Step 2: Click on the folder you want to view properties. After you have clicked, the selected folder will turn into blue colour and if you click again it will be deselected.

viewing folder properties

Step 3: Once you have selected the folder, click on "Folder Properties" icon on the upper right side of the form to view folder properties.

viewing folder properties

Step 4: After clicking the icon, you will see properties of the selected folder. If you want to delete sharing information of the folder, click on "Delete" icon on the right side of it. You can click on "OK" button to close the form.

viewing folder properties

Moving Folders to Recycle Bin

In this article, you will learn how to move folders to recycle bin. For more information about folder usage read articles at here.

Step 1: Folders can be moved to recycle bin from three different locations. First one is from "Folders" section in the main screen. The second one is using "Select Folder" form shown during upload when medical images and clinical documents are added to folders. The third one is using "Select Folder" form shown at "Search" results page when Patient Studies are added to folders. At these three locations visual appearance of the folders, toolbar and functions are identical, therefore, in this article screen shots taken from "Folders" section are used.

On "Folders" section, all of the folders and their contents are displayed.

moving folders to recycle bin

Step 2: Click on the folder you want to move to recycle bin. After you have clicked, the selected folder will turn into blue colour and if you click again it will be deselected. You can choose one or more folder at the same time using Control and Shift keys.

moving folders to recycle bin

Step 3: Once you have selected folder or folders, click on "Move Folder to Recycle Bin" icon on the upper right side of the form.

moving folders to recycle bin

Step 4: After clicking on the icon, a Message Box will be shown to confirm you to move selected folder to Recycle Bin. Click on "Yes" to confirm that you want to move the folder to recycle bin. If you don’t want to move the folder to recycle bin, click on "No".

moving folders to recycle bin

Step 5: Once you have clicked to "Yes", selected folder or folders will be moved to recycle bin and the remaining folders will be shown.

moving folders to recycle bin

If you want to delete folders permanently follow steps in Deleting Images and Folders Permanently article.

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