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Using Cross-Ruler Tool

In this article, you will learn how to use arrow tool.

Step 1: On “Patient Search” page, all patient orders at your account will be shown. Double click on the order you want to view the images. “View” page will be opened. Click on “Tools” icon on the upper left side of the page.

Step 2: After clicking, tools section will be displayed. In “Annotations” field, click on “Cross Ruler” icon on the upper side of the section.

cross ruler tool

Step 3: When you click on the icon, it will turn into blue color and a cross ruler sign will be displayed at the bottom of your mouse pointer. Draw the first line by clicking on the starting point, moving your mouse to the end point and click again.Then similarly draw the second line by crossing the first line. Until you click on the fourth point, the lines will be shown in blue color. After you click on the end point of the second line, the lines will turn into yellow. You will see the distances of both lines with a cross between them next to the end point of the second line. These are the actual values of the measured distances.

If you need to measure another cross region, draw two new lines for the new measurement. Right click to exit from tool. Mouse pointer will return to default function.

cross ruler tool

Step 4: In order to move the cross region, right click to exit from the function, click on the point in the middle of the cross and drag your mouse to the direction you want.

cross ruler tool

Step 5: In order to clear annotations, follow the article Clearing Annotations


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