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You will have two primary measurements you will be making: distance measurements and area measurements.

Distance Measurements

  1. With a frozen image on the screen (it should say “Scroll” at the bottom right corner), press the DIS button to go into distance mode (changing “Scroll” to “Dis”).
  2. Use your trackball to position the cursor on the screen where you want to begin measuring. Press “Enter” to start the line.
  3. Use the trackball to move the cursor to the point you want to measure to and press DIS again. (Note: this is important — do not press Enter again. “Enter” always starts a line, and “DIS” always ends it.) You should now see the measurement displayed on the screen at lower left, in millimeters.
  4. If you wish to make a second measurement, repeat those same steps: Position the cursor, press “Enter” to start the line, use the trackball to move it, then press “Dis” to end the line and make the measurement.
  5. When you’re finished making measurements, press “ESC” to escape out of distance mode.

Note: If you make a mistake, hit the “CLEAR TEXT” button (two buttons to the left of the space bar) to erase your measurements. Then press “DIS” again to start over.

 

Area Measurements

  1. With a frozen image on the screen (it should say “Scroll” at the bottom right corner), press the AREA button to go into area mode (changing “Scroll” to “Area”).
  2. Use your trackball to position the cursor on the screen where you want to begin tracing. Press “Enter” to start the line.
  3. Use the trackball to trace around what you want to measure (for example, a lesion or a ganglion cyst) and press AREA again to calculate the area measurement. (Note: this is important — do not press Enter again. “Enter” always starts a measurement, and “AREA” always ends it.) You should now see two measurements displayed on the screen at lower left, both the perimeter (or circumference) as well as the area encompassed, in square millimeters.
  4. If you wish to make a second area measurement, repeat those same steps: Position your cursor, press “Enter” to start the line, use the trackball to trace around something, then press “AREA” to close the circle and make the perimeter and area measurements.
  5. When you’re finished making measurements, press “ESC” to escape out of area mode. You’ll notice it switches back to “Scroll” at the bottom right corner.

Note: If you make a mistake (and it’s easy with your first few of these — so practice!), hit the “CLEAR TEXT” button (two buttons to the left of the space bar) to erase your measurements. Then press “AREA” again to start over.

 

 

Quick Links: Post-Capture

  1. Back up in the Cineloop
  2. Make your Measurements
  3. Annotate the Image
  4. Print and Save the Image

 

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