CTS8800_distance

 

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 Distance button (to the left of the trackball, just above the Escape button) to to go into distance mode (changing “Scroll” to “Dis” at the bottom right corner of the screen).
  2. Use your trackball to position the cursor on the screen where you want to begin measuring. Press “Enter” (to the right of the trackball) to start the line.
  3. Use the trackball to move the cursor to the point you want to measure to and press “Enter” again. You should now see the measurement displayed on the screen at lower left, in millimeters. (Tip #1: If the measurements turn up in a part of the screen you don’t want them at, press the letter “P” on the keyboard to move it to each of the corners of the screen, to position them where you like them best. Tip #2: If the measurement turns up in centimeters and you want it in millimeters, you can go under the main Menu, and under Calculation Set-Up you will find the option for distance measurement units, and you can change it to millimeters instead. Otherwise, simply move the decimal place in your head two places.)
  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 the “Enter” button again to end the line and make the measurement.
  5. Important: When you’re finished making measurements, press Escape (to the left of your trackball) to escape out of distance mode.

Note: If the measurements are displayed in a corner of the screen that interferes with the image, simply press the letter “P” to move it to a different corner. Pressing “P” repeatedly will move it around to all four corners of the screen.

Note: If you make a mistake, hit the “CLEAR” button (two buttons to the left of the space bar) to erase your measurements, then press “Enter” to confirm that you want to delete them. Now press the Distance button 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 Measurements button (just above the Distance button, or just to the left of the T-Ball button above the trackball), choose “Calculate,” and then select “Area” (this will change “Scroll” to “Area” at the bottom right corner of the screen).
  2. Use your trackball to position the cursor on the screen where you want to begin tracing. Press “Enter” to the right of the trackball to start the line.
  3. Use the trackball to trace around what you want to measure (for example, a lesion or a cyst) and press “Enter” again to calculate the perimeter measurement and the area measurement. You should now see two measurements displayed on the screen, 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 “Enter” again to close the circle and make the perimeter and area measurements.
  5. Important: When you’re finished making measurements, press the Escape button to the left of the trackball to escape out of area mode. You’ll notice it switches back to “Scroll” at the bottom right corner of the screen.

Note: If you make a mistake (and it’s easy with your first few of these — so practice!), hit the “CLEAR” button (two buttons to the left of the space bar) to erase your measurements, then press “Enter” to confirm that you want to delete them. Now press the Measurements button 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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