Pan-slice pathway
Views the scan from the chin up, through horizontal slices (Coronal slices)
Basic features
  • Shows the panoramic (pan) slice pathway for the upper jaw (red pan-slice) or the lower jaw (green pan-slice). The red or green Pan slices can be viewed by clicking on the red or green horizontal lines in Box 2.
  • Repositioning the individual blue points can alter the pathways. These changes will change the Pan image seen in Box2.
Features
  • Hover and Right click tools can be used on this box.
  • Shows the panoramic (pan) slice pathway for the upper jaw (red pan-slice) or the lower jaw (green pan-slice).
  • The individual blue points (pan-relocation points) can be moved and relocated by holding down a left click and dragging point to a new position.
  • The three red or green lines represent the slice thickness. The middle line indicates the pathway, while the two lines on either side represent the overall thickness. The thickness of the slice is manipulated using the Pan-slice thickness tool in Box 2 (Part of the Diagonal sliding ruler)
  • This function allows viewing of the upper and lower jaw in a flattened out pan view. See Box 2.
  • The perpendicular Yellow slice-lines represent the cross-sectional views in Box 4. The Blue slice-line represents the middle slice-line. These lines give the viewer a visual indication over what region the slices are spread.
Generic tools (these apply to most views):
Hover tools
  • Brightness and Contrast - Hover the curser in the middle of the box and a “w” symbol will replace the original curser shape. Holding down a left click and dragging, can alter the brightness and contrast of the image. Release the click once the desired effect has been achieved.
  • Positioning – Hover the curser in the top left corner of the box and a “P” symbol will replace the original curser shape. Holding down a left click and dragging, can alter the position of the image. Release the click when the new position is ideal. This tool is commonly used with the Zoom tool.
  • Zoom - Hover the curser in the bottom right corner of the box and a “Z” symbol will replace the original curser shape. Holding down a left click and dragging, can zoom in and out of the image. Release the click once the desired effect has been achieved.
Right-click tools
  • Filter – Right click and select Set Filter. You will have several filter options, ranging from smooth to extra hard. These filters my require using the Brightness and Contrast tool to achieve the best effect.
  • Distance – Right click and select Distance. Move the curser to a position where you desire the measurement to begin from. Left click and drag the curser to the point where you want to finish. Release the left click and a coloured line will be remain. In the top left corner, the true measurement value will be listed in the same colour as the line. To make a second, third…measurement, repeat the process. Each new measurement will be have a new colour and will be listed below the previous value. If you would like to remove the measurements from the screen, right click over the measurement values and select Remove all. If a single measurement is to be removed, hover your curser over the individual measurement, right click and select Remove. The Zoom tool can be used to allow precise measurement of small distances.
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