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 MOGO provides dentists with the all the tools you need to scan images and import them into your own user-defined Image Templates. You can use default templates or create various customized templates according to your individual needs.

You now possess the power to design your own templates for orthodontic cases that include patient pictures, panoramic x-rays, or specific x-rays. Or may want to create separate templates for bitewing x-rays. The options are endless.

Q. What are Image Templates?

A. In the office when x-rays are developed, each x-ray is mounted in the full mouth or bitewing mount and kept in the mount at all times, placed in the patient’s chart, and the chart is placed in your file cabinet.

In MOGO when x-rays are captured, each x-ray is stored first in their own titled folder (e.g., URM for upper right molar) in the patient’s Image Cabinet separately.

The Image Template is formatted to look like a mount for easier viewing. This allows you to view all of the x-rays taken on the same day or the most recent series all at once. The difference is the x-rays are not saved in a mounted format in MOGO. They are saved in individual folders in the Image Cabinet and viewed in a mounted format.

Q. How do images get into the Image Template boxes?

A. Each Image Template box has an assigned category (folder). The image must be in the same folder in the patient’s Image Cabinet in order to appear in the box in the Image Template. If it is not in the correct folder, you can click and drag an image into any box by using the File Image via Template icon in the Image Cabinet. This moves the image to that folder/sub-folder.

Note: The Supervisor can assign rights to “Modify Image Template” when login names and passwords are setup up.

If you are using a Direct Interface such as SUNI, you will only use the application defined Image Templates. However, you can still design your own Image Templates for viewing purposes.

Patient Lookup List – Select the patient name on the Patient Lookup List, and then open the Image Template in one of the following ways:

  • The Image Template icon at the top of the Patient Lookup List.
  • The drop-down arrow next to the Image Template icon includes options to go to the Image Template and Select Template File. Tip: User defined templates can be deleted by clicking with the right mouse when the file selection list opens.
  • The menu bar on the Patient Lookup List under Go To and Image Template will open the Image Template.
  • The drop-down arrow next to the Image Editor  icon on the Patient Lookup List, as well as in other areas, also includes an Image Template option.

The Image Template icon , as well as the drop-down arrow next to the Imaging icon  are available on most tool bars throughout the MOGO program.

Click on the drop-down button next to the Image Template icon to select from Image Template or Select Template File.

  • Image Template – The Image Template for the current patient will open. You can select any template for the patient from this screen.
  • Select Template File – User-defined image templates can be selected from the Open File screen. You can select any template from the Open File screen. Tip: User defined templates can be deleted by clicking with the right mouse when the file selection list opens.
  • A list of the four most recently accessed templates according to date will also be shown when you click on the drop-down arrow button.

The Most Recent Series is shown as the default when you are displaying a patient’s image template. You can “View by Date” by clicking in the Most Recent Series list box in the toolbar. Click to select the date you would like to view.

Previously accessed templates are listed according to date for easy selection.

Image Templates can only be deleted if they are user-defined templates. To delete an Image Template:

  • Click on the drop-down arrow next to the Image Template icon on the Patient Lookup List.
  • Click on Select Template File.
  • Click with the right mouse on the filename and select Delete from the right click menu.

By designing your own templates, you can create the format you need for your templates. You can use a reference image for guidance, or you can draw your own image boxes and assign categories and sub-categories (image folders and subfolders) to boxes.

Here are some of the imaging features:

  • Scanned images will be updated instantly into the correct image box. After scanning in images, you can select the one you want to save or you can “select all”.
  • Scanned images are automatically saved in the patient’s Image Cabinet in MOGO in the corresponding folder and sub-folder (category and sub-category).
  • Old x-rays are saved and the most recent are updated to the patient’s template.
  • Select a percentage when viewing the patient’s template to see all the images on the screen.
  • Double click on any image in the patient’s image template to quickly open the Image Editor.
  • There is a  via Template icon in the Image Cabinet. This gives you the ability to drag and drop images into any image template when you are in the patient’s Image Cabinet!
  • You can even view related tooth images when you are in the Chart.
  • Compare Images is available in the right click menu both from the Image Template and in the Image Cabinet. You can quickly compare past images to more recent ones by using Compare Images. Tip: You will notice a red triangle in the upper left corner of an image box whenever Compare Image is available.

The patient’s name, social security number, and date of birth are shown on the default Image Template. This information is from their Patient Information screen.

Information from the Provider editing screen, such as the doctor’s title and name, social security number (either SS# or EIN), license number, office address, and business phone number will be shown at the bottom of the Image Template.

You also have the option to create your own customized text box for each Image Template.

The list box at the top of the screen will allow you to select the x-ray images you want to view in the Image Template. Click on the arrow in the list box to select from “Most Recent Series” or to select by date.

  • If you select “Most Recent Series”, all Image Template boxes will display the most recent dates.
  • If you select by date, all boxes in the Image Template will display images for dates prior to the selected date.
  • Selecting by date is useful when you have more than one image for an Image Template box. It would allow you to quickly view an image for a different date.

Tip: Setup on the menu bar has the choice to view Image Date, Description, and Category.

The menu bar at the top of the Image Template will contain all of the features that you can use from here.

In addition, you can use the arrow buttons in the toolbar for many features.

For example, click on the arrow in the toolbar to open a list of Appointment Book choices.

There is also a right click menu that you will use after selecting an image box. This will allow you to customize the Image Template. You will first select a box in the Image Template and then click with the right mouse.

Note: The right click menu, as well as the menu bars and toolbars, will differ depending on whether you are in the Design Template or Display Template mode.

There is a via Template icon that is used to drag and drop images into any Image Template when you are in the patient’s Image Cabinet or in the Image Editor.

  • You are able to file new and existing images into image folders using the File Image via Template feature.
  • The Image Template directs where the image files go so that you can view multiple images using the template.
  • The images are not saved into the templates but are filed into Image Cabinet folders to which the Image Template has access.
  • If the image has been modified prior to the filing, MOGO will display the modified image on the template (the displayed image is just for reference).

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