COGSoft OPAL 2.4 Released
New features in OPAL 2.4 include:
In OPAL Image Viewer
- OPAL Image Viewer now creates tracings directly - no need to open the OPAL Tracing application. When you save a digitised cephalometric x-ray that has all required points and outlines digitised, a tracing will automatically also be saved. The resulting tracing will be tagged with the same date as the x-ray image and the same description marker if present (e.g. "(Start)"). If you subsequently edit the image again and save it, any corresponding tracing will be regenerated and overwritten.
- The tendency for the lower lip to be prominent in predictions of treatment change has been addressed producing a more realistic prediction tracing or morphed profile image of the lower lip and reducing the need for any manual improvement of the prediction.
- Context-sensitive scaling. When digitising on-screen (almost all current users) the scaling (magnification factor) must be set to 'fixed scale points' as described in OPAL Tracing. In OPAL 2.4, you will then be automatically prompted to enter these scale points when digitising an xray or study casts, but not when digitising a photographic profile. The rationale is that ceph xrays need scaling to give a meaningful ceph analyis. Profile digitising on the other hand is only done to enable best fit of that photo profile to an already digitised xray tracing soft tissue outline. When digitising study models it is assumed that you wish to make a millimetrically accurate analysis and that a scaling object e.g. a ruler has therefore been included in the image of the model to be digitised.
In OPAL Tracing
This new function enables the entry of free text onto the prediction log. This enables important details such as the planned extractions to be recorded in the log and on the tracing.
- It is now possible to save and export superimposed tracings. This works for both OPAL tracing files (OXT) and SVG files. Previously, superimpositions could be viewed and printed but not saved.
- SVG tracings now support line styles - dashed and dotted lines.
In OPAL Explorer
- OPAL Explorer supports pasting of 32 bit images from the clipboard in addition to 24 bit ones. For example, this means that if your monitor is set for 32 bit colour then screenshots copied to the Windows clipboard will be pastable straight into OPAL. In addition to the general usefulness of this ability to save good quality screenshots in OPAL, this function has for example enabled one user whose PACS would not export jpeg images to easily export xrays to OPAL.
- Fixed bug that was causing "Open with..." to not work on Windows 7 and above to display.