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Radiographs and Intraoral Cameras

Post by jordansparks » Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:00 pm

We just finished many enhancements to the Imaging Module. You will now be able to take radiographs directly into Open Dental instead of using bridged software. It will take time, of course, for us to list all the compatible hardware, but I'm hopeful that it will work with nearly all hardware because we used Twain.
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Re: Radiographs and Intraoral Cameras

Post by drtech » Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:38 am

exciting news!
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Re: Radiographs and Intraoral Cameras

Post by rhaber123 » Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:05 pm

Excellent news,
Better imaging features now, and great money saver if it will work as an imaging software

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Re: Radiographs and Intraoral Cameras

Post by drtech » Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:42 pm

so, is XDR on the short list of sensors the imaging module with handle?
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Post by jordansparks » Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:17 pm

XDR is already tested with Twain and it works great. But native XDR would be slightly better. I did just get a two way conversation going with an XDR sensor a few hours ago, so the remaining obstacles are fairly low. So Yes, native XDR support will probably also be included in addition to Twain.
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Re: Radiographs and Intraoral Cameras

Post by irfan » Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:43 am

Now what are the chances this will work using a remote app session instead of a local instance of OD? 0? Or slightly above 0?

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Post by jordansparks » Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:13 am

I look at it a little differently. Once you can capture radiographs directly into Open Dental, then you've eliminated the complexity of the bridges to various imaging programs. This means your images will now be available on remote app, where before they were not. This is our main push right now. Soon, we will start work on supporting the hardware over remote app, but that's not the focus. I would assume that software exists to handle Twain in a remote app, so maybe it will work right out of the box.
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Re: Radiographs and Intraoral Cameras

Post by mking » Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:33 am

We are currently using Eaglesoft but want to switch to open dental. I understand that images we take after the update will be available in open dental without using bridge software which is great. How will past X-rays and intra-oral pictures be handled? Will we be able to convert them over to open dental without using third party software?

Also, when do you expect the update to happen, we wanted to hold off on converting to open dental until after the update.

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Post by jordansparks » Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:24 pm

We're going to alpha in 2 weeks. Beta usually follows a couple of weeks after that. But you don't want to use a beta version until it's been out for a few weeks. So you're looking at about the second week of January, and it will be slightly buggy because it's a beta. I think it does make sense to wait because of the huge advantage of no bridge. We cannot convert those images over, so you'll want to keep Eaglesoft running for the old images.
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Re: Radiographs and Intraoral Cameras

Post by babysilvertooth » Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:28 pm

Will adding Xrays and extra oral and intral oral photos 'bog down' Open dental?
Any disadvantages to capturing and storing images in OD?

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Re: Radiographs and Intraoral Cameras

Post by jordansparks » Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:17 am

It takes a moment to load a FMX from the hard drives, but other than that, it doesn't bog anything down. The disadvantages:
-Not mature, so there are likely to be a few annoyances.
-Might not have certain features that your current imaging software has. Example: measure distance.
-TWAIN works, but we don't quite have native capture working. This means you will be using 8 bit instead of 10 or 12 bit. Screens can only show 8 bit, so the image quality won't look worse. But if you change your windowing to a narrower range to look for subtle caries, the quality won't match 12 bit.
-No popout to a second screen yet. If you want images on second monitor, open a second copy of Open Dental.
Advantages:
-No bridging between software.
-I personally feel that the feature set and quality are good, but that's subjective and complex.
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Re: Radiographs and Intraoral Cameras

Post by cthulu » Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:44 am

I just wonder when better scanner support will be offered. I can use the bed to scan documents, but not the feeder. It's a weird bug. For reference I use an HP combo scanner/color laser.

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Re: Radiographs and Intraoral Cameras

Post by jordansparks » Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:03 pm

What specific version are you using? Tweaks to the scanning were made.
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Re: Radiographs and Intraoral Cameras

Post by mking » Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:01 am

With regard to old radiographs and intraoral pictures, would there be an alternative to keeping an eaglesoft account open and storing it with them? Can we import our old radiographs and pictures into open dental ourselves or will they have to be stored by a third party with us using a bridge?

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