This document is written with the understanding that you have read through the device's instruction manual and understand how to use the X-pod Imaging device. If you experience issues with the X-pod Imaging device you will need to contact the X-pod Imaging Technical Support Department. MacPractice Support will not have any knowledge on how to address any issue with the X-pod Imaging device/software. MacPractice will be able to assist with the importing of the images into MacPractice as long as the images appear on the X-pod Imaging device.
About MyRay X-Pod
The MyRay X-pod is a small device for taking and storing x-rays. (A brochure is available at http://www.my-ray.com/documents/xPod_en.pdf). The images are saved on the X-pod's SD card when X-rays are taken. A user may have multiple SD cards that can be changed out as needed.
USB and SD Card:
The USB & SD Card function the same way:
- USB Connection: Connect the USB cable that was supplied with the X-pod to your computer to import the images from the device.
- SD Card: Use a standard card reader connect the device to the computer. Turn the power off on the X-pod device and remove the SD card per the device's instruction manual then insert the SD card into the card reader.
The folders on the X-pod contain files with these extensions: .png, .wdp, .txt, .RAW, .DAT and .trf. The .png files are the ones used by MacPractice; these are the ones you want to import.
You can import the .png files using any method available in Digital Radiography, including dragging and using an import folder. (See the documentation for Digital Radiography). You can drag the patient folder itself, instead of selecting and dragging only the individual .png files. After you drag the files or folders from the X-pod to the computer, the original files remain on the SD card. If you drag the folder to the DR thumbnail section, you will see an alert informing you that the non-png files were not imported. Only the .png files in the X-pod folder will be imported.
If you drag the entire patient folder from the X-pod to an auto-import folder, you will see an alert that the files MacPractice does not use were moved to a Rescued Images folder. The .png files will be imported, and other files moved to the Rescued Files folder on the desktop.
To avoid this alert, you can set the import folder preferences to ignore the non-png files. Open your MacPractice Preference window, and select Digital Radiography in the sidebar. In the Auto import folders area, add this to the Ignore File Extensions field: RAW, wdp, txt, DAT, trf (see screenshot below).
In addition to using a USB Cable or SD card reader, you can use Bluetooth to get images from the X-pod. There is a one-time Bluetooth setup process. On the X-pod, select Tools, then select the Bluetooth icon for Bluetooth setup.
On the Mac, in Bluetooth System Preferences, click the plus in the bottom left corner.
In Bluetooth Setup Assistant: Choose "Any Device" then click Continue.
After a short time, the Bluetooth Device Setup should show the X-pod in the list. Select it and click Continue. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the connection.
Once the setup is complete, you can click the Bluetooth icon at the top of your screen, select X-POD then Browse Device.
When you have connected to the device, select the patient or folder, then select a .png file to import and click Get. Save the image to your hard drive or the auto-import folder. Either way, the original remains in the X-pod SD card.
Additional Backups of X-pod Images.
Connecting through a USB cable or an SD card reader, you can easily make additional backups of your images by copying the contents of the X-pod to a folder on your hard drive.
- MyRay web site: http://www.my-ray.com
- X-pod Support: Click Technical Support at the MyRay web site.
- X-pod Manual: There is a manual (X-pod_manual.pdf) on the CD supplied with the X-pod, in the Software/X-pod folder.