DR - Acteon PSPIX (Non-MacPractice Feature)

Acteon has a device called PSPIX. This device is designed for taking images on the Mac with Imaging Plates (IP), phosphor plates.

When using the PSPIX device with MacPractice, the user should use the MAP2M application.

Acteon will set up the machines in a user’s office. They will network them correctly so that the images go to a destination folder which typically is named PSPIX and located on the local computer.

The destination folder is typically setup in the following steps:

  • Select the gear box, to access the configuration section of the application.
  • The select the configuration tab.
  • Under the “Images saving folder” path of where images are being saved to, click the box to the right of the path where it has three little dots in order to change the path.

MacPractice Preference Setup to enable Auto-Import from PSPIX import folder.

  • Preferences > Digital Radiography > General tab.
  • Find the Auto-Import portion of the window and press the green plus sign to add a new path.
  • There are several options you can set for each auto-import folder:
    • Enabled: Allows you to enable or disable the import folders by checking/unchecking the check box.
    • Image Type: You can select a default image type that will be assigned to all images that are imported from the folder.
    • Path: Shows the exact path where the folder is located on the hard drive.
    • Ignore File extensions: Allows your office to input certain file type extensions you do not want to be automatically imported. For example, if you wanted your office to ignore all tiff files, you would enter *.tiff in this field. The star (*) allows for any filename to be ignored with the associated file type extension.

When using the PSPIX device it is important to use the ignore function for file extensions of .nfo, .nfot, .bin, & .raw. If all of those types are not ignored, there is a potential to run into intermittent issues importing in an image.

The image file may get stuck in the auto-import folder or cause other import issues.

It is also possible to get a Digital Radiography Rescued Files folder generated on the computer desktop; this folder will contain any non-image files for the patient from the recently attempted import.

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