Diagrams

 

Within the Examination module of Progress Notes there are a number of tabs that feature body images, on which you can illustrate. These illustrations are made using a set of drawing tools provided at the upper-right of the window, as shown in the following image. Later, you can review the illustrations you made for a given consultation when viewing previous Progress Notes.

  • Before selecting a drawing tool, select the colour you wish to use.

  • It is not possible to select any of the objects/patterns you draw to resize or reposition them.

  • Clicking will erase everything you have drawn on an image, not just the last object you drew.

 

 

The following table describes each of the tools provided

Pencil/Line Width tool. Use this to select the thickness of the line when using the Pencil, Line, Cross and Scar tools. Note that each tool can have a different line thickness applied to it.

Pencil tool, for drawing freehand (curved) lines. To use, select the tool and then click and hold the left mouse button on the diagram to start the line. Then, whilst holding the left mouse button, drag the mouse to draw the line.

Line tool, for drawing straight lines. To use, select the tool and then click and hold the left mouse button on the diagram to start the line. Then, whilst holding the left mouse button, drag the mouse to where you wish the line to end, at which point you release the mouse button.

Circle/Oval tool. To use, select the tool and then click and hold the left mouse button on the diagram to start the shape. Then, whilst holding the left mouse button, drag the mouse away to enlarge the shape, releasing the mouse button when the shape reaches the desired size.

Cross tool. To use, select the tool and then click on the diagram where you wish to place a cross.

Diagonal Line tool. Creates an area of diagonal lines. To use, select the tool and then click and hold the left mouse button on the diagram to start the pattern. Then, whilst holding the left mouse button, drag the mouse across the area you wish to draw the pattern.

Cross Hatching tool. Creates a grid. To use, select the tool and then click and hold the left mouse button on the diagram to start the grid. Then, whilst holding the left mouse button, drag the mouse across the area you wish to draw the grid.

Scar tool. To use, select the tool and then click and hold the left mouse button on the diagram to start the scar. Then, whilst holding the left mouse button, drag the mouse to where you wish the scar to end, at which point you release the mouse button.

Erase All tool. Click to clear all illustrations from the image. Clicking the Erase All button will erase everything you have drawn on an image, not just the last thing you drew.

Displays the currently selected tool and colour.

Allows you to select the colour for tools used image.

 

 

Click the button on the main Progress Notes window to view any diagrams that have been drawn during the previous selected visit. If the Diagrams button is greyed-out  it indicates that no diagrams were drawn for the selected Progress Note.