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This guide gives you a simple overview of the basic features of ODIN on a desktop platform - for more complete instructions please read the other "How-To" guides provided.

Click here to download the ODIN User's Guide Laptop and Desktop in PDF

Click here to download ODIN User’s Guide - iPad Web Browser in PDF


Step-by-step, Quick reference guide

  1. General Image Display

    All of the images available in the case are displayed when the case first opens.

    The images in the case are shown as thumbnails in the left column.  The active image displayed is highlighted in red in the thumbnail list and on the image pane.

    You can left click the other thumbnail images to activate them in the main image viewer.

    You can view and alter the appearance of the displayed images but it is not possible for you to alter, damage, erase, or destroy the cases stored in the ODIN viewer.  If necessary, you can save the altered or annotated images that you have created for teaching, examination, learning, or research purposes.

  2. Toolbar

     There is a tool bar across the top of the window.  This has a variety of image viewing features.  If you hover your pointer over the icon a pop-up box will identify the task this icon will execute.

  3. Image Layout Tool

    To adjust how many images are displayed in the main image pane, left click the second icon in the upper tool bar.  This icon allows you to change the layout of the main image viewing pane. A box will appear over the image viewing pane that allows you to select the image tile formation.


  4. Use Window Tool

    All of the images displayed are presented with the window/level (brightness/contrast) optimally displayed for the type of image being viewed i.e. ultrasound, x-ray, etc.  Left clicking this icon will allow you to change the window/level of the image being viewed using the pull down menu to the right of this icon once you activate this feature.

    This is only pertinent for Computed Tomography (CT), as the image window/level for these types of images can be altered to optimally view different anatomic content i.e. bones, lungs, etc.  The pull down menu allows you to select the features you wish to accentuate on the active window view pane.


  5. Zoom Tool

    The image Zoom tool allows you to magnify the image in the viewing pane.  

  6. Move Tool

    The Move or pan icon allows you to move the zoomed image in the viewing pane to see different regions of the image in the magnified format.

  7. Reset Image (Window Values, Zoom, Position (Pan), Rotation, etc.) Tool

    As the tool name implies, this will reset the image to the native state of the original case structure.

  8. Image Annotation Tool/Color Palette Tool - Angle Measurement Tool 

    The Image Annotation icon allows you to select the line, arrow, circle, box, angle, or text tool.  The line tool is a ruler and there is an angle measurement tool as well. The color panel next to this tool allows you to select a color for your annotation activities.  Different colors can be displayed on the same image.


9.  To exit from the Tool set click on the Unselect Tool Pallette Button.

For a detailed pdf version of the User's Guide, please select the most relevant document above and download the file.