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September 2018 - In This Issue:
Celebrating September
Here are a few days to observe!

Happy Healthy Cat Month
Support Services Featured Pets!

National Hug Your Hound Day
Sunday, September 9

National Day of Encouragement
Wednesday, September 12

Car Free Day
Saturday, September 22
Take the bus. Ride a bike. Walk.

National One-Hit Wonder Day
Tuesday, September 25 know a few!

Remember Me Thursday ®
Thursday, September 27
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Support Services

Support Services Tips  
Best Practice

Exit out of Acquire Mode 
when you have completed taken X-Rays either for a patient or at the end of your work day. You can do 
this by clicking the Database tab to return to the Metron Database.
Metron Back ME UP

Is your practice included in the 235,000+ successful Metron image file backups we have recorded since we started offering this service in 2014?

If not, you should be!! Metron Back ME UP is an automated, onsite backup option available as part of your active Metron Support Services.  It is monitored by your Metron Support Services Team and we will alert you if we notice multiple missed backups.

Click here for more information and then give us a call!
How do you use Metron? What is your best X-Ray story? Here is your chance to share how you are using Metron and tell us about your practice. Maybe you are being creative with Metron...tell us about it! We just ask for a few minutes of your time. 

Contact us to be featured in the METRONews Practice Spotlight.
Watch for your October METRONews

The next monthly issue will be emailed Tuesday, October 2, 2018.

Looking to customize a Sequence of Shots?
Metron can create, edit, and sort!

As mentioned in the August METRONews, your Metron Imaging Software has incorporated the Acquisition Sequence. If you currently have a DR system in your practice, the Metron Sequencing feature is available.

When you are taking a series of images for an exam, you like to take them in a particular order. Especially if you are on site, it is a process you follow to ensure every shot necessary is available when you are back in the office.

With Metron 8, you can also create a custom sequence, edit a current sequence, and sort by sequence. It's pretty cool you can customize your image shots to accommodate your Best Practice Techniques for you and your staff.

Create a Sequence.

Begin by clicking the  System Tab , then the  Acquisition Sequence button. 

Once in the Design Acquisition Sequences panel, you can create a custom imaging shot sequence.

First shot: Select Region, View, Limb from the drop down choices available. Continue this 3-step process for each shot you want in your custom sequence of images. As shots are added, they will appear as line items in the white box. 

After you have added all the shots, review the list and the shot order in this white box area. Want to change the order? Highlight the shot and select Move Up or Move Down. You can also delete the shot if no longer needed.

If you are ready to save the sequence, follow the naming convention Metron has set as the example:

Basic Exam (3)

It details the sequence purpose and the number of shots within the sequence. Any sequence can be reviewed and edited.

Complete instructions are available here and on the support site for Creating a Sequence.

Please note not all X-Ray devices are compatible for the Metron Imaging Software update. The Metron Support Services Team will advise of the Metron version best suited for your practice.
Meet Oliver and Selina
Support Services Featured Pets
Oliver (left) and Selina (right)

In March of this year one of our cats, Salvatore, got very sick with a fatal disease and passed away. It was a very hard time on all of our family but it was especially difficult on his bonded brother, Tolkien, who noticed his brother was missing almost immediately. The first few nights were pretty rough as he would spend hours every night roaming the apartment and meowing loudly. We all missed Salvatore's companionship, but we knew he was feeling the loss even harder than we were so we decided to start looking for a new friend for Tolkien.

We visited a few of the area shelters and found a little cuddle bug, Oliver, at the humane society. He had so much character from his stubby ear to his lazy eye. We fell in love right away and brought him home to introduce him to Tolkien.  

Oliver is a typical little brother and likes to pester Tolkien to play with him, especially during nap time. Tolkien was not a fan of this at first, but has warmed up to Oliver like any good big brother.  They have now worked out a mutual nap time and Oliver's favorite napping location is on Dad's lap...except when Erin comes to visit.

In July of this year, we heard of a massive hoarding situation in the area where over 100 cats were brought to local shelters and were in need of re-homing. Knowing that we not only had room in our new house but also our hearts for another cat, we began looking around at the shelters for the surrendered cats.  

We noticed there was an overabundance of black cats and after talking with the staff at the humane society, we learned that black cats are often times the hardest ones to re-home due to the stigma associated with them. It only took a few minutes of meeting with Selina to know we had found another addition to our family.  She was so affectionate right from the start that we had to take her home. During her short time with us, we have discovered that she is the reason the one sock always goes missing from the pair and loves to pull the blankets off the bed.  

Selina is definitely a Mom's girl and we share a love of lazy Sunday mornings in bed. We could not be happier with our newest additions and look forward to many more years of their antics!

 - Brianna, Support Services Lead

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