Winter 2020 - In This Issue:

National Rubber Ducky Day
Monday, January 13
Rubber Ducky, you're the one!

Friday, February 14

Daylight Savings Time
Sunday, March 8
Spring Forward One Hour!

Pi Day
Saturday, March 14

Spring Begins
Thursday, March 20
Metron Cloud Backup
Backing up your Metron Database
to our Cloud Service provides:
  • 500GB storage capacity for Metron Software and working database located on your internal hard drive C:\
  • Automated monitoring by Metron Support Services
  • No charge to restore Metron database
  • Cost: $75/year
Note: High Speed Internet Required. 
Testing Internet Speed

Click here for a recognized easy-to-use tool. Choose the city nearest you and let it run!

For example...You may have a reported 10 mbit/second (mbps) Internet speed but with an unadvertised upload speed of only 0.25 mbps. The difference here - if a file takes 30 seconds to download at 10 mbps, it would take 20 minutes to upload.   
Completing the Metron Cloud Backup after new images are acquired could take several hours if you have this upload speed scenario.  

The US Internet speed averages for download and upload are 22.9 mbps and 10.5 mbps. We often find practices with Internet subscriptions that do not automatically increase their speeds.  

Contact your ISP for a description of their automatic speed increase practices. 
Watch for your Spring METRONews... 

The Spring METRONews will be emailed Tuesday, April 7, 2020. 
Metron Feature Spotlight
Annotations of the Performing Doctor
Would you like to have the Performing Doctor listed on the X-Ray's annotation? You can! 

By utilizing your ability to customize your login screen, Metron can now be set to ask which doctor you would like to have listed on the study as the Performing Doctor. Now, in addition to having your clinic name listed on the X-Rays, you can have the Performing Doctor as well.

This setup is quick and easy. Follow these steps and you are on your way.
  • Log in as the Administrator and click Set Up Users.
  • Click Add Physician to add all the physicians in your clinic. Note: passwords are not required for login, it can be left blank.
  • To set up Metron, click Preferences on the top left of the screen, then click General.
  • Click on the box in front of Performing Doctor, then click OK.
  • Click Update Annotation, click Preferences on the top left of the screen, then Annotation Preferences.
  • Highlight Performing Physician and click Add Item. Move Up/Down to re-position descriptions in the annotation list.
Now when you take an X-Ray, Metron will prompt you to select a Performing Doctor which will display on your image.
Metron Feature Pet
Meet Simba: King of the Tree
About a year ago, we had to make a hard decision and put our cuddly cat Chief  down due to liver damage. He lived a fun and loved 11 years with us.

Our family's heart was left empty and, a fter some time, we decided to visit our local shelters. We made our last stop at the Fox Valley Humane Society in Appleton, WI.

Our entire family fell in love with Simba the instant we saw him. He was so friendly, playful, and absolutely adorable. He loves playing fetch (and yes, he is a cat). Of course, his favorite game is chasing the laser. He is very bound and determined to get the laser. I am sure someday he thinks he will catch it. His new favorite toy is our Christmas tree. He thinks it the best climbing tower with the most "toys" to try to knock off.

I think the only one in the house who is not too terribly fond of him is his stepsister Diva. Of course, she is WAY more mature and doesn't want anything to do with his antics. By the end of the day, Simba will tucker himself out enough to snuggle with her in peace (for the most part).

The absolute best part of my day is at the end of each day, I sit and read with our son Isaac and, of course, Simba. Simba loves to read, and if we are running late with reading, he will meow to let us know it is time to sit down to cuddle and read. 

He has brought so much laughter and love into our home we are pleased to provide him with a forever home.

-Tammy, Support Services Technical Specialist
Metron Support Services

Metron-MD is medical imaging software particularly focused on chiropractic and podiatry. 
It features world class imaging algorithms, calibration and measurement tools, multi-image stitching, report generation, full DICOM compliance, and more.