3 OverviewSynapse is a web based application used for storing and visualizing diagnostic images.This tutorial will demonstrate how to login, locate studies, view and manipulate images, review available reports and compare exams.The Help feature will enable you to find answers to any questions you have.
4 Accessing Synapse through MDLink Access Synapse through MDLink.Enter your username and password, then click on Enter.
5 Accessing Synapse through MDLink Click on YNHH on the left side of the screen.From the dropdown menu select Yalepacs.
6 Accessing Synapse through MDLink Enter your username. Note that it must be preceded by “ynhh\”.Enter your password.Click on OK.
7 Accessing Synapse through MDLink Click on the link to “View Images”.
8 Synapse FoldersYou will see a list of folders and your name listed as the last folder.Search for your patient in the “All Patients” folder.
9 Accessing Synapse using the Synapse Icon If the Synapse icon is on the desktop, double click on the icon to access Synapse.This will display the Synapse folders with your name listed as the last folder.Search for your patient in the “All Patients” folder.
10 Synapse FoldersYou will see a list of folders and your name listed as the last folder.Search for your patient in the “All Patients” folder.
11 Locating a PatientWhen first opened, the “All Patients” folder lists all the patients in the database, in no particular order.You can search by:Patient NamePatient ID (MRN)GenderDate of Birth
12 Locating a PatientTo search by name, type in any portion of the last name, comma, and a portion of the first name in the empty field below the patient name header. Hit the “Enter” key.In this example, 2 patients were located with the name entered.Double click on the correct patient name to view the list of studies for this patient.
13 Patient Information All studies for the patient will be listed. Click on a column header to SORT the list in order. In this example, the arrow on the “Study Date Time” header indicates the list is sorting exams chronologically.Double click on the study to view the images.
14 Viewing the StudyThe “Power Jacket” will automatically display on top of the images.The “Power Jacket” represents the patient master jacket, listing all Radiology studies chronologically.The displayed study is listed in Bold Italicized font.
15 Power Jacket Icons A. Study Info: Patient demographics. B. Report : If a report is available, view by clicking on this icon.C. Series: Displays thumbnail of study series.Close “Power Jacket” to view the images.AABBCC
16 Viewing ImagesLeft click on an image to activate the study. The image will be outlined with dots as shown here.Scroll through images using the Up/Down arrow keys on the keyboard-OR-Scroll through images using the Page Up/Page Down keysScroll through images using the wheel of the mouse.Patient information, study date and page count are displayed in the corners of the image.
17 Right Mouse Click Tools Access all tools for image manipulation with a right mouse click.They all work in the same fashion:Right click to display the menuLeft click on the desired toolLeft click and move the mouse to activate the tool.When you let go of the mouse, the tool disappears. Right mouse click again to get back to the tools.
18 Most Commonly Used Tools Window/ Level: Changes contrast and density.Zoom: Enlarges entire image.Pan: Only works when image has been zoomed. Allows visualization of the entire image despite zoom factor.Ruler: Line measurement.Image Presets: Preconfigured values for window level (contrast/density) of images. These are modality specific.Scale, Rotate, Flip: Image Orientation.
19 Most Commonly Used Tools Tools / Anonymize Text Overlay: Hides patient name and MRN. This tool should be used to maintain patient confidentiality when exporting images.Exporting Images: “Copy to Clipboard” saves a single image for use in other applications; i.e. Powerpoint, Word, Paint.Anonymize all images prior to using “Copy to Clipboard”.12
20 Power JacketAnytime you need to reopen the “Power Jacket”, click on any of the Synapse icons on the Synapse Toolbar.
21 Synapse ToolbarTop Row: Synapse Icons. Clicking on any of these icons will open the “Power Jacket”.Bottom Row:Study Protocol for Study Display.Protocol Steps. Changes the display format of the images.Click on the arrow to step through the different display formats.
22 Synapse ToolbarClicking on an icon opens the “Power Jacket” to the respective area.As last viewed.To the Study Info page.To the Study Report.To the Notes section.To Document section.To the Study Thumbnails. They represent the images in the study. Left click drag and drop an image into a desired viewport.123456
23 Returning To The Exam List After viewing an exam, click on the “Up Folder” button to move up a folder level, back to the study list.To select a different study of the same patient, double click on the study from the list and display images.To view a study on a new patient, click on the "Up Folder” button again to go up another level to “All Patients”. Search for the new patient.
24 Synapse Search ToolThe “Synapse Search” tool can be used to locate a study.Right mouse click on the Synapse desktop icon.Enter the criteria for the search.Search options are:Patient ID (MRN)Patient NameAccession number.Click on “Find Studies” button.
25 Comparing Studies To compare 2 studies on the same patient: With 1 exam displayed, open the “Power Jacket” by clicking on any of the Synapse Icons.Highlight the comparison study and click on the “Compare” button.-OR-Double click on the comparison study in the “Power Jacket”.Both studies will be displayed simultaneously.
26 Comparing Studies The two studies will display at the same time. NewComparisonThe two studies will display at the same time.A gray box surrounds the date of the Comparison study, for easy identification as displayed in the second slide.The date of the Current study is displayed in basic font.OldComparison
27 Comparing Studies In the Power Jacket Bold Italicized Font: Original studyBold Font: Comparison Study
28 Comparing StudiesTo take compare off, click on “Compare Off” button. The original study is displayed alone.
29 On Line Help1. At the top of the screen display, locate the Help button.2. Select “Synapse Help”.3. Type in content for search.Click on topic to review Help information.
30 ? Questions ?If you have any further questions or would like more training on this application please