Image Manager Application
The images tool is the most widely used software application
for TMAJ. Like all applications of TMAJ,
users begin by logging on.
After a user logs on, they choose an ArraySlide by
clicking a Session to
sessions under the folder "My Projects" are for the individual
user. A session can be published after a user has finished
scoring. Sessions that have been published can be viewed in the
"Published Sessions" folder. Published Sessions data can not be
After clicking on a session, a digital representation of that
ArraySlide is displayed. The image for any spot can be viewed by
clicking on the appropriate
position (i.e. x=20, y=11). The spot that is highlighted red
represents the current selected image. Yellow spots indicate that
user has already visited the image.
After a spot is clicked, the image appears for
that spot. The
image can then be scored by the user.
Options Menu--Image Frame
|View the images in a random order.
|Allows user to select an area
with the mouse. A spectrum is displayed and the closest match is
|Displays a grid over the
image. The user is prompted for the grid spacing.
|Use Local Files
|Read images from the local disk
instead of across the internet to improve speed. User must first
download images using the Smalls button.
|Enables, disables, or change
settings of the automatic
(pointers,oval,text) that have been made on the image.
Button Descriptions--Image Frame
|Displays the drawing frame which
allows user to draw shapes on the image.
|Saves the scoring data entered
for this image. Data is automatically saved when the user
next, back, up or down button, so pressing the save button is usually
|Undoes any data changes the user
has made since the last save.
|Displays the currently selected
position (i.e. x=3,y=5) on any other open ArraySlides. Useful for viewing 2 or more stains
|Displays the information panel
which includes information about where the image originated, including
the specimen, donor-block, and Tissue Diagnosis. screenshot of Information Panel
|Displays a higher magnification
image, allowing the user to see more detail.
|Indicates the user accepts the
automatic diagnosis. (only relevant if the automatic
lookup feature is enabled)
|Goes to the next image.
With default options, this means going to the next position to the
right. (if position x=4,y=10 is currently selected, pressing next will
go to x=5,y=10.) This default option can be changed by using
the random option or
|Goes to the previous
Opposite in functionality to the Next Button.
|Goes to the array-image above
the current selection. (if x=5,y=10 is selected, goes to x=5,y=9)
|Goes to the array-image below
the current selection.
Button Descriptions-- Array Slide Frame
|Clears ArrayImages the user has
visited by resetting the color from orange to normal.
|Displays the Data
shows information about each ArrayImage in the ArraySlide.
|Downloads thumbnails of the
ArraySlide so the user can view the entire ArraySlide at once.
|An optional enhancement that
downloads the small (normal) images in advance, so the user can
navigate through the ArraySlide faster.
|Administrator option that allows
bad images (e.g. an image that is blank) to be marked. Bad images
will be highlighted in black, and the software will automatically skip
over a bad image when the user presses the Next button.
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