When the patient's images have been captured, checked and ready for interpretation, they must be transferred to TAS. The process is termed 'uploading' and consists of completing a patient and examination form, selecting the files (images) to be uploaded, and clicking a button to transfer the form and images to TAS.
Begin the process by launching the Breast Examination Submittal Form by clicking on the 'Submit Breast Examination' button on the TAS 'Main Menu.'
Depending on responses during the new account registration process, the form will be prepared with default information consistent with those responses. Typically, the Submittal Form will most likely appear as shown, below:
To submit an examination and related images, complete the form per the following instructions:
Next to be entered are optional examiner comments. These will be visible to the analyst throughout the interpretation procedure. Knowledge of artifacts, significant blemishes, sunburn, etc., are important and may be noted in the space provided.
After confirming that the information entered is correct, press Submit Information and Continue, or press Cancel to terminate the image submission process.
To complete the submittal process, it's first necessary to identify the images to be uploaded and then transfer them to TAS for interpretation.
After submitting the Examination Form, the 'Image Uploading' page is launched:
Select the images to be uploaded by clicking on the 'Add Files' button. This launches the standard Windows file selection dialog. The first time it is launched point to the folder where the recorded images are stored. (If this is not the first time the dialog is launched, it should already point to the correct folder.)
Using your mouse, hold down the Control Key and left-click each desired image until all images to be uploaded are highlighted as shown:
After all images to submit have been identified, click the 'Submit Information and Upload Image(s)' button. After a short time, you will receive confirmation that your examination and images have been received.
A report of thermographic findings based on the information you submitted will be sent to you by email.