Dentrix Ascend Imaging comes with several default imaging procedures. However, you can create a custom imaging procedure. The imaging procedure will be available to every user who has rights to acquire images.
Note: Custom and favorite imaging procedures are location specific.
To create a custom imaging procedure
If you are not already viewing the correct location, select it on the Location menu.
If the correct patient is not already selected, use the Patient Search box to access the patient's record.
Note: You can include inactive patients in the search results by setting the Include inactive patients switch to On.
On the Patient menu, under Clinical, click (or tap) Chart, Progress Notes, Quick Exam, Perio, Tx Planner, or Imaging.
On the Chart, Progress Notes, Perio, Tx Planner, or Imaging tab of a patient's clinical record, on the Imaging tab's menu, click (or tap) Acquire images.
The options for acquiring images become available.
Under Imaging Procedures, click (or tap) the Custom tab.
Any existing custom imaging procedures are listed. Also, at the bottom of the list, there is an option for creating an imaging procedure.
Click (or tap) Create Custom Procedure.
The options to set up the imaging procedure become available.
Enter a name for the imaging procedure in the Procedure Name box. The name can be up to 11 characters long.
Enter a valid procedure code or a multi-code in the Code box. The specified code will be posted to a patient's record when this imaging procedure is used to acquire images. However, if the code is invalid, an error message will appear during acquisition, and the code will not be posted.
Set the default state for the following check boxes (which are available only if a Code is entered):
Apply charges - Select or clear this check box to specify whether you want to have the fee or a zero amount, respectively, posted for the specified Code by default. This can be changed at the time of acquisition.
Bill to insurance - Select or clear this check box to specify whether you want to have the patient's insurance carrier billed or not billed, respectively, for the specified Code by default. This can be changed at the time of acquisition.
Select the Intraoral X-ray, Intraoral photo, or Extraoral photo option to specify the acquisition type for the imaging procedure.
Note: Once you save the imaging procedure, you cannot change the acquisition type.
Add image placeholders to the template as needed (the order in which you add them determines the default acquisition order):
Click (or tap) Add Horizontal or Add Vertical.
Drag the placeholder to the desired spot on the template.
If needed, you can click (or tap) the Rotate button to switch the orientation of the placeholder.
For a template with intraoral X-rays or photos, click (or tap) the Edit button to assign tooth numbers to the placeholder.
Repeat steps a-d as needed to add other placeholders.
Note: To remove a placeholder, with that placeholder selected, click (or tap) Remove Placeholder.
To view or change the default acquisition order, click (or tap) Set Order.
Numbers appear on the placeholders to indicate the order.
To change the order, do the following:
Click (or tap) Reset to remove the order number from every placeholder.
Click (or tap) each placeholder in the order that you want to acquire the images.
Note: To undo order assignments, click (or tap) Undo as needed.
When you have assigned an order to every placeholder, click (or tap) Finish.
The imaging procedure is ready to be saved.
Click (or tap) Save.
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