This is an interactive guide. Mouse over the different keypad layouts below for an explanation of the functions.
Many buttons have two or three functions based on “Single Click”, “Double Click”, or “Long Press”.
CT Mode (Blue)
This mode is intended for reading CT. However, most functions are still available here through double click functionality so this can also be a “primary” setting for most studies.
The Blue lit keys primarily trigger preset CT window/level settings, with additional functions through double clicks and long presses. White key functions are identical to the General mode.
Note that the functionality of the keypad is dependent on having the Autohotkey scripts running. If the keypad does not seem to work, check to see if the little green “H” icons in the system tray are present; there should be 2 of them. A reboot usually fixes it as the scripts are set to startup automatically upon login.
- 3 modes (Yellow, Blue and Pink) vs 2 modes before
- BROADLY speaking, Yellow (General) is equivalent to the old Pink (General/Mammo). Blue (CT) is pretty much the same as old Blue.
- IF you were completely ignorant of the changes, you would probably not be able to tell any difference between the new Yellow and the old Pink, and the new Blue vs the old Blue.
- There are new “double click” and “long press” functions for many buttons.
For instance, in Blue and Yellow modes, the BONE/LEFT ARROW button now launches SPINE LABELING with a double click, and OneConnect FINDINGS with a long press.
The LUNG/RIGHT ARROW button projects the current series to the left hand (3rd screen) with a double click, and launches Peer Review with a long press.
The ARROW MARKUP button launches the ANGLE tool with a long press.
- I have tried to keep functions that are shared between all the layouts mapped to the same control mode if possible, e.g. Long press for OneConnect Findings and Peer Review. The keys that have different color lighting are the ones that differ between configurations.
- I have reassigned a few keys for macro duties. F6, F10 – F20, PrintScreen, ScrollLock, Pause, Ins, Home, End, PgUp, PgDn, and the App Menu key have all been reserved and cannot be used for their regular function.
Useful Keyboard Shortcuts
ESC (Escape) – Resets all window level settings to the original setting when study was opened.
Tab or Shift-Tab – Page through series in a study.
Ctrl+Z – Undo an action in either IMPAX or FFI, depending on which application is in focus.
Ctrl+Y – Redo an action in either IMPAX of FFI, depending on which application is in focus.
BARCO SPOTVIEW SHORTCUTS:
Ctrl+Shift+X – Regular Spotview. Use mouse wheel to change the spot size.
Ctrl+Shift+Z – Spotview with Magnification. Use mouse wheel to change the spot size.
Ctrl+Shift+S – Inverted Spotview. Use mouse wheel to change the spot size.
Ctrl+Shift+A – Inverted Spotview with Magnification. Use mouse wheel to change the spot size.
RECORDING INDICATOR SOUND CUE SHORTCUTS:
Ctrl+Shift+1 – No Sound Cue when microphone is on(this is the default, and on reboot the script will default to no sound)
Ctrl+Shift+2 – Soft click repeating when microphone is on.
Ctrl+Shift+3 – Marimba C5 note repeating when microphone is on.
Ctrl+Shift+4 – Marimba B5 note repeating when microphone is on.
Ctrl+Shift+5 – Bell1 sound repeating when microphone is on.
Ctrl+Shift+6 – Bell2 sound repeating when microphone is on.
Ctrl+Shift+7 – Bloop sound repeating when microphone is on.
FL.ESPORTS Mechanical Keyboard LIGHT CONTROL:
Fn+Del – Stop flashing/swirling lights on keyboard (sometimes it will revert to this default setting).
Fn+Shift (right Shift) – Change backlight color.
Fn+Up Arrow – Increase backlight brightness.
Fn+Down Arrow – Decrease backlight brightness.
Fn+F12 – LOCK or UNLOCK keyboard. ***IF keyboard does not respond to keypresses but is still lit up, try this***
EPOMAKER Mechanical Keyboard LIGHT CONTROL: (Specials 1, OIC overflow)
Fn+Spacebar – Toggle Bluetooth vs wired operation. ***IF keyboard does not respond to keypresses, try this***
Fn+9 – Backlight On/Off.
Fn and “-” key – Toggle backlight modes (to get rid of rainbow disco pattern).
Fn and “+” key – Toggle more backlight modes (to get rid of rainbow disco pattern).
Time Saver Tips
TOP LEFT MICROPHONE BUTTON – In general, a single click from this button when you have a report open will work to dismiss or perform the default action for many dialog boxes which you would otherwise have to mouse/navigate to (if you can even find the dialog box!) and manually click.
- FFI spell check box. This can be anywhere on the screen from the left to the right most monitors. Single clicking this button will IGNORE the “Check Spelling” or “Correction” dialog boxes. This saves you 1-3 seconds per study (especially if you have to find the box and mouse over to it).
- IMPAX SAVE dialog box. When you close a study, IMPAX will ask you if you want to SAVE your measurements and annotations. In general you should always do this to make life easier for clinicians and future radiologists comparing to your study. Single clicking this button will SAVE the study and allow the close to happen. Depending on where your mouse is, this saves you 0.5 – 2 seconds to click on the Save button.
- Any of the SHCP buttons (NHOverread, PeerReview, Findings, etc). A single click will close these windows without having to mouse to the tiny “x” icon in the top right corner of the window. This is a big time saver especially when you are doing 6-7 Peer Reviews in a row. **Caveat** there is a 300 millisecond timeout for this button so that you don’t accidentally activate a double click or other functions. So you cannot mash this button quickly; a small delay is needed between each press.