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VetHP FAQ

What does VetHP do?

VetHP is a plugin for your existing copy of Osirix. It automatically reorients your veterinary CT and MRI images to the correct quadruped orientation. Check out the screenshots to view it in action.

Does vetHP work in the 3D MPR viewer?

Yes! With the release of version 2.0.2, vetHP will now automatically orient your images in the 3D MPR viewer. Apply the vetHP rules using the toolbar button in the 2D viewer if you need to change anything, then reopen the 3D MPR viewer.

Do vetHP and OriOn work in Horos?

Yes! The latest version, vetHP 2.1.4, works in Horos. Previous versions also work however there is a Horos bug in the 3D MPR viewer. OriOn 1.0.3 is also fully functional. See installation instructions below.

How do I get the latest version of the plugins?

Once you receive an update email, your original link to the file in the purchase email will be active for 7 days.

How do I install vetHP?

  1. To install the plugin, make sure Osirix is installed on your Mac and is up to date.
  2. Double click on the zip file you downloaded, and it will automatically install.
  3. Restart Osirix.
  4. Go to plugins/image filters/vetHP to configure your preferences.
  5. Your may also go to format/customize toolbar to add the vetHP icon to your toolbar by dragging and dropping.

How do I install vetHP or OriOn into Horos?

  1. Quit Horos.
  2. Go to user/library/application support/horos/plugins
  3. Drop the unzipped file into the plugins folder
  4. Restart Horos
  5. Open a study, go to format/customize toolbar, and drag the icon into the toolbar.

What versions is vetHP compatible with?

VetHP is compatible with Mac OSX 10.7 (Lion) and higher. We recommend that you update your operating system and Osirix version to the latest versions for full compatibility and support. The plugin may work in earlier versions but can’t be fully guaranteed.

How can I get vetHP in the toolbar?

Open any study. In the main Osirix toolbar, click on Format/Customize toolbar. Just drag the vetHP icon into the toolbar.

Why can’t I see the button to drag to the toolbar?

You are probably in the database window, which has a different toolbar. Open a study first, then click on Format/Customize.

How can I see the controls to apply or deselect them?

With a study open, click on plugins/image filters/vetHP, and the options will pop up over the currently selected series. You can also place the button in the toolbar (see above) and click it to see the controls.

My CT machine orients the left side of the animal on the left side of the screen. Can vetHP fix that?

Yes, when viewing your CT images in Osirix, configure the vetHP preferences to display the right side of the animal on the left side of the screen. Done!

Can vetHP orient my brain MRI studies?

That is what vetHP is best at! All your sagittal images will have the nose pointing to the left of the screen, and your dorsal plane images will have rostral at the top of the screen.

What if the animal was repositioned during the scan?

As long as the modality machine recorded the change of position, vetHP will orient each series correctly. For example, a study with an abdomen obtained in sternal recumbency, and a thorax obtained in dorsal recumbency, will have both series displayed with dorsal at the top of the screen.

What if I prefer to view some images in their native orientation?

Just click on the vetHP icon and remove the rules that you don’t wish to apply to the study.

Can vetHP orient my spine studies?

Yes, as with the brain above, cranial will be to the left of thee screen on sagittal images, cranial will be at the top for dorsal plane images, and right will be on the left side of the screen for transverse images.

Does it work for extremities?

Extremities are often positioned in a different plane than the trunk of the body, which is what vetHP refers to. For example, if the forelegs are stretched toward the nose for an elbow CT study, superior on the image will be the most distal part of the limb, and they will be displayed with the toes at the top of the screen. Just click on the vetHP icon and remove some of the rules, or use the keyboard shortcuts to reorient your images.

How do I uninstall vetHP?

To uninstall the plugin, go to Finder. Click on the “Go” tab while holding down the Option key, and click on Library. Next navigate to Application Support/Osirix/Plugins. You will see vetHP there, and can drag it to the trash. Empty the trash, and restart Osirix.