What is it?
Metron supports a process called "Guided Mark-Up" in which the user is prompted to pick key points in a defined image. Metron then uses those picked points to compute many important parameters for the measurement of a particular equine or companion animal skeletal image.
Why would you want to use it?
The notion of Guided Mark-Up is powerful because it gives a standardized repeatable means for different practitioners to measure certain features. Metron does the calculation and the comparisons for you.
Hoof | Metron generates a total of 17 different measurements which include virtually every calculation described in veterinary literature and more for the hoof. These include Palmar angle, P3 Descent, Coffin-Joint Angle, Length of P2, P3 Distance to Ground, and Toe Support %.
Feline and Canine
VHS | Metron generates three measurements based on pick points of the chest image for the important parameters of the Vertebral Heart Score.
Hip DI and CI Analysis | Metron generates the right and left index for the analysis based on the picked points on the "Distraction Index" or "Compression Index" pelvis images.
TPLO | Three measurements are generated from the joint image when the picked points are selected to provide the Tibial Plane Angle and Radial Saw Diameter.
TTA | Metron guides the user through a standard mark-up methodology which determines the size of the 'advancement' and thus helps select the proper surgical hardware.
Norberg Hip | The right and left Norberg angles are generated based on the picked points on the hip image.
DAR Analysis | Metron will generate the left and right Acetabular slopes based on picked points of the joint image for this Dorsal Analysis.