Scans of the ADNI (EMR051) geometric distortion phantom must be uploaded to the Image Owl servers for processing. The data is uploaded to a 'post', which is created by the user. A post serves two purposes. First, a post is a storage area, similar to a folder, where (typically) scans done on a given scanner with the same protocol are archived. When historical data is analyzed, it is done for scans within a given post, so like data is compared with like data. Second, a post is associated with a set of parameters that help organize the results of a processed scan. These parameters reside on a 'card', which is attached to the post. Instructions for customizing a card are in a separate section.
Creating a post attached to a default card
Once logged into the QCC site, navigate to the Start menu located in the toolbar on the left of the page. Here you will see your 'customer name(s)', most typically your institution or study name.
Think of the customer name as the top level of a directory tree. You can create levels or branches of folders and subfolders to organize your work. Posts reside at the bottom level of this organizational structure.
The screenshot below shows an example of a customer with eight posts organized into four folders. In this particular case, all scans were done with similar protocols on different hardware. The post names were chosen to reflect the hardware used for the scan. In the case of different protocols taken on the same scanner, one could name each post to reflect the protocol used.
In order to create a folder or post, simply click on the respective icon, assign a name, and click 'Save' in the case of a folder, or 'Change' in the case of a post.
Creating a post this way will attach the post to a copy (clone) of the default card. Instructions for customizing a card are in a separate section. We recommend following this procedure and customizing the default card copy rather than creating a card from scratch.