Welcome to Sound’s Training Center

At Sound, we want to make sure you are getting the most out of your SmartDR system. In addition to your remote training sessions, we have training videos available to you any time on this page. In addition to the videos, you may click on the product name to take you to additional resources specifically for that product.
We also have dedicated training specialists who are available to assist you with any training questions you may have. You can also check out our FAQ Page.

What training can we provide for you today?


The SmartDR Training is set up in 3 parts so you can watch a video, then practice what you’ve just learned. If you’d like to watch all 3 videos in a row, you can watch the SmartDR 3 Video Playlist here.

SmartDR Training Part 1

Entering Patients and Creating a Study

download SDR Training part 1 here

SmartDR Training Part 2

Taking and Reviewing X-rays

download SDR Training part 2 here

SmartDR Training Part 3

Adding New Images, Studies, and Intermediate Features

Download SDR Training part 3 here

Watch all 3 videos together in just under 40 minutes.


Complete SmartPACS Overview

Please visit our SmartPACS Apps page for a more comprehensive overview of SmartPACS.

Link: https://apps.soundvet.com/smartpacs/

Choose if you want to see more info on the Viewer or Study list and then select your area of interest from the side menus.

AIS is the best place to email your studies, create a consultation with a board-certified radiologist, and acts as a remote PACS viewer.

US + CT + MR Functions – Advanced Tools for AIS

Below you will find training for how to use the CT/MR advanced tools using AIS. For up-to-date information, please see the SmartPACS Viewer Tutorials: https://apps.soundvet.com/smartpacs/docs/viewer/introduction

CT/MR Linking

This is the CT/MR Linking tool, which links different CT images, allowing you to cycle through the frames of all linked images simultaeously.

To link images, click the Link Icon, found in the upper left corner of each image panel of the viewport, as seen in the image above. If the image is linked, the first icon will be displayed. If the images are unlinked, the second icon will be displayed

Automatic Reference Lines
A new and better tool is now available to help with Reference Lines – please see https://apps.soundvet.com/smartpacs/docs/viewer/introduction

Scout Tool

The Scout tools shown below allow the user to view the relative positions of stacks within a selected scout image.
One scout image in one tile and at least one associated reference stack in another tile must be displayed in
order for the Scout tool to be activated. Once activated, two blue boundary lines will appear on the scout image
indicating the upper and lower limits of image positions within the reference stack (Figure 11). A cyan line in
between these marked boundaries represents the relative position of the current image in the reference stack on
the scout image. Terefore, scrolling of the reference stack results in an interactive experience as the cyan line
moves along with the relative position of the current image. In addition, the cyan line itself can be moved on the
scout image when the Scout Jump tool is enabled, allowing the user to select a desired “slice” of the anatomy. This
tool can be used with multiple reference stacks as long as one scout image is selected.



In certain cases, the current image in the reference stack may not intersect the anatomy of the
scout image. In this case, no boundary lines will be visible on the scout image.
• If the Scout tool is applied on the scout image but the current image is parallel to the scout
image, there will be no intersection displayed.
• If the stack displayed in the current viewport has images oriented differently, the stack
boundaries are not displayed in the scout image and only the intersection of the current
image is displayed.

Multiplanar Reconstruction (MPR)

The MPR tools shown below allow the user to view the reconstructed series in three planes.
Cross-referencing lines in blue and cyan assist the user in navigating to the area of interest.

MPR Operation
a. Click to position the crosshairs
b. Click and drag on a reference line to move the line
c. Click+ Shift on the reference line to tilt the reference lines and generate oblique MPR
d. Use the mouse wheel to scroll through the stack
a. Touch to position reference lines
b. Touch and move to drag lines
c. Use a two fnger touch to tilt the reference lines
Other tools on the toolbar may not be available while MPR is turned on. To utilize these tools,
MPR will need to be disabled and viewing will return to the standard Viewport. In the case where
there is a large stack of images being loaded into memory on a tablet, the user may be prompted
to select a subset of images from the entire stack. This is dependant upon memory constraints on
tablets and so only a subset of the images can be viewed at a time. Tablet need a minimum of
2GB of RAM.

Cine Scroll Tool

The Scroll tool shown below allows the user to view single images in a scrolling fashion. By
selecting the Scroll tool and holding down the mouse button while moving up or down, images are
quickly displayed in single succession. This allows the user to quickly browse through every image
in the series without manually scrolling with the scrollbar or arrow keys. This tool allows tablet and
phone devices to scroll through an entire stack by a single touch gesture much like playing Cine
would do. For instance, a fnger drag up will scroll through the entire stack of images.

OrthoPlan on AIS

SmartPACS OrthoPlan is a module built within the Cloud Viewer hosted through Antech Imaging Services. The Viewer is a multi-modality viewer, which allows for the display and manipulation of medical images using an Internet/web browser. The Viewer displays patient studies and other patient data but does not interpret or provide a diagnosis. The SmartPACS Viewer, when used on tablet devices, is not intended for primary diagnosis.

Each SmartPACS OrthoPlan account allows up to FIVE individual doctor logins. If you need to register your accounts or are missing your login information, please email installations@soundvet.com.

Orthoplan Training videos can be found at our SmartPACS Orthoplan page: https://apps.soundvet.com/smartpacs/docs/studyList/introduction/

We recommend watching the videos in this order:

  1. Customizing – Video
  2. Calibration – covered and explained (no video but should read this information)
  3. TPLO Measurement Tool – Video
  4. Measurement Tool – Video – Optional
  5. CBLO Measurement Tool – Video – Optional
  6. Cut Tools – Video


If you are not familiar with how AIS and the SmartPACS viewer, please review the videos below prior to using SmartPACS.


If you would like to schedule a training that will walk you through loging in, setting up your tools and creating a plan, please follow the steps below:

Remote Training Scheduling Process: 

  1.  Open the Online Scheduler Tool: https://sounddrtraining.as.me/schedule.php
  2.  Select the SmartPacs OrthoPlan Training Block
  3.  Select Your Time Zone and click “Set Time Zone”
  4.  Select the date for your training.
  5.  Select the start time for your training.
  6.  Click Continue
  7.  Fill out the necessary information
  8. Please provide the best number to reach you for the training (you can provide more than one if needed)
  9. Please include your Sound Account Number
  10.  Click the Complete Appointment Button
  11.  You will receive an email confirmation with the date and time you have chosen. Please save this confirmation email just in case you need to reschedule or cancel your training.

Radiographic Positioning and Safety

Sound is committed to providing excellence in Veterinary Care. Below you will find links to a list of online videos provided by Antech Imaging Services.  If you have any questions on how to position your patient, please take a few minutes and watch these videos.

Click the title link to view the corresponding training video. A description of what is covered is outlined below each title.


These prerequisite courses are highly recommended for those making radiographs for the first time, and suggested for all other users as a good review. It is possible to review the positioning courses without viewing the prerequisites.

NOTE: You will not receive RACE CE credit viewing these courses on this page. For RACE CE credit you must register with WOOF University and access the modules through that site.

Radiation Safety (30 mins)

Radiology principles and terminology

Safety guidelines

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Directional Anatomy (7 min)

Directional anatomy terminology

Application of directional anatomy to obtain radiographs

Radiology Preparation Overview (21 min)

Preparedness of room and machine

Positioning aids, devices, and sedation

Submit a Case to AIS (document)

Submitting a case to AIS

Positioning Courses