A medical research company that I do some work for called me the other day to install a software package on one of their Windows XP computers called Mirror. The Mirror software suite was created by Canfield Imaging Systems which is a medical imaging software company. Typically the patented Mirror software suite is used by aesthetic surgeons to show prospective patients a simulation of their potential appearance as noted on the Canfield web site. In this case my client typically uses a software package called VISIA which is also developed by Canfield Imaging Systems but doesn’t provide the easiest way to manage images outside of the software. In these studies dozens of pictures are taken of various angles of a patients face and VISIA will only allow you to export one image at a time as a JPG file or you can export the entire client as a .DIX file which I was only able to open with VISIA itself. Mirror allows you to manage the medical images in a much easier format including exporting numerous JPG’s at the same time. Below I describe how to install Mirror on Windows XP.
Mirror Software Minimum System Requirements:
- Pentium 4 Or Better (Core 2 Duo For RBX Applications)
- Windows 7 (Ultimate or Professional), Windows Vista (Ultimate, SP1 or Higher), or Windows XP (Professional, SP3 or Higher)
- CD-ROM/DVD Drive
- At Least 2GB Of RAM (3GB for Vista, Windows 7, or RBX Applications)
- At Least 1GB Free Disk Space (More Recommended)
- 1024×768 or Higher Monitor Resolution, 24-bit Color or Better
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or Higher
Install Canfield Imaging Systems Mirror On Windows XP:
- Update Windows XP: First update Windows XP to make sure you have the latest patches for Windows XP SP3 installed. In my case the computer was not connected to the Internet so I took a long Ethernet cable to connect to a switch in another office. The Windows XP on this computer had not been updated in years so I was required to install SP3 and dozens of other patches. I used the Windows Update web site which is located at “http://windowsupate.microsoft.com” as shown in the below image.
- Log On To Windows XP: After verifying there are no more patches to install on the computer reboot and then login with a user account that has administrator privileges.
- Attach USB Key: You should have received a USB Key that has the Mirror software license installed on it. Take that USB key and plug it into an open USB port on the computer. Below is an image of what the USB Key will look like.
**NOTE** Please note that if you already have another Canfield Imaging Systems software package installed that also uses a USB Key for the software license you will run into a conflict. Please see this article.
- Close All Programs: Make sure there are no other programs running on the computer. In my case I didn’t have any issues leaving Microsoft SQL Server running.
- Disable Antivirus Software: Now shutdown or disable the Antivirus software you have installed on the computer. Since the computer I was installed this software on was not connected to the Internet there was not an Antivirus program running at all. Please remember that after the software is installed to activate your Antivirus software again so you minimize the risk of obtaining any viruses.
- Insert Mirror Install CD: Insert the Canfield Imaging Systems Mirror Install CD into your computers CD-ROM drive to being the installation. The Mirror installation application should launch automatically and display the InstallShield welcome screen as shown in the below example image.
- Mirror Software License Agreement: After clicking the Next button from the InstallShield welcome screen the next window will display the Canfield Imaging Systems Mirror software license agreement as shown in the below image. If you agree to the terms in the agreement click the “I accept the terms of the license agreement” radio button and then click the Next button to continue.
- Mirror Installation Type: Once the Next button has been clicked after agreeing to the terms above the next window will display the Mirror installation type. The two installation types are “Express Installation” or “Custom Installation” as shown in the below example image. Unless you have been instructed otherwise you should select the Express Installation and then click the Next button to review the install details.
- Verify Mirror Install Details: After selecting the Express Installation you will be presented with a list of all of the Mirror installation details for you to review before the install begins as displayed in the below example image. After you verify all of the install details click the Next button to begin installing Canfield Imaging Systems Mirror software package on your computer.
Below are a couple images of what the window will look like during the installation process which will take roughly 10 minutes to complete depending on the computer it is being installed on. The first image is near the beginning of the installation when the InstallShield was installing a sample database.
Another example image from the Mirror installation when the InstallShield was merging Crystal 9 modules.
This example image shows the Mirror InstallShield installing the HASP driver.
- Mirror Installation Complete: Once the installation has completed a window will display verifying success as shown in the below image. Click the Finish button to restart your computer and complete the Mirror software installation.
As you can see from the instructions above it is fairly easy to install the Mirror software. I was unable to find any information on the Internet about the Canfield Imaging Systems Mirror or VISIA software packages so I figured a couple articles may help someone else along the way.