What to do when you get the error that the spotemkine server is unavailable when performing multiple spot analyses in myQA FastTrack?
First, make sure the spotemkine server is allowed through your Windows firewall if applicable. The location of the service is in the following folder path C:\ProgramData\IBA Dosimetry\spotemkine-server\jar. Then follow the directions from the link below.
You may also be getting this error due to two reasons, first, the image is unsuitable for multiple spot analysis. Second, there is a conflict with another Java process. If that is the case, it is recommended to close all Java processes and restart myQA and try again.
The likeliest reason for the error is your analysis settings need to be modified for the measurement. Specifically, the intensity % for Gaussian Cut and Intensity % for Maximum. The intensity % for maximum is the lower limit for the local maxima of the spots, and the intensity % for Gaussian cut is the percent where the spots stop overlapping. The default for these is 80% and 5%. In the example below, by using the profile tab you can examine your spot map and figure out the appropriate settings to use for your analysis. In the image below, 80% works for the Intensity % for Maximum as all the spots maximum is above 80 percent, and 45 percent would be the best for the intensity % for Gaussian Cut, as above 40 percent is where the valley in between each spot lies.