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Codonics Virtua User`s manual
Release Notes
Codonics Virtua
Operating Software
2.3.0 Release Notes
Support of multiple DICOM viewers on disc. Virtua
now allows the recording of multiple DICOM viewers on
one disc. This allows the use of both general purpose
viewers and specialized viewers for auto and manual
recording, as well as Scheduled Archive recording. For
more information on using DICOM viewers, refer to the
Selecting DICOM Viewers Technical Brief (Codonics Part
No. 901-186-001).
Special labels are available on the Accessory Disc for
international character sets. Labels from the Accessory
Disc can be transferred to the SmartDrive to use on
Virtua. Physician, Stethoscope, and Ink Saver labels exist
for Arabic, Thai, and Hebrew. Alternatively, users may
create their own labels; suggested fonts are Arial for
Arabic and Hebrew, and Microsoft Sans Serif for Thai.
For more information on labels, refer to the Accessory
Disc Technical Brief (Codonics Part No. 901-153-003).
Version 2.3.0 software provides product improvements for
the Codonics® Virtua® Medical Disc Publisher. The software
is compatible with all Virtua (including Virtua-2) and Virtua
XR systems.
This document details only changes from Version 2.2.2
software. If you are upgrading from an older software
version, previous Virtua Release Notes can be downloaded
from the Codonics web site.
New Features
Support for DICOM JPEG compressed formats. Virtua
receives and records the following DICOM JPEG
compressed image formats: JPEG Baseline, JPEG
Extended, JPEG Lossless, JPEG2000 Lossless, and
JPEG2000 Lossy.
Compressed images can be optionally decompressed
to allow recording on disc with viewers that do not
support compressed images.
For more information on DICOM compressed
formats and transfer syntax, the Virtua DICOM
Conformance Statement (Codonics Part No. 900-332007) and the DICOM JPEG Compression Technical
Brief (Codonics Part No. 901-183-001) can be
downloaded from the Codonics web site
Support of Chinese and Turkish language user
interfaces. The Virtua user interface—including labels,
button text, dialog messages, column headings, and
warning messages—are translated into Chinese and
Turkish. There are a few exceptions (job profile names,
label templates, and disc features) that remain in English.
Support for DICOM Structured Reports. Virtua now
supports two methods for receiving DICOM Structured
Reports (DSRs). Virtua can receive reports stored on a
PACS or query for reports stored on a DICOM broker,
PACS broker, or MITRA broker. DSRs can be recorded to
disc with studies. For more information see the DICOM
Structured Reports Technical Brief (Codonics Part No.
Product Improvements
Ability to disable an optical drive without removing
the SmartDrive. An optical drive can now be disabled by
a user with administrative privileges if it is not working
properly. Virtua-2 and Virtua XR systems can run with
only one optical drive. A Disable Drive function has been
added to the Diagnostic screen.
NOTE: Contact Codonics Technical Support to arrange
for optical drive repair.
Integration of OsiriX® Viewer, Clarity™ 3D Fusion
Viewer, and Clarity™ Viewer. These viewers have been
released independently on the Virtua Accessory Disc
Version 2.2.2 and are now fully integrated in the Virtua
Operating Software.
The OsiriX Viewer supports viewing of DICOM
discs for Apple® Macintosh® platforms. For more
information on the OsiriX viewer, refer to the OsiriX
Viewer Technical Brief (Codonics Part No. 901-180001).
The Clarity 3D Fusion Viewer supports multimodality fusion including PET/CT. For more
information, refer to the Clarity Viewer Manual
(Codonics Part No. CLARITY-MNLU).
The Clarity Viewer is the new name for the
Codonics Viewer.
Discs-required counts are inaccurate for multi-disc
backup jobs. When multi-disc backup jobs (all studies
included in the job will not fit on one disc) are queued,
the Discs Required count in the Status Details tab and
the X of Y discs-recorded count on the Discs tab might
contain inaccurate counts. Typically, the count will not
increment until the entire set is completed.
Compatibility problems with Internet Explorer 7. There
are minor cosmetic problems when remotely connecting
with Internet Explorer 7. Internet Explorer 6 is
recommended for remote connections to Virtua.
NOTE: Customers upgrading to 2.3.0 software may see
both the Codonics and Clarity Viewers when selecting
DICOM viewers. The Codonics viewer may be deleted.
The Clarity Viewer locks the disc when the viewer
is running.
The Bravo Pro™ Robotic Arm Alignment utility is now
available through a tool on the Virtua Software
Accessory Disc. The Accessory Disc contains several
specialized service utilities that are designed to install
and run on Windows® operating systems. They are not
required for normal Virtua operation. These utilities
should only be used when instructed by Codonics
Technical Support personnel.
Improved support of display of international character
sets, including Hebrew characters, for patient name.
Refer to the Virtua DICOM Conformance Statement
(Codonics Part No. 900-332-007) for a full list of
allowable character sets.
Known Uncommon Issues
This section details uncommon or obscure issues with 2.3.0
software that are unlikely to be experienced by most users.
DICOM association limit may be exceeded. DICOM
clients that open many simultaneous associations might
exceed Virtua’s limit of 24 simultaneous connections.
This can cause the system to stop receiving DICOM jobs,
requiring the system to be rebooted.
IP address conflict is not reported. If the Virtua system
is configured to support a range of IP addresses and
there is a conflict, Virtua will not notify the user.
Time-remaining indicators for jobs are inaccurate if
there is more than one Jobs page. If there is more than
one page of jobs queued (eight or more jobs), the timeremaining indicator on the Discs tab will not be accurate
on any pages other than the first page. Each page starts
the time-estimation over again without accounting for
the jobs on the previous page.
Install disc remains in a closed drive after a software
install. The first startup after a software install closes the
drive tray. If another reboot is performed, the installation
process repeats. To work around this problem, remove
the disc as soon as it ejects (during installation) or
manually open the drive and remove the disc after
installation is complete.
Opening cover does not always silence error beep. If the
system is out of only one media (CD or DVD) and the top
cover is opened, the error beep will not stop. The Touch
Screen must be touched to stop the error beep.
Successfully archived studies not marked as archived.
Aborting a Scheduled Archive while a label is being
printed may not mark studies successfully archived as
archived. Studies will be re-archived during the next
Scheduled Archive session.
The LaunchPad does not work on Windows NT or
Windows 98 OS. When discs created on Virtua are
installed on PCs, the LaunchPad is initiated. The
LaunchPad can be used on Windows 2000/XP/Vista and
Windows 98/ME. Users of Windows NT or Windows 98
can use Windows Explorer to navigate to and launch
viewers or open reports.
Defects Repaired
This section details issues that exist with 2.2.2 software and
are corrected in 2.3.0 software.
Ink cartridge on Virtua-1 will be homed when system is
idle to maximize cartridge life. Previously, the ink
cartridge was left in the center after a recording session.
By moving the ink cartridge to the home position, it is
now capped to maximize cartridge life.
Support for Turkish locale. The Turkish - Turkey - tr_TR
locale has been corrected to appropriately display all
Turkish characters.
Direct to Disc file transfer reliability has improved.
Known Common Issues
This section details common issues with 2.3.0 software that
are likely to be experienced by most users.
Flash card reader/USB 2.0 port on the Controller front
panel is not supported. This interface might be
supported in a future software release.
Studies can be lost or corrupted if a hard power-off
occurs. Loss of power during some operations can result
in lost or corrupt data. An uninterruptible power supply
and proper shutdown procedure are strongly
Known Issues for International Regions
Cannot set date and time from Virtua user interface in
some Tier 2 locales. The workaround for this problem is
to run the system in the en_US locale (which is the
factory setting), set the local time and date correctly, and
then change the system to the desired operating locale. A
list of Tier 2 locales and instructions for changing the
locale are in the Virtua User’s Manual (Codonics Part No.
No Unicode support in Viewer. The Clarity Medical
Image Viewer does not correctly display Unicode
characters. It is uncommon for DICOM files to be
encoded in Unicode.
Limited Viewer support for international characters.
Refer to the Clarity Viewer Manual (Codonics Part No.
CLARITY-MNLU) for details.
User interface issue with Hong Kong locale. Problems
with date formatting may distort the user interface in the
Chinese-Hong Kong - zh_HK locale. For Chinese
language, it is recommended that one of the other
Chinese locales be used.
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Copyright © 2008 by Codonics, Inc. Printed in the U.S.A. Part No. 901-150-016.01.
No support for Indian locales. The Tamil - India - ta_IN
locale does not correctly support Tamil characters.
Labels may not display patient name as expected. The
font used for patient names is not compatible with all
international character sets. New labels can be made
using the Sure Thing label maker tool supplied with the
Virtua Software Accessory Disc, or by contacting your
Codonics representative to have a custom label prepared.
Site phone numbers with country codes may be
truncated on labels. Most labels support nine characters
for phone numbers for the site details. The Ink Saver
label displays more characters.
Technical Support
If problems occur during software installation, contact
Codonics Technical Support between the hours of 8:30AM
and 5:30PM EST (weekends and U.S. holidays excluded).
17991 Englewood Drive
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130 USA
(440) 243-1198
(440) 243-1334 Fax
Codonics Limited KK
New Shibaura Bldg. F1
1-3-11, Shibaura
Minato-ku, Tokyo, 105-0023 JAPAN
Phone: 81-3-5730-2297
Fax: 81-3-5730-2295
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