DICOMIZER 4 User Manual - downloads

DICOMIZER 4 User Manual - downloads
DICOMIZER 4.0
User Manual
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Tel-Aviv 62494
Phone/Fax: +972-3-5443138
Internet:www.roniza.com
E-mail: [email protected]
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Table of Contents
1.
2.
Introduction ......................................................................................................................... 3
1.1.
Why convert to DICOM? ............................................................................................. 3
1.2.
Supported Image and Document Types...................................................................... 3
Quick Start ........................................................................................................................... 4
2.1.
Creating a new Study .................................................................................................. 4
2.2.
Capturing Images and Scanning Documents .............................................................. 4
2.3.
Writing a Report.......................................................................................................... 4
2.4.
Creating Standard DICOM CD/DVD Exports................................................................ 5
2.5.
Viewing DICOM files.................................................................................................... 6
2.6.
Connecting To PACS .................................................................................................... 6
3.
DICOM Viewer ..................................................................................................................... 6
4.
Working with Studies........................................................................................................... 8
4.1.
New Patient................................................................................................................. 8
4.2.
Sending DICOM Images to the PACS ......................................................................... 11
4.3.
Modality Worklist Query........................................................................................... 12
4.4.
Query/Retrieve - Searching the PACS ....................................................................... 13
4.5.
Burn CD/DVD............................................................................................................. 14
5.
Reporting ........................................................................................................................... 15
6.
DICOMIZER Settings........................................................................................................... 16
7.
6.1.
Storage Servers configuration................................................................................... 17
6.2.
Worklist Server configuration ................................................................................... 18
6.3.
Formatted Report Template ..................................................................................... 18
6.4.
Override DICOM Attributes....................................................................................... 18
6.5.
Run configuration ..................................................................................................... 19
Completing tasks with DICOMIZER .................................................................................... 19
7.1.
Viewing DICOM Images............................................................................................. 19
7.2.
Using CD/DVD DICOM Viewer .................................................................................. 20
7.3.
Viewing PDF file in DICOM format ............................................................................ 20
7.4.
Attaching scanned documents to the patient folder ................................................ 20
7.5.
Sending the same study to multiple destinations .................................................... 20
7.6.
MPPS (Modality Performed Procedure Step) ........................................................... 20
12. Troubleshooting ................................................................................................................ 21
12.1.
Log Files ................................................................................................................. 21
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Common Problems & Solutions ............................................................................ 21
Introduction
DICOMIZER 4.0 is a powerful and easy-to-use Point-of-Care Imaging and Reporting tool. It
was designed to capture, scan and display Images and documents in PACS Environment.
DICOMIZER 4.0 provides a complete solution for Healthcare personnel to document
patient encounter and perform other related tasks. DICOMIZER 4.0 is a state of the art
DICOM Application with rich feature set of an Imaging Modality, Reporting Tool and
Imaging Workstation:
● Point-of-Care Imaging and Reporting tool.
● Capture, scan and convert Images from files, USB Cameras and TWAIN/WIA
Imaging Devices.
● Customizable, auto-complete, PDF Report Template.
● Integrate with a PACS to store, search retrieve and display Images and Reports.
● Workflow Integration using DICOM Modality Worklist and Modality Performed
Procedure Step to obtain Patient and Procedure parameters, report procedure
progress, and eliminate typo’s and QA.
● Multi-Modality Image Display and PACS Workstation - creating, connecting,
searching, retrieving and storing images and documents on the PACS Creating
DICOM Media, Burning CD/DVD and USB with integrated DICOM CD Viewer.
● Fully customizable DICOM instances structure and content.
1.1.
Why convert to DICOM?
Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) is the standard for
handling, storing, printing, and transmitting medical images. DICOM is the most
widely deployed healthcare-imaging standard in the world. DICOM images can be
exchanged between two entities that are capable of receiving image and patient data
in DICOM format.
DICOM enables the integration of scanners, archives, workstations, printers, and
network hardware from multiple manufacturers into a picture archive and
communication system (PACS).
1.2.
Supported Image and Document Types
DICOMIZER 4.0 supports the following conversions: PDF, JPEG, PNG, BMP, TIF.
DICOMIZER 4.0 can convert series of images to Multi-Frame DICOM Files.
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Quick Start
In this section we’ll go through a quick step by step demonstration of DICOMIZER 4.0.
2.1.
Creating a new Study
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Click “New Patient” in the main menu.
Enter the patient’s data and then click “Next”.
DICOMIZER will recognize TWAIN/WIA Imaging Devices connected to your
computer. You can select one of them using the drop-down menu above the
image preview panel.
Select files from your computer by clicking the “Add files”. If the camera
preview panel is visible, capture images by clicking the red button. You can
also drag-and-drop files from your computer on the DICOMIZER window.
Click “Next”.
Select “Convert” for Action and then click “Next”.
Click “Open destination folder”. The case folder will open with the converted
file.
Click the “Done” button to return to the main menu.
Note: For more details see New Patient.
Capturing Images and Scanning Documents
DICOMIZER 4.0 Automatically detects and connects to TWAIN/WIA
supporting devices like the internal web camera of your laptop, USB cameras
and most document Scanners. When a supported imaging device is detected,
the capture and preview panels are automatically displayed. DICOMIZER 4.0
allows you to work with multiple imaging devices simultaneously and easily
switch between devices within the same procedure.
When connected to a scanner, clicking the red capture button launches the
scanner’s interface. The scanned documents are added to the bottom panel
of attached documents.
2.3.
Writing a Report
DICOMIZER 4.0 is a great reporting tool, automated, customizable, and fully
integrated with your PACS and Worklist Manager.
DICOMIZER 4.0 Formatted Report automatically fills patient and study
information into your report template. The report template is fully
customizable. You can add your own logo and signature and use your own
stationery style.
There are 3 methods for creating a report:
1. Formatted Report - to create a new PDF using the predefined
formatted template click “Formatted Report” button – this will create
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a new file from the template, edit and save it as PDF. Close the
editor. Verify that the PDF file was added in the bottom panel.
2. Attach an existing PDF file from your computer - select your PDF files
using the “Add files” button or drag-and-drop the files on the
Acquisition screen.
3. Create a DICOM Structured Report by typing text in the report text
panel.
Note: For more details on this feature read the Reporting chapter.
2.4.
Creating Standard DICOM CD/DVD Exports
To complete this task, please verify that you have a CD/DVD Writer in your
computer. If you don’t have a CD/DVD Writer, you can export the study to
any removable media like Disk on Key or to a folder on your hard disk.
Prepare the DICOM files that you would like to export.
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Select “Create DICOMDIR” from the main screen.
Select the folder with files to export.
Click “Scan”. DICOMIZER will now read the data from the files and
prepare it for export. DICOMIZER will display the study details.
Verify that the “Copy, Arrange and Rename” option is selected.
Checkmark “Include DICOM Viewer to DICOMDIR”.
Select a destination folder where DICOMIZER will prepare the files for
export.
Click “Next”.
Select the destination drive for the media.
Click “Burn to disc”.
After the operation completes eject the disc.
Test the disk: Insert the media. If your autorun option is disabled click
the DICOMViewer.exe - the study will be displayed in the DICOM
Viewer.
Note: For more information see Burn CD/DVD.
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Viewing DICOM files
To display a DICOM file simply drag-and-drop the files on the DICOMIZER
window. You can drop an entire folder on the DICOMIZER window and
DICOMIZER will display all DICOM files in it. You can also drag-and-drop a
DICOMDIR file and DICOMIZER will open all the files related to it. If DICOMIZER is
not running, you can simply drag-and-drop files and folders on the DICOMIZER
desktop icon.
Note: For more information about the DICOMIZER Viewer read about DICOM
Viewer.
2.6.
Connecting To PACS
Maximize your DICOMIZER capabilities by connecting to the PACS environment. Once
DICOMIZER 4.0 is integrated with your Storage Server and Worklist Manager you will
be able to use Modality Worklist to obtain Patient and Procedure parameters and
Query Retrieve to search for DICOM objects by criteria like patient name, date of
creation of the images, etc.
See in “Settings” how to configure the Storage Server (PACS) and Worklist Server.
3.
DICOM Viewer
DICOMIZER 4.0 is a powerful and friendly Multi-Modality DICOM Viewer.
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The DICOM Viewer consists of:
1. Main display area – presents the selected image. Right click tp open the
context menu, CTRL-H to show/hide the DICOM attributes.
2. Patients and Studies tree – the right click on the row will open a context
menu with an option to send the study to PACS.
3. Series thumbnails of the currently selected study - right click on the
thumbnail opens a context menu with an option to send the series to PACS.
4. Preview of the images within the currently selected series. If the images
within the series are spatially related then they will be grouped and not
displayed as individual files. If all the images of the current series are spatially
related then no image thumbnail is displayed for the series. You can send a
single image to PACS - the right click on the image opens a context menu with
such an option.
The panels can be expanded/collapsed by clicking the white triangles at the top left of
each panel.
There are few ways to display DICOM files - you can drag and drop the items or to
click “Open Files” to browse for a folder and select the files to view. In order to
display an entire folder’s content use “Open Folder” button. DICOM Viewer
operations can be made from the toolbar or from the context menu.
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Working with Studies
4.1.
New Patient
Select the “New Patient” option from the main menu.
Enter the basic patient’s data (not required), then click “Next”.
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Compose the study with images and report as explained in the Create a new Study
section then click “Next”.
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The “Convert” screen consists of three panels:
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Panel #1:
○ Destination Folder – where the converted files will be saved.
A new directory is created in your documents folder for every
conversion under the DICOMIZER main folder.
○ Report Title.
○ Create report as – DICOMIZER 4.0 allows you to create a
DICOM SR (default) or as an encapsulated PDF.
Panel #2:
○ Image Format to save in DICOM:
■ “Automatic” (default) - the files will be converted to
DICOM the way they are. JPEG Images will be
converted as JPEG and other as uncompressed.
■ “Uncompressed - all files will be first uncompressed
and converted to DICOM.1
■ “JPEG” - all Images will be converted to JPEG as
Encapsulated JPEG using the JPEG Lossy Transfer
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Changing the image format may result in quality loss.
Some PACS May not allow storing JPEG Compressed DICOM Images.
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JPEG Compressed Images usually take less disk space and may be faster to store and restore from the
PACS.
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Create one Multi-Frame File – use this option when you have
a series of related images. All images must be the same
format and the same size.
Panel #3:
○ Convert - converting only. The converted files will be saved in
the destination folder.
○ Convert and create DICOMDIR. DICOMDIR is a file that
includes patient and study information and links to all the
converted files.
○ Convert and send to PACS. In order to save the study on PACS
you need to configure it. See Storage Server configuration.
Sending DICOM Images to the PACS
DICOM files are typically stored in a PACS. This allows accessing them from other
DICOM applications.
After acquiring the study images the “Convert” screen is displayed. Select an option
“Convert and send to PACS”. If PACS wasn’t defined yet click “Settings” and configure
it. Then click “Next”.
Click “Send to”.
How to send the same study to multiple destinations
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Modality Worklist Query
In order to use the Modality Worklist Service configure a Worklist Server.
Click “Modality Worklist” in the main menu.
The basic search is done by the patient name or by patient ID. If you are not sure in
patient’s name spelling you can use wildcard characters “?” and “*”. “?” is used to
represent a single character and “*” represents any number of characters. Click
“Advanced Search“ to present additional search options like a range of days when
the study has been created or by the accession number. Clicking “Search” with no
search parameter set will list all the existing studies. This is not recommended and it
may take a very long time.
A default search filter can be set in the settings screen for “today” and for a specific
scheduled AE title. To enable this mark the appropriate check-boxes in the “Worklist
Server” settings panel.
DICOMIZER uses the attributes received from the MWL Query in the new study
Images and report.
Double click on the row from the list of results or clicking the “Next” button will lead
you to document the study by creating images and adding a report.
Tip: right click on a row to copy/print patient and study.
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Query/Retrieve - Searching the PACS
Query/Retrieve (Q/R) is a DICOM Service that allows to search for DICOM objects in a
PACS using search criteria (patient name, date of creation of the images, modality
etc.) and retrieve them for viewing or other purposes.
To use Q/R you configure a Storage Server.
Select “Query Retrieve” from the main screen.
Once the search criteria are set click “Search”. Clicking “Search” with no search
parameter set will list all the existing studies. This is not recommended and it may
take a very long time.
Double click on the row from the list of results or select the row and click “Next” –the
matching DICOM files will be stored in the destination folder and then displayed in
the DICOM viewer.
Tip: To add a new series to an existing study right click on the row and select “Add
image/report as new Series”.
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Burn CD/DVD
DICOMIZER allows creating a complete and portable medical record with specific
studies and reports, and an embedded DICOM Viewer.
Select “Create DICOMDIR” from the main screen.
In order to prepare a Standard DICOM Media, DICOMIZER prepares the media files
using standard filenames in Patient-Study-Series-Image hierarchy and creates a
DICOMDIR file.
The “Create DICOMDIR” screen consists of two panels:
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○ Source Folder - click “Browse” to select the folder with files to burn
○ Study Details Table - click “Scan” to verify the study’s details (if no
valid DICOM files found no details will be presented)
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Panel #2:
Select the appropriate option from the list:
● Rename and arrange DICOM files and create DICOMDIR in place the original DICOM files will be renamed according to the standard
and arranged hierarchically and DICOMDIR file will be created in the
root folder.
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Copy, arrange and rename DICOMDIR in folder - the DICOM files will
be copied and arranged hierarchically and DICOMDIR will be created
in the folder that you define.
Just create DICOMDIR (Not recommended) - this option only create
DICOMDIR file in the same folder with DICOM files. If the filenames
are not according to the standard, they will not be renamed. This
option may not comply with all the standard requirements.
Destination Folder - define the destination folder for the option
“Copy, arrange and rename DICOMDIR in folder”
Note:
● In order to include the Viewer of DICOMIZER 4.0 to the created
DICOMDIR check the option “Include DICOM Viewer to DICOMDIR”.
Click “Next”. Select the drive for the media to be burn. Click “Burn to disc”
option.
5.
Reporting
DICOMIZER 4.0 provides reporting of 2 types:
1.
DICOM SR - allows composing and adding Structured Report to the study. The
purpose of the DICOM Structured Reporting (SR) specification is to improve
the documentation of diagnostic images.
2.
Encapsulated PDF -‘Wrap’ a PDF file inside a special DICOM object and
‘attach’ it to the study.
In order to prepare your own template for the PDF reports, click “Settings”. On the
“Formatted Report Template” panel click “Edit” to edit the template. You can edit the
header/footer of the template, edit text and add Logo.
The special ‘$’ surrounded placeholders will be automatically replaced by the actual
attributes values for every new report. The following attributes can be used:
Patient Name
$PatientName$
Patient ID
$PatientID$
Patient Sex
$PatientSex$
Patient Birth Date
$PatientBirthdate$
Accession Number
$AccessionNumber$
Study Date
$StudyDate$
Study Time
$StudyTime$
Modality
$Modality$
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Requested Procedure Description
$RequestedProcedureDescription$
Scheduled Procedure Step
Description
$ScheduledProcedureStepDescription$
Station Name
$StationName$
Referring Physicians Name
$ReferringPhysiciansName$
After editing give a name for the template and save it. Click “Browse” to set your new
template to be a default template for PDF report.
6.
DICOMIZER Settings
You can enter the “Settings” from the main menu or by clicking the “Settings” button in
the bottom left corner of any screen. Here you can set the Storage and Worklist servers,
and change the conversion process configuration.
The DICOM nodes (workstations, PACS systems) can communicate if they know each
other. That means, each system must know the AE Title, the IP address or hostname and
the IP port of the other system. After setting these parameters you will be able to use
Storage, Modality Worklist and Query/Retrieve.
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Storage Servers configuration
Note: You should configure at least one server.
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First set your Local Application Entity Title:
■ Local AE - The DICOM AE Title of this installation of
DICOMIZER. This must match to the DICOMIZER AE Title
configured in the PACS.
■ Local port - define the port number that DICOMIZER listens
on for incoming connections (The default port is 5108)
■ Timeout - the purpose of a server timeout is to prevent from
endlessly waiting for a server to respond. The
recommendation is to keep the default, if there are known
connection problems increase the value.
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The next step is to define a new server. Click “Add new ”:
Set the data for the your Storage Server. Click the “Echo” button to verify
that the settings are correct. If red X icon is displayed verify that the settings
are correct and the server is running. Click “Save” to apply the settings for a
new Storage Server or “Cancel” to exit the settings. Check the log file
lastEcho.log in DICOMIZER installation folder (C:\DICOMIZER).
Important: To complete this step you must also configure your Storage Server (PACS)
with Your DICOMIZER AE Title (the value you set for “Local AE”), the hostname (or IP
address) of your computer and the IP port (the value you set for “Local port”).
Note #1: Ask your System/PACS Administrator for the Storage Server parameters.
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Note #2: DICOMIZER is compatible with most DICOM PACS providers. Please advise
your PACS software help file about AE configuration of your PACS server or ask your
System Administrator.
6.2.
Worklist Server configuration
The Worklist Server must to be configured in order to use Modality Worklist query.
Configure the parameters for the your Worklist Server. Click the “Echo” button to
verify that the settings are correct. If red X icon is presented verify that the settings
are correct and the server is running. Click “Save” to apply the settings for a new
Storage Server or “Cancel” to exit the settings.
Automatic MPPS - check this option to use MPPS.
Note: Don’t check this option if the Worklist Server you work with doesn’t support
MPPS.
Timeout - The recommendation is to keep the default, if there is known connection
problem increase the value.
Two more options in the Worklist Server panel refer to Worklist Query filter. You can
define that the search results will present only the studies that scheduled for today
and/or for a specific Scheduled AE Title. To do this mark the appropriate check-boxes
in the “Worklist Server” panel.
Note: Ask your System Administrator for the Worklist Server parameters.
6.3.
Formatted Report Template
See Reporting section.
6.4.
Override DICOM Attributes
DICOM attributes are stored in a file that you can edit or replace. In order to use the
attributes as they’re defined in the template mark “V” in the check-box “Use
Template”.
Important! The override attributes are applied after all other conversion steps were
made. Make sure not to override any image attributes (group 0028).
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To create your own DICOM attributes template click “New”, in the opened window
select the file location and give it a name. Click “Save”. The created file will be
automatically loaded in DICOMIZER and you can edit the attributes. You can find the
attribute by its name - start typing to get a drop-list of the appropriate attributes or
search by the attribute’s tag enumeration. Click “Add” to present the value in the
table. Enter the new value in the attribute’s row in the “Value” column. Clicking “X”
in the left column will remove the attribute from the template.
If you want to use another DICOM attributes template click “Browse” and select.
6.5.
Run configuration
At the bottom of the screen you have two more option:
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Create new folder for every run - in this way each study will be stored in
separated folder (Recommended).
Define configuration per user - in this way each PC user will be able to set and
use his own settings for DICOMIZER.
Completing tasks with DICOMIZER
7.1.
Viewing DICOM Images
DICOMIZER is a powerful DICOM Workstation that lets you display DICOM Files from
your local computer, from CD/DVD/USB and from any PACS.
There are few ways to present the files - you can Drag-and-drop the items or to click
“Open Files” to browse for a folder and select the files to view. In order to present all
folder’s content use “Open Folder” button.
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Using CD/DVD DICOM Viewer
DICOM Viewer is recommended to be burn with a study files to the CD/DVD so
patients and physicians can view their studies and reports anywhere. Double click on
the DICOM Viewer on CD/DVD will open a study.
7.3.
Viewing PDF file in DICOM format
To extract a PDF from a DICOM Encapsulated PDF file, click PDF icon in the Viewer –
the file will be converted to PDF and opened in a default PDF reader.
7.4.
Attaching scanned documents to the patient folder
DICOMIZER will automatically identify compatible camera or other imaging device
connected to your computer. If there are more than one device connected choose
the one you’d like to use through the drop-list in the upper left corner of the
Image/Report panel.
Capture an image by clicking on the red button. The icon of the captured image will
be presented in the panel below the Image/Report panel.
7.5.
Sending the same study to multiple destinations
Once an operation is completed you can send a copy of your study to others DICOM
applications by using the “Send to” option in the operation completed screen. Select
the destination from the drop-list next to the “Send to” button. If the destination
DICOM application is not in the list, enter settings and add new Storage Server.
7.6.
MPPS (Modality Performed Procedure Step)
Modality Performed Procedure Step is a complementary service to Modality Worklist.
Once the procedure was started via Modality Worklist Query the modality creates a
new MPPS that references the Study.
MPPS has 3 statuses:
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IN PROGRESS – this means that the procedure has been started
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COMPLETED – this means that the procedure is finished.
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DISCONTINUED – if the procedure was stopped in the middle
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Troubleshooting
12.1.
Log Files
The DICOMIZER’s Log files are stored in the
“C:\Users\<User>\Documents\DICOMIZER\LOGS.
DICOMIZER keeps the last log of every DICOM operation:
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12.2.
LastEchoToStorageServer - the log on Echo to PACS action
LastEchoToWorklistServer - the log on Echo to Worklist Server action
LastMove - the log on copying a study to PACS
LastMPPSCreate - the log on MPPS creation
LastMPPSSet - the log on setting MMPS
LastQuery - the log on Query Retrieve operation
LastSend - the log on the send to PAXS operation
LastWorklistQuery1 - the log on Worklist Server search operation
Common Problems & Solutions
Most of the problems are caused due to wrong configuration. Few examples for such
problems are presented below:
12.2.1.
Illegal service parameter
The service doesn’t negotiate.
Resolution: Verify the Local AE settings.
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MPPS Error
The Automatic MPPS option was set but the worklist server does not support
MPPS.
Resolution: Uncheck Automatic MPPS in Worklist Server settings.
12.2.3.
Problem: PACS Is Not Accessible
The PACS is not accessible via the network. Either the IP address or port is
wrong or there’s a firewall or the PACS server is not running or you don’t
have network.
Resolution: Check the IP address and port; check your firewall and PACS
server firewall. Make sure the PACS is running, verify you are connected to
the right network.
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12.2.4.
Incorrect Worklist Server settings
One of the parameters: AE Title was not set.
Resolution: Set the AE title in the settings screen.
The Worklist Server settings are incorrect or the Worklist Server is down.
Resolution: Check the IP address and port; check your firewall and Worklist
Server firewall. Make sure the Worklist Server is running; verify you are
connected to the right network.
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