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Burning Studies to a CD or DVD

There are two methods for burning studies to CD or DVD with the OnePacs system. These involve (1) burning disks through the Java web viewer, which has a built-in facility for burning CDs, or (2) using OnePacs in association with additional DICOM software that has the ability to burn DICOM CDs.

Burning CDs or DVDs through the Java web viewer

To burn a disk with this method, first open the study in the Java web viewer.

When the Java web viewer screen appears, the case currently being viewed may be burned to CD by selecting the “Burn current study” option from the export  menu at the top of the viewer window, as demonstrated in this screenshot:

To burn more than one study onto a CD or DVD, a compilation may be created. First, load all of the relevant studies in the Java web viewer. Multiple studies can be loaded by selecting multiple studies on the worklist and expanding the “View” menu at the bottom of the worklist and selecting “Java web viewer”.

 

To add all studies for a given patient to the compilation, select the “Add current Patient to CD/DVD” option from the export  menu. To add studies individually, load each study by selecting it, and then select “Add current Study to CD/DVD”, again using the export menu. The content of the compilation in progress may be reviewed using the “View/Edit CD/DVD content” option:

When the compilation is complete, select the “Burn content of current CD/DVD compilation” menu option to burn the final CD or DVD. When so doing, you will be offered a choice of platforms for which to include a DICOM viewer on the CD or DVD. Available platforms include Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. You may select any or all of these (see screenshot).

Viewing studies burned to CD or DVD through the Java web viewer

When a CD or DVD is produced using the Java web viewer, the user will be given a choice of viewer software that may be installed on the disk along with the DICOM study data. Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux viewers are available.

Burning CDs or DVDs through other DICOM software packages

Configuring the gateway PC to burn DICOM disks

For the technically literate, the following instructions can be used to set up a CD or DVD authoring system on the Gateway PC:

http://www.dcm4che.org/confluence/display/ee2/Media+Creation

Using other software packages to burn disks

Another means of burning DICOM disks with the OnePacs system involves installing another DICOM software package that supports burning CDs or DVDs, and pushing studies from the OnePacs system to that additional software package.

For example, the K-PACS or IQ-view packages may be used for this purpose, on users running the Windows XP operating system. K-PACS involves both free and paid versions, both of which have the capability of burning studies to CD with a light viewer.

Please refer to the following website for further information on the various versions and to obtain the software:

http://www.k-pacs.de

After installing the K-PACS software package (or any other software that supports CD/DVD burning) on a machine that has the OnePacs Workstation installed, simply push the studies to the target software package or system, then use that software package to burn the CD or DVD.

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