Release Notes

SmartPACS 2.4 Update#

New Features#

  • 3D Imaging Toolset - Read More
  • DICOM Association Acceptance Speed Increase – The acceptance of incoming DICOM files is now separated into two working processes. One process receives the file and the other writes it to the database. This results in faster image acceptance by SmartPACS.

Bug Fixes#

  • Improved the Maintenance Task Performance.
  • Data Transfer Queue is automatically cleaned up in a timely fashion.
  • Resolved potential scenario where the Auto-Update server would be prevented from properly displaying connected SmartPACS information.

SmartPACS 2.0 Update#

New Features#

Study List#

  • High Priority Export - Users are able to send DICOM transfers to external DICOM Nodes at high priority. Read more.
  • Patient Owner Column - The user may enable a column for the Owner DICOM Tag (0010,2297) on the patient / study list. This is customizable. Read more.
  • Compression
    • SmartPACS will store data in JPEG 2000 Image Compression (Lossless Only).
    • SmartPACS can DICOM send uncompressed data based on DICOM Node settings.
    • SmartPACS can be set to require C-STORE data in uncompressed format. Read more.
  • Password Enhancements - Users are able to change their password, which are send encrypted. Read more.
  • Network Queue exposes consistent data to users. Read more.
  • Data Storage location is accessible in the UI to admin users. Read more.

Viewer#

  • Annotation Selection Indicator – Edit and Delete.
  • 2D MPR Toolset – New MPR Toolbar
  • Hanging Protocol Defaults are included. CT is enabled by default. Read more.
  • Hanging Protocols enables Auto Linked Scrolling and Auto Reference Lines.
  • Norberg-Winkel Hip Dysplasia Measurement added. Read more.
  • Measurement Instruction Panel. Read more.
  • Export study Viewer Dialog is now able to export in uncompressed and JPEG formats in addition to compressed JPEG 2000. Read more.
  • DICOM Tags Page. Read more.
  • Overlay Editor updated with additional tags
    • OtherPatientIDsSequence Tag (0010,1002)
    • Patient Weight Tag (0010,1030)
    • Image Comment Tag (0020,4000)
  • Burn in custom overlays to exported JPEG images in both viewer and study list
  • Default User Preferences replaced to include download, shortcuts, toolbars, and general preference settings.
note

The SmartPACS Viewer has updated tools and settings. To apply these new tools, Reset the User Preferences by opening the Viewer Settings screen and selecting Reset. This will apply all of the suggested defaults and add all new tools to the user toolbars. Once this is reset, activate any Hanging Protocols by checking the box in the Selected column. The CT Hanging Protocols includes new tools and is suggested to be selected for any site that will review CT image data.

Bug Fixes#

  • Performance – database optimization – study list & viewer
  • Performance – logging database optimization.
  • View study icon will open all selected studies including the study with the view icon.
  • Service for IPHelper is disabled due to memory leak.
  • SmartPACS Service set to Delayed Automatic start.
  • Added a drop-down selection list to the modality Search Parameter on Study List.
  • Invalid breed notification during tag editing is now consistent between Study List and the Viewer.
  • SD Modality files are not displayed in the viewer as an image.
  • Prevent auto window level of CT studies without pixel data fully loaded.
  • Tag Edit delay in large studies (multiple CT studies with 4k images).
  • The Viewer is now able to export without Patient ID tag populated.
  • Addressed MPR default tool operation on touch enabled device.
  • AutoUpdate for VCA systems has been optimized.
  • Fix measurement behavior when the mouse moves outside of the Viewport.
  • Fix 3rd party query when filtering based on modality.
  • Creation of a log manager to help prevent CPU consumption caused by log queries
  • Breed and Species are related but can be selected independently, but breed must match the specified species. If No species is specified, all breeds for all species is presented.
  • Tag Edit to a unsupported Breed or Species will present a dialog to the user.
  • Fixed the ability to manually repeat the Advanced Importing of the same study
  • The Viewer will allow the user to calibrate a scrapbook image from eFilm.
  • Automated backup of database timing addressed to avoid failures in larger databases.
  • Automatic watermarking bug fixes.

Polish#

  • Browser Favicon updated.
  • Removed Image Location Icon from the study tile.
  • Default start date of the Audit Log set to 2 weeks ago
  • Expose advanced UI settings to admin users.
  • Addressed UI inconsistencies in Search Options.
  • Removed tooltips from System Settings Page.
  • Redundant view icon on Patient Level removed.
  • Deleted Study icon adjustment.
  • Setting dropdown UI consistency between pages.
  • Default Tool Selection simplified UI.

SmartPACS 1.7 Update#

New Features#

Study List#

  • Automatic Backup and Restore feature
  • High and Low Watermark based on % of disk space with notifications
  • Search Options – added new field Institution
  • Added study List Font Size setting
  • Added

Viewer#

  • Annotation Sensitivity setting has been added. Desktop sensitivity is suggested to start at low and Touch at Max. Read more.
  • CT Window Level Presets included to match Sound shipped presets
  • New Tools - Reference lines, Jump, Link/Unlink Scroll
  • Default User Preference Settings available for Reset – toolbars and shortcuts
  • Tag Edit in Viewer includes Institution tag.
  • Mouse-over 'tooltip' for disabled/inactive tools
  • Overlay Editor updated with additional tags
    • Acquisition context description Tag (0040,0556)
    • OtherPatientIDs Tag (0010,1000)
    • Performing Physician Tag (0008,1050)

Bug Fixes#

  • Performance – database optimization – study list & viewer
  • Performance – Image Compression Optimization
    • Doubles Web Cache Capacity
    • Improves download speed by 30%
    • Compression & decompression on a single processor is 40% faster
  • DICOM Processing Optimization – up to 4x faster from previous release
  • Advanced Import dialog workflow – improved workflow
  • All users are able to view all network queues
  • AutoUpdate will schedule to install immediately following a missed scheduled update
  • US modality has been added to the Priority drop-down in System Settings
  • Fixed ASP.NET Server error when exporting large CT studies.
  • Fixed Import options UI during an active import
  • Fixed duplicate patient name entries after images are cut and moved and searched by modality filter.

Polish#

  • Main menu bar optimization. Removed Settings word added cog icon.
  • Added access to Viewer Settings from Study List for all users
  • Font within the Viewer has been standardized

SmartPACS 1.4.1 Update#

New Features#

Study List#

  • Manual setting available to only send uncompressed data from SmartPACS
  • Manual setting available to only receive uncompressed data - C-STORE
  • DICOM Forwarding – Manual takes priority over automatic DICOM forwarding
  • Require users to enter a Patient ID upon import if a Patient ID does not exist
  • Require users to select a study or date range when performing a network export
  • Added ‘Suggest a Feature’ under the Help menu

Bug Fixes#

  • Fixed issue where not all UIDs were updated when Patient ID was changed
  • Fixed issue where SmartPACS Viewer Export would include extra system files
  • Fixed issue where SmartPACS did not handle images stored in Big Endian format as expected.
  • Fixed issue with query/retrieve when using Merge eFilm and/or Merge OrthoPlan Elite
  • Fixed issue with multi-touch gestures in Google Chrome