External DICOM Nodes

External DICOM Node

This screen is where all the DICOM Nodes known to your SmartPACS are listed. You can search the list by Name, AE Title, and IP Address. You can Add New Nodes, edit existing Nodes, or remove Nodes you no longer need. You can also Verify existing DICOM Nodes, and add Forwarding rules for each Node.

Adding#

Pressing the Add New button will open the Add External DICOM Node dialog.

Add External DICOM Node Dialog

Enter a Name, IP Address, AE Title and Port Number. All of these fields are required. Check the Enable checkbox.

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SmartPACS allows for multiple associations per DICOM Node. This can significantly improve send times from SmartPACS. You can configure the number of associations to use by setting the Max Associations on the Node here. The Maximum that SmartPACS will use is 5. Please check the DICOM Conformance Statement of the Destination Device for specifics on how many associations it can support.

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The Name, AE Title, and IP Address will be automatically added from the Search fields.

Pressing the Verify button will C-Echo the Device. A popup will tell you if the Test was successful or if an error occurred.

Press the Submit button to save the DICOM Device. The new DICOM Node will appear in the list. Pressing the Cancel button or the X in the upper right hand corner of the dialog will discard your changes and close the dialog.

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By default, SmartPACS sends images to DICOM Nodes in JPEG2000 Lossless compressed format. If you wish to send images uncompressed, check the Uncompressed checkbox.

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If a required field has been left empty, you will see an error message, letting you know which fields are missing.

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In order for the DICOM Node to be utilized, it must be enable.

Editing#

Edit Node Button

Press the edit button will open the Edit External DICOM Node dialog.

Edit DICOM Node Dialog

Here you can modify all of the same setting you used to create the DICOM Node.

Pressing the Verify button will C-Echo the Device. A popup will tell you if the Test was successful or if an error occurred. Press the Submit button to save the DICOM Device. Pressing the Cancel button or the X in the upper right hand corner of the dialog will discard your changes and close the dialog.

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If a required field has been left empty, you will see an error message, letting you know which fields are missing.

Deleting#

Delete Node Button

Press the Delete button to delete a DICOM Node. You will see a dialog to confirm the deletion. Press the Delete button will delete the DICOM Node. Pressing the Cancel button or the X in the upper right hand corner will close the dialog and not delete the DICOM Node.

Confirm Delete Dialog

Verify#

To verify DICOM Connectivity to a DICOM Node, press the Verify button. This will initiate a C-ECHO request to the DICOM Node.

Success#

When the Verification is successful, you will see a check mark next to the Verify Button

Verify Success

Failed#

When the Verification is not successful, you will see a red Exclamation point next to the Verify Button.

Verify Failed

Forwarding Rules#

SmartPACS can automatically forward images it receives to another DICOM Node. To do so, you must add a Rule to the DICOM Node you want to forward images to. You can add Forwarding Rules to each DICOM Node. To view the Forwarding rules for a DICOM Node, press the Forwarding Rules button.

Adding#

Add Forwarding Rule

To add a new Forwarding Rule to the DICOM Node, press the Add Rule button.

By default, all modalities are forwarded. You can specify which modalities will be sent by selecting them from the Modality drop down. If the modality you are looking for does not exist, you can manually enter it into the field and select the Add option in the drop-down. To remove modalities from the list, click inside the list and use the Backspace or Delete keys to delete items.

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By default the rule will apply to all matching modalities, regardless of date. You can set up the forwarding rule to only forward images after a specified date. Clicking in the Date field will show a calendar where you can select a date. You can also manually enter a date in the YYYY-MM-DD format.

Rule Time Frame

By default, images are forwarded immediately after they have been received by SmartPACS. You can specify a time frame for when sending can occur. Enter a time to start transferring images and a time to stop transferring images. Times are in 24-hour format.

Rule Save

Pressing the Save button will save the rule.

Rule Cancel

Pressing the Cancel button will discard the rule.

Editing#

Edit Rule

To edit a Rule, press the edit button. Make the change you want to make and press the Save button. Pressing the cancel button will discard your changes.

Deleting#

Delete Rule

Pressing the Delete button will delete a rule.