The PACS (2) button on the main screen opens a new window for searching in PACS server:
1) Server – the user can select from a dropdown menu the server, which he wants to connect to
2) Modality – the user can choose the type of examination (CT, CR, MG, MR, US, XA), from the dropdown menu with the default being “MR”
3) Body Part – the user can select the body part of which the images were taken (abdomen, chest, cspine, breast, head, hand, hip, knee, lspine, pelvis), with the default being “lspine”.
4) Patient Name – the user can input a patient name to use as a search option
5) Patient ID – the user can input a patient ID to use as a search option
6) Accession Number – the user can input the acquisition number of the study to use as a search option
7) Study ID – the user can input a study ID to use as a search option
8) Study Description – the user can input data, included in the study (e.g. info from tags) as a search option
9) Search Mode – allows the user to select a search mode (Today, All Time, Range), with the default being “Today”
10) Study Date From/Study Date To – disabled by default, selecting “Range” from “Search Mode” enables both fields and allows the user to input the desired data
11) Search – for manually search with the given information from the fields
12) Clear – clears the results of the search
13) Settings – opens up new window for server configuration
Opening the PACS search interface automatically searches for studies with the default values.
14) Patient panel:
▪ Patient ID
▪ Birth Date
15) Study panel:
▪ ID – the ID of the study
▪ Accession Number – an identifier generated by the information system
▪ Description – description of the study, e.g. tag information
▪ Date of the study
▪ Time – the time of the study acquisition
▪ Series Count – the amount of series in a certain study
16) Series panel:
▪ ID – the ID of the study
▪ Description – the name of the series
▪ Series Protocol – (e.g. l-spine, c-spine, etc.)
▪ Series Modality – (e.g. MR, CT, etc.)
▪ Body Part – the body part of which the series was taken
▪ Time – the time of acquisition of the series
▪ Image Count – the number of images in a certain series
17) Save a file with all patient data
18) Save a file with the corresponding study
19) Save a file with a specific series
20) Progress bar, which shows when a search or download is in progress or has ended.
The “Settings” button (13) opens the “Server Configuration” window. It is used to configure the servers that CoLumbo will work with:
The ADD BUTTON allows the user to add a server with the entered data to the list, and REMOVE BUTTON – to remove a selected server form the list of servers.
From the list DEFAULT SERVER UNKNOWN the user can select a default server to which CoLumbo can connect.
OK saves all changes, and CANCEL rejects them.