• Patient CD best practices for big studies

    From Paolo Gibellini@21:1/5 to All on Mon Feb 1 09:58:21 2021
    Hello,
    I need to produce a patient CD for a very big study which doesn't
    fit on a single DVD. I'm not allowed to use the compression, for a
    series of reasons that would take a long time to tell.

    The physician expects to open the images using a viewer embedded on the
    media (although this is not recommended practice - but I have no control
    over the physician and his expectations).

    I can characterize the preview so that it is clear which images are
    contained in each media, but my DICOM Viewer cannot handle series
    spanned across multiple disks, and this could be misleading for the
    physician.

    I can see three possible scenarios:

    1. Put the DICOM Viewer on the first media and use operating
    instructions that tell the physician to copy the contents of the various
    media to a hard disk folder and start the viewer from there.

    2. Find a new DICOM Viewer that is capable of handling images spanned
    across multiple media. Do you know any such viewer? I am open to
    suggestions.

    3. Orientate to a solution other than the Patient CD (e.g. WADO access
    to images).

    Generalizing the problem, what could be the best practices for splitting
    huge studies across multiple media?

    Thank you in advance,
    Paolo

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  • From David Gobbi@21:1/5 to All on Mon Feb 1 09:46:24 2021
    So the study is too large to fit on a DVD, but can each series fit on a DVD? If so, It seems that there is a fourth option, which of course is a compromise:

    4. Split the study across DVDs (ensure that each series remains whole), and put the DICOM viewer on each DVD.

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  • From Michael Onken@21:1/5 to david...@gmail.com on Tue Feb 2 01:29:22 2021
    On Monday, February 1, 2021 at 6:46:25 PM UTC+1, david...@gmail.com wrote:
    So the study is too large to fit on a DVD, but can each series fit on a DVD? If so, It seems that there is a fourth option, which of course is a compromise:

    4. Split the study across DVDs (ensure that each series remains whole), and put the DICOM viewer on each DVD.

    or 5. use an application profile that allows for different media, e.g. USB external hard drive or flash drive, if your software is able to write those?

    Best,
    Michael

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  • From Paolo Gibellini@21:1/5 to Michael Onken on Wed Feb 3 09:49:00 2021
    Michael Onken wrote on 02/02/2021 10:29:
    On Monday, February 1, 2021 at 6:46:25 PM UTC+1, david...@gmail.com wrote:
    So the study is too large to fit on a DVD, but can each series fit on a DVD? If so, It seems that there is a fourth option, which of course is a compromise:

    4. Split the study across DVDs (ensure that each series remains whole), and put the DICOM viewer on each DVD.

    or 5. use an application profile that allows for different media, e.g. USB external hard drive or flash drive, if your software is able to write those?

    Best,
    Michael



    Thank you, Michael,
    the software is able to write on removable drives, but the problem
    is that is difficult to enable writing protection (I need to release a read-only media) on an USB stick for a generic Operating System.
    I think I'll follow the suggestion of David.

    Paolo

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  • From Paolo Gibellini@21:1/5 to David Gobbi on Wed Feb 3 09:43:53 2021
    David Gobbi wrote on 01/02/2021 18:46:
    So the study is too large to fit on a DVD, but can each series fit on a DVD? If so, It seems that there is a fourth option, which of course is a compromise:

    4. Split the study across DVDs (ensure that each series remains whole), and put the DICOM viewer on each DVD.


    Thank you, David, as you say, it's a compromise, but i think i'll do so,
    thanks for the suggestion,

    Paolo

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