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Configuring Servers

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Before configuring any external servers, make sure the Workstation's local DICOM server configuration is correct.

In order to be able to query other DICOM devices from within the Workstation and retrieve studies from them, you will have to configure each such device in the Workstation:

1.In the Servers pane of the DICOM Explorer (which appears by default when you start the application), click on My Servers. The Add Server button should now be available.


2.Click on Add Server (or use the context menu to do the equivalent).


3.In the Server Name field, enter a (unique) descriptive name, such as "CC Streaming Server". Note that this name, although not used for DICOM communication, cannot be edited after the server has been added, as it may be used by other parts of the application to uniquely identify the server.
4.In the AE Title, Host and Port fields, enter the AE Title, network name (or IP address) and port of the remote AE. You may need to ask your PACS administrator for this information. These 3 pieces of identifying information are used in DICOM communication and must be correct.
5.In the Location field, enter a descriptive location of some kind, such as "Room 315". This field is optional.
6.If your server is a ClearCanvas ImageServer with streaming capabilities, then you can enable ClearCanvas Image Streaming in the lower portion of the dialog. Normally, you can leave the Header Service Port and Image Service Port unchanged, unless your PACS Administrator has changed them on the server.
7.Check Automatically search this server for studies to indicate that this server should be used for finding studies related to the primary study, such as priors.
8.Click OK.

To see if you have connectivity, select the server you have just added and click the Verify server or server group button. A message box will appear indicating whether or not the connection was successful.

Note that you can also:

Group servers together via the add server group button.
Rearrange servers and groups by dragging them around in the Servers pane.

Technical Note

The other server may require you to add ClearCanvas Workstation's AE Title and listening port to it's configuration in order for you to be able to send or receive studies.
Previous versions of ClearCanvas Workstation used to require that any other AEs from which it would accept DICOM associations had to be in the Workstation's server list. This is no longer the case, and ClearCanvas Workstation will now accept associations from any DICOM device as long as it passes the correct AE Title for the Workstation in the association request (called AE Title).
With regards to Image Streaming, please note that this feature is only available if your PACS server is a ClearCanvas ImageServer with streaming capabilities.



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