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Writing Studies to Media

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This is a premium feature and may not be available in all installations.


The Media Writer creates portable media with the selected studies and can optionally include the ClearCanvas Workstation, Portable Edition for viewing the studies.

The Workstation can write to the following media types (as long as they are supported by your optical media recorder drive):


Important Note

Although re-recordable media formats such as DVD-RW and BD-RE are supported, their use is strongly discouraged. In many cases, "erased" data can still be recovered with specialist forensic tools, which can lead to breaches of patient privacy if the media has previously been used to store patient studies. For this reason, the Workstation does not include any mechanism for erasing re-recordable media.

Invoking the Write To Media tool from the DICOM Explorer's study browser will cause the Media Writer to open, initialized with the selected studies. Once open, additional studies may be added to the Media Writer from the study browser. Because the Media Writer is a docking window (or shelf), you may continue to use any other functionality within the Workstation while the disc is writing.


Please see the following sections for details on using the Media Writer:

Detailed Instructions
Additional Options

Important Note

Distributing patient data on media with a viewer allows for viewing patient data on computers that do not have an existing DICOM viewer installed. Be careful to ensure that media is only distributed to appropriate parties.


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