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    We are happy to announce the new release of our radiology reading station software iQ-VIEW/PRO 3.1 and the diagnostic media viewer iQ-LITE 3.1.

    We are convinced that you will benefit from the new and enhanced features as well as the various performance improvements.

    Feature Highlights:

    :thumbup:AI based improvement of patient security and reading performance

    • 5% - 20% of patients have previous studies with a different patient identifier (Patient ID) and/or similar spellings of the patient name, e.g. Prof. Andre Mayer vs. André Mayer. Regular PACS cannot allocate such relevant datasets.
    • iQ-VIEW PRO 3.1 allocates ~99.5% of relevant prior studies in a PACS through automatic matching of similar patient names in addition to checking only the patient ID.
    • A more compact overview allows reading physicians to identify relevant studies quicker.
    • Note: If you use iQ-VIEW PRO 3.1 in combination with iQ-WEB, you must run iQ-WEB version ≥ 6.2.3.

    :thumbup:Significant performance improvements

    • The application start is much faster.
    • Image retrieval from remote archives works approx. 25% faster, especially for studies with many images, such as CT and MR.
    • The new CallHelper tool allows over 100% faster access to studies using a remote call from a HIS/RIS.

    :thumbup:New zoom presets

    • Additional presets now allow displaying images at 1/2 or 1/3 of their size for faster reading of x-ray studies.

    :thumbup:Display of patient age in study table

    • Many medical decisions are made in relation to the patient age. The local study table shows not only the date of birth, but how old the patient was at the time of study acquisition.

    :thumbup:Support for additional film/paper formats for DICOM print

    • Version 3.1 prints all DICOM-defined film formats.
    • Further special formats are intended to optimize the printing of stitched images (e.g. with full spine or extremities as 1:1 prints).

    Get our freshly released iQ-VIEW/PRO 3.1.1 now and benefit from all these new features and improvements! We highly recommend scheduling product upgrades soon. The trial version is available for download from our Download Center.


    Find further details about iQ-VIEW/PRO 3.1 in the product brochure and about iQ-LITE 3.1 in the flyer. And learn more about the changes and improvements from the previous version by checking out the New Features and Bug Fixes sheet.

    Please contact our sales team at sales [at] image-systems [dot] biz. They can provide you with the needed information and refer you to one of our authorized resellers in the region.

    By the way, in the meantime we have already released software version 3.1 with an improved previous studies management.

    You can purchase a life-time license, which will last as long as the computer works and does not change. Migration of your life-time license to another computer is possible but may come with a fee. Alternatively, you can go for subscription and purchase a time-limited license, e.g. for one year. In that case, your license will stop working when the license expires.

    It is highly recommended to also get and renew the annual service package, as this includes technical support in case of issues with the purchased software. It also includes software updates and upgrades that become available during the time your ASP runs.

    You will need a replacement license which will come for a fee unless you have a valid ASP. Contact your local reseller, from whom you purchased our software originally, with the previous license details to discuss the license transfer and software upgrade (in case you did not use version 3.00 before).

    Are you using a Windows 7 OS?

    Please download the latest version of iQ-VIEW from our Download Center. Before installing, make sure that all Windows Updates are installed on your system and that no Windows Updates are currently pending. This probably requires rebooting the system.

    If this still does not work, contact your local reseller for further assistance.

    We generally recommend updating the Windows operating system regularly in order to keep the system stable and secure. Also anti-virus software should be used and should be updated regularly, including virus scans. You can find information about necessary maintenance tasks in the iQ-VIEW Administration Guide.

    Sehr geehrter "Charly",

    bei K-PACS handelt es sich um eine Freeware, die nicht kostenpflichtig ist, die aber - als Nichtmedizinprodukt - auch nicht für diagnostische Zwecke verwendet werden darf. Sie werden den entsprechenden Disclaimer im Programm gesehen haben. Von unserer kommerziellen Software iQ-VIEW/PRO, die entsprechend der 93/42/EWG als Medizinprodukt zertifiziert ist, verkaufen wir aus rechtlichen Gründen nur die aktuellste Version.

    Wenden Sie sich gern an unser Vertriebsteam unter sales [at] image-systems [dot] biz, damit wir schauen, welche Möglichkeiten wir Ihnen bieten können, einen DICOM-Viewer inklusive Secondary-Capture-Funktion von uns zu erwerben.

    Mit freundlichen Grüßen

    Sorry to hear about your husband's health issues.

    Depending on how the patient medium was created, there may be web content on the medium as well. Look for a web page file (by default INDEX.HTM) or for images in non-DICOM format (e.g. JPEG or PNG) in the folder structure on the medium. This may enable you to take a look at the medical images in non-diagnostic form without using the viewer burned onto the medium.

    Otherwise, you may use a Windows emulation for MacOS on your Apple device and start the application in an emulated Windows environment.

    Good luck for you and your husband.

    Which iQ-LITE version are you using?

    This sounds like the scaling used on your display suggests to the application that a resolution lower than 1024x768 is used on the system, although the actually set resolution is higher than the required minimum. In that case, set the scaling down to 100%. It may also be that you are using a display in portrait mode and the width is really lower than 1024 pixels.

    Please keep in mind that this is the K-PACS forum. Any questions regarding our commercial products are usually to be sent to our technical support team at support [at] image-systems [dot] biz.

    Yeah, you might be on the right track. As a first indication you may check how many studies are listed in the K-PACS study list ("Database" tab) - when using no filters, of course. And then check how many folders you find in the path where your imagebox resides. If there is a difference in number, there is a good chance that your database is not up-to-date and should be reorganized.

    Keep in mind that such a DB regeneration can take some time, depending on how many studies (with how many series/images) are stored locally.

    Also remember that K-PACS is no medical device and must, therefore, not be used for diagnostic purposes.

    I just got feedback from our licensing department. They have received your email. Since you are a new customer, your inquiry was forwarded to the responsible sales representative, who will get in touch with you. This may take a few days due to his traveling. If it is urgent, feel free to sent a follow-up email to sales[at]image-systems[dot]biz.

    As you probably know, K-PACS as a freeware does not require a license. So, I suppose you are talking about one of our other products.

    When did you send your email?

    I will inform our license team about your forum post, so that they can check whether they can find your email. But please, send your email again (as your post does not include the necessary details for a license). The email address is the correct one.

    I'm glad I was able to help. :D

    You're English is pretty good already but have fun improving it further. And don't forget to use some of your new-won spare time to enjoy summertime. :wink:

    I understand now. I must say that it sounds as if you are spending a lot of your precious time on that.

    The answer to your question is "no". The folder names represent the study instance UID of the respective number. This is a number that is unique for every study and it usually includes a number of identifiers, like the device that created the data set, its manufacturer, but often also random numbers that ensure that the number is unique. While the ID may also include date and time information, it is normally not readable.

    The only way to identify whether or not a particular study was done in a particular year would be to check the database file "KPStudy.dir" in the "Server" directory. This text file lists all studies that are currently stored in the K-PACS imagebox. Each study is written into a new line within the file. The first item again represents the study instance UID. After a comma the study date follows. Such a database entry will look similar to the following:


    ... where


    is the study instance UID and also the folder name and



    is the study date.

    Now, you could look for study dates with 2017 and then use the UID to search for this study in the folder structure.

    I'm not sure how many studies you have in total. But if you want to keep working with these yearly folders, my suggestion would be the following:

    - First of all, you may want to set up a second K-PACS station so that the database restructuring work does not impede your daily work.
    - Make a copy of your big ImageBox\2013-2020 folder and connect this database to the K-PACS station.
    - Now use the column header in the study browser to sort the studies according to study date.
    - You start with the year 2013, for instance.
    - Mark all studies in the study table that are not from 2013. And then delete them. (If you have really many studies, you may want to delete in chunks.)
    - Then take both the imagebox (i.e. the folders with the actual images) and the database file and put them into the "2013" folder. This way you save both the actual studies and their registration in the DB. You can later connect both and have easy access to the data without having to scan the entire "2013" folder for its content.
    - Now you use new copies of the ImageBox\2013-2020 folder to do the same for all other years.

    And from 2017 on, you simply back-up the K-PACS database at the end of the year. And then start with a new database/imagebox with the new year as you already intend to do.

    I hope this helps a little.

    First of all, K-PACS is not intended to replace an archive. Therefore, it is not built to keep too many studies.

    Secondly, the structure of the database and imagebox is fixed. The imagebox folders are created according to the study, series and instance UIDs. If you change the folder structure, K-PACS will no longer recognize the images and not show the studies in the study table. And all new studies being retrieved or being imported will be stored in the same UID structure again.

    However, if you want to somehow clean up the imagebox but create a back-up for the radiography studies before deleting them from the imagebox, you can sort the studies according to study date within the study table, then select the studies of one day and export them into a folder project. Afterwards you can put this folder onto a back-up drive and delete the studies from the local imagebox. But note that you will have to scan the folder and re-import the studies if you need them at a later date. That means you need to know in which folder the needed study is. Or you need to scan all folders which can take a really long time, depending on the number of studies.

    The better solution is to use an appropriate archive that can make all studies available whenever you need them.


    We are sorry to hear that your customer is having issues receiving DICOM data in iQ-VIEW.

    The usual way to receive technical support for one of our professional products is to contact the reseller from whom you have purchased the software. If you do not have a local reseller, feel free to send your inquiry to our support team at support[at]image-systems[dot]biz.

    Please include all details you have about the case about which you inquire, such as screenshots or log files. This includes the customer information, the current license details and, of course, the software version your customer is using. This will help our team to identify the affected station and give you advice according to the feature set included in the used software version.