Posts by stridde

    Thank you for the notification. I was able to reproduce the described behavior.

    Symantec throws a threat warning due to reputation. This does not necessarily mean that the application/installer is indeed infected. I assume that the reputation notification is based on the age of the software, as the 1.6.0 installer has been out for about 7.5 years. And the older software gets the higher the risk of an infection with malicious software.

    As you realized yourself, this forum is dedicated to the K-PACS freeware only. We do not provide support for our professional products here.

    If you have questions concerning iQ-RIS, feel free to contact our technical support directly by email at support[at]image-systems[dot]biz. If your inquiry is related to a specific iQ-RIS installation, please also provide the customer details and current license information. For sales questions contact our sales team at sales[at]image-systems[dot]biz. Alternatively, you may use the web form on the iQ-RIS product website.

    I'm not sure if I understand your intention for "database analysis".

    K-PACS does not work with a real database. Its study and image registration is file-based and the data is stored hierarchically according to study, series and instance UID. On each level, a registration file registers the necessary information as they are shown in the "Database" table of the study browser. The KPStudy.dir holds all study details, the Series.dir files hold the information of all series of a particular study and the Image.dir files register the individual DICOM objects of a series. Series and image directory files, therefore, exist for every study stored in the local imagebox.

    If this does not answer your question, please be more specific in what exactly you are looking for.

    Normally, there should not be a delay in being able to use the download center after registering in the forum and confirming your account using the email you receive upon registration. Let's see if we can figure this out:

    - Just to make sure: You went to the menu item "Download Center", not our Sales Partner Login Area, right?
    - And after you registered with the forum yesterday, you received the confirmation email and activated your account by means of the given link, correct?
    - Which login screen did you use: the blue one right on the "Download Center"main page? Or did you first click the "Free DICOM Tools" link and used the login there? Try using the blue one.

    In case you are still unable to log in, please let us know the exact error as you get it. If possible, make a screenshot and provide it to us. We can then have our web administrator take a look at it.

    As already described various times in this forum:


    Go to Select "Download Center" from the menu on the left. Log in with your forum access data. Then click "Free DICOM Tools" and select the "K-PACS" entry to download the latest version. Please also read the respective disclaimers for using K-PACS. Last available version is 1.6.0 in either English or German.

    I recommend checking the forum first for a solution (you may use the search function) before posting a topic. This may get you a solution faster than waiting for a reply.

    No, iQ-VIEW cannot be queried either. As a radiological reading station (and not a DICOM archive / PACS), it's not its intended use to provide data through query/retrieve to other DICOM nodes. Reading stations are rather the recipient of images created at other modalities than the provider. However, it is possible to send data from iQ-VIEW to other stations. For instance, when reports or evidence images are added to existing studies or when studies are imported from external media, such as patient CDs, they can be sent to the central PACS for archiving and further distribution within the medical network.

    If you are looking for a DICOM archive, check out our iQ-WEBX.

    The K-PACS software is several years old already and neither the software itself nor the installer were created with the new operating systems in mind. Therefore, installing K-PACS on Windows 7 or higher can lead to issues related to user permissions. This may also be the case on your new computer. Make sure to install the software under administrator permissions. Better use a folder for the installation that handles user permissions more freely than the Program Files folder, e.g. install K-PACS directly under C:\. If necessary set the permissions for the installation folder and the database/imagebox folder (if moved elsewhere) so that every user can access, read and write.

    Also using a 64 bit OS may create issues. K-PACS is a 32 bit software that cannot fully handle 64 bit systems due to the use of old components for development. So, for instance, you may only see empty study tabs in the viewer, where normally you would see patient information.

    So, while you can try using K-PACS on the newer OS, it is correct that you may have to deal with different issues.

    Seems to me that you used the "Free DICOM Tools" link under "Products" and not under "Download Center" as stated in my earlier post.

    Please follow the instructions as they were given and you will find the K-PACS download. It's still in the same place:


    Go to Select "Download Center" from the menu on the left. Log in with your forum access data. Then click "Free DICOM Tools" and select the "K-PACS" entry to download the latest version. Please also read the respective disclaimers for using K-PACS. Last available version is 1.6.0 in either English or German.

    Your local imagebox/database may not be set up correctly. Check the folder you have defined to store the data. Is there some sub-folder in there? New studies are stored there hierarchically using the study instance UIDs. You may also have a permissions issue on the computer. Remember that the latest K-PACS version is quite a number of years old already. It was never designed to run on new systems like Windows 7, 8 or 10 with UACs and stuff. The user running K-PACS needs full access to the folders, also of the imagebox/database. You may have to set these permissions manually or install K-PACS in a "free" folder, like directly under C:\.

    Well, you select the angle tool, draw the two rays with the mouse inside the image you want to evaluate and K-PACS then calculates the angle between the two rays you drew. The measurement values are added to the screen next to the measurement.

    Thanks for the explanation regarding the "dicom box". Check its documentation. It should tell you how to enable DICOM communication between two stations and give details about its own configuration. Maybe it's only an item in between and it's sufficient if the two stations at each end of the line "know" each other by AE title, IP address and port. But that's something the dicom box manufacturer can help you with.

    If everything was done correctly and the application works properly, the resulting DICOM study is stored in K-PACS's local imagebox. You can find it in the study list under the "Database" tab.

    Not sure what you mean with "dicom box", but when you try to establish communication between two DICOM compliant stations, you need the AE title, port and IP address. The IP address is then always the IP of the computer on which the software runs. It's not DICOM specific.

    Use the "Filesystem" tab for the import of images that are already DICOM. Or use the "Import" feature to import other image files and convert them to DICOM.

    I suppose you refer to the text information that is shown for an image inside the viewer's image processing area.

    In our medical device software iQ-VIEW, an overlay mapping is possible, using a special script file. This method would partly be applicable also for K-PACS, although not including all options that are offered in iQ-VIEW. You may want to check the iQ-VIEW Administration Guide in the section about text overlay mapping, using the file "OverlayMapping.script" and try out in how far that works for K-PACS, too. My suggestion: Best use iQ-VIEW version 2.6.0 as reference. It should be the closest to K-PACS 1.6.0.

    Is your Windows email client a 64 bit software? With our professional medical device software iQ-VIEW we only support 32 bit versions of email programs, such as Microsoft Outlook. So I would suspect that K-PACS has the same limitation.