There is no user instructions or other documentation available for K-PACS as a freeware.
You get all the documentation, instructions and technical support you need when you purchase a license of our iQ-VIEW reading station.
Either delete or rename the file. Make sure to close K-PACS before doing that.
Check the configuration of the DICOM communication between the stations. Check log files to get indications for errors. Verify that the objects are supported in K-PACS at all.
All information shown in the text overlay in the K-PACS viewer comes from the DICOM images you have loaded into the viewer. If you need/want to change any of the information, you would have to change the DICOM header information of these images. Some items can be changed on either study or series level using the "Modify" option in the K-PACS study browser. Individual tags of individual images can be changed via the "DICOM header dump" view in the viewer. But the latter is tedious work and prone to errors.
Otherwise you would need tools specialized in DICOM header manipulation.
Keep in mind that the attribute "Institution name" is actually a series level attribute according to the DICOM standard.
File extensions can be misleading. So, it is hard to say whether your IMG and LZH files will be supported by K-PACS. K-PACS supports only DICOM compliant data, so if these files are actually DICOM files (often but not always used with extension .dcm) then you can use the "Filesystem" option in the study browser to import the data.
Otherwise, K-PACS only offers to import regular image formats, such as JPEG, BMP or TIFF, and convert them to DICOM. This is done using the "Import" feature.
If your objects don't match any of these formats, you won't be successful in importing them into K-PACS. In that case you would need some other tool to read the data or even convert the data into (real) DICOM.
As the word says, the option "database regeneration" will rebuild the local database of that particular K-PACS station. It reads out the objects it finds in the imagebox folder and reregisters/restores them. The difference between direct rebuild and Store SCU are that in the latter option all objects are sent via DICOM transfer to the K-PACS server component (simulating the DICOM object reception from another station), while in the former the database is rebuild on a file-based level.
In any case, only the locally available data will be worked with. No data on other stations is involved in this process.
The option is intended to resolve a corrupted database, i.e. to resolve discrepancies between the stored objects and the registered objects.
In general, iQ-VIEW is able to communicate with stations that use DICOM protocols for communication and adhere to the DICOM standard concerning the use of these protocols. Refer to the iQ-VIEW DICOM Conformance Statement to read which services are supported in which form. Compare it to the DICOM Conformance Statements of the stations you wish to connect to iQ-VIEW. This should give you an idea whether the different applications are compatible.
However, there is no web-based communication implemented into iQ-VIEW. iQ-VIEW supports only C-ECHO, C-FIND, C-STORE and C-MOVE; and DICOM printing. Depending on how DICOMweb works, you may need some kind of "translator" from web-based communication to DICOM network communication.
K-PACS is only a non-diagnostic DICOM viewer, with which you can import, view and process DICOM images. The K-PACS server component is only intended to handle incoming DICOM communication, i.e. to negotiate and accept DICOM objects sent to K-PACS from other stations.
If, with server application, you are referring to an image archive and distribution system, you should look into respective software, such as ConQuest.
Remember that you need to use software registered as medical device in case you are using it with diagnostic intent. K-PACS is not suitable for this. Neither is ConQuest.
You probably forgot to save the changes. Make the modification, click the button to accept the "change" and then the "save" button to actually save the configuration.
Is it possible that the display configuration changed on the PC and that the K-PACS window opens in a position that is no longer available (e.g. due to a removed display)? Try disabling the K-PACS ini file before restarting the application and check if that restores visibility.
No, only C-MOVE is supported as retrieval protocol, as most PACS manufacturers do. Please consult the iQ-VIEW DICOM Conformance Statements; they contain the relevant information about supported DICOM protocols.
K-PACS was never intended to run on Windows Server editions. In addition, it also wasn't developed for 64 bit machines.
There are very probably permission issues that prevent the application from starting, especially since on servers user permissions are handled even stricter than on Windows OS for client systems. Also your anti-virus protection may prevent K-PACS from starting.
You may try to set specific user permissions for the K-PACS installation folder and to add an exception for K-PACS and its server component in your anti-virus program. Otherwise, use K-PACS on a supported OS instead.
Please also check other threads in this forum that already discuss this or similar topics of OS incompatibilities, e.g. this one.
This is really a new angle that you are coming from.
Generally, we provide products for radiological practices, radiology departments of hospitals and imaging centers. Their purpose is to provide functionality to create, process, store and distribute radiological images. We are not a provider of imaging material. In fact, we cannot hand out much of the material as it contains sensitive patient data and has to be protected accordingly.
Our products VET-VIEW and VET-WEBX are used by veterinary radiologists to view and process radiological imaging data and to store/archive and distribute this data in their medical network.
I'm not sure how much it will help you, but you can download some demo images from our website's download center. See section "Demo Images". You need to login with your forum accout to access the data. But remember that we provide this data mostly for our resellers so that they can use appropriate data when demoing our products. So, often you will only see parts of the human or animal body and not the entire body. There are also no 3D reconstructions like you found on the IZW Berlin website, although similar reconstructions can be produced with our professional products, such as iQ-3D (not K-PACS, though).
Hope that helps a little.
I assume that you are referring to the HIPAA enacted by the United States. We do not claim compliance with this act for our freeware K-PACS.
It's true that K-PACS was not developed with the new operating systems, such as Windows 7 or 8/8.1 in mind. But, obviously, there are lots of people out there who got K-PACS 1.6.0 running on such systems, so it does not seem to be a general issue.
But sure, the new OS bring some challenges for software due to their advanced security measures, such as the UAC. As a consequence, it's always best to install K-PACS in a "free" folder, for instance directly under C:, because access to some other folders (like the Program Files folder) is limited for users.
If you have issues retrieving images from another station, check the configuration, check that ports are free, that the K-PACS server component is running, that the database and imagebox folders exist and are linked correctly, that firewalls and such do not interfere, etc. Use the logs of the communication peers to search for hints regarding the failures.
K-PACS is no longer actively developed. We are focusing on our professional product portfolio, such as our diagnostic reading station iQ-VIEW.
K-PACS version 1.6.0 is still available for download and can be used for non-diagnostic purposes, but there is no technical support provided. Please read our announcement here. The forum is up and running for the time being, providing an option to discuss the freeware with other users.
I don't really understand why you click on "Transfer". I thought you wanted to retrieve images from station "imco01" into the K-PACS database? It looks to me like you are trying to move the images from "imco01" to "imco01". Which, of course, will not retrieve any images into K-PACS and also does not make much sense, since the images already exist on "imco01".
Please check if the follow the procedure below, because this is how you retrieve images from another DICOM node into the local K-PACS database:
- First of all, you have added the DICOM configuration of the respective DICOM node under "DICOM settings".
- In the study browser you switch to the "Network" tab.
- There you should see your DICOM node listed. You enable this node by ticking the checkbox.
- You enter your search criteria, e.g. patient name.
- You click "Search". The respective results are shown.
- You select the study/studies you wish to retrieve by marking the checkbox in front of the entry (line in the table).
- Afterwards you click the "Viewer" button to retrieve and load the studies.
Is that what you do? If not, please try it this way.