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LEADTOOLS High-level PACS Framework

PACS

The LEADTOOLS High-level PACS Framework builds upon the LEADTOOLS DICOM Communications classes by implementing high-level client (SCU) and server (SCP) classes. These classes encapsulate LEAD's years of medical imaging development experience to provide an extensible, programmer-friendly framework for rapid application and system development.

Overview of High-level PACS Framework SDK Technology

The LEADTOOLS High-level PACS Framework requires very little knowledge of the internal workings of DICOM communications. Because the framework handles all of the low-level communications, developers are free to devote more time to user interface and database queries. Since these classes are built upon the foundation of LEAD's low-level DICOM communications layer, they still provide the same power and flexibility to handle any situation.

DICOM PACS Client

The LEADTOOLS High-level PACS Framework provides classes to do common operations including C-ECHO, C-FIND, C-STORE, C-MOVE and C-GET. The framework handles all of the low-level DICOM communications such as connection, association, and message handling processes internally.

DICOM PACS Server

With the service-based architecture of the LEADTOOLS High-level PACS Framework, developing a PACS server hosting SCPs is done with minimal time and code. Multiple SCPs may be hosted on the same server, each one running as an individual Windows Service, providing isolation and security. Each framework service handles all of the low-level communication, freeing the developer to implement system specific logic for services such as C-ECHO, C-FIND, C-STORE, C-MOVE and C-GET. Developers may even further divide the framework service add-ins by SOP class and transfer syntax for more flexibility to implement specific business logic. For example, the add-ins may be segmented to store CT and MR images into different databases. The LEADTOOLS PACS Imaging SDK includes fully-functional sample add-in implementations for security, C-FIND, C-STORE, C-MOVE, MWL and Storage Commit.

DICOM PACS High-level Framework Add-ins

The following is a list of framework add-ins included with the LEADTOOLS High-level PACS Framework. These framework add-ins may be used as-is or modified to meet the specific needs of any system. Additionally, developers may create completely new custom add-ins.

Standard DICOM and PACS Service Add-ins

Advanced User Experience and Productivity Add-ins

  • Auto-copy - automatically route retrieved incoming DICOM image data to any number of PACS servers
  • Logging - uniformly log all DICOM services to a central database
  • Gateway - configure multiple Storage Servers from different locations into one query source
  • Patient Updater - seamlessly modify existing patient and study information
  • Rule Script Editor - customizable scripting interface to perform user-defined actions upon any number of events and incoming requests
  • Task Forwarding - archive received images immediately or on a schedule

View the documentation for more details on each of these add-ins.

LEADTOOLS SDK Products that Include the LEADTOOLS High-level PACS Framework

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LEADTOOLS PACS Imaging SDK

Develop robust PACS Imaging applications with LEADTOOLS PACS Imaging. Features include Medical Web Viewer Framework, high and low-level PACS SCP and SCU functions and controls, secure PACS communication, comprehensive DICOM data set support, image annotation, extended grayscale image display such as window level and LUT processing, and specialized medical image processing. Other features include lossless JPEG compression, JPIP and signed and unsigned image data processing.

LEADTOOLS Medical Imaging Suite SDK

Develop powerful PACS and Medical imaging applications with LEADTOOLS Medical Imaging Suite. Features include Zero-footprint HTML5 DICOM Viewer, Medical Web Viewer Framework, Medical 3D, DICOM Multimedia codecs, high and low-level PACS SCP and SCU functions and controls, secure PACS communication, Print to PACS, comprehensive DICOM data set support, image annotation, extended grayscale image display such as window level and LUT processing, and specialized medical image processing. Other features include lossless JPEG compression, JPIP, and signed and unsigned image data processing.

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