The LEADTOOLS PACS Workstation Framework is a set of .NET (C# & VB) PACS components that can be used to build a fully-featured PACS Workstation application. This comprehensive framework is the culmination of over a decade of medical-imaging development experience and direct collaboration with medical institutions to create a product that not only meets the real-world requirements of hospitals and practices, but also incorporates the power and extensibility characteristic of all LEADTOOLS products.
Overview of LEADTOOLS PACS Workstation Framework
- 2D and 3D Workstation Viewer
- Real-world tools used by radiologist and other health-care professionals
Modular design features fully-customizable components to build an entire PACS or replace individual pieces of an existing system
- PACS Client and Server
- Database and Data Access Layer
- Media Creation Management
- Includes source code for easy customization, localization and branding
LEADTOOLS PACS Workstation Framework Components
The LEADTOOLS PACS Workstation Framework is divided into several components built with the LEADTOOLS High-level PACS Framework. These workstation components come with default implementations that can be replaced or customized to meet the specific needs of your organization. The object oriented and componentized design facilitates piecemeal or whole development of PACS Workstation systems.
LEADTOOLS Medical Workstation Viewer
The LEADTOOLS Medical Workstation Viewer is a high-end Medical end-user application that is currently being used in the health care industry. The viewer provides to developers the functionality and features required by medical professionals, device manufacturers, research facilities, or anyone that has a need to view, retrieve, store and analyze 2D and 3D DICOM images.
Medical Image Viewers
- Flexible display layouts for studies, series and images
- Display DICOM images and DICOM Encapsulated PDF
- Create, load and save annotations with any image
- Create modality-specific window level presets to quickly adjust the display for specific tissues and pathologies
- Automated tools to zoom, pan, window level, orient and more
- Configurable image orientation based on Patient Position, Modality or any other DICOM Tag
- Patient history with a chronological timeline with thumbnails of studies and series saves reviewers' time
- Advanced 3D visualization with LEADTOOLS Medical 3D SDK Technology
- DICOM SCU Query/Retrieve and Store
- DICOM SCP service provides Query/Retrieve, Store and Storage Commit
- Export DICOM data sets and DICOMDIRs with optional anonymization
- DICOM Media Creation
- DICOM Transaction Logging
- User Access Control
The LEADTOOLS Medical Workstation Viewer uses the LEADTOOLS high-level medical image viewer control to provide unconstrained display layouts, stacking, cine, synchronized scrolling, reference lines and interactive mouse tools such as window level, zoom, pan, annotation, measurement and region of interest.
The LEADTOOLS 3D engine adds 3D volume generation from 2D CT, MRI and PET stacks, and MIP, MinMIP, VRT and SSD rendering into the LEADTOOLS Medical Workstation Viewer. The LEADTOOLS 3D engine can also generate an MIP slab from 2D slices, and orthogonal MPR, arbitrary single and double cut planes.
The source code is provided for easy customization, localization and branding. Developers may completely customize the look and feel, functionality and capabilities of the workstation, or use the Medical Workstation as-is and brand it with their own logo.
Any LEADTOOLS or third-party DICOM client can communicate with the LEADTOOLS PACS Workstation Framework using Study Root Query and Retrieve, Storage and Storage Commitment, and Find and Move Services.
DICOM PACS Server
With the LEADTOOLS High-level DICOM PACS Server component, LEADTOOLS and third-party DICOM clients can query, retrieve and store to a workstation database.
DICOM Media Creation Management (CD/DVD Burning)
The LEADTOOLS Workstation Framework supports the DICOM Media Creation Management IOD and Service Classes. Submit Media Creation requests to any DICOM Media Creation station to burn DICOM studies, series and images to CDs, DVDs and any other media. Additionally, LEADTOOLS includes a stand-alone Workstation Viewer that can run from a portable media to read the DICOM Directory stored on the media.
Media Creation Management features can be used to manually burn media discs on any Workstation Client or queue up requests to a centralized media burner station. LEADTOOLS can directly interface with Primera Bravo devices to automatically burn DICOM CD and DVD media. Add-in source code is provided to customize support for any burner device.
DICOM PACS Workstation Add-ins
Because every system and organization is different, it is impossible to create a product that meets every need out of the box. For this reason, the LEADTOOLS PACS Workstation Framework leverages add-ins that developers can quickly implement to perform various tasks. All DICOM requests are delegated to the add-ins for processing. The LEADTOOLS PACS Workstation Framework includes several add-in implementations with source code including:
- Study Root Find SCP Service
- Study Root Move SCP Service
- Storage Service
- Storage Commit Service
- DICOM Transaction Log to Database
- Media Creation Management
DICOM PACS Workstation Data Access Layer
The LEADTOOLS PACS Workstation Data Access Layer (DAL) ensures maximum flexibility for data storage. Developers may inherit from a LEADTOOLS PACS Workstation DAL implementation for virtually any database system including SQL server, Oracle and MySQL.
By implementing the respective data access layer, virtually any database system may be used with the LEADTOOLS PACS Workstation Framework. The default DAL included with the LEADTOOLS PACS Workstation Framework supports SQL Server and SQL CE.
DICOM PACS Workstation User Controls
The LEADTOOLS PACS Workstation includes all user interface controls needed to build a DICOM Workstation. Provided controls include an image viewer, search, service manager, log viewer and configuration. All of the controls may be easily customized to meet the specific needs of your users.
DICOM PACS Workstation Client
The LEADTOOLS PACS Workstation Framework uses DAL components to query, retrieve and store images in the local database. The PACS Workstation Client uses the LEADTOOLS PACS Framework to query, retrieve and store images in remote DICOM PACS servers.
DICOM PACS Workstation Loader
The LEADTOOLS PACS Workstation Loader retrieves study, series and image information in the background from the Workstation Client and loads that information into the LEADTOOLS Medical Viewer control.
DICOM PACS High-level Client Framework
The LEADTOOLS DICOM PACS High-level Client Framework leverages the LEADTOOLS PACS Framework to facilitate communication between PACS Workstation clients and any DICOM PACS server.
Remote DICOM PACS Server
The LEADTOOLS PACS Workstation Framework can communicate with any DICOM PACS server.