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JnJ DicomTargets
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DicomTargets
Application to help manage lists of DICOM target systems


Status
Released for Public use 061030
Current version 3.1.2 (Release Notes)
NOTE no longer under license control - freely available for use with other JnJ software.
Under continuing development - check back for updates
Short Description
Many radiology environments have multiple of inpatient/outpatient facilities, each with many DICOM PACS or workstation systems. Simple spreadsheet-like lists are not very efficient for organizing and keeping track of all of these systems, especially if a description/naming convention is not rigorously enforced. The JnJ software uses a relatively simple "list file" mechanism for keeping track of these targets, along with an efficient tree control for easily finding and selecting the desired system. DicomTargets is a simple tool for displaying this interface and for converting to and from text files (tab- or comma-delimited). As part of the installer, I have included a dummy example list file (typically installed to "C:\Program Files\JnJ_Associates\DicomTargets.list") which can be easily edited.

I have found this to be a good mechanism for organizing complicated lists of DICOM systems. Several useful extensions are being developed for upcoming releases.

Limitations
Developed and tested for Windows2000 and WindowsXP, only limited testing on other platforms.

I will "soon" release an SQL database mechanism for managing target lists - for sites that have a database server available via ODBC. I am also working on extending the fields stored to allow the inclusion of supplementary/inventory information.

(Under Construction)

Installation
Currently is facilitated by InstallShield web installer setup.
To begin the installation process download the zip file and then run the setup wizard, setup.zip
Bugs
(Whattaya mean bugs?)
PLEASE send any comments about difficulties/bugs/desired features and I will try to incorporate them.
Bug Reports
Detailed Instructions
In many radiology environments have dozens of inpatient/outpatient facilities, each with many DICOM PACS or workstation systems. For the JnJ software I use a relatively simple "list file" mechanism for keeping track of these targets. DicomTargets is a simple tool for converting to and from text files (tab- or comma-delimited). As part of the installer, I have included a dummy example list file (typically installed to "C:\Program Files\JnJ_Associates\DicomTargets.list") which can be easily edited.

(Under Construction)

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