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Navigating PACS Images

PACS Images can be accessed in Web/VS as follows:

  1. Log into Web/VS and select a patient in the usual way.
  2. Select PACS Images from the "Reports" menu OR click the "PACS" icon displayed to the left of a report title on either the Imaging Reports list or the Recent Results listing.

A second window is created and the Kodak Carestream PACS web server's splash screen appears. Once the Kodak Java applet for PACS image viewing has been downloaded, another window appears on top of the splash screen, with a study list for the selected patient. You can select one or more studies from the list and then click the LOAD button, after which the image(s) appear in a new window on top of the study list along with various navigational controls for manipulating the image(s).

The navigational control descriptions are as follows:

  • File - Save, E-mail or Print Images
  • Edit - Manipulate the selected images displayed
  • W/L - Adjust the windowing values of the selected images, either automatically or interactively, as well as invert the gray levels of images
  • Layout - Configure the format in which groups and images are displayed on the screen
  • G/M - Add and manipulate graphic and text annotations on images
  • Tools - show the reference lines in images, link images, and view the images in Cine mode
  • PMA - Displays the patient mini archive
  • Reports - Displays the imaging report that is associated with the selected image. (NOTE: A message will display if a report isn't available.)

For questions, comments or suggestions, please contact the Web/VS Support Team at (310) 423-2828 or via e-mail at mdsupport@cshs.org. You can also click on the "Contact Us" button in Web/VS (located in the blue shaded area on the bottom left side of the screen).