Configuration

The RadPix teaching file system will run on Windows, MacOS or Linux. While to program will run on minimal hardware, a modern PC is recommended, with at least 8 memory, 500 Gb disk.

Plan on having an automated backup system to prevent data loss!

The RadPix teaching file system is a modification of the Open Source Radiological Society of North America’s (RSNA) Medical Information Resource Center (MIRC) Teaching File System (TFS).

  • Install Oracle Java JRE or JDK on you server (64 bit Windows or Linux).
    1. 32 bit Java for Windows (even for 64 bit Windows)
    2. 64 bit Java for Linux / MacOS
  • Download and install Java ImageIO tools
  • Note the IP number of the server
    1. Windows – Click Start Menu, enter “cmd.exe” (without quotes)
      1. Type “ipconfig”, press Enter (without quotes)
      2. Note IP number (IP4 if given option)
    2. Linux
      1. Open command shell
      2. Login as superuser
      3. Type “ifconfig” press enter (no quotes)
    3. MacOS
      1. Open command shell
      2. Login as superuser
      3. Type “ifconfig” press enter (no quotes)
  • Install RadPix teaching file system. The selected folder for the install will contain a folder “CTP” which contains the server software.
  • Run Launcher.jar (Runner.jar can be used for headless Linux installs) from the CTP folder.
  • Click button to to go to main page
  • Login “admin”, password “password” (without quotes)
  • Change the admin password
  • Create a user, add real name and check boxes to give access.  The “department” checkbox can be used to give all logged users access to cases.  When cases are created, check the “department” option.

Advanced

On Windows, the server can also be set up to run as a service. The benefit is that the server can be set up to automatically restart when the PC is rebooted. See {install path}/CTP/Windows for setup file.

PACS Analyst Support

Request a DICOM SCP for you teaching file system from you PACS analyst. You will need to provide the following information:

  • IP Number of your server (see above)
  • Port – default is 1082
  • AETitle – RadPix
  • Title – RadPix Teaching File

You can also upload JPG and other image files directly to the system, but sending them directly from the PACS as you are reading cases is very efficient. You can have a PowerPoint file with images fcrom your PACS in a few seconds!

If available, configure the DICOM sending device to use compression, which may dramatically decrease the size of multiframe DICOM files.

When the PACS configuration is completed, open up your PACS client and send some images to your new DICOM send destination, “RadPix Teaching File”.

Open up a browser to the home page of the server, which will be the IP number of your server. For instance, if your server is 192.168.1.80, open up a browser to http://192.168.1.80. You will then see the server home page. Login to the server (upper right corner) and then click the Draft button (upper left corner) to see the images you sent.

It is HIGHLY recommended to purchase and install an SSL certificate for your server. This will ensure encryption of information between the client PC/device and the server. The server will otherwise send username and passwords in plain text. You may need some assistance setting this up. There are various companies offering SSL certificates including VeriSign.com and GoDaddy.com.