DICOM Workstation

Raster offers high performance, cost-efective and highly functional DICOM Workstations to enable healthcare professionals to efficiently display and analyze digital medical images. These fully DICOM-complaint workstations can receive digital images from our PACS server or virtually any imaging modality including x-rays, MRIs, CTs and more. Import / Export capabilities for various image formats(DICOM, TIFF, JPEG, PDF, AVI, MPEG and QuickTime.

Workstation operates:

  • DICOM Support
  • DICOM Storage
  • DICOM Query
Viewer Features
  • DICOM Listener for Q/R
  • DICOM Send
  • Local DB for storing study information
  • Importing DICOM studies from local disk
  • Parsing DicomDir from local disk or CD
  • Query compressed studies without decompressing them
  • Multiple Studies viewer using Layout,Tab view
  • Export to JPEG (Study, Series, Instance level). Windowing can be applied to a single
  • instance or series of instance while exporting
  • Cine Loop & stack navigation
  • Toggle for Text and Annotation Overlay
  • Windowing Presets Settings (based on modality)
  • Layout Settings (based on modality)
  • AE Management
  • DICOM Tags Viewer
Image Manipulation
  • Windowing / Presets.
  • Invert, Flip & Rotate.
  • Zooming & Panning.
  • Annotation and Measurement Tools (Ruler, Rectangle and Elliptical).
  • 3D Volume Rendering.
  • 4D Viewer for Cardiac-CT and other Temporal Series.
Image Fusion with Adjustable Blending Percentage MPR (Multi Planar Reconstruction) with Thick Slab 

  • Curved-MPR
  • Surface Rendering
  • Volume Rendering
  • MIP (Maximum Intensity Projection)
  • Stereo Vision with Red/Blue glasses
  • DICOM or Web Distribution web-based PACS
  • Support DICOM imagesSupport other than 8 bit per channel RGB images
  • Support windowing
  • Support 3D rendering or MPR
  • Support annotation of images, measurement, etc.
    DICOM Communication
    • DICOM transfer (C-MOVE or C-GET/C-STORE)
    • Other transfer of DICOM object (WADO/HTTPS)
    • Other standard protocol (JPEG/HTTP, J2K/JPIP)
    • Proprietary protocol
    Regardless, unless DICOM or WADO used, this is a proprietary solution.
    Towards a Standard Workstation
    • Already in DICOM, HL7 and IHE
    – Image, grayscale presentation,  measurement
    – Workflow management (GP-SPS and GP-PPS)
    – On-demand fetching (query/retrieval)
    – Infrastructure and security issues (audit message)
    – Desktop application integration
    • Gaps in the standards are few
    – More advanced presentation states (color, fusion, 3D)
    • Real challenges are in the efficient implementation