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Archive and MWL queries

posted Mar 23, 2015, 1:02 PM by Matt Granger   [ updated Mar 26, 2020, 12:24 PM ]

Below are some command line arguments you can run in order to manually perform a query of your DICOM archive or Worklist using the dcm4che tools "dcmqr" or "dcmmwl". It's a nice way to mess around with manual queries if you're in to that kind of thing.  Navigate to the \dcm4che-X.X.X.X\bin folder and then type one of the commands below:

Worklist Query
dcmmwl.bat -L CallingAeTitle CalledAeTitle@WorklistIP:WLport -q00100020=PatientIdToQuery

Archive Query
dcmqr.bat -L CallingAeTitle -noextneg CalledAeTitle@ArchiveIP:ArchivePort -q00100020=PatientIdToQuery –rStudyDescription

CallingAeTitle - Your workstation's AE title (be sure your WL or archive is setup to accept queries from this AE!)
CalledAeTitle - Your WL or Archive's AE title
WorklistIP - The IP address of your worklist server
WLport - The port of your worklist server
ArchiveIP - The IP address of your Archive server
ArchivePort - The port of your Archive server
PatientIdToQuery - The patient ID you want to query

You can query using all sorts of other info, search out the help docs on dcm4che's site and you can see the other instances in which it can be used.  Have fun!

Washer Workflow Workaround

posted Sep 23, 2010, 8:22 AM by Matt Granger   [ updated Sep 23, 2010, 8:36 AM ]

     My dishwasher broke.  It's 6 years old so it probably needs replacing anyway.  The "soft press" buttons on the front panel stopped working.  It's not like the water pump or heating element went out, instead, my dishwasher stopped working because of a problem with the control buttons.  Frustrating...  I suppose I'll get a new one, but until then I wasn't going to let my perfectly good washer sit idle because of a silly broken button panel.  A little Googling, dismantling, cutting, soldering, and I now have a washer with a single button that turns the wash cycle on or cancels it.  I love it, a 20 year old black and red Radio Shack button that I rummaged from my garage now controls the washing of my dishes.


Day in the Life of a PACS Admin

posted Oct 6, 2009, 9:38 AM by Matt Granger   [ updated Oct 18, 2009, 8:05 AM ]

Nice - someone made a YouTube video of life as a PACS admin.  Enjoy!

Day in the Life of a PACS Administrator


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