SmartPACS

For a complete overview of SmartPACS, including help on study list and viewer topics, visit https://apps.soundvet.com/smartpacs/

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Orthoplan

Sound SMART PACS™ provides DICOM image viewing throughout the veterinary hospital utilizing the same simple, intuitive design style as the Smart DR user interface. This allows for easy access to DICOM images wherever they are needed, on any device – Microsoft, Apple, or Android. Sound Smart PACS is completely auto-updateable, so the latest features and enhancements will always be available, with no manual intervention required by the hospital staff.

Sound SMART PACS™ Dimensions

  • Height: 1.5”
  • Width: 7.75”
  • Depth: 5.5”

Where to place your Sound SMART PACS

The Sound SMART PACS™ is designed to fit easily into your network storage, server closet, or near your existing practice management server. It requires only one network outlet and one standard power outlet (11ov).

The SmartPACS viewer can be viewed on any workstation with an HTML5 web browser. If you do not have a compatible browser, please download either Google Chrome or Firefox.

Click here for detailed installation information.

SmartPACS Production Hardware

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Training

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Orthoplan

SmartPACS Orthoplan is a Cloud Based Orthopedic Surgery Planning Software that provides ultimate flexibility allow you to plan surgeries on any device (PC, Mac, tablet, etc.), anywhere, at any time.

SmartPACS Orthoplan offers the largest repository of orthopedic surgery templates with new templates available via automatic updates

The software is accessed by logging into your Antech Imaging Services account.

SmartPACS Orthoplan Includes:

  • 5 Antech Imaging Services User Logins with SmartPACS OrthoPlan Tools and Template File. Please provide your install coordinator with up to three doctors emails to activate.
  • Access to SmartPACS OrthoPlan on Any Device, Anywhere, Anytime
  • SmartPACS OrthoPlan Calibration Tool

 

For the most up-to-date training and information, please visit https://apps.soundvet.com/smartpacs/docs/orthoPlan/tutorials/ 

Tutorials

Learn how to customize the toolbar and configure user preferences.

Calibrating SmartPACS Orthoplan

In order to get the most out of your software, it is important to ensure your image is correctly calibrated. Every SmartPACS Orthoplan includes an Akucal Scaling Calibration Tool (pictured left).

The 25cm ball should be placed in the center of the anatomy that you wish to calibrate. For example, if you are doing a TPLO, the ball should off the table and placed at the height of the center of the patella.

To use your calibration tool,

  1. Place the tool on the table and roughly position the 25cm ball (1) using the flexible arm (2)
  2. Engage the suction cup lever (6) to secure the tool in place
  3. Reposition the ball using the flexible arm as needed
  4. Take your X-ray
  5. Disengage the suction cup lever (6) to remove the tool from the table
  6. To learn how to calibrate your software, please watch the SmartPACS Calibration video below

TPLO Planning Tutorial

Learn how to use the TPLO Custom Measurement Tool and apply Templates.

TPLO Measurement Tool

A walkthrough of the TPLO Measurement Tool and the ways it can be customized in the User Preferences.

TTA Measurement Tool

A walkthrough of the TTA Measurement Tool.

Cut Tools

A walkthrough of the different Cut tools and how to interact with cut bone fragments.

Documents & Links

SmartPACS Virtual Machine Setup

Sound SmartPACS Virtual Machine allows you to add the Sound SmartPACS to an existing Enterprise Server.

For information and specifications regarding end-user responsibility and hardware requirements, please email installations@soundvet.com or leave a message at our installation line at 760-448-4865.

Sending Images to SmartPACS from a Third-Party Software

Sound SmartPACS allows for various softwares to DICOM send to it. Below are a few tutorials on how to set up and send for some of the more common systems.

If your existing DR system does not save in DICOM format, please contact your existing DR companies tech support and see if they are able to set up a DICOM send destination. Sound will provide you with the SmartPACS DICOM info. You will need to provide this to your existing DR company. Once they have entered this in, please ensure they walked you through how to send to the SmartPACS server.

Third Party Software Instructions

MCR Vet / OmniView

Have MCR/OmniView Tech support access your settings to add the Sound SmarPACS. In the Settings section, select the PACS  button

Click the New  button to add your SmartPACS AE Title, IP Address, and Port number. If you do not have this information available, please contact Sound Customer Support at 800-819-5538

Once you have created your SmartPACS PACS Server, highlight it and press the Select   button. This will be confirmed with Selected field showing a “Yes.”

 

Click Apply to exit. 

From your Review Screen, select the Study you want to send. You can select multiple studies by highlighting the first study, scrolling to the bottom, and holding Shift + Left Mouse Clicking on the last study.

Click the Send  Button on the bottom of your screen to send the selected study or studies to your SmartPACS.

QXView

Watch a quick tutorial on how to set-up your Sound DICOM destination

Watch a quick tutorial on how to transfer images from MAXvue / QXvue to your Sound DICOM Server

QXVue does not save images in DICOM format. However, it is possible to transfer images from your QXVue to your SmatPACS system. Please follow the instructions below to copy a set of date ranges from your QXVue to your SmartPACS system

 Open your QXVue software and select the Database button  

Set your date range and click the Search button.
Select the first study in your list. Use the scroll button on the right to move to the last study. Hold the SHIFT KEY + RIGHT CLICK the last study to highlight every study in the list.

Select the DICOM Transfer option from the menu screen.

Make sure you have selected the SmartPACS option from the Storage SCP  list. This is the PACS server that your images will be sent to.

 Click the Transfer Button    found on the Current Transfer Information.

You can click the Manage Queue button to see how many studies still need to transfer.

 

MAXXvue

MAXXvue does not save images in DICOM format. However, it is possible to transfer images from your MAXXvue PC to your SmartPACS system. Please follow the instructions below to add a new DICOM device and transfer studies to it.

Adding a DICOM Device in MAXXvue:

1. Click “DICOM Transfer”
2. Under the “Current Transfer Information” tab, click “Configure” at the bottom of the window
3. Click “Insert Storage-SCP Item” and add the device AE title, IP address and Port number. Name the storage device in the “Description” box. and leave LUT set to “None”
4. Highlight the new device and click “Test” to verify configuration settings
5. Click “Ok” to return to the DICOM Transfer window

Searching for, Selecting and Sending DICOM studies:

1. At the top of the MAXXvue software, search the date range of studies you’d like to transfer
2. Highlight studies within that date range you wish to transfer as DICOM format (selecting the top study, holding SHIFT and selecting the bottom study will select all studies within the two you selected – up to 50 studies may be added to the DICOM transfer list at a time, per MAXXvue)
3. Click DICOM Transfer on the left
4. Under the “Current Transfer Information” tab, ensure the new device you just added is the selected “Storage-SCP” device
5. Click “Transfer” on the bottom left of the DICOM Transfer window
6. You can verify that what you added is in the export queue by clicking the “Manager Queue” tab – you should see studies moving through that queue immediately
7. While that recent selection is exporting, you can change the search date range, select new studies, and add them to the queue following the same steps.

FAQs

How do I add SmartPACS viewer to a computer?

Adding the Sound SmartPACS viewer to any computer is simple. All you need is an HTML 5 compatible web browser (Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Opera, or Safari).

Open your browser and use the address of your SmartPACS server/smartpacs. Below is an example using a SmartPACS IP address of 192.168.1.201

192.168.1.201/smartpacs

How do I export images to a thumbstick, CD, etc?

How to Export Studies from SmartPACS

You can choose to export a study or studies from your patient screen. For info on how to save a JPEG, click here

  1. Select study by checking box
  2. Choose Export, then Local
  3. Choose either DICOM or JPEG
  4. Check Include viewer
  5. Choose Add to Export Viewer
  6. Click on Local Queue (off to the right)
  7. You will see the completed (or ongoing) export file
  8. Choose the Download icon (looks like a floppy disc)
  9. It will copy the .zip file into the Downloads directory – name of patient.zip
  10. Move back a step to the Downloads directory, then find the .zip file and highlight it
  11. Right click on it, then choose Send To and browse to the flash drive you plugged in on the list below

How do I send DICOM images to another DICOM/Telemedicine Server?

You are easily able to send your images to another DICOM server within SmartPACS. This is useful if you are sending to a radiologist or telemedicine group. If you do not see the server you are trying to send to, please contact tech support at 800-819-5538

  1. Select study by checking box
  2. Choose Export, then Network
  3. Check Send selected studies (or use date selection criteria)
  4. Highlight the DICOM Destination listed below in the   Send images to: box
  5. Choose OK

How do I save a JPEG image?

Sound SmartPACS allows you to easily save a JPEG image by taking a “snapshot”  within the viewer.

With your viewing pane open, click the snapshot icon

Your images will download to a PNG file, usually to your Windows Download folder.

Google Chrome will also show the file in the bottom left of the browser screen.

Firefox will usually prompt you to either open or save the file. Chose save file and the location you want to save it.

What is the Calibration Tool All About?

The SmartPACS Calibration tool can be used to make accurate measures for one-off surgeries, such as TPLO, TTA, etc. You will need a object of a know size, like a calibration ball or stick that you can reference. The calibration must be made for each image, every time you need to measure. Sound offers a complete set of Orthopedic tools for advanced surgeries. Please let us know if you are interested.

This tool should not be used to measure masses, heart scores, etc.

My Images Are Not Transfering and I Cannot Pull Up The Software

The first place to start is to ensure that your SmartPACS is turned on. You will know that it is turned when the power but is illuminated blue.

 

Of your system is turned on and you are still unable to transfer images or pull up the SmartPACS Viewer, please contact tech support ,800-819-5538

How Do I Use the Vertebral Heart Score Tool?

The Vertebral Heart Score (VHS) tool is available in both SmartPACS and AIS. Please check the video below on how to use it.

https://aisv1.antechimagingservices.com/AisViewerManual/AdvTVertebralHeartScore.html 

How Do I Create and Send OFA Studies?

    1. Open a study in your SmartPACS viewer
    2. Ensure that your DICOM tags are set to on by selecting the Enable/Disable Overlays button. When the DICOM Overlays are enabled, you will see text in the corners of the image.
    3. Select the Annototation Drop Down Menu and choose the Text Tool .
    4. Enter your AKC number, Kennel Name, and any other info needed into a text box.

      1. You can adjust your placement by dragging the final text on the screen

    5. When you have the image the way you want it, press the Screen Capture    button to create a file. This will be saved to your downloads folder.

OFA info