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Will SonicDICOM PACS work with my computer?

A server PC needs Windows OS which can operate Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1. to install SonicDICOM PACS.

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

HTML5-Based DICOM Viewer of SonicDICOM PACS needs only a modern browser such as Google Chrome、Mozilla Firefox、Microsoft Edge and others.
If there is an environment which can use web browser, you can access the DICOM Viewer from anywhere in the network.
A web browser does not need other software or not need to install additional plug-in at all.

Which modalities are supported by SonicDICOM PACS?

SonicDICOM PACS supports the following modalities.

  • Computed Radiography (CR)
  • Digital X-Ray (DX)
  • Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Magnetic Resonance (MR)
  • Positron Emission Tomography PET-CT (PT)
  • Mammography (MG)
  • Ultrasound (US)
  • Endoscope (ES)
  • X-Ray Angiographic (XA)
  • Radio Fluoroscopy (RF)
  • Nuclear Medicine (NM)
  • Radiation Therapy (RT)
  • Secondary Capture (SC)

SonicDICOM PACS can handle the following types of DICOM images.

  • Monochromatic (e.g. CR, CT, MR) and color (e.g. US, 3D reconstructions)
  • Static images (e.g. CR, CT, MG) and dynamic sequences (e.g. US, XA)
  • Uncompressed and compressed (RLE Lossless, JPEG Lossy, JPEG Lossless, JPEG 2000 Lossy, JPEG 2000 Lossless)

Please refer to the DICOM Conformance Statement for technical details.

Can SonicDICOM PACS integrate with third party software such as EMR, HIS, RIS?

You can easily integrate SonicDICOM PACS with other software by using HTTP communications (URL) or DICOM communications.
To integrate it using HTTP communications (URL), please refer to our Specifications of Integration.
If you need to use DICOM communications, please refer to our DICOM Conformance Statement.

In case that you need to integrate it by other method except above methods, please let us know your requirements, specifications, budget, and so on.
If you could give us information in detail as possible, it would be great help.
We look forward to your contact.

Cannot view or import DICOM file correctly.

To solve this problem, it needs to analyze a DICOM file which has a problem.
First of all, please attach a DICOM file to email, or please upload the file to Google Drive, Dropbox, and other online storage service to share with us.
We will start an investigation once we receive a DICOM file, and solve the problem as soon as possible.
Our email address is sonic@sonicdicom.com.

How can I access the DICOM Viewer of SonicDICOM PACS from another computer terminal?

When accessing from a terminal other than that is running SonicDICOM PACS, but within the same network, replace the “localhost” part with the IP address of the PC running SonicDICOM PACS.
For example: if the IP address of the PC running SonicDICOM PACS is 192.168.100.10, this would be “http://192.168.100.10/viewer/”.
In addition, if you have set a Web server’s port number as except for 80 by using SonicDICOM Manager, URL would be “http://192.168.100.10:8080/viewer/” (in this example, a port number is set as 8080).

What is the initial ID and password to log in to SonicDICOM PACS?

The initial ID and password for log in are as follows:
ID: admin
Password: password

For security purposes, please change your initial password when you have finished a trial use.

Can I increase the operating speed of SonicDICOM PACS by using different devices?

SonicDICOM PACS’s minimum hardware requirements are as follows.

  • 1 GHz or faster processor
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 5 GB of available hard disk space

However, this is not the optimum hardware configuration.
You can read about our recommended hardware configuration in the knowledge base.

SonicDICOM PACS is very fast now, but will it the system slow down when the number of studies increases?

Performance will slow down as the number of studies increases, though it depends on the environment.
The biggest cause for this change is the database.

By default, SonicDICOM PACS uses a database system that is compact and easy to deal with, called “Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition”.
By upgrading from “Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition” to “Microsoft SQL Server 2014”, you can dramatically improve the system’s performance; this difference is especially clear after the number of studies has increased.
There are several editions of “Microsoft SQL Server 2014”, but the “Express Edition” is free.
So, we recommend that you start with using the free “Express Edition”.
Upgrades to other editions is easier if you have installed the “Express Edition” first.
If you ever notice that the system is performing much worse all of the sudden, we suggest that you consider upgrading to the “Standard Edition”.
Please contact Microsoft directly for any questions and concerns about Microsoft products such as the “Microsoft SQL Server”.

If you are upgrading the database used by SonicDICOM PACS from “Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition” to “Microsoft SQL Server 2014”, please refer to the knowledge base for reference.