open Introduction
The project, references, etc...

open Glossary
Glossary of our product

open Background
Info on DICOM, CTN and other libraries <>

close GUI
the interface
configuring your MIND client
querying a DICOM server with MIND
writing DICOM files to the server

open Commands
Index of MIND commands

open Project Page
MIND team Project page

open Related Links
Outside pages relating to DICOM, CTN and other related pages.

Querying the DICOM server


In order the make a query to the DICOM server using MIND, you can use either or all 3 of the query menus within the query box.

    (1) The "Patient Query" menu: The "Name" input line can accept full names or sub-strings of a name. For example, "John Smith", "John" or "Smith". The "ID" input line accepts the patients ID number. There really is no reason for this input line to accept sub-strings of an ID number since each patient is given a specific number and when you are searching for a patient then you will most likely have the number in front of you. Last, is the "Birthdate" input line. This line accepts an 8-digit date in a specific order as follows: 4-digit year, 2-digit month and 2-digit day. (Ex: 19990502 => May 2, 1999)

    (2) The "Date Query" menu: This query takes the date just as the Birthdate does in the Patient Query. An 8-digit date in the specific order as follows: 4-digit year, 2-digit month and 2-digit day.

    (3) The "Modality Query" menu: This menu gives you the option to choose between the diferent types of scans such as CT, MR, etc.

Once you have queried the server, the results show up in the "Patient Found" box in the lower part of the window. Now, you can click on any of the patient studies returned by the server in that box. When you click on one, other information will appear in the "Current Object" window in the upper right-hand corner of the window. To view other detailed information about the current patient then go to the IE Browser. How to get there? Click on "DICOM" and then "Browse IE" and you're there. Currently, this option is not completed.