Thursday, October 25, 2012

Patches to the Modality Worklist Database

It turns out that the Modality Worklist Server draws a lot of attention and that there were couple of glitches in the last release. The main issue comes from date and time columns in the database (i.e. datetime sql type). Until this is fixed in the DICOM Database Plugin, here's a little patch that maps the database date and time fields to valid DICOM date and time formats.

The DICOM date format is YYYYMMDD and the DICOM time format is HHMMSS.TTT or HHMMSS

Another issue that is going to be solved in the next release is the case sensitive column names. This means that in order to add more fields to your MWL C-FIND Response, you should add the columns to the view exactly as they are named in the toolkit dictionary with the correct case. This problem was in the last build modality field that should have been Modality with a capital M.