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« Last post by Administrator on February 16, 2016, 07:47:02 PM »
Is with great pleasure that we’d like to announce the release of CharruaPACS advanced 6.28.

In this new version we have made the following upgrades from last version:
·       Version 64 bits: updated external libraries to 64 bits.
·         Version 64 bits: new protection system for the 64 bits version which doesn´t allow Windows Server serial number to change. It also includes a text with fingerprint and a “cp_register.txt” file for licenses.
·        PACS: the number of simultaneous stores in auto-route can be configured to optimize bandwidth.

·        PACS: memory used by the PACSService is logged.

o       Added the FilterWLByStationAET option.

o       Added the option to accept empty Patient ID o Patient Name on the DICOM Store SCP.

o       Option to accept different Patient ID o Patient Name for the same Study Instance UID.

o       Limit the number of results of the Q/R, so that the Server doesn´t collapse, this limit can be configured in the setup. 

·         WEB Server: Can work with different languages.
·         WEB Server: Now it has the option to enable/disable authentication.
·        WEB: the query results are shown on the same page where the query is made.
·        WEB: the “Status” information is now in “Setup”

·        WEB: Option to send 1 Series only in Store SCU.

·        WEB: Option to delete a single Series from the Autorouting Queue.

·        WEB: Shows the status of the series, on the auto-route, sending, etc...

·        Worklist: now it shows the appointment status and allows to edit and/or erase any entry.


We would like to have your feedback on this new version, in case of updating an old installation, please contact us for the correct upgrade procedure.

Windows Service can’t access mapped network drives. The reason is that the Windows Service starts before any user is logged in, and the mapped network drives depend on the logged user.
An alternative is to use the full UNC path, (\\Server\share\path\to\file.ext). For this to work the Service has to logon as a specific user.
The procedure for setting Log on credentials for a Windows Service is the following:
1. Run the Services console.
2. Select the Windows Service and right click on it.
3. Select Properties, go to LogOn tab.
4. Select “This account” and enter user/pass for the computer Administrator.
5. Select OK and restart the service.

Hope that this info is usefull for you

charruasoft team

Para poder lograr el correcto ruteo de los estudios es necesario configurar las siguientes opciones en el flujo de trabajo:

1.   Worklist, en el lugar del Institution Name debe ir una expresión que identifique al cliente remoto.
2.   Se debe establecer una VPN (Red privada virtual) con el PACS del cliente remoto.
3.   Desde el CharruaPACS se genera una regla de auto-ruteo que envié los estudios recibidos al PACS remoto.
4.   En la configuración de usuario del AET es necesario configurar el filtro Institution Name con el mismo texto que se usó en el Institution Name.
5.   Como alternativa y en caso en que el cliente remoto no cuente con un PACS o no sea posible la conexión VPN, se puede utilizar un StoreSCP (ver el link más abajo), para que reciba los estudios enviados por la regla de auto-ruteo y almacenarlos en un directorio.

(StoreSCP =
Thank you Martieen for sharingyour experience with all of us.
We really appreciate it!

Kind regards,

CharruaSoft team
Sharing our DICOM Paper Printing experiences with you

First at all about the printer type: I would advise NOT to use a color printer as although the print quality of x-ray and medical images in general, printed on a color printer looks perfect, in particular where it concerns the black areas, the disadvantage is that you need a printer with 4 different toner cartridges. I have experienced serious issues in Nicaragua and I am quite sure it will be the same in other countries. As soon as one of the cartridges is running empty, the users will continue printing with the result of very bad image quality till also other cartridges run empty. This will go on for a significant period with bad image quality as the consequence. Using a monochrome printer, once the cartridge is empty, printing is done completely and one has to put in a new cartridge, but of course only one, the black. If you look to the difference in image quality between a monochrome print and a color print, there is no reason for using the expensive color printer with the disadvantage of 4 cartridges in use. I have done several tests at OKI Netherlands and together with the sales people and technicians we came to the choice of the B432DN for A4 or B840DN for A3/A4 printing. We have also shown the test results to a group of radiology doctors/teachers in the Netherlands and they all say that our solution works perfect in 99% of the cases.
Regarding the used paper: printing on ordinary 60 or 80 gr/m2 paper works but printing on paper of 170 gr/m2 gives a much more professional feeling to the end result and when printing is done on A3 sized paper it comes very close to the feeling of film. However the image quality on paper is even better than film. Black on paper is almost pure black and white is clear white from the paper. With film, black is still somewhat colored by the type of film and those areas still show some back lite from the viewer box. White is not white but film translucent and the impression strongly depends on the backlight and applied film type. Common practice is that most doctors will hold the film in front of a lamp or in the free air and that's even worse. Printing on paper makes reading the image as comfortable as reading a magazine.
Now about our printer interface box:  CRCB-PACS has designed a hardware interface box with a special software solution by which the amount of black is reduced as much as possible, like unused areas and around annotations. This all due to the fact that we print on paper with standard printers, to save toner as much as possible. The box is provided with an Ethernet connection and can be accessed as a standard DICOM entity.
Coming to the cost aspect: To our experience it is possible to make about 3000 x-ray prints (MRI and CT comparable) with one B840DN cartridge. Such a cartridge can be purchased for less than 300€. A package of 250 sheets of paper of 170 gr/m2 will cost about 25€. Altogether this will make a cost price per A3 print of 20 euro cent. The costs of one print on digital film however is about 2€ which is a factor 10 higher, not even speaking about the costs of a digital film printer compared to our printer interface box and an A3 printer like the OKI B840DN.
I hope I have given some new insights in using standard paper printers for medical imaging printing. Please feel free to respond to this post and contact me if you like.
kind regards,

Martien van Overeem. For more info, see us on
Is with great pleasure that we’d like to announce the releases of JPEG2Dicom 2.5.0. and DOC2DICOM 3.0

On these new versions we have corrected some bugs and made changes in order to ensure an

improved user experience.

It is important to point out that the new releases looks are very similar to the previous one and its

functionality is almost the same, so users will find it easy to adapt to the new releases while

enjoying its improvements.


We would like to have your feedback on these new versions, in case of updating an old installation,

please contact us for the correct upgrade procedure.

Some users have informed that when they update de Windows version to Windows 10 CharruaSoft stops working owing to the IP changing.
Please communicate with Charrua beofre upgrading Windows in order to avoid any inconvenience.

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