TIMS DICOM System Releases



TIMS DICOM System Releases

TIMS DICOM 3.2   •  TIMS DICOM 3.1.7400  •  TIMS DICOM 3.1  •  TIMS DICOM 3.0   •  TIMS DICOM 2.5  •  TIMS DICOM 2.4  •  TIMS DICOM 2.3  •  TIMS DICOM 2.2  •  TIMS DICOM 2.1

 



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TIMS DICOM 3.2 Release

Among the new features in v3.2 are:

  • Display-only, graphic telestrations (freehand, lines, arrowed lines, ellipse, rectangle) in various colors over video and images in the Advanced Viewer. Screen Shot
  • The ability to use the Advanced Viewer at all times, including Record Mode, for review & analysis. Screen Shot
  • Archive multiple studies to individual folders for a quick and organized manner to backup studies to a networked drive. Screen Shot
  • Configurable study timer as “recorded time” or “elapsed time”. Screen Shot
  • Stop watch timer & study timer now in thousandths of a second. Screen Shot 
  • Improved workflow for Series Description annotation: move from Series to Series (previous/next) and play/pause/scrub video & audio from within the labeling dialog box so that the entire study can be annotated/labeled without leaving the dialog box. Screen Shot
  • Save current study’s Series Descriptions to a text file. Then it can be saved & printed for reference. Screen Shot 1 Screen Shot 2
  • Save an area of interest (AOI) for exporting images or views. For example, this allows patient information on the edges of the image to be removed when exporting an image or video for presentations. Screen Shot 1 Screen Shot 2
  • Series Description Quick Keys for setting up frequently used labels to be set quickly using the keyboard. Screen Shot
  • Extract Image: copies current image and inserts at end of study as a new Series. Screen Shot
  • Frame Range Editing workflow improvements. Screen Shot
  • Change Archive Study icon tool & menu item to include four modes: Write to CD/DVD as DICOM files, Write to CD/DVD as AVI files, Write to Folder as DICOM files, Write to Folder as AVI files. Screen Shot
  • Configure View Descriptions addition to allow just the Series number or Series number plus the actual Series Description to display (i.e. “4” or “4: Thin Liquid”). Screen Shot
  • Audible trigger option for all acquisition types including keyboard, mouse, and automated triggering. Screen Shot
  • WMV file import. Screen Shot
  • Extended capture after a stop trigger event (setting in number of frames). Screen Shot
  • Ability to define a list of Operator’s Names to pick from in the Patient Information window. Screen Shot
  • And much more!

 

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TIMS DICOM 3.1.7400

 

TIMS version 3.1.7400 is a new upgrade available for all TIMS DICOM System and TIMS DICOM Review Software (TDRS) users currently on TIMS version 3.0 and higher. The upgrades are available to all TIMS users with version 3.0 and higher and is available for download by all users with current TIMS Support & Maintenance contracts. Please contact your sales representative (info@tims.com) for further information.

The New Features in v3.1.7400 Include:

  • User logins with Microsoft ActiveDirectory integration
  • Frame Range Editing workflow improvements
    • Retention of chosen View size when moving from View to View
    • Better arrangement of buttons with ToolTips
  • MPEG2/4 import with audio
  • AVI import with audio
  • New Preview Window mode with smaller user interface to show lines of video in large Preview Window mode
  • DICOM Receive Service (DRS) improvements for better performance with TDRS
  • Advanced Viewer improvements in setting retention
  • Mouse wheel use in the Advanced Viewer
  • Archive to Network folder naming option added: Study Date + Patient ID + Last Name
  • Refresh color changed from red to yellow
  • Prompt on closing of unsaved study changed to “Save / Don’t Save / Cancel”
  • DICOM Send Dialog pop-up made larger and centered
  • Open Study changed to Open Study List
  • Amend Descriptions tool bar icon added
  • Index number added as left most column in Study List
  • Right click menu items re-grouped
  • Select previous versions of studies in More button in Study List

Preference Additions/changes

  • Remove 20%, 30%, 40% from the high/low watermark study deletion function
  • Maximum study count in Study List prior to deletion
  • Always select original channel for editing of the study
  • Do not scroll Views during Record Mode
  • Reset Views to X across during Record Mode when Preview Window re-opens
  • Auto-Refresh the Study List
  • Improved rapid trigger handling

Note: TIMS v3.1 is available only for TIMS systems running Windows 7 Professional 64 bit operating system. For current TIMS users running the Windows XP platform, please contact a TIMS sales representative.

 

 



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TIMS DICOM 3.1

 

The TIMS DICOM System version 3.1 adds several new and powerful features and workflow items to enhance the TIMS user experience. These features are focused on the speech pathology and endoscopy markets. Version 3.1 is available for TIMS systems running Windows 7 Professional 64 bit operating system only. Below is a list of the main features introduced with TIMS version 3.1:

Major New Features:

  • User rights operation: allows any Windows user to run TIMS or TDRS.
  • TIMS DICOM Receive Service: This is a separate Windows service that provides the capability to receive htthttp://tims.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/dicomreceiveservice.pngDICOM studies even when the user is logged out or the computer is locked. Studies are received by the service and then “swept” into TIMS or TDRS when the user starts the application. This is especially useful in speech pathology applications where the TDRS system is in the speech pathology office or lab and may be locked or logged off when a study is sent to it from the fluoroscopy suite.
  • Advanced Viewer Improvements: Workflow: new button layout, toggle for play/pause, zoom to view button, and more.
  • View setting to pre-load video, not pre-load video for playback.
  • Archive to Network improvements: navigation to subfolders and creation of new folders.
  • Edit study icon in toolbar and in the Edit Menu so the user can edit an open study. Previously, had to do this by going to the Open Study list first.

More Features

  • Allow Mark View to Send while in Amend Descriptions mode prior to save.
  • Increase maximum number of Views across from 8 to 10.
  • Preference change for New Study setting from “Open max views on new study” to “Open # of views on new study”. Setting from 1-10.
  • Change Send Study keyboard short cut from F2 to Ctrl + F2. Changed so cannot accidentally Save Study while using F3 while editing
  • Overlay display of Series Description improved in Advanced Viewer.
  • Edit study issues resolved when using SC or OT channel with GE Centricity.
  • Quick Reference Card changed to show keyboard shortcuts. Also, included on Desktop upon install.
  • ESC now cancels out of Channel Configuration dialog.
  • Pop-up messages regarding DICOM sends if failures are in DSS.
  • Better, more random UID generation.
  • Updated user manuals to reflect v3.1 changes. Added scheduled maintenance information.

Note: TIMS v3.1 is available only for TIMS systems running Windows 7 Professional 64 bit operating system.

 

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TIMS DICOM 3.0

 

The TIMS DICOM System version 3.0 features a brand new, more powerful computer platform running on the Windows 7 Professional 64 bit operating system. For full specifications on the new TIMS computer, please click here. TIMS v3.0 also includes a number of increased features and workflow improvements to improve the productivity of speech pathologists, endoscopy users, and other DICOM connectivity users of the TIMS DICOM System. Some of these improvements include: DVI-D video inputs, PDF attachments as DICOM, improved frame range editing, folder name generator for archiving, and much more. Below is a detailed list of some of the TIMS v3.0 improvements:

Major New Features:

  • New, more powerful computer platform
  • Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
  • Increased video input types: added DVI-D & HDMI
  • PDF attachments as DICOM

More Features

  • Option to save study to CD/DVD with AVI files instead of DICOM files; and option to add patient demographic text file
  • Folder name generator for archiving to USB/Network. For example, can use Accession Number, Patient ID, etc.
  • Frame range editing improvements, including Keep/Discard buttons on screen.
  • Display of current “TIMS Mode” in the Title Bar (Edit, Amend, Recording, Review)
  • Password protect and encrypt TIMS database
  • Updated & improved stand-alone DICOM Viewer (for recording to CD/DVD/USB/Network)
  • View Settings for setting up customized settings for frame range editing and viewing
  • Sent current frame to PACS in right click menu with Advanced Viewer
  • Real-time rotate on acquisition for monochrome video. Added for acquisition from Ziehm C-arms that only provide portrait mode video orientation.
  • Added Performing Physician and Study Description to Study List layout
  • Retention of pan, zoom, frame rate values, etc. if changed, when moving from Series to Series on playback in the Advanced Viewer
  • Added per channel configuration for SNAP trigger
  • Added ability to cancel a Restore TIMS Database operation once it is started

Additional “Preferences” for Customization of Workflow

  • Added preference to remember last used FPS chosen in the Preview Window on a per channel basis
  • Added preference to automatically save a study after frame limits are reached, and start a new study
  • Added preference to disable CD/DVD burning
  • Preference for setting virtual memory to use for buffering video
  • Added Preference to show study frame count rather than per-file frame count in status bar of Advanced Viewer
  • Added Preference to “Restore Default Channel After Editing”. Useful at hospitals with GE Centricity versions before v3.3 since they do not accept compressed studies unless they are SC or US DICOM classes.

Note: TIMS v3.0 is for new system purchases only, and is available for Windows 7 Professional 64 bit.

 

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TIMS DICOM 2.5

 

TIMS DICOM System version 2.5 is a powerful new upgrade for the Windows XP based TIMS DICOM System. All TIMS users on current Support & Maintenance contracts are entitled to this electronic software upgrade for their system. Contact your TIMS sales representative for further information.

TIMS v2.5 includes a number of increased features and workflow improvements to improve the productivity of speech pathologists, endoscopy users, and other DICOM connectivity users of the TIMS DICOM System. Some of these improvements include PDF attachments as DICOM, improved frame range editing, folder name generator for archiving, and much more. Below is a detailed list of some of the TIMS v2.5 improvements:

Major New Features:

  • PDF attachments as DICOM
  • Option to save study to CD/DVD with AVI files instead of DICOM files; and option to add patient demographic text file
  • Folder name generator for archiving to USB/Network. For example, can use Accession Number, Patient ID, etc.
  • Frame range editing improvements, including Keep/Discard buttons on screen.
  • Display of current “TIMS Mode” in the Title Bar (Edit, Amend, Recording, Review)
  • Updated & improved stand-alone DICOM Viewer (for recording to CD/DVD/USB/Network)
  • View Settings for setting up customized settings for frame range editing and viewing
  • Sent current frame to PACS in right click menu with Advanced Viewer
  • Added Performing Physician and Study Description to Study List layout
  • Retention of pan, zoom, frame rate values, etc. if changed, when moving from Series to Series on playback in the Advanced Viewer
  • Added per channel configuration for SNAP trigger
  • Added ability to cancel a Restore TIMS Database operation once it is started

Additional “Preferences” for Customization of Workflow

  • Added preference to remember last used FPS chosen in the Preview Window on a per channel basis
  • Added preference to automatically save a study after frame limits are reached, and start a new study
  • Added preference to disable CD/DVD burning
  • Preference for setting virtual memory to use for buffering video
  • Added Preference to show study frame count rather than per-file frame count in status bar of Advanced Viewer
  • Added Preference to “Restore Default Channel After Editing”. Useful at hospitals with GE Centricity versions before v3.3 since they do not accept compressed studies unless they are SC or US DICOM classes.

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TIMS DICOM 2.4

 

The TIMS v2.4 software release is our most comprehensive and advanced new software release. It provides several new features and capabilities designed to improve your workflow and productivity, especially for those in speech pathology and endoscopy applications. Please see below for the details on the release as well as links to video descriptions and demonstrations of the new features.

Major New Features:

  • Simple method to edit or add Series Descriptions to a saved study (Amend Descriptions)
  • Edit or add to a saved study
  • Set up & use custom Series Description themes/lists. For example, a set (or “themes”) of custom Series Description entries for each speech pathologist or radiologist.
  • Simple method for adding a new Series with audio comments or dictations as DICOM audio
  • Quickly & easily change the frame rate (i.e. 30 fps to 15 fps) from the Preview window (rather than need separate channels)
  • Send Marked Views icon for quick DICOM send of parts of a study
  • Improved frame range editing: synced audio editing & movable frame range edit point markers
  • Quick method to do a single frame DICOM send
  • New stand-alone Viewer for use with Windows 7 and no Admin user constraints
  • DICOM Storage Commit

Windows Print Improvements (mostly for endoscopy)

  • Ability to print Series Description contents instead of Series number only
  • Indication in View (P) that an image or images are in the print layout
  • Menu item to add all images to Print layout
  • Print overlay setup controls, printer header setup controls, printer margin control

Organizational changes

  • Preferences re-organized with “tree” interface, searchable by keyword
  • Open Studies List re-organized: lock studies, auto-close study list, more study list entries (compression type, accession number, lock, storage commit)
  • Menus re-organized

Other new features

  • DMWL multiple modality query
  • Drag & drop image files & folders for import into a study (great for dermatology & pathology applications)
  • Image rotation (permanent or display only)
  • Copy image to Clipboard for quick & easy image import to other programs
  • Apply View settings to all, save for future use
  • Pre-Defined Lists: import/export of CSV files for physician names
  • View Study Statistics: in Window menu item. Preference to calculate.

Fluoro-TRACE

  • Fluoro-TRACE: save Text Annotations list for quick & easy insertion on live video

Long Study Recording

  • Configurable limits for View frame capture length & full study frame capture length. Once configurable limit is reached, study is saved, then a new study is created using New Study Based On feature so that study can be continued immediately.
  • Default stream capture duration setting. Excellent for recording clinical studies from VCR tapes.

Archiving

  • Configure CD/DVD volume labels
  • Confidentiality warning when archiving to media

All of our TIMS DICOM System customers with current Support & Maintenance contracts can download and install the new software version and take advantage of these new features. Please email us at info@tims.com for the status of your Support & Maintenance contract and for instructions on upgrading.

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TIMS DICOM 2.3

 

 

  • Synced audio capture & playback fully conforming to the DICOM specification (TIMS 2000 SP only)
  • Elapsed timer function for speech pathology applications: timestamps the entire study, includes non-capture time gaps, so that the speech pathologists can know the elapsed time of the study since the first capture.
  • Series description displayed in main TIMS view windows, via preference, for speech pathology applications: allows user at a glance to quickly go to the Series of interest.
  • Keyboard shortcut (F9) to quickly toggle between snap/stream modes
  • Preference to disable live preview window while streaming
  • And more…

 

 



 

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TIMS DICOM 2.2

  • Synced audio capture & playback fully conforming to the DICOM specification (TIMS 2000 SP only)
  • DMWL workflow improvements
  • Manual Update Patient Information: Allows the editing of patient information and DICOM tags of a saved study (password protected). Can be used to correct patient name and other coding errors.
  • Import JPEG 2000 image files and convert to DICOM
  • Export to BMP & PNG
  • DICOM send lists: for sending DICOM studies to more than one PACS destination with a single click
  • Editing improvements: faster editing and more visual information about ranges and more keyboard shortcuts
  • Info button added in Advanced Viewer and Viewer to “pop up” study information
  • DICOM print toolbar icon
  • Print overlay improvements
  • Calendar picker in DMWL & DICOM Query/Retrieve screens
  • “Play All” feature in Advanced Viewer and Viewer for speech pathology applications: allows with one click to play the entire study (just like a VCR) automatically from Series to Series
  • Audible sound on keyboard trigger preference
  • DICOM print: more paper sizes allowed
  • More options for high/low watermark preference for study size management
  • Series Description overlay in Advanced Viewer and Viewer
  • Find DICOM tag by name and tag number in Channel Configuration
    Message displayed if NUM LOCK or CAPS LOCK is on when password dialog is visible
  • And more…

 

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TIMS DICOM 2.1

  • DICOM send selected views (portions of a study
  • DICOM send selected views (portions of a study)
  • Stopwatch timer in advanced viewer (requested by speech pathologists for timing swallows)
  • A new editing model to make editing studies easier and faster
  • More pre-defined lists: study description, referring physician,performing physician
  • Improved channel configuration setup
  • Re-naming and copying of channels
  • New study based on a current study’s patient demographics (cloning a study)
  • Invert images
  • DMWL query using a date range
  • Log file improvements
  • and more…

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