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VistA Imaging (VI)  

Radiology (DICOM)

The VistA Imaging DICOM Gateway is a suite of VA-developed software that facilitates the transmission of DICOM images between the image acquisition modalities (Radiology) and the equipment on which these images are permanently stored (HP servers). The images and information about them are stored in the VistA database as a part of the patient record. Once images have been stored in the system, they are available for viewing from any VistA clinical or diagnostic workstation.

This page provides links to installation guides and user manuals for the background processor, gateways, verifier utility, routing, VistARad, PACs Administrator position description & radiology/nuclear medicine HL7 interfaces.

Approved DICOM Devices [PDF]
This document is the most current list of approved DICOM modalities that are approved for use with VistA Imaging

VistA Imaging Configuration Diagram [PDF]
This is a diagram of a typical VistA Imaging configuration for Radiology provided by the Billings Area Office. Each VistA Imaging site should create a similar diagram for reference purposes.

VistA Imaging Installation Guide (Extended Version) [PDF]
Chapter 2 describes the installation process for the VistA Imaging System. The following components will be installed:

  • Windows-based servers for image storage
  • VistA Hospital Information System Image Management Software
  • Background Processor system and software
  • VistA Imaging workstation software
  • DiskXtender Jukebox Software
  • Optional VistA Imaging Components

PACS Administrator Position Descriptions [FTP Directory]

VistA Imaging Display Radiology Viewer [PDF]

Background Process User Manual [PDF]

Verifier User Manual [PDF]

DICOM Gateway Installation Guide [PDF]

DICOM Gateway User Manual [PDF]

VistARad User Guide [PDF]

Routing User Guide [PDF]

Radiology/Nuclear Med HL7 [PDF]

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