HIMSS and RSNA
Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise

 

 IHE/MESA Image Display Tests

 

Electronic Radiology Laboratory
Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology
510 South Kingshighway Blvd.
St. Louis, MO  63110
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Revision 10.7.0
31-Oct-2006

Contents:

Image Display Tests
Introduction
Message Attributes
Message Values
Configuration
Starting the MESA Servers
Submission of Results
Individual Tests

  1. 311: Create/Render Encapsulated PDF
  2. 312: Create/Render SWF Evidence Document
  3. 314: Render submitted Evidence Documents
  4. Image Display Test 500: Display Calibration
  5. Image Display Test 501: Image Display SCU Query Keys
  6. Image Display Test 502: SCU Query Evaluation
  7. Image Display Test 503: Presentation State SCU Query Keys
  8. Image Display Test 504: Key Image Note SCU Query Keys
  9. Image Display Test 505: Patient Information Updated in Image Manager
  10. Image Display Test 506: Patients Merged in Image Manager
  11. Image Display Test 511: Render Key Image Note 511
  12. Image Display Test 512: Render Key Image Note 512
  13. Image Display Test 513: Render Key Image Note 513
  14. Image Display Test 521: Consistent Presentation of Images

Nuclear Medicine Profile Tests

  1. Image Display Test 2400: NM Display Window Upper/Lower
  2. Image Display Test 2401: NM Display Pseudo-Color
  3. Image Display Test 2402: NM Image Resizing 1
  4. Image Display Test 2403: NM Image Resizing 2
  5. Image Display Test 2404: NM Image Resizing 3
  6. Image Display Test 2405: NM Image Resizing 4
  7. Image Display Test 2406: NM Image Display Query Keys
  8. Image Display Test 2408: NM Image Display Attributes
  9. Image Display Test 2410: NM Grid Display
  10. Image Display Test 2411: NM Fit Display
  11. Image Display Test 2412: NM Comparison Display
  12. Image Display Test 2413: NM Wholebody Display
  13. Image Display Test 2414: NM MPR Display
  14. Image Display Test 2415: NM Image Zoom
  15. Image Display Test 2416: NM Image Review Option
  16. Image Display Test 2417: NM Result Screens
  17. Image Display Test 2420: NM Image STATIC
  18. Image Display Test 2421: NM Image WHOLEBODY
  19. Image Display Test 2422: NM Image DYNAMIC
  20. Image Display Test 2423: NM Image GATED
  21. Image Display Test 2424: NM Image TOMO
  22. Image Display Test 2425: NM Image GATED TOMO
  23. Image Display Test 2426: NM Image RECON TOMO
  24. Image Display Test 2427: NM Image GATED RECON TOMO
  25. Image Display Test 2428: NM Image Display Multiple Framesets
  26. Image Display Test 2435: NM Image Display - Cardiac NM Option

Test Cases: PDI

  1. Test Case 1931: Media “Reader” Read RSNA 2004 CD
  2. Test Case 1932: Media “Reader” Reads Vendor CDs

Evidence Document – Cardiology Options Profile Tests

  1. Image Display Test 20603: ED: Describe Image Display/Report Creator Methods
  2. Image Display Test 20630: Evidence Display – Cath option
  3. Image Display Test 20631: Evidence Display – Echo option
  4. Image Display Test 20650:  Evidence Display – Cath –Vendor Interoperability
  5. Test Case 20651:  Evidence Display – Echo –Vendor Interoperability

Image Fusion (FUS) Profile Tests

  1. Image Display Test 3560: Apply BSPS and Display – same FoR
  2. Image Display Test 3562: Apply BSPS, Spatial Registration – different FoR.
  3. Image Display Test 3600: Side-by-side display:  underlying and superimposed
  4. Image Display Test 3602: Adjusting transparency of the fusion overlay
  5. Image Display Test 3604: Display Multi-Planar Reconstructed planes of fused data
  6. Image Display Test 3606: Controls for Upper Window and Lower Window Level (NM & PET)      
  7. Image Display Test 3608: Display Series Description and Derivation Code Sequence
  8. Image Display Test 3620:  Image Fusion –Vendor Interoperability


Stress Testing Integration Profile (STRESS) Tests

  1. Image Display Test 20730: Stress - SCU Query Keys
  2. Image Display Test 20740: Stress - Vendor Interoperability
     

Eye Care Specific Tests

  1. 50501: Eye Care Image SCU Query Keys
  2. 50502: Eye Care SCU Query Evaluation

Image Display Tests

Introduction

This document describes several tests for Image Display systems. The Display Consistency tests are defined in a separate document: Display Consistency Test Plan for Image Displays.

Integration Profiles and Test Procedures

This document lists a number of tests for Image Display Systems. You may not be responsible for all of these tests.
Please refer to the Connectathon web tool to list the required tests for your system. The web address of this tool depends on the year and project manager. Please contact the appropriate project manager to obtain this information.

Message Attributes

Image Displays may make queries using a number of attributes.  The tests defined in this document will request queries by specific attributes listed in the table below.  It is expected that the Image Display software will contain other attributes as well; the tests require only that some attributes are present.
The tests also allow you to perform multiple queries to cover all of the requested attributes.  That is, we list a number of attributes in the table below and do not expect your system to use all of these attributes as matching keys in a single query.

Matching Key Attributes for Image Displays


Attribute Name

Tag

Study Date

0008 0020

Accession Number

0008 0050

Patient Name

0010 0010

Patient ID

0010 0020

Modalities in Study

0008 0061

 

Message Values

Tests described in section 2 will require specific values in the matching keys.  These are defined in tables in section 2.

Configuration

The MESA Image Manager maintains a database of DICOM applications used for C-Move operations.  Add an entry for the storage SCP(s) associated with your workstation.  Edit the text file $MESA_TARGET/db/loaddicomapp.pgsql (Unix) or $MESA_TARGET/db/loaddicomapp.sql (Windows NT)  Use the existing entries as a template and add entries for your workstations as appropriate.  The column names found in the SQL insert statements are described in the following table.

Column Name

Description

aet

DICOM Application Entity Title.  Must be unique.

host

Host name (or IP address) of the application.

port

TCP/IP port number for receiving associations.

org

The organization that operates the device.  Useful if multiple organizations use the Image Manager.

com

A comment field.

You can test your work as follows:

     perl  load_apps.pl imgmgr
The file $MESA_TARGET/runtime/imgmgr/ds_dcm.cfg is used to configure the MESA Image Manager.  The only parameter users should change is the LOG_LEVEL value.  Log levels are defined in Starting the MESA Servers.  DICOM configuration parameters are listed in the table below.

Application

AE Title

Port

MESA Image Manager

MESA_IMG_MGR

2350

Read the Runtime Notes section of the Installation Guide to determine the proper settings for the MESA runtime environment.


Starting the MESA Servers

These instructions assume you are using a terminal emulator on Unix systems or an MS DOS command window under Windows NT.  Each test uses a command line interface; there is no graphical user interface. Before you start the test procedure, you need to start the MESA Image Manager servers.  Make sure the appropriate database is running (PostgreSQL, SQL Server).  To start the MESA servers:

  1. Enter the Image Display exam folder: mesa_tests/rad/actors/imgdisp
  2. Execute the appropriate script to start the servers:
      scripts/start_mesa_servers.csh  (Unix)
      scripts\start_mesa_servers.bat  (Windows)

Log levels are set for the MESA Image Manager in the file: $MESA_TARGET/runtime/imgmgr/ds_dcm.cfg.  Log levels are:

  1. no logging
  2. errors
  3. warnings
  4. verbose
  5. conversational (really verbose)

When you are finished running one or more tests, you can stop the servers:

     scripts/stop_mesa_servers.csh  (Unix)
     scripts\stop_mesa_servers.bat  (Windows)
Log files are stored in $MESA_TARGET/logs.

Submission of Results

Test descriptions below inform the reader to “submit results to the Project Manager”. This is does not mean “email”. The current submission process should be documented by the Project Manager, but will not include emailing files directly to the Project Manager.

Individual Tests

311: Create/Render Encapsulated PDF

In this test, Image Displays will render one Encapsulated PDF document

References

Instructions

  1. Locate the encapsulated PDF file $MESA_STORAGE/EYECARE/PDF1/pdf1.dcm.
  2. Open/import the file into our system (DICOM Part 10 file), or
    • Set the current directory to $MESA_TARGET/mesa_tests/rad/actors/imgdisp
    • DICOM C-Store the object to your system:
        perl 311/load_311.pl AETITLE HOST port
  3. Render the Encapsulated PDF document.
  4. Capture the rendered output (screen dump, camera) and submit the output to the Project Manager.

Evaluation

Supplemental Information

312: Create/Render SWF Evidence Document

In this test, Image Displays will render one or more evidence documents provided by the Project Manager.

This test is not yet ready; please refer to 314.

References

Instructions

Evaluation

Supplemental Information

The goal of this test is to make sure your system can render the Evidence Documents produced by other systems. This also serves as a test of those documents.

314: Render submitted Evidence Documents

In this test, Image Displays will render one or more evidence documents submitted by other systems.

References

Instructions

  1. The MESA distribution page will contain a reference to a set of Evidence Documents submitted by other systems.
  2. The set of Evidence Documents will also contain a worksheet that lists each vendor which creates Evidence Documents
  3. Import and render all documents. Fill out the worksheet and indicate that you either successfully rendered each document or describe problems with the document.

Evaluation

  1. Rename the worksheet according to your system name.
  2. Place the worksheet in a zip file and upload it as the results for this test.
  3. Email the project manager immediately if you find large problems with any of the Evidence Documents.

Supplemental Information

The goal of this test is to make sure your system can render the Evidence Documents produced by other systems. This also serves as a test of those documents.

Image Display Test 500: Display Calibration

Image Displays supporting the Consistent Presentation of Images Integration Profile must calibrate their displays in accordance with DICOM PS 3.14.  Instructions for this test are included in the document: Display Consistency Test Plan for Image Displays. See section 2.2.

References

Instructions

Evaluation

Supplemental Information

Image Display Test 501: Image Display SCU Query Keys

In this test, the Image Display is required to query the MESA Image Manager using specific matching keys.  For each matching key and value in the table below, direct the Image Display to make one or more queries of the MESA Image Manager.  Repeat or multiple queries are allowed.  That is, you might choose to query several times with a certain matching key.  We do not expect the Image Display to send individual queries with multiple matching keys (Patient Name and Patient ID), but the test software will allow that.

Attribute Name

Tag

Matching Key Value

Study Date

0008 0020

19950126

Accession Number

0008 0050

2001B20

Patient Name

0010 0010

CRTHREE*

Patient ID

0010 0020

CR3

Modalities in Study

0008 0061

MR

References

Instructions

  1. Create/modify the SQL script to identify the Image Display under test.
  2. Start the MESA servers as described in section Starting the MESA Servers.
  3. Load the data sets into the MESA Image Manager.
  4. perl 50x/load_img_mgr.pl
  5. Send at least one DICOM Study Level C-Find request (Study Root model) to the MESA Image Manager for each attribute/matching key value defined in the table above.

Evaluation

  1. Run the evaluation script to verify that each attribute was requested in a query.
  2.  perl 501/eval_501.pl <AE Title of  Image Display>

Supplemental Information

Results will be found in the file 501/grade_501.txt.  If you need to clear the existing queries to run the test again, you can restart at step 3 or run this script:

      perl  scripts/clear_img_mgr_queries.pl

Image Display Test 502: SCU Query Evaluation

This test uses the queries sent by the Image Display during Test 501 and any other queries you want to evaluate.  This test examines all queries sent by the Image Display to determine if they are legal DICOM queries.
After you conclude Test 501, the MESA Image Manager will still have a record of the queries sent by your Image Display.  If you want to send more queries to the Image Manager, you may do so.  There are no required queries.  You might want to send queries at the Series and SOP Instance level.

References

Instructions

Evaluation

Evaluate the Image Display queries as follows:

     perl  502/eval_502.pl <AE Title of Image Display>

Supplemental Information

Query results are stored in the file 502/grade_502.txt.
As above, you can clear the queries stored by the MESA Image Manager as follows:

     perl scripts/clear_img_mgr_queries.pl

Image Display Test 503: Presentation State SCU Query Keys

There are no extra requirements for Image Displays when querying for Presentation State objects.  There are other optional keys that are not tested with this software.

Image Display Test 504: Key Image Note SCU Query Keys

This test is not complete in IHE Y4 and is not required.
Image Displays supporting the Key Image Note Integration Profile are required to support certain keys as matching and return keys.

Image Display Test 505: Patient Information Updated in Image Manager

This test is not ready with this release of software.
This test simulates patient updates on an Image Manager.  This is an optional test as Image Displays are not required to honor patient updates (only suggested to).
You will be asked to retrieve images from the MESA Image Manager.  We will then change the patient name on the Image Manager and ask you to retrieve the images a second time.  Your software should update your internal system with the new patient name.
This test produces no results that can be recorded.

References

Instructions

  1. Repeat steps 1 through 4 as defined in Test 501.
  2. Retrieve the study for patient XXXX.
  3. Select a new name for patient XXXX.  Change the name of the patient in the MESA Image Manager as follows:
  4. perl 505/change_patient_name.pl <new  name>
  5. Query the MESA Image Manager and retrieve the images for the renamed patient.  Your system should be updated with the proper information.

Evaluation

Supplemental Information

Image Display Test 506: Patients Merged in Image Manager

This test is not ready with this release of software.
This test simulates patient merges on an Image Manager.  As with test 505, this is an optional test for Image Display systems.
You will be asked to retrieve images from the MESA Image Manager.  We will then merge two patients on the Image Manager and ask you to retrieve the images a second time.  Your software should update your internal system with the new patient name and ID.
This test produces no results that can be recorded.

References

Instructions

  1. Repeat steps 1 through 4 as defined in Test 501.
  2. Retrieve the study for patient XXXX. 

Evaluation

Supplemental Information

Image Display Test 511: Render Key Image Note 511

In this test, Image Displays will render a Key Image Note that refers to a single image from a series.

References

Instructions

  1. Create/modify the SQL script to identify the Image Display under test.
  2. Start the MESA servers as described in section Starting the MESA Servers.
  3. Load the Image data sets into the MESA Image Manager:
  4. perl 50x/load_img_mgr.pl
  5. Load the Key Object data sets into the MESA Image Manager:
  6. perl 51x/load_img_mgr.pl
  7. Retrieve the Key Image Note for the patient CRTHREE^PAUL with series number 511.
  8. Render this Key Image Note and the one referenced image.
  9. Capture the rendered output (screen dump, camera) and submit the output to the Project Manager.

Evaluation

Supplemental Information

Image Display Test 512: Render Key Image Note 512

In this test, Image Displays will render a Key Image Note that refers to two images from one series.

References

Instructions

  1. Create/modify the SQL script to identify the Image Display under test.
  2. Start the MESA servers as described in Starting the MESA Servers above.
  3. Load the Image data sets into the MESA Image Manager:
  4. perl 50x/load_img_mgr.pl
  5. Load the Key Object data sets into the MESA Image Manager:
  6. perl 51x/load_img_mgr.pl
  7. Retrieve the Key Image Note for the patient CTFIVE^JIM with series number 512.
  8. Render this Key Image Note and the one referenced image.
  9. Capture the rendered output (screen dump, camera) and submit the output to the Project Manager.

Evaluation

Supplemental Information

Image Display Test 513: Render Key Image Note 513

In this test, Image Displays will render a Key Image Note that refers to two images; each from a different series.

References

Instructions

  1. Create/modify the SQL script to identify the Image Display under test.
  2. Start the MESA servers as described in Starting the MESA Servers above.
  3. Load the Image data sets into the MESA Image Manager:
  4. perl 50x/load_img_mgr.pl
  5. Load the Key Object data sets into the MESA Image Manager:
  6. perl 51x/load_img_mgr.pl
  7. Retrieve the Key Image Note for the patient MRTHREE^STEVE with series number 513.
  8. Render this Key Image Note and the one referenced image.
  9. Capture the rendered output (screen dump, camera) and submit the output to the Project Manager.

Evaluation

Supplemental Information

Image Display Test 521: Consistent Presentation of Images

This test is for Image Displays that support the Consistent Display of Images integration profile.  Instructions for this test are found in the document Display Consistency Test Plan for Image Displays. See all of sections 2.3 through 3.3.

Nuclear Medicine Profile Tests

Image Display Test 2400: NM Display Window Upper/Lower

Reference

Rad TF-1: E.5.1.

Instructions

Open or import the NM image in file MESA2400.dcm. From the imgdisp test directory, you can use the script:

     perl  scripts/send_nm_image.pl 2400 <AE Title> host port

to push (DICOM C-Store) the image to your Image Display actor.
Image Display should have controls to display images using “Window Upper” and “Window Lower” values. Display the image using an upper value of 1280 and a lower value of 768.
Perform a screen capture and store the result in a JPEG, GIF or other format that is easily displayable using IE. Label the file with your company name and test number and submit to the Project Manager for evaluation.

Evaluation

Supplemental Information

Image Display Test 2401: NM Display Pseudo-Color

Reference

Rad TF-1: E.5.1.

Instructions

Open or import the NM image in file MESA2401.dcm. From the imgdisp test directory, you can use the script:

     perl  scripts/send_nm_image.pl 2401 <AE Title> host port

to push (DICOM C-Store) the image to your Image Display actor.
Image Display actors should be able to load a pseudo-color table to map intensity values. The format of the table is unspecified. The test data includes an Excel spreadsheet that maps intensity values to RGB colors. The spreadsheet is in the file $MESA_TARGET/mesa_tests/rad/actors/imgdisp/color/2401.xls.
Perform a screen capture and store the result in a JPEG, GIF or other format that is easily displayable using IE. Label the file with your company name and test number and submit to the Project Manager for evaluation.

Evaluation

Supplemental Information

Image Display Test 2402: NM Image Resizing 1

Reference

Rad TF-1: E.5.2.

Instructions

Open or import the NM image in file MESA2402.dcm. From the imgdisp test directory, you can use the script:

     perl  scripts/send_nm_image.pl 2402 <AE Title> host port

to push (DICOM C-Store) the image to your Image Display actor.
The test image is stored at 32x32 pixels. Display the image according to the Frame Zoom Guidelines in Rad TF-1: E.5.2. Use an upper value of 1280 and a lower value of 768.
Perform a screen capture and store the result in a JPEG, GIF or other format that is easily displayable using IE. Label the file with your company name and test number and submit to the Project Manager for evaluation.

Evaluation

Supplemental Information

Image Display Test 2403: NM Image Resizing 2

Reference

Rad TF-1: E.5.2.

Instructions

Open or import the NM image in file MESA2403.dcm. From the imgdisp test directory, you can use the script:

     perl  scripts/send_nm_image.pl 2403 <AE Title> host port

to push (DICOM C-Store) the image to your Image Display actor.
The test image is stored at 64x64 pixels. Display the image according to the Frame Zoom Guidelines in Rad TF-1: E.5.2. Use an upper value of 1280 and a lower value of 768.
Perform a screen capture and store the result in a JPEG, GIF or other format that is easily displayable using IE. Label the file with your company name and test number and submit to the Project Manager for evaluation.

Evaluation

Supplemental Information

Image Display Test 2404: NM Image Resizing 3

Reference

Rad TF-1: E.5.2.

Instructions

Open or import the NM image in file MESA2404.dcm. From the imgdisp test directory, you can use the script:

     perl  scripts/send_nm_image.pl 2404 <AE Title> host port

to push (DICOM C-Store) the image to your Image Display actor.
The test image is stored at 128x128 pixels. Display the image according to the Frame Zoom Guidelines in Rad TF-1: E.5.2. Use an upper value of 1280 and a lower value of 768.
Perform a screen capture and store the result in a JPEG, GIF or other format that is easily displayable using IE. Label the file with your company name and test number and submit to the Project Manager for evaluation.

Evaluation

Supplemental Information

Image Display Test 2405: NM Image Resizing 4

Reference

Rad TF-1: E.5.2.

Instructions

Open or import the NM image in file MESA2405.dcm. From the imgdisp test directory, you can use the script:

     perl  scripts/send_nm_image.pl 2405 <AE Title> host port

to push (DICOM C-Store) the image to your Image Display actor.
The test image is stored at 256x1024 pixels. Display the image according to the Frame Zoom Guidelines in Rad TF-1: E.5.2. Use an upper value of 1280 and a lower value of 768.
Perform a screen capture and store the result in a JPEG, GIF or other format that is easily displayable using IE. Label the file with your company name and test number and submit to the Project Manager for evaluation.

Evaluation

Supplemental Information

Image Display Test 2406: NM Image Display Query Keys

Reference

Rad TF-2: 4.14.4.1.2

Instructions

In this test, Image Displays will query an Image Manager for Study and Series level information and display that for the user. In particular, the Image Display is supposed to query for and be able to display the DICOM attribute Series Description (0008, 103E). The Image Display need not query by Series Description; it only needs to use that attribute as a return key and display the data.

  1. Start the MESA servers as described in Starting the MESA Servers above.
  2. Load the Image data sets into the MESA Image Manager:
  3. perl 24xx/load_img_mgr.pl
  4. Query the Image Manager for all NM studies (modalities in Study = NM)
  5. Select one of the studies from the returned list. Display the study information including Series Description.
  6. Perform a screen capture and store the result in a JPEG, GIF or other format that is easily displayable using IE. Label the file with your company name and test number and submit to the Project Manager for evaluation.

Evaluation

Supplemental Information

Image Display Test 2408: NM Image Display Attributes

Reference

Rad TF-2: 4.16.4.2.2.3

Instructions

In test 2408, the Image Display is required to display these attributes:

     0054  0220 View Code Sequence
     0040  0555 Acquisition Context Sequence
     0008  103E Series Description

The Image Display will retrieve a specific image from the MESA Image Manager, display the image and demonstrate the display of the attributes listed above. The Technical Framework does not specify how the values are displayed nor the actions required by the user.

  1. Create/modify the SQL script to identify the Image Display under test.
  2. Start the MESA servers as described in Starting the MESA Servers above.
  3. Load the Image data sets into the MESA Image Manager:
  4. perl 24xx/load_img_mgr.pl
  5. Retrieve the study with Patient ID MESA2408.
  6. Display the study information including the attributes listed above.
  7. Perform a screen capture and store the result in a JPEG, GIF or other format that is easily displayable using IE. Label the file with your company name and test number and submit to the Project Manager for evaluation.

Evaluation

Supplemental Information

Image Display Test 2410: NM Grid Display

Reference

Rad TF-2: 4.16.4.2.2.3.2

Instructions

In test 2410, the Image Display is required to display an image using the Grid Display.

  1. Create/modify the SQL script to identify the Image Display under test.
  2. Start the MESA servers as described in Starting the MESA Servers above.
  3. Load the Image data sets into the MESA Image Manager:
  4. perl 24xx/load_img_mgr.pl
  5. Retrieve the study with Patient ID MESA2410.
  6. Display all frames of the image using a Grid Display.
  7. Perform a screen capture and store the result in a JPEG, GIF or other format that is easily displayable using IE. Label the file with your company name and test number and submit to the Project Manager for evaluation.

Evaluation

Supplemental Information

Image Display Test 2411: NM Fit Display

Reference

Rad TF-2: 4.16.4.2.2.3.2

Instructions

In test 2411, the Image Display is required to display an image using the Fit Display.

  1. Create/modify the SQL script to identify the Image Display under test.
  2. Start the MESA servers as described in Starting the MESA Servers above.
  3. Load the Image data sets into the MESA Image Manager:
  4. perl 24xx/load_img_mgr.pl
  5. Retrieve the study with Patient ID MESA2411.
  6. Display all frames of the image using a Fit Display.
  7. Perform a screen capture and store the result in a JPEG, GIF or other format that is easily displayable using IE. Label the file with your company name and test number and submit to the Project Manager for evaluation.

Evaluation

Supplemental Information

Image Display Test 2412: NM Comparison Display

Reference

Rad TF-2: 4.16.4.2.2.3.2

Instructions

In test 2412, the Image Display is required to display an image using the Comparison Display.

  1. Create/modify the SQL script to identify the Image Display under test.
  2. Start the MESA servers as described in Starting the MESA Servers above.
  3. Load the Image data sets into the MESA Image Manager:
  4. perl 24xx/load_img_mgr.pl
  5. Retrieve the study with Patient ID MESA2412.
  6. The image is a DYNAMIC image with two values for Energy Window. Use Energy Window to define two framesets. Display the framesets in a Comparison Display.
  7. Perform a screen capture and store the result in a JPEG, GIF or other format that is easily displayable using IE. Label the file with your company name and test number and submit to the Project Manager for evaluation.

Evaluation

Supplemental Information

Image Display Test 2413: NM Wholebody Display

Reference

Rad TF-2: 4.16.4.2.2.3.2

Instructions

In test 2413, the Image Display is required to display an image using the Wholebody Display.

  1. Create/modify the SQL script to identify the Image Display under test.
  2. Start the MESA servers as described in Starting the MESA Servers above.
  3. Load the Image data sets into the MESA Image Manager:
  4. perl 24xx/load_img_mgr.pl
  5. Retrieve the study with Patient ID MESA2413.
  6. Display the image frames using a Wholebody Display.
  7. Perform a screen capture and store the result in a JPEG, GIF or other format that is easily displayable using IE. Label the file with your company name and test number and submit to the Project Manager for evaluation.

Evaluation

Supplemental Information

Image Display Test 2414: NM MPR Display

Reference

Rad TF-2: 4.16.4.2.2.3.2

Instructions

In test 2414, the Image Display is required to display an image using the MPR Display.

  1. Create/modify the SQL script to identify the Image Display under test.
  2. Start the MESA servers as described in Starting the MESA Servers above.
  3. Load the Image data sets into the MESA Image Manager:
  4. perl 24xx/load_img_mgr.pl
  5. Retrieve the study with Patient ID MESA2414.
  6. Display the image frames using a MPR Display.
  7. Perform a screen capture and store the result in a JPEG, GIF or other format that is easily displayable using IE. Label the file with your company name and test number and submit to the Project Manager for evaluation.

Evaluation

Supplemental Information

Image Display Test 2415: NM Image Zoom

Reference

Rad TF-2: 4.16.4.2.2.3.4

Instructions

In test 2415, the Image Display is required to display an image with zoom.

  1. Create/modify the SQL script to identify the Image Display under test.
  2. Start the MESA servers as described in Starting the MESA Servers above.
  3. Load the Image data sets into the MESA Image Manager:
  4. perl 24xx/load_img_mgr.pl
  5. Retrieve the study with Patient ID MESA2415.
  6. Display the image frames at 1x zoom. Repeat the display at 2x zoom. Capture both screen displays as described in step 6 below.
  7. Perform a screen capture and store the result in a JPEG, GIF or other format that is easily displayable using IE. Label the file with your company name and test number and submit to the Project Manager for evaluation.

Evaluation

Supplemental Information

Image Display Test 2416: NM Image Review Option

Reference

Rad TF-2: 4.16.4.2.2.3.5

Instructions

In test 2416, the Image Display is required to display images with the Image Review Option.

  1. Create/modify the SQL script to identify the Image Display under test.
  2. Start the MESA servers as described in Starting the MESA Servers above.
  3. Load the Image data sets into the MESA Image Manager:
  4. perl 24xx/load_img_mgr.pl
  5. Retrieve the study with Patient ID MESA2416.
  6. Display series 1 and series 2 at the same time. Series 1 is a dynamic image set; series 2 is a static image set.
  7. Perform a screen capture and store the result in a JPEG, GIF or other format that is easily displayable using IE. Label the file with your company name and test number and submit to the Project Manager for evaluation.
  8. Select a hot spot on the image in series 2. Display the value of a selected pixel.
  9. Perform a screen capture and store the result in a JPEG, GIF or other format that is easily displayable using IE. Label the file with your company name and test number and submit to the Project Manager for evaluation.

Evaluation

Supplemental Information

Image Display Test 2417: NM Result Screens

Reference

Rad TF-2: 4.16.4.2.2.4

Instructions

In test 2416, the Image Display is required to display images with the Image Review Option.

  1. Create/modify the SQL script to identify the Image Display under test.
  2. Start the MESA servers as described in Starting the MESA Servers above.
  3. Load the Image data sets into the MESA Image Manager:
  4. perl 24xx/load_img_mgr.pl
  5. Retrieve the study with Patient ID MESA2417.
  6. Display all images (multiple series) sequentially. For each series/image, perform a screen capture as defined below.
  7. Perform a screen capture and store the result in a JPEG, GIF or other format that is easily displayable using IE. Label the file with your company name and test number and submit to the Project Manager for evaluation.

Evaluation

Supplemental Information

Image Display Test 2420: NM Image STATIC

Reference

Rad TF-2: 4.16.4.2.2.3

Instructions

Open or import the NM image in file MESA2420.dcm. From the imgdisp test directory, you can use the script:

     perl  scripts/send_nm_image.pl 2420 <AE Title> host port
to push (DICOM C-Store) the image to your Image Display actor.
This image has these values

Energy Window

1 value

Detector #

2 values

A tabular representation is:

Frame

1

2

Energy Window #

1

1

Detector #

1

2

 

This image has one value for Energy Window and two values for Detector. Select the second Detector and display the image in a Grid Display or Fit Display.
Perform a screen capture and store the result in a JPEG, GIF or other format that is easily displayable using IE. Label the file with your company name and test number and submit to the Project Manager for evaluation.
Use IE or other browser to display the file MESA2420CINE.gif. This should display a cine view of the data listed above. Be prepared to show your display to a Project Manager at the Connectathon. You do not need to submit a screen capture of the cine movie.

Evaluation

Supplemental Information

Image Display Test 2421: NM Image WHOLEBODY

Reference

Rad TF-2: 4.16.4.2.2.3

Instructions

Evaluation

Supplemental Information

Test not defined.

Image Display Test 2422: NM Image DYNAMIC

Reference

Rad TF-2: 4.16.4.2.2.3
DICOM P3.3 C.8.4.8

Instructions

Open or import the NM image in file MESA2422.dcm. From the imgdisp test directory, you can use the script:

     perl  scripts/send_nm_image.pl 2422 <AE Title> host port
This image has these values


Energy Window

1 value

Detector #

2 values (1, 2)

Phase #

1 values

Time Slice #

6 values

A tabular representation is:

Frame

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

Energy Window #

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Detector #

1

1

1

1

1

1

2

2

2

2

2

2

Phase #

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Time Slice #

1

2

3

4

5

6

1

2

3

4

5

6

Select the second Detector and first phase and display the frames in a Grid Display or Fit Display.
Perform a screen capture and store the result in a JPEG, GIF or other format that is easily displayable using IE. Label the file with your company name and test number and submit to the Project Manager for evaluation.
Use IE or other browser to display the file MESA2422CINE.gif. This should display a cine view of the data listed above. Use your Image Display system to display the same cine view. Discounting display speed, the displays should be equivalent. Be prepared to show your display to a Project Manager at the Connectathon. You do not need to submit a screen capture of the cine movie.

Evaluation

Supplemental Information

Image Display Test 2423: NM Image GATED

Reference

Rad TF-2: 4.16.4.2.2.3

Instructions

Open or import the NM image in file MESA2423.dcm. From the imgdisp test directory, you can use the script:

     perl  scripts/send_nm_image.pl 2423 <AE Title> host port
This image has these values


Energy Window

1 value

Detector #

1 value

R-R Interval

3 values

Time Slot

Multiple values

A tabular representation is:

Frame

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

Energy Window #

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Detector #

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

R-R interval

1

1

1

1

1

2

2

2

2

2

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

Time Slot #

1

2

3

4

5

1

2

3

4

5

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Select the first Detector and first R-R Interval and display the frames in a Grid Display or Fit Display. Also, select the first Detector and third R-R Interval and display the frames in a Grid Display or Fit Display.
Perform a screen capture and store the result in a JPEG, GIF or other format that is easily displayable using IE. Label the file with your company name and test number and submit to the Project Manager for evaluation.
Use IE or other browser to display the file MESA2423RR1CINE.gif and MESA2423RR3CINE.gif. This should display a cine view of the data listed above. Use your Image Display system to display the same cine view. Discounting display speed, the displays should be equivalent. Be prepared to show your display to a Project Manager at the Connectathon. You do not need to submit a screen capture of the cine movie.

Evaluation

Supplemental Information

Image Display Test 2424: NM Image TOMO

Reference

Rad TF-2: 4.16.4.2.2.3

Instructions

Open or import the NM image in file MESA2424.dcm. From the imgdisp test directory, you can use the script:

     perl  scripts/send_nm_image.pl 2424 <AE Title> host port
This image has these values


Energy Window

1 value

Detector #

1 value

Rotation

2 values

Angular View

10 values

Display the frames in a Grid Display or Fit Display.
Perform a screen capture and store the result in a JPEG, GIF or other format that is easily displayable using IE. Label the file with your company name and test number and submit to the Project Manager for evaluation.
Use IE or other browser to display the file MESA2424CINE.gif. This should display a cine view of the data listed above. Use your Image Display system to display the same cine view. Discounting display speed, the displays should be equivalent. Be prepared to show your display to a Project Manager at the Connectathon. You do not need to submit a screen capture of the cine movie.

Evaluation

Supplemental Information

Image Display Test 2425: NM Image GATED TOMO

Reference

Rad TF-2: 4.16.4.2.2.3

Instructions

Evaluation

Supplemental Information

Test not defined.

Image Display Test 2426: NM Image RECON TOMO

Reference

Rad TF-2: 4.16.4.2.2.3

Instructions

Evaluation

Supplemental Information

Test not defined.

 

Image Display Test 2427: NM Image GATED RECON TOMO

Reference

Rad TF-2: 4.16.4.2.2.3

Instructions

Evaluation

Supplemental Information

Test not defined.

Image Display Test 2428: NM Image Display Multiple Framesets

Reference

Rad TF-2: 4.16.4.2.2.3

Instructions

In test 2428, the Image Display displays multiple framesets taken from two different series of the same study.

  1. Create/modify the SQL script to identify the Image Display under test.
  2. Start the MESA servers as described in Starting the MESA Servers above.
  3. Load the Image data sets into the MESA Image Manager:
  4. perl 24xx/load_img_mgr.pl
  5. Retrieve the study with Patient ID MESA2428.
  6. Display both series simultaneously.
  7. Perform a screen capture and store the result in a JPEG, GIF or other format that is easily displayable using IE. Label the file with your company name and test number and submit to the Project Manager for evaluation.

Evaluation

Supplemental Information

Image Display Test 2435: Cardiac NM Option

This test applies to Image Displays which support the Cardiac NM Option. This test allows Image Displays to test with sample image sets submitted by NM Acquisition Modalities.

The Image Displays will ensure they are able to use MPR of two RECON TOMO short axis images to display them in the standard format approved by the American College of Cardiology (ACC NM Cardiac Display format). See Technical Framework references below .

Reference

Rad TF-1: Appendix E.5.2, E.5.2.1-3
Rad TF-2:4.16 Table 4.16-1 and 4.16.4.2.2.3.2

Instructions

  1. Download the participant-supplied image sets for this test. These are available on the Connectathon webtool MESA distribution page. This page will also contain a worksheet that lists each vendor supplying an Acquisition Modality in the NMI profile.
  2. Render the images according to the ACC NM Cardiac display format described in the Technical Framework.
  3. Fill out the worksheet and indicate that you either successfully rendered each document or describe problems with the document.

Evaluation

The evaluation of this test comes in the form of feedback you give to the creators of the data. If you find issues in displaying the studies, you will be asked to work with those vendors (and the Project Manager) to resolve those issues.

  1. Rename the worksheet according to your system name.
  2. Place the worksheet in a zip file and upload it as the results for this test.
  3. Email the project manager immediately if you find large problems with any of the image sets.

Supplemental Information

The goal of this test is to make sure your system can properly render the NM images produced by other systems. This also serves as a test of those images.

Test Cases: PDI

These test cases are generally associated with the Radiology PDI profile

Test Case 1931: Media “Reader” Read RSNA 2004 CD

The purpose of this test is for the Display actor to open the DICOMDIR file on the RSNA 2004 CD and render the images and other composite objects on the CD.

References

RAD TF

Instructions

To run this test, follow these steps:

  1. Obtain the RSNA 2004 PDI Demonstration CD. If you do not have a physical copy of the CD, download the ISO image of the CD from the MESA distribution page and create a CD from the ISO image.
  2. Obtain the text file RSNA2004CD.doc from the MESA documentation page. This file will list all of the vendor studies on the RSNA CD.
  3. Use your DICOM application to open the DICOMDIR file on the RSNA CD.
  4. Select and display all of the studies on the CD. For those studies with multiple images, you can select a small subset of the images.
  5. For each set of vendor data, modify the file RSNA2004CD.doc to indicate if you can successfully render the data. Questions are Yes/No. You can add comments at the bottom of the file.

Evaluation

  1. Submit the modified text file to the Project Manager.
  2. If there are problems with rendering, submit a screen capture demonstrating the problem and/or submit additional documentation in the RSNA2004CD.doc file.

Supplemental Information

Test Case 1932: Media “Reader” Reads Vendor CDs

The purpose of this test is for the Display actor to open the DICOMDIR file on CDs provided by vendors for the RSNA 2004 PDI demonstration and to render the composite objects on those CDs.

References

 

Instructions

To run this test, follow these steps:

  1. Obtain the vendor CDs from the RSNA 2004 PDI Demonstration. If you do not have a physical copy of the CDs, download the ISO images from the MESA distribution page and create a CD from the ISO image.
  2. Obtain the text file VENDOR2004CD.txt from the MESA documentation page. This file will list all of the vendor CDs.
  3. Use your DICOM application to open the DICOMDIR file on each vendor CD.
  4. Select and display all of the studies on the CD. For those studies with multiple images, you can select a small subset of the images.
  5. For each set of vendor data, modify the file VENDOR2004CD.doc to indicate if you can successfully render the data. Questions are Yes/No. You can add comments at the bottom of the file.

Evaluation

  1. Submit the modified text file to the Project Manager.
  2. If there are problems with rendering, submit a screen capture demonstrating the problem and/or submit additional documentation in the VENDOR2004CD.txt file.

Supplemental Information


Evidence Document – Cardiology Options Profile Tests

Image Display Test 20603: ED: Describe Image Display/Report Creator Methods

References

Instructions

  1. Do not divulge any proprietary information.  Create a Word document with the following naming convention:    CompanyName_Product_20603_ID_2006.doc and send it to the appropriate Domain (cardiology, radiology, ITI) Technical Project Manager.
    In 500 words or less for each, describe the following:
    • which SOP Classes (e.g, Comprehensive, Basic Text, etc.) your product supports
    • which Templates (eg., Echo, Procedure Log) your product extracts evidence from

Evaluation

Supplemental Information

MESA:  No software required.

Image Display Test 20630: Evidence Display – Cath option

<this test is not yet implemented in the MESA tools>

Test 20630 tests the display of a well known SR.  

References

Card TF-2:4.4.2

Instructions

In test 20630, the Image Display displays a known SR document.

  1. Create/modify the SQL script to identify the Image Display under test.
  2. Start the MESA servers as described in Starting the MESA Servers above.
  3. Load the SR data sets into the MESA Image Manager:

    perl 20630/load_img_mgr.pl


  4. The vendor should create a word file using the document naming convention of: CompanyName_Product_ 20630_ID_2006.doc.  Using any vendor tool cut and paste in a screen snapshot from your own product which demonstrates that the DICOM SR information was displayed. 

Evaluation

No MESA test script required for evaluation. Submit your snapshot to the Project Manager as your results for this test.

Supplemental Information

Image Display Test 20631: Evidence Display – Echo Evidence option

<this test is not yet implemented in the MESA tools>

Test 20631 tests the display of a well known SR.  

Reference

Card TF-2:4.4.3

Instructions

In test 20631, the Image Display displays a known SR document.

  1. Create/modify the SQL script to identify the Image Display under test.
  2. Start the MESA servers as described in Starting the MESA Servers above.
  3. Load the SR data sets into the MESA Image Manager:
  4. perl  20631/load_img_mgr.pl
    
  5. The vendor should create a word file using the document naming convention of: CompanyName_Product_ 20631_ID_2006.doc.  Using any vendor tool cut and paste in a screen snapshot from your own product which demonstrates that the DICOM SR information was displayed. 

Evaluation

No MESA test script required for evaluation. Submit your snapshot to the Project Manager as your results for this test.

Supplemental Information

Image Display Test 20650:  Evidence Display – Cath –Vendor Interoperability

References

Instructions

Test 20650 tests the display of SR objects created by other vendors.     Every cath vendor SR object submitted to the MESA test tool must be tested and properly displayed.
MESA:  No MESA software required.


Identifier

Description

Source

Destination

Verify

 

C-Store and Display every (all) cath SR objects which are submitted by SR vendors

Image Manager/ Image Archive (with IHE web tool acting as SR repository)

Image Display

Visually verify that, in some reasonable format, the template data is displayed. 

Instructions

  1. Download the participant-supplied SRs for this test. These are available on the Connectathon webtool MESA distribution page.
  2. The vendor should create a word file using the document naming convention of: YourCompanyName_YourProduct_ 20650_ID__n_2006.doc , where n is any number to that you make up to differentiate the files if your company has submitted multiple objects. 
  3. Using any tool cut and paste in a screen snapshot from your own product which demonstrates that the Vendor-created DICOM SR objects' information was displayed as applicable.  Upload the snapshot(s) as the results for this test.

Evaluation

The evaluation of this test comes in the form of feedback you give to the creators of the data. If you find issues in displaying the studies, you will be asked to work with those vendors (and the Project Manager) to resolve those issues.

Supplemental Information

The goal of this test is to make sure your system can render the datasets produced by other systems. This also serves as a test of those objects.

Test Case 20651:  Evidence Display – Echo –Vendor Interoperability

References

Instructions

Test 20651 tests the display of SR objects created by other vendors. Every vendor echo SR object submitted to the MESA test tool must be tested and properly displayed.
MESA:  No MESA software required.


Identifier

Description

Source

Destination

Verify

 

Store and Display every (all) echo SR objects which are submitted by SR vendors

Image Manager/ Image Archive (with IHE web tool acting as repository)

Image Display

Visually verify that, in some reasonable format, the template data is displayed. 

Instructions

  1. Download the participant-supplied SRs for this test. These are available on the Connectathon webtool MESA distribution page.
  2. The vendor should create a word file using the document naming convention of: YourCompanyName_YourProduct_ 20651_ID_n_2006.doc , where n is any number to that you make up to differentiate the files if your company has submitted multiple objects. 
  3. Using any tool cut and paste in a screen snapshot from your own product which demonstrates that the Vendor-created DICOM SR objects' information was displayed as applicable.  Upload the snapshot(s) as the results for this test.

Evaluation

The evaluation of this test comes in the form of feedback you give to the creators of the data. If you find issues in displaying the studies, you will be asked to work with those vendors (and the Project Manager) to resolve those issues.

Supplemental Information

The goal of this test is to make sure your system can render the datasets produced by other systems. This also serves as a test of those objects.

Image Fusion (FUS) Profile Tests

The tests in this section apply to Image Display actors in the Image Fusion Profile.

Image Display Test 3548: Image Fusion SCU Query Keys

<this test is not yet implemented in the MESA tools>

In this test, the Image Display is required to query the MESA Image Manager using specific matching keys.  For each matching key and value in the table below, direct the Image Display to make one or more queries of the MESA Image Manager.  Repeat or multiple queries are allowed.  That is, you might choose to query several times with a certain matching key.  We do not expect the Image Display to send individual queries with multiple matching keys (Patient Name and Patient ID), but the test software will allow that.

Attribute Name

Tag

Matching Key Value

Study Date

0008 0020

19950126

Accession Number

0008 0050

2001B20

Patient Name

0010 0010

CRTHREE*

Patient ID

0010 0020

CR3

Modalities in Study

0008 0061

MR

References

Instructions

  1. Create/modify the SQL script to identify the Image Display under test.
  2. Start the MESA servers as described in section Starting the MESA Servers.
  3. Load the data sets into the MESA Image Manager.
  4. perl 3548/load_img_mgr.pl
  5. Send at least one DICOM Study Level C-Find request (Study Root model) to the MESA Image Manager for each attribute/matching key value defined in the table above.
  6. After running this test, you should proceed to test 502.

Evaluation

  1. Run the evaluation script to verify that each attribute was requested in a query.
  2.  perl 3548/eval_3548.pl <AE Title of Image Display>

Supplemental Information

Results will be found in the file 3548/grade_3548.txt.  If you need to clear the existing queries to run the test again, you can restart at step 3 or run this script:

      perl  scripts/clear_img_mgr_queries.pl

 

Image Display Test 3560: Apply BSPS and Display – same FoR

<Note: the datasets needed to run this test are not yet available in MESA_STORAGE>

Reference

Rad TF-2:4.17.4.2.3.2

Instructions

In test 3560, the Image Display is required to display the underlying and superimposed image sets (two series with the same Frame of Reference) according to the blending parameters in the BSPS.

Prepare to receive the test objects for this test. From the imgdisp test directory, you can use the script:

     perl scripts/store_fusion_objects.pl 3560  <AE Title> host port
to push (DICOM C-STORE) the BSPS and image objects patient Kumquat^K for this test to your Image Display actor.

  1. Image Display should render the fused display
  2. Perform a screen capture and store the result in a JPEG, GIF or other format that is easily displayable using IE.
  3. Label the file with your company name and test number and submit to the Project Manager for evaluation.  There will be separate instructions for uploading the images (ftp, web upload). Do not email the images.

Evaluation

Supplemental Information

Image Display Test 3562: Apply BSPS, Spatial Registration – different FoR

<Note: the datasets needed to run this test are not yet available in MESA_STORAGE>

Reference

Rad TF-2:4.17.4.2.3.2

Instructions

In test 3562, the Image Display is required to display the underlying and superimposed image sets (two series with the different Frames of Reference) according to the blending parameters in the BSPS and the transformations in the Spatial Registration object.

Prepare to receive the test objects for this test. From the imgdisp test directory, you can use the script:

     perl scripts/store_fusion_objects.pl 3562  <AE Title> host port
to push (DICOM C-STORE) the BSPS and image objects patient Lemon^L for this test to your Image Display actor.

  1. Image Display should render the fused display with the specified transformations.
  2. Perform a screen capture and store the result in a JPEG, GIF or other format that is easily displayable using IE.
  3. Label the file with your company name and test number and submit to the Project Manager for evaluation.  There will be separate instructions for uploading the images (ftp, web upload). Do not email the images.

Evaluation

Supplemental Information

Image Display Test 3600: Side-by-side display:  underlying and superimposed

<Note: the datasets needed to run this test are not yet available in MESA_STORAGE>

Reference 

Rad TF-2:4.17.4.2.3.2

Instructions

In test 3600, the Image Display is required to display the underlying and superimposed image sets (series) side-by-side (ie un-blended). 
Optionally, the Image Display may also display the underlying and superimposed image sets along with the fused display (all three visible at once); this 3-up display is not required in the Image Fusion profile.

Prepare to receive the test objects for this test. From the imgdisp test directory, you can use the script:

     perl  scripts/store_fusion_objects.pl 3600 <AE Title> host port
to push (DICOM C-STORE) the BSPS, Spatial Registration and image objects patient Grape^G for this test to your Image Display actor.

  1. Image Display should display the two individual image sets, underlying and overlay, side-by-side.
  2. Perform a screen capture and store the result in a JPEG, GIF or other format that is easily displayable using IE.
  3. Label the file with your company name and test number and submit to the Project Manager for evaluation.
  4. This step is optional. If you are capable of displaying the underlying, overlay, and fused images at the same time so that all 3 are visible on the display, perform a screen capture of this and label the file with your company name and test number (3600-opt) and submit it for evaluation. There will be separate instructions for uploading the images (ftp, web upload). Do not email the images.

Evaluation

Supplemental Information

Image Display Test 3602: Adjusting transparency of the fusion overlay

<Note: the datasets needed to run this test are not yet available in MESA_STORAGE>

Reference

Rad TF-2:4.17.4.2.3.2

Instructions

In test 3602, the Image Display is required to demonstrate it provides the user the ability to adjust the transparency of the fusion overlay (blending factor). 

Prepare to receive the test objects for this test. From the imgdisp test directory, you can use the script:

     perl scripts/store_fusion_objects.pl 3602  <AE Title> host port
to push (DICOM C-STORE) the BSPS and image objects for patient Berry^B for this test to your Image Display actor.

  1. The Image Display should display the fused images with the default blending parameters.
  2. Perform a screen capture and store the result in a JPEG, GIF or other format that is easily displayable using IE.
  3. Label the file with your company name and test number-BEFORE (eg XYZ-Company-3602-BEFORE.jpg) and submit to the Project Manager for evaluation.
  4. Next, the Image Display demonstrate that the user can adjust the transparency of the fusion overlay.  Perform a screen capture of this modified display.
  5. Label this second screen capture file with your company name and test number-BEFORE (eg XYZ-Company-3602-AFTER.jpg) and submit to the Project Manager for evaluation.  There will be separate instructions for uploading the images (ftp, web upload). Do not email the images.

Evaluation

Supplemental Information

Image Display Test 3604: Display Multi-Planar Reconstructed planes of fused data

<Note: the datasets needed to run this test are not yet available in MESA_STORAGE>

Reference 

Rad TF-2:4.17.4.2.3.2

Instructions

In test 3604, the Image Display is required to demonstrate its ability to do MPR display of fused data. 

Prepare to receive the test objects for this test. From the imgdisp test directory, you can use the script:

     perl scripts/store_fusion_objects.pl 3604  <AE Title> host port
to push (DICOM C-STORE) the BSPS and image objects for patient Fig^F for this test to your Image Display actor.

  1. The Image Display should display the fused images with the default blending parameters.
  2. Perform a screen capture and store the result in a JPEG, GIF or other format that is easily displayable using IE.
  3. Label the file with your company name and test number and submit to the Project Manager for evaluation.  There will be separate instructions for uploading the images (ftp, web upload). Do not email the images.

Evaluation

Supplemental Information

Image Display Test 3606: Controls for Upper Window and Lower Window Level (NM & PET)

<Note: the datasets needed to run this test are not yet available in MESA_STORAGE>

Reference

Rad TF-2:4.17.4.2.3.2
Rad TF-1:E.5.1

Instructions

In test 3606, the Image Display is required to demonstrate it provides direct independent control over the Upper Window Level and the Lower Window Level display parameters for NM and PET series.

Prepare to receive the test objects for this test. From the imgdisp test directory, you can use the script:

     perl scripts/store_fusion_objects.pl 3606  <AE Title> host port
to push (DICOM C-STORE) BSPS and image objects (PET/CT) for patient Raisin^R for this test to your Image Display actor.

  1. The Image Display should display the fused images with the default blending parameters.
  2. Perform a screen capture and store the result in a JPEG, GIF or other format that is easily displayable using IE.
  3. Label the file with your company name and test number and submit to the Project Manager for evaluation.  There will be separate instructions for uploading the images (ftp, web upload). Do not email the images.

Evaluation

Supplemental Information

Image Display Test 3608: Display Series Description and Derivation Code Sequence

<Note: the datasets needed to run this test are not yet available in MESA_STORAGE>

Reference  

Rad TF-2:4.17.4.2.3.2

Instructions

Test 3608 uses the same images as test 3606.  The Image Display is required to display the values of Series Description (0008,103E) and Derivation Code Sequence (0008,9215) (Code Value, Coding Scheme, Code Meaning) to the user.

  1. If you have not already done so, retrieve the images for test 3606; instructions are contained in that test.
  2. The Image Display should display the fused images and demonstrate its display to the user of the values for Series Description and Derivation Code Sequence.
  3. Perform a screen capture and store the result in a JPEG, GIF or other format that is easily displayable using IE.
  4. Label the file with your company name and test number and submit to the Project Manager for evaluation.  There will be separate instructions for uploading the images (ftp, web upload). Do not email the images.

Evaluation

 

Supplemental Information

Image Display Test 3620:  Image Fusion –Vendor Interoperability

References

Instructions

Test 3620 tests the display of BSPS, Spatial Registration and image objects for Fusion created by other vendors.     Every vendor’s objects submitted to the MESA test tool for this profile in test 551 must be tested and properly displayed.
No MESA software required.

  1. DICOM data sets (BSPS, Spatial Registration, image series) created by Acquisition Modality and Evidence Creator actors in the Fusion Profile for MESA testing will be made available to Image Display actors.
  2. The Image Display should store these DICOM objects and display the fused images.
    You should display the original and fused data; try modifying the fusion overlay; ensure you can navigate various dimensions of the data
  3. Create a screen snapshot from your own product which demonstrates that the Vendor-created DICOM objects were used to create a fused display as applicable. You should create a file using the document naming convention of: YourCompanyName_YourProduct_ 3620_ID_n_2006, where n is any number to that you make up to differentiate the files if your company has submitted multiple screen shots.  Submit to the Project Manager for evaluation.  There will be separate instructions for uploading the images (ftp, web upload). Do not email the screen shots.

Evaluation

The evaluation of this test comes in the form of feedback you give to the creators of the data. If you find issues in displaying the fused studies, you will be asked to work with those vendors (and the Project Manager) to resolve those issues.

Supplemental Information

Stress Testing Workflow Profile (STRESS) Tests

Test Case 20730: Stress - SCU Query Keys

This test is not yet implemented in the MESA tools.

In this test, the Image Display is required to query the MESA Image Manager using specific matching keys. For each matching key and value in the table below, direct the Image Display to make one or more queries of the MESA Image Manager. Repeat or multiple queries are allowed. That is, you might choose to query several times with a certain matching key. We do not expect the Image Display to send individual queries with multiple matching keys (Patient Name and Patient ID), but the test software will allow that.

Attribute Name

Tag

Matching Key Value

Study Date

0008 0020

20050830

Accession Number

0008 0050

20730

Patient Name

0010 0010

Barkley*

Patient ID

0010 0020

311

Modalities in Study

0008 0061

ECG

References

Instructions

  1. Start the MESA servers as described in section Starting the MESA Servers.
  2. Load the data sets into the MESA Image Manager. From $MESA_TARGET/mesa_tests/card/actors/imgdisp
    perl 20730/load_img_mgr.pl
  3. Send at least one DICOM Study Level C-Find request (Study Root model) to the MESA Image Manager for each attribute/matching key value defined in the table above.

Evaluation

  1. Run the evaluation script to verify that each attribute was requested in a query.
     perl 20730/eval_20730.pl <AE Title of  Image Display>

Supplemental Information

Results will be found in the file 20730/grade_20723.txt.  If you need to clear the existing queries to run the test again, you can restart at step 3 or run this script:

 

 

 

Test Case 20740:  Stress ECG –Vendor Interoperability

Test 20750 tests the display of DICOM objects created by Evidence Creators and Acquisition Modality actors which support the Stress ECG, Stress Echo or Nuclear Medicine options in the Stress profile.   Import the objects which match the option your Image Display supports. Every vendors' objects submitted must be tested and properly displayed.

Image Displays which support the (required) STRESS ECG option must support all of these SOP classes:

No MESA software is required for this test.

References

CARD TF-2:4.4.4

CARD TF-2:4.4.4.1

Instructions

    1. Download the participant-supplied datasets for this test. These are available on the Connectathon webtool MESA distribution page. This page will also contain a worksheet that lists each vendor supplying an Acquisition Modality and Evidence Creator in the STRESS profile.
    2. Render the studies according to requirements in the Technical Framework.
    3. Fill out the worksheet and indicate that you either successfully rendered each study or describe problems with the them.

Evaluation

The evaluation of this test comes in the form of feedback you give to the creators of the data. If you find issues in displaying the studies, you will be asked to work with those vendors (and the Project Manager) to resolve those issues.

    1. Rename the worksheet according to your system name.
    2. Place the worksheet in a zip file and upload it as the results for this test.
    3. Email the project manager immediately if you find large problems with any of the datasets.

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Supplemental Information

The goal of this test is to make sure your system can render the datasets produced by other systems. This also serves as a test of those objects.

Eye Care Workflow Profile Tests

The tests in this section apply to Image Display actors in the Eye Care Workflow Profile.

50501: Eye Care Image SCU Query Keys

In this test, the Image Display is required to query the MESA Image Manager using specific matching keys. For each matching key and value in the table below, direct the Image Display to make one or more queries of the MESA Image Manager. Repeat or multiple queries are allowed. That is, you might choose to query several times with a certain matching key. We do not expect the Image Display to send individual queries with multiple matching keys (Patient Name and Patient ID), but the test software will allow that.

Attribute Name

Tag

Matching Key Value

Study Date

0008 0020

20050830

Accession Number

0008 0050

50501

Patient Name

0010 0010

Barkley*

Patient ID

0010 0020

311

Modalities in Study

0008 0061

OP

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Instructions

  1. Start the MESA servers as described in section Starting the MESA Servers.
  2. Load the data sets into the MESA Image Manager.
    perl 50501/load_img_mgr.pl
  3. Send at least one DICOM Study Level C-Find request (Study Root model) to the MESA Image Manager for each attribute/matching key value defined in the table above.

Evaluation

  1. Run the evaluation script to verify that each attribute was requested in a query.
     perl 50501/eval_50501.pl <AE Title of  Image Display>

Supplemental Information

Results will be found in the file 50501/grade_50501.txt.  If you need to clear the existing queries to run the test again, you can restart at step 3 or run this script:

      perl  scripts/clear_img_mgr_queries.pl

502: Eye Care SCU Query Evaluation

This test uses the queries sent by the Image Display during Test 50501 and any other queries you want to evaluate. This test examines all queries sent by the Image Display to determine if they are legal DICOM queries.

After you conclude Test 50501, the MESA Image Manager will still have a record of the queries sent by your Image Display. If you want to send more queries to the Image Manager, you may do so. There are no required queries. You might want to send queries at the Series and SOP Instance level.

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Instructions

Evaluation

Evaluate the Image Display queries as follows:

     perl  50502/eval_50502.pl <log level>

Supplemental Information

Query results are stored in the file 50502/grade_50502.txt.
As above, you can clear the queries stored by the MESA Image Manager as follows:

     perl scripts/clear_img_mgr_queries.pl