Wednesday, 11 November 2009

ClearCanvas 2.0 : Preview

I got my hands on the daily build of the next version of ClearCanvas which is due to be released early next year. The main feature I was after was scheduled auto routing.

Please note:
This preview is of a pre-release version of ClearCanvas, it is not to be used in production.

Scheduled Auto-Routing:
You can now auto forward images at certain non-peak times to a central archive to reduce bandwidth usage during the day.


Admin Dashboard:
The new admin dashboard in the ClearCanvas 2.0 pre-release looks very impressive. It gives an administrator a nice snapshot of what is happening on the server with information such as server disk utilization, duplicate studies, latest log entries, etc. This is a very useful feature that will greatly assist administration of the server. I do however wish they had a big red icon displayed when the ClearCanvas Image service is no longer running on the machine.


You can get the pre-release from the ClearCanvas website: 

The features above are major improvements in functionality for my environment and once this release becomes available in a stable form, I am going to implement it for one of our new departments for active daily use.