This is a quick guide on how to export DICOM Studies to a folder or a flash drive using Phoenix Viewer
Upon completion of this article, you will be able to save study images to a folder location on your computer or to a flash drive
Navigate to the patient's chart
Search for your patient.
Double-Click on patient to launch
Click on x-ray button on top banner to access the x-ray area
Open up Phoenix Viewer
If you are only opening one study you can double-click on any of the thumbnails for the study you are interested to launch the viewer.
If you are opening up more than one study click on the checkboxes for each and then click on the DCM button to launch the viewer.
Open Up CD Writing Utility
The Phoenix Viewer will open. Choose the CD burning icon, the second one from the right to open up the CD burning utility.
Quick Guide to Exporting Studies in Phoenix
When the CD burning utility opens this is the view you will see.
Verify that the studies you would like to export appear in the Selected Studies area (#1) of Phoenix.
Click on the Export Studies Tab (#2)
Click on the three dots on the right of the Export Folder white box and navigates to the location you wish to export your images.
You can choose your location and hit OK or navigate where you want the studies to be saved to and then choose Make New Folder and create a new folder.
When the location has been chosen click on the Export Study button and your studies and viewer (if so checked) will be exported to the location. When done, Windows Explorer will open up to the export folder to show that the job has completed.
Your DICOM files are stored in the Studies folder separated by Study and Series as dictated by the DICOM standard on exporting images for outside institutions.
If you chose to export the Phoenix Viewer you can double-click on the Phoenix.ImageViewer.Launcher file to load the DICOM viewer and view your exported images.
This export workflow is mostly used in cases where the DICOM images have to be imported into a website or emailed or as a step before the images are anonymized to be submitted into research and/or clinical trials.
In these cases, you may also want to turn off the Add DICOM viewer to the Media checkbox as well as the Include DICOMDIR file in the Media so that time is not wasted transmitting unnecessary information.