LEADTOOLS Medical Imaging Suite v19 (March 2017 Release)

LEADTOOLS Medical Imaging Suite v19 (March 2017 Release)
First SDK with DICOM Hanging Protocol Implementation, plus Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 support.

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March 29, 2017 - 12:27
LEADTOOLS Medical Imaging Suite v19 (March 2017 Release)
LEADTOOLS DICOM Hanging Protocol.
  • Fully compatible with Microsoft Visual Studio 2017
  • First SDK with DICOM Hanging Protocol implementation
    • LEAD's DICOM programmers have created the first commercially available, DICOM-compliant Hanging Protocol SDK. Hanging Protocol is a part of the DICOM standard to define a series of actions that the viewer applies to a study to provide optimal viewing.
    • Added support to create, edit, query, retrieve, process, and store Hanging Protocol IODs in various parts of LEADTOOLS, including the HTML5 viewer and DICOM Storage Server.
    • Provides a full DICOM Hanging Protocol implementation that includes Priors, Cell Layout, Cell Timing, Alignment, Sorting, Patient Orientation, VOI Type, Grayscale Inverted, Image True Size, Reference Line, MPR Arrangement (Coronal, Sagittal, and Axial), Synchronized Scrolling, and Cine.
    • Streamlined creation workflow removes the complexities normally associated with the creation of DICOM standard Hanging Protocol IOD.
  • HTML5 Zero-footprint Medical Web Viewer - New Features and Enhancements
    • DICOM Hanging Protocol.
    • DICOM Basic Structured Display.
    • 3D Cursor (i.e., spatial locater).
    • Inter-study synchronization and comparison.
    • Sorting DICOM images using various criteria.
    • Full orientation support.
    • Image laterality.
    • Field of view support.
    • Context menu for series arrangement.
    • Ultrasound calibration.
    • Lazy loading support.
    • Overall speed gains in querying, image load, and study time-line display.
    • Incorporated MRTI technology into the Viewer, opening the door to working with huge image data -- e.g., typical microscopy images are 61,440 x 14,848 (2.6 GB) -- using a modern web browser.
    • Added enterprise-level, flexible caching to further improve speed and efficiency.
    • Viewer UI updates included merge cells, multi-cell selection, interactive cell resize, and cell highlight.
    • Modality-based Window Level presets, 32-bit grayscale image Window Level, Line Profile tool, and Window Level on MPR.
  • DICOM Storage Server - New Features
    • Updated the DICOM Storage Server to provide a DICOM-standard method to store, manage, and share Hanging Protocol IODs.
    • Added a high-level DICOM Storage Commit Service support to LEAD's high-level DICOM Store SCU class and created a Storage Commit Add-on. Allows users to easily create (SCU) and process (SCP) Storage Commit requests.
    • Storage Commit options provide the ability to process Storage Commit requests on the same DICOM association, a new DICOM association, or both.
    • Added a mechanism to communicate events using the Microsoft Message Queue to integrate the LEADTOOLS DICOM Storage Server with other systems on the network, making it easier to automate workflows outside of the LEADTOOLS DICOM Storage Server.
  • More Efficient Handling of DICOM Pixel Data
    • LEADTOOLS engineers have optimized the loading of pixel data in DICOM data sets. These optimizations reduce the memory and time required to load the pixel data.
  • Recognition SDK Technology - Enhancements to OCR, Forms & OMR, and New Composite Barcode Recognition
    • Enhanced the performance of LEADTOOLS OCR, Forms, OMR, and Barcode engines.
    • Improved the speed of the LEADTOOLS Advantage OCR engine by as much as 67%.
    • Improved the recognition results of images containing German and Spanish character sets, in addition to previous improvements for English, French, and Japanese.
    • Updated the Forms engine with a new forms recognition algorithm that is specifically designed for customers with large master form repositories. In testing with a repository of 1000 master forms, the time required to determine a form's identity dropped from 16 seconds with the original recognition method to less than 2 seconds using the new additional implementation.
    • Added a new OMR form alignment option in the OMR engine for forms that include a timing pattern.
    • Added support in the Barcode engine to find and decode GS1 Composite symbols, including CC-A, CC-B, and CC-C.
  • Document Viewer - New Features and Enhancements
    • Added optional client-side PDF rendering, which enhances performance and reliability while reducing server load.
    • New virtual document concept has been created to support composing a document on the fly from any number of pages in any order and from multiple source documents.
    • Virtual documents can be manipulated while being viewed and pages can be added or removed with code or interactively using drag and drop.
    • Virtual documents can be saved on the server and shared with multiple users.
    • The Document Viewer caching mechanism has been improved to allow users to create their own custom caching implementation and includes examples for SQL Server, Azure, and Ehcache.
    • Added printing to the document viewer, complete with paper-size selection.
    • Quickly find visual differences between two or more documents with side by side and overlay comparison,and Sync Viewer UI functionality.
  • Document Formats - Enhanced Support
    • Faster document loading.
    • More efficient memory usage.
    • Sharpened PDF file support.
    • Expanded Word and Excel format features.
    • Refactored the load algorithm, which has resulted in greatly reduced load times of document formats such as PDF, MS-Office formats 97-2013 (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), and TXT.
    • Added CID-font and glyph support for PDF.
    • Faster load of very large (e.g., 10,800 x 5400 images were used during tests) image-based PDFs.
    • Added the ability to read security information from any PDF file.
    • Strengthened Word and Excel features with support for images and shapes behind or in line with text, multi-column document layout, spreadsheet Scale View, 3D pie, bar, and line charts, and added a new option to enable or disable the clipping of spreadsheet cell contents.
  • Credit Card Reader SDK - Supported on More Platforms
    • Now available to .NET and C programmers (previously only available for iOS and Android).
    • Extract account and expiration date from credit cards.
    • Easily incorporate in payment processing workflows.
    • Combine with other recognition technologies such as MICR, OCR, and Driver's License Recognition to build a full-scale payment processing solution that can handle a wide variety of payment methods.