Mac Users: WebRadWorklist is Online- No Need to Install Additional DVMINSIGHT Software
Posted by DVMInsight Support1, Last modified by DVMInsight Support1 on 08 April 2015 05:12 PM
The Basics: Mac users can access the WebRadWorklist to do their reporting and images are downloaded directly into Osirix.
Getting Set Up:
What if I have a PC – can the WebRadWorklist download images directly into Efilm/Clear Canvas/Sante Viewer, etc? Not yet. We are, however, working on a workaround for PC based viewers such as eFilm and Clear Canvas which will allow you to do the same thing on a PC. Presently, none of the PC based viewers have the functionality that Osirix has which makes this system work.
What do I need if I’m a Mac user and want to open attachments? Because Mac users will likely be bringing attachments to their computers for the first time, you’ll need to have the right tools installed to make sure you can view all the attachment types we support:
Anti-malware Program? I thought Macs can’t get spyware or viruses? Although malware and viruses are less prevalent on OSx than they are on Windows, they are on the rise. The likelihood of having an issue is slim, and most users would never have trouble if the exercised a bit of caution (much the same as windows users that take the same precautions) but as the old saying goes “An ounce of protection is worth a pound of cure.” We believe that taking precautions, instead of relying on odds and Security through Obscurity is a more prudent course for our users, especially when you consider that the most common vector for infiltration into a computer are PDFs.
Is there an App for that? There is no native App for the iPhone or Ipad.
Can I use an iPad to report my cases? In theory, yes. In practice, using an iPad will not be an efficient method of reporting cases. On an iPad you cannot run two programs simultaneously so you will have to run Osirix then close it to view Safari to do your reporting. Moreover, digital radiography images are memory intensive. We do not know how large image sizes will work on an iPad and we do not provide support for issues encountered on an iPad.
Can you recommend a voice recognition program for the Mac? Many radiologists use Dragon Speak on the PC and it works very well. The same company has a Mac based program called Dragon Dictate and it works acceptably well. Importantly, PC users will not be able to transfer their voice files directly to the Mac. One way to speed up the training process is to train the software using old radiology reports. We can make your old reports available to you in a single file for this purpose. Please contact us and we will get those reports to you. Experience has shown, a user should give the Dragon Dictate at least two weeks of heavy use before the speech recognition is acceptable. Stick with it – it seems to learn faster than its PC counterpart.
How does Spellcheck work? The WebRadWorklist has a built in spellchecking program with a basic vocabulary.You will be able to personalize your dictionary and add words. if you have a list of words (single line) that you would like us to upload to your dictionary, please send it to us and we will upload it for you.