Rossdales Image Sharing for Referring Vets
We give our referring vets direct access to our Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) enabling you to view or download diagnostic imaging studies (X-ray, CT, MRI etc) of the cases you refer to us. Once you have been set up with personal log in details you will then have access to both historic and future cases simply by visiting the Rossdales WebPACS on any of your devices.
Frequently asked questions
How do I get log in details?
Please contact the hospital office (01638 577754) and ask to be set up with WebPACS access. You will be asked for a few details to enable us to set you up with your account. If you are unsure if you have already been issued with log on details, contact the hospital office who will check for you.
What if I’ve lost my log-in details?
How do I know if I already have an account?
At the time of the initial account set up you would have received from us an automatic email to the email address we have on file for you. It will tell you to go to the WebPACS address and login. Unless you have received any other communication from us on this subject your login will be your email address. The first time you login you can set your own password. Please remember this for the future. It will stay the same unless you change it.
Where can I access the Rossdales WebPACS?
You can access our PACS directly by enteringinto your internet browser. This can be done on any device with internet connectivity.
How long will images remain accessible to me?
All images we have shared with you remain viewable to you unless we change that visibility. If you would like all your images automatically visible to you, please let us know. Otherwise you will only be able to view the images that you have asked to view. If you would like any historic cases made available to you, please contact us with the details.
How do I find the studies I’m interested in?
The list of studies is searchable. The most recent study will be displayed at the top of the list of images.
Can you email me the images instead?
Yes, if necessary we can! However, we would like to encourage all our vets to use this system as it is more secure than email and allows us to share large studies such as CT and MRI with you. It also allows us to share images as DICOM files, which are necessary for interpretation. Image sending requests are increasing year by year and take our staff in the imaging department away from their clinical case work. Giving you direct access to our PACS is more efficient for both parties.
How do I view the images?
The software is quite user-friendly. To view a study click on the 'view' link next to the study you wish to view. This will bring you into the viewing window. Each image is displayed on the left hand side of the screen, which you can navigate through one by one. When a study is broken down into a number of series (e.g. an MRI or ultrasound study), a slider will appear at the top of the image, which you can use to travel through the images within that series. On the right hand side of the screen you can adjust the window centre and width and change the view of the image by rotating, cropping, flipping etc.
How do I download the images?
To download an image click on the 'download' link next to the study you wish to download. Here you will be shown thumbnails of the study from which to choose and you can select images you would like to download. You can choose to download a selection or all of the images. To select an image, just click on it. When you have selected which images you wish to download, click the download button.
You also have the option to download the images as jpeg images or as DICOMs. Downloading the images as DICOMs requires DICOM viewing software to be available on your device. For diagnostic purposes images should always be viewed in as DICOM files. Choosing to download the images as jpegs means that they are much smaller in size and quicker to download and easier to send via email for example.
I’ve logged on but can’t see the study I’m looking for.
Studies are made visible to you manually. It may be that the study you are looking for has not been ‘published’ to WebPACS. Please contact us and we will rectify this as soon as possible.
Can my clients have access to WebPACS?
No, WebPACS is only accessible to referring vets. If requested, we will send JPEG files to owners via email or Dropbox. For this there is a small administration charge.