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Unable to download studies over network.

I have a Radiant trial license. I am unable to download studies over PACS network though I am able to view the list of studies done. Radiant attempts to download initially (xxx bytes) and then drops to o bytes. The PACS admins say everything has been properly configured (and it had been working well till 1 month back). I am not able to figure out what is wrong. Please help.


Sep 10, 2017 11:52 AM
by The Radiologist
I'm experiencing a very similar issue on a Win7 32bit computer in my workplace using a licensed copy of RadiAnt

this one stopped working in August and never resumed downloading studies.

it can query the PACS and retrieve the list but cannot download images.

I have many other PC in the same network (all are Win7 x64) which only occasionally fail to download studies, but this one in completetly down all the time.

Is there any way I can debug it?


Sep 12, 2017 02:10 PM
by Tommy
it says my IP and AET have to be configured in the PACS

I checked and the configuration is apparently correct...
anyway, it can query the list but it doesn't download any image.

may the listener port 11112 be cause of the issue?
is there a different port number I can try to use?

the other RadiAnt copies I have in other computer of the same network work well with the same PACS and the same 11112 port.


Sep 13, 2017 02:55 PM
by Tommy
This problem happening because of same AE title used in other system.

Just change the AE title of RADIANT. By default it would be RADIANT. Try to change RADIANT to some other name. For instance , RADIANT123.

There is no need to change the listener port. it could be same.
I believe this solution will work out for your problem.


Sep 14, 2017 11:28 AM
by vinu
I tried changing it... but it doesn't work.

It still says my AET e PORT and IP have to be configured in the remote station... which has been already done...

so the same DICOM node configuration is registered both in RadiAnt and in the PACS but RadiAnt doesn't want to download images.

all the other computers in the same network can easily access to that PACS so I don't know what's wrong with that PC.

sometimes other computers show the same error message but if you wait a few minutes and redo the query it works fine.

so I can tell this incomplete communication with the PACS (it's a ClearCanvas PACS) if happens all the time with a single Win7 x32 PC and occasionally with the other Win7 x64 machines




Sep 15, 2017 01:44 PM
by Tommy
ok try one more thing also,
allow that program through windows firewall in that PC.
issue may related with firewall settings. I am not sure about this


Sep 16, 2017 08:01 AM
by vinu
It's happened to me many times and I solved them. The causes may be some, those are firewall (you can try to temporary disable firewall then try to query and retrieve again), the another common reason is that you did not configure radiant dicom viewer properly so that PACS can recognize it.


Sep 16, 2017 10:09 AM
by vuongnm
If you can search studies but downloads fail, it means that the PACS server has problems connecting to RadiAnt PC.
RadiAnt uses C-MOVE/C-STORE protocol to download studies. If the server cannot connect back to RadiAnt PC, no studies will be sent from server to RadiAnt (search works because RadiAnt can connect to server but not the other way).
There are many possible reasons - firewall, NAT, other application running on the same port, misconfiguration on the server (it has to know the IP, listener port and AE title of RadiAnt PC), using the same AE title for multiple computers, etc.
Sometimes it may be necessary to use on site the help of someone experienced in setting up PACS connections.


Sep 17, 2017 02:32 PM
by RadiAnt
it seems I've found where the issue was...
for some reason the latest installed version of RadiAnt was not allowed in the firewall settings, whilst an old RadiAnt version I installed months before in another folder was allowed.

so I removed the old one from the list and activated the new one with the correct path and now images are correctly downloaded.

thanks for the hint.
Tommy


Sep 17, 2017 04:27 PM
by Tommy
If you install RadiAnt in another folder, a new firewall rule must be created.
Usually the system prompts user to allow or disallow network access the first time PACS search window is opened.
Anyway, happy to hear your problem is resolved.


Sep 17, 2017 07:25 PM
by RadiAnt
yes, the culprit was the change of folder installation.

I was misled by the fact the old folder rule was still visible in the firewall setting but at a closer inspection of the properties I found that the path was different which explained the issue.



Sep 19, 2017 10:20 AM
by Tommy
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