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date format

Jun 28, 2011 05:28 AM
by Tommy
RadiAnt visualizes the study date in YYYY/MM/DD format so an exam performed today (June 28th 2011) is shown as: 2001/06/28

that date format is the American standard, however in many European countries tha standard date format is DD/MM/YYYY, that would look as 28/06/2011 (K-PACS shows study dates this way).

is there any way you may add an option to let users choose their favourite study date format (YYYY/MM/DD or DD/MM/YYYY).

it's may seem a minor problem but it is not...
I'm Italian and I am used to read dates DD/MM/YYYY since I started going to school...

some dates in YYYY/MM/DD could look to me equivocal...
for example 2011/10/02 or 2011/03/11....

which are October 2nd and March 11th could be misread as
February 10th and November 3rd...

if you are doing a study comparison this mistake could give you troubles because you will invert the correct timeline of the studies, reading the older one as the newest and viceversa...

you don't wanna say a pneumonia is increased while it was decreased, just because you mixed the dates...

I think that should be feasible...
other DICOM viewers as K-PACS show date format in DD/MM/YYYY format...
RadiaAnt should let users decide which format to use

think about it
Jun 28, 2011 06:41 AM
by Jens
i think, thats a good idea, too! or depose it to the choosen language. when german is selected, show dd/mm/yyyy, when english is selected show as yyyy/mm/dd etc.
Jun 28, 2011 11:49 AM
by RadiAnt
I totally agree. We should resolve that problem in the next release. Thanks for pointing it out.
Jul 2, 2011 07:44 AM
by Tommy
just to remind that DD/MM/YYYY format should also apply to the patient date of birth
Jul 3, 2011 07:53 AM
by RadiAnt
Sure, all dates will be taken care of.
Jul 21, 2011 11:00 PM
by Tommy
date format are fixed in 0.45 beta

Jul 22, 2011 05:01 PM
by RadiAnt
You're welcome!
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