IntelliSpace PACS 4.4 Education

Workflow management application
education and training

Philips IntelliSpace PACS 4.4 education provides quick tips to compliment powerful enhanced clinical workflow training.

The free resources on this page will help you get started using your IntelliSpace PACS 4.4 software. Visit this page often to view additional basic and advanced software trainings as they become available. This material is not intended to substitute or replace the Operating Manual or Instructions for Use.

IntelliSpace PACS Enterprise 4.4.5 Education Resources – What’s new?

Tomoslice Indicator

Easy navigation through the Breast TomoSynthesis image. It aides in more efficient and easier diagonsis.

Bounce and Loop Cine mode playback

Easy navigation through series with multiple images/frames. It aides in more efficient and easier diagnosis.

Tomo stack indicator on image thumbnail

Easy detection of a Tomo Stack in a Mammography exam. It helps in quick navigation towards the Tomo Stack.

Tomo viewing even if Enhanced Mammo is disabled

Helps in identifying the Tomo exams in a Mammography study even if Enhanced Mammography is not enabled.

Pan Non-Zoomed Images

This feature helps in better positioning of the image(mirror linked) in case of Mammo exam.

Mammo Tomo 2D to 3D Localizer

This feature helps to localize areas of interest. Easy diagonsis of Breast Tomosynthesis images.

Tomo Slab Viewing

This feature provides extensive details regarding calcifications.

Auto Zoom and auto scaling delinked

Easy zooming of mirror linked images. It helps in easy and quicker diagnosis

Breast Fit to window : Delinking Autoscaling

Easy diagnosis of mammography images. Helps in better mirror linking

Delete all annotations on a stack of images at once

This feature is articularly useful when the exam contains very large number of images or frames.

Disable Image Processing Options per Modality

To ensure that all Radiologists and Clinicians see the same image without any image processing options.

Display and edit additional information on the patient banner

Complete information regarding the patient is made known can enhance the care.

Support for Geographical Identification Number

Clinician can use the additional identifier to correctly identify the patient exam.

Sticky Filters

It saves time in reordering repeatedly the System and Filters and ensure that the same ordering can be passed across other user's filters.

Implement enhanced password management

This feature enhance the security with enhanced password management.

Remediate brute force attack possibility

This feature protect against brute force (repeatedly try all possible passwords attacks.

Add additional parameters for Auto-export

This feature in better integration of 3rd party applications such as Portal,VNA with PACS

IntelliSpace PACS Enterprise 4.4 Education Resources – What’s new?

Transfer Chunk Size

Provides an overview of transfer chunk size configuration.

Series Stacking

Provides an overview of series stacking.

Priors on the Outside

Demonstrates how to create hanging protocols with priors on the outside.

Monitor Layouts

Provides an overview of applying and changing monitor layouts.

Manual Hanging Panel Improvements

Demonstrates how to apply a flip or rotation from a hanging protocol.

Hanging Oldest Prior

Demonstrates how to hang the oldest prior.

Custom API Clipboard

Demonstrates the custom API Clipboard feature.

Flip Rotate from Hanging Protocol

Demonstrates how to apply a flip or rotation from a hanging protocol.

Patient Linking and Searching

Demonstrates patient linking and searching.

Enterprise Org

Demonstrates the Enterprise Org.

User Activity Log

Demonstrates how the User Activity Log captures a user’s actions.

Editing MRNs of Linked Patients

Demonstrates how to edit the MRNs of linked patients.

Creating Linked Patients

Demonstrates how to create linked patients.

Navigation Console Resizing

Demonstrates how to resize the Radiology Navigational console.

Patient Location Enhancement

Demonstrates the IS PACS enhancement for the Patient Information area.

User Tool Palette

Provides an overview of the user tool palette.

IntelliSpace PACS Enterprise 4.4 Education Resources - Overview

Understanding Filter Types

Create and use filters to search for patients who meet certain criteria such as modality, body part, exam description, and more.

Resolving Exceptions in Intellispace PACS

Demonstrated how to resolve exceptions in IntelliSpace PACS.

Linking Exams

Link multiple exams that share the same MRN with the same organization into a single image set.

General Overview

An overview of the IntelliSpace PACS system and how a technologist uses it to QA work, view studies and images, create notes, and make necessary corrections.

Exceptions Lookup

By default, this feature displays all the exceptions in the last 24 hours, such as missing exams

Create Edit and Delete Exams Manually

You can use IntelliSpace PACS to create, edit or delete an exam manually. This is a permissions based activity.

Patient lookup in IntelliSpace PACS

In the patient lookup screen you can use search criteria to lookup patients and see scheduled exams, report available or images.

Creating Filters

With the appropriate permissions, you can create a machine, system or user filter or worklist.

Creating Shortcuts

You can create, use, and delete shortcuts for your frequently used features and tools, such as My History, Personal Folders, or filters.

Exam Lookup

Search patient information using more specific search criteria, such as date range.

Finding Exceptions

Learn how to identify exceptions as well as become familiar with causes of exceptions. Know the different ways to find exceptions using filters.

Patient Lookup

Using the default search feature that allows you to search records by Patient Name, MRN, Date of Birth, and other data fields.

Viewing Images

Use IntelliSpace PACS to view exam images. Learn how to view and manage images and the various features that allow you to view information displayed on images.

IntelliSpace PACS 4.4 Education Resources - Dictionary Maintenance

Device and Resources Dictionary

The PACS Administration module you maintain the Device and Resource Dictionary to assign a resource to a device.

Exam Code Dictionary

The exam codes dictionary translate exam codes from the RIS into standard information used in IntelliSpace PACS.

Exam Note Types Dictionary

In IntelliSpace PACS there are 3 standard note types and 9 additional note types that can be edited and assigned to individuals based on the use case.

Hanging Protocol Group Dictionary

If you'd like to create a hanging protocol based on more specific criteria you can manage this in the H.P. Group dictionary.

Reason Dictionary

Users are required to enter a reason when they perform certain actions. Like cancelling or deleting an exam. The administrator can manage the list with available predefined reasons the user can select.

IntelliSpace PACS 4.4 Education Resources - PACS Administration

Linking Patient Records

Link separate records from multiple organizations for the same patient, which allows for viewing complete exam timelines.

Merge Patients

Merge multiple records created for the same patient into a single patient record within the same organization.

Setting Up a New Organization

Administrators can set or edit organizations to be used in the PACS security and organization model.

Setting Up Authorities

Authorities validate users for log in authentication, for example to automatically log in based on the Active Directory.

Setting Up Policies

Policies are system level permissions that set rules for users of IntelliSpace PACS. Policies are set to Groups and Groups also have roles assigned to them.

IntelliSpace PACS 4.4 Education Resources - Technologist Workflow

Display Monitors Machine Preferences

Adjust viewing preferences (such as monitor configuration) for attached monitors.

Exam Notes

Create exam notes and view them on the Clinical Information clipboard. Modify various attributes for notes such as criticality.

Save and Display Presentation States

Use Presentation States to change the way images are displayed according to various criteria such as image order.

Useful Machine Filters Preferences

Covers the Machine Filters feature, which is not covered in the Enterprise Overview.

IntelliSpace PACS Enterprise 4.4 Education Resources - User Preferences

Automatically Display Exam Notes

An important feature under General Preferences is to Automatically Display Exam Notes for unread main exams.

Display Key Image Stack

The Display Key Image Stack feature under General Preferences allows you to mark key images in a stack so that they are easy to find.

Display Preferences

Learn how to modify Display Preferences such as Screen Overlay Font Size, Cine Playback Resolution, and Magnifying Glass preference.

Editing Keyboard Shortcuts

Create or edit keyboard shortcuts under General Preferences.

Enhanced Mouse Functionality

Create mouse shortcuts under Mouse Scheme Options preferences in the User Preferences to save time and decrease complexity.

General Preferences and Timeline

Learn to customize your user environment such as create notifications and improve workflow.

Presentation States

Use Presentation States to change the way images are displayed such as the order in which they are displayed.

Rack Display

Create more room on your display, change display orientation, or modify the size of the images displayed by adjusting the Rack settings under General Preferences.

Window Width and Center Settings

Create a custom window that uses specific window width and center settings or modify window settings for an existing display.

IntelliSpace PACS Enterprise 4.4 Education Resources - Machine Preferences

General Overview

Machine preferences are set for every user that log on that work station only. The General preferences contains features like the Overlay Brightness and options to prevent auto logout.

General Preferences

Radiology Preferences also allow for adjusting the navigation console size. This allows viewing more than one application the same time.

Scanner Preferences

If your institution uses a barcode scanner to load specific exams, the scanner preferences are set in the Machine Preferences