eFilm Workstation software is easily installed on any standard PC with seamless integration to all major modalities or can be easily intergraded with a PACS. eFilm provides you with widespread image distribution at your clinic, hospital and in the field. 3D Viewing, spine labeling and other advanced features within eFilm Workstation provide the perfect platform from basic usage to advanced use.

eFilm  4.0 and 3.3 Installation Guide

Before installing eFilm, please download the correct efilm version below. If you are unsure which eFilm version you have, open eFilm on the SoundBank. For more information on eFilm 4, click here.

1. For Windows Vista, 7, 8: Right click the set-up icon to run the InstallSheild Wizard and choose “Run as Adminsitrator.” For Windows XP, just double click the set-up icon.

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2. Click the Install button. The setup files will extract. This can take several minutes

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3. Click the Next button at the Welcome screen

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4. At the Customer Information screen enter the following information

User Name: Sound

Company Name: Sound

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Click the Next button to continue

5. Click the Next button at the Choose Destination Location window

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6. At the DICOM values screen, enter the AE Title in all CAPS. The AE Title should be the computer name or a description of the computer (i.e. EXAM2, WS13, TREATMENT1, etc). Leave the Port as 4006. Click Next when finished.

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7. Choose Typical at the Setup Type screen and click the Next button.

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8. Click the Next button at the Start Copying Files Window. You will see a dialogue box showing files copying.

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9. Once the install has finished, you will be prompted to restart your computer. Click OK to restart.

 

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10. Restart your computer.

11. Right click the eFilm Config  efilm config icon and choose Run as Administrator

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12. The config software determine your systems settings. Press any key when prompted.

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13. Choose your installation method buy pressing the corresponding number and pressing enter

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Options:

  1. Viewing station – only displays image channel tab – allows for easy, clutter free viewing, perfect for exam rooms, etc.
  2. Export Station – displays local, remote, and image channel tabs. Perfect for burning discs, sending to remote servers, and importing studies.
  3. Reset all tabs to default
  4. Runs netscan to view network computers
  5. Exit’s

 

After your choice you will be prompted to change the registry files. Click OK to continue

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Click OK after the installer notifies you of a successful installation.

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14. Press any key to exit the software.

Configuring eFilm 4.0 and 3.3

Viewing Station (Image Chanel)

1. Double click on the eFilm icon. ei_13

2. Click Register at the Register screen.

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3. Click Yes at the Loss of Evaluation screen. This screen is letting you know that by registering your software, you will no longer be able to use the 30 day trial at this computer.

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4. Choose Client from the License Type screen.

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5. Enter the IP address of your SoundBank sever in the Primary Server box. Leave the Port at 8080.

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6. Click the Verify button. The Status should say “Passed.” If it does not double check your server address.

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7. Click the OK button then click Yes at the pop up window telling you that the secondary server is offline. There is only 1 server, hence the error.

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8. Click the OK button when the eFilm software loads.

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9. Click Edit > Properties to open the Properites screen.

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10. Click the Image Channel tab to enter the image channel properties and enter your server information.

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  • Description: SoundBank
  • AE Title (case sensitive): SOUNDEKLINPACS01
  • IP Address: The SoundBank IP address you used to verify your software
  • DICOM Port: 104
  • IC Port: 3333
  • Timeout: 5 seconds
  • Default: Checked

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Click the Add button to add your server as an Image Channel.

11.  Select your server from the list at the top of the screen. It will highlight blue.

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Click the verify button. The text to the right of the button should read “connection verified.”

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If your connection reads “verification failed” double check that everything is spelled correctly and you have the correct IP address. If you are still having issues, please contact customer support.

12. Click the OK button in the bottom right of the screen to finish the eFilm setup!

Configuring eFilm 4.0 and 3.3

Export Station (Remote Devices)

The eFilm Export station allows the user to access Remote Devices and Local Exams for exporting images to a CD burner or outside DICOM server for telemedicine purposes.

Ensure that you have set up the Viewing Station first before proceeding.

1. Double click on the eFilm icon.

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2. Click Edit > Properties to open the Properites screen.

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3. Click the Remote Devices tab to enter the remote device properties and enter your server information.

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  • Description: SoundBank
  • AE Title (case sensitive): SOUNDEKLINPACS01
  • IP Address: The SoundBank IP address you used to verify your software
  • DICOM Port: 104
  • Type: Server
  • Default: Checked

Click the Add button to add your server as a remote device.

4.  Select your server from the list at the top of the screen. It will highlight blue.

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Click the verify button. The text to the right of the button should read “connection verified.”

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If your connection reads “verification failed” double check that everything is spelled correctly and you have the correct IP address. If you are still having issues, please contact customer support.

5. Click the OK button in the bottom right of the screen to finish the eFilm setup!

NOTE: If you are unable to retrieve images from Remote Devices to Local Exams, you may  have to configure your firewall settings. Click here for more information.

Adding an AIS Consultation Shortcut to eFilm

eFilm 4.0

eFilm 4.0 is able to be installed on Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, and XP. eFilm 4.0 is not compatible with eFilm 3.3 and requires a different installer. The information below will walk you determining what eFilm version you have and determining the best way to download and install the file.

Determining your eFilm Version

On your SoundBank Server, double click the eFilm icon to open efilm. The Version number will be below the eFilm Logo. This will tell you what version to install. The correct installer file will always be loaded on your SoundBank.

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How to get the eFilm 4.0 Installer File

The eFilm 4.0 installer is a large file (177mb). As a result, it may take a while to download the file to a clinic’s computer. Below are 3 ways to install the file

Copy the Installer from the SoundBank

The correct eFilm install file is located on the SoundBank Computer by navigating to C:\Sound\Install.

  1. Click on the Start menu
  2. Click Computer
  3. Click Windows (C:)
  4. Click the Sound folder
  5. Click the Install folder
  6. Copy the eFilm installer to your thumb drive and install on the clinic’s computers.

 

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Accessing the Installer from a Clinic’s Computer

You can access the eFilm installer directly from the computer you are installing the software on by remotely accessing the files. This requires NO THUMB DRIVE and is often a much faster method.

1. From the clinic’s computer you wish to install eFilm on, Click the Menu and enter \\soundeklinpacs1 or the SoundBank IP (i.e. \\192.168.1.201)address into the Search Bar.

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2. Press Enter

3. Enter the SoundBank Username and Password

  • UN: Administrator
  • PW: RedCat07

4. A blank File Explorer window will pop up. Click on the Address Bar and ad a c$  after the \\soundeklinpacs1\c$

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5. The SoundBank file explorer will now show files. Navigate to \\soundeklinpacs1\c$\Sound\Install by clicking the Sound folder then the Install folder.

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6. Right click and Copy the Installer file then paste it to the clinic’s desktop you will be installing eFilm on. You may also drag and drop the Installer file to the desktop.

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eFilm v4.0 System Requirements

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows 10 Pro**
  • Windows 8 – Pro, and Enterprise
  • Windows 7 – Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate (32 or 64-bit)
  • Windows Vista – Enterprise, Business and Home Premium Editions
  • Windows XP Professional (SP2).

**Windows 10 is known to function, but is not currently supported by Merge Healthcare:

-New Installation Requires eFilm v4.0

-Upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8 to Windows 10 – v3.3 and v4.0

Required Hardware

To get the most out of eFilm, Merge Healthcare recommends that your computer meet the

following specifications:

  • Pentium 4-class processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 40 GB free hard drive space (1 GB for installing eFilm and 39 GB for image storage)
  • Display resolution 1280 x 1024 with 32 bit/true color

For 3D Volume Rendering

  • Video Card with at least 128 MB video
  • RAM that fully supports DirectX 8.1 or higher

When choosing computer hardware, users should note that the most substantial performance gains result when RAM is increased. To prevent poor software performance, Merge Healthcare does not recommend that eFilm be run on a less powerful system than that listed above. Hard drive space should be added as image storage requirements increase.

In the event that an upgrade from Windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10 causes your eFilm license to expire, and re-booting your system does not resolve the issue, please contact Sound Customer Support to have your license issue resolved.

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Click here to download eFilm 4.02 (includes eFilm config file)