LEADTOOLS PACS Imaging SDK v19 (March 2017 Release)

March 28, 2017

Updates in v19 (March 2017 Release)

Features

  • Fully compatible with Visual Studio 2017
  • DICOM Storage Server - New Features
    • Updated the DICOM Storage Server to provide a DICOM-standard method to store, manage, and share Hanging Protocol IODs.
    • Added a high-level DICOM Storage Commit Service support to LEAD's high-level DICOM Store SCU class and created a Storage Commit Add-on. Allows users to easily create (SCU) and process (SCP) Storage Commit requests.
    • Storage Commit options provide the ability to process Storage Commit requests on the same DICOM association, a new DICOM association, or both.
    • Added a mechanism to communicate events using the Microsoft Message Queue to integrate the LEADTOOLS DICOM Storage Server with other systems on the network, making it easier to automate workflows outside of the LEADTOOLS DICOM Storage Server.
  • More Efficient Handling of DICOM Pixel Data
    • LEADTOOLS engineers have optimized the loading of pixel data in DICOM data sets. These optimizations reduce the memory and time required to load the pixel data.
  • Recognition SDK Technology - Enhancements to OCR, Forms & OMR, and New Composite Barcode Recognition (Available via Add-on)
    • Enhanced the performance of LEADTOOLS OCR, Forms, OMR, and Barcode engines.
    • Improved the speed of the LEADTOOLS Advantage OCR engine by as much as 67%.
    • Improved the recognition results of images containing German and Spanish character sets, in addition to previous improvements for English, French, and Japanese.
    • Updated the Forms engine with a new forms recognition algorithm that is specifically designed for customers with large master form repositories. In testing with a repository of 1000 master forms, the time required to determine a form's identity dropped from 16 seconds with the original recognition method to less than 2 seconds using the new additional implementation.
    • Added a new OMR form alignment option in the OMR engine for forms that include a timing pattern.
    • Added support in the Barcode engine to find and decode GS1 Composite symbols, including CC-A, CC-B, and CC-C.
  • Document Viewer - New Features and Enhancements
    • Added optional client-side PDF rendering, which enhances performance and reliability while reducing server load.
    • New virtual document concept has been created to support composing a document on the fly from any number of pages in any order and from multiple source documents.
    • Virtual documents can be manipulated while being viewed and pages can be added or removed with code or interactively using drag and drop.
    • Virtual documents can be saved on the server and shared with multiple users.
    • The Document Viewer caching mechanism has been improved to allow users to create their own custom caching implementation and includes examples for SQL Server, Azure, and Ehcache.
    • Added printing to the document viewer, complete with paper-size selection.
    • Quickly find visual differences between two or more documents with side by side and overlay comparison,and Sync Viewer UI functionality.
  • Document Formats - Enhanced Support
    • Faster document loading.
    • More efficient memory usage.
    • Sharpened PDF file support.
    • Expanded Word and Excel format features.
    • Refactored the load algorithm, which has resulted in greatly reduced load times of document formats such as PDF, MS-Office formats 97-2013 (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), and TXT.
    • Added CID-font and glyph support for PDF.
    • Faster load of very large (e.g., 10,800 x 5400 images were used during tests) image-based PDFs.
    • Added the ability to read security information from any PDF file.
    • Strengthened Word and Excel features with support for images and shapes behind or in line with text, multi-column document layout, spreadsheet Scale View, 3D pie, bar, and line charts, and added a new option to enable or disable the clipping of spreadsheet cell contents.