To run JAAT, you will need the following tools:
DCMTK -DCMTK is a collection of libraries and applications implementing large parts the DICOM standard. It includes software for examining, constructing and converting DICOM image files, handling offline media, sending and receiving images over a network connection, as well as demonstrative image storage and worklist servers.
CTP -The RSNA Clinical Trials Processor (CTP) is free software developed under the RSNA MIRC project that enables researchers to exchange, index and retrieve images and documents for imaging clinical trials. CTP provides a secure end-to-end solution for efficiently moving images for clinical trials research between institutions and to centralized archives. CTP is designed to support industry-standard transport protocols, so it is easy to configure CTP to work with all commercial PACS systems.
For XNAT to XNAT Transfer and Internal Data Migration, you will also need:
XNAT Gateway - XNAT Gateway is a software utility intended to be used at the scanning station, using the DICOM interface to query a remote XNAT location, and retrieve remotely stored DICOM data.
One of the main objectives of the JAAT is to simplify the transfer of DICOM for the researcher, shifting configuration and anonymization configuration responsibilities to IT. Ideally, the researcher should only have to provide two things in order to request sessions be transferred via JAAT:
- The level of anonymization required, which will then be modified by the JAAT/CTP administrator within the CTP anonymization scripts.
- A simple spreadsheet specifying sessions to be pulled from the PACS (or target XNAT), the XNAT subject and session labels (which are remapped in DICOM fields
PatientId (0010,0020)), and the researcher’s XNAT project.
This spreadsheet is provided as an xls file so that the instructions may be formatted. However, the JAAT administrator should resave the template provided as a csv before using it as input to JAAT.