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Background The “Numaris X” or “XA” software, which is running on the newest MAGNETOM scanners (Vida, Sola) and on upgraded scanners (Prisma, Skyra, Aera, …), introduced several security or “system hardening” mechanisms, including the Windows Kiosk mode and the requirement to enter the admin password whenever starting an application outside of SyngoMR. While it is generally good news that the security has been improved, these new protections make it difficult to use Yarra routinely because they require leaving the Kiosk mode after each system reboot and require entering the admin password repeatedly when launching the Yarra RDS or ORT client. . . .
The Yarra Client package now comes with a new tool called Yarra Diagnostics, which helps identifying various problems that can occur on the scanner side. The tool can either be started using the Windows Explorer (by clicking the icon Diagnostics.exe) or from the ORT Client (by right-clicking on the orange Yarra logo and selecting “Diagnostics…”). When clicking the “Run Diagnostics” button, the tool conducts a series of tests to identify installation and configuration issues as well as collects system information that may be helpful for resolving Yarra-related problems. . . .
A new version of the Yarra Client package has been released (version 0.62), which provides multiple improvements and new features: Added support for scanner software versions XA40A and XA50A New Yarra Diagnostics tool, which analyzes various configuration issues on scanners that may impact different Yarra components (network connectivity, DNS configuration, etc) RDS: New option to buffer exported raw data on a different location than the C:\ drive, which may be needed when exporting large scans on scanners with a small hard drive Updated UI with dark-mode design, which blends better into the user interface of XA-line scanners The version is now available in the Download section. . . .
A new version of the Yarra Client Tools (YCT) has been released (version 0.5). This version adds support for anonymizing Twix files from XA30 and XA31. Moreover, the yct_getseqparams tool now offers an “indexing” function that collects parameters from all Twix files in a folder (and its subfolders) and creates a summary CSV file. This can be helpful for identifying protocol inconsistencies within collections of raw-data files or for ensuring that all raw-data files have been saved with adjustment data. . . .
If you are looking for an open-source solution to automate tasks when working with DICOM images, such as running image-processing algorithms or routing studies, please check out Yarra’s sister project “mercure” (think of it as “Yarra for DICOMs”). You can learn more about mercure in the video embedded below or by visiting the mercure homepage at: http://mercure-imaging.org/docs
A new version of the Yarra Client package with minor improvements has been released (version 0.60). The version is now available in the Download section.
The Yarra Framework has recently been presented at the ESMRMB Workshop “MRI Together”. If you are interested to learn about the background why we developed Yarra and how we are using it in our clinical practice, take a look at the talk “Distributed Image Reconstruction in Academia”
A new version of the Yarra Client package has been released (version 0.59) that adds support for the Siemens software versions XA30A and XA31A. In addition, RDS now has an option to disconnect from the network share after the update has been completed. The version is now available in the Download section.
A new version of the Yarra Client Tools (YCT) has been released (version 0.4). Please replace old versions of the Yarra Client Tools with this latest release, as it contains improvements of the anonymization tool. The version is now available in the Download section.