Need to have IE url run in the background RRS feed

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  • Our company is using Internet Explorer 11 to transfer images from our medical records program to a PACS viewer. The integration works fine however we don't want the IE window to ever pop up or show during this process and I have not found a way to do this in the background. Any suggestions or ideas are appreciated

    Monday, October 31, 2016 9:10 PM

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  • Hi,

    Your medical records program vendor should be able to assist you with their products.... from your desciption it would seem that they(the software vendors) are using IE and tcp.... If your images are stored on a shared drive that is mapped to an intranet domain or just in a shared folder, you could try using File Explorer instead of Internet Explorer to navigate and open the image files...

    IE uses security zones and mime-sniffing to determine how files downloaded to the internet cache are to be open with an appropiate 'viewer' program or ActiveX control (ActiveX controls are commonly used to open and display medical images hosted in the IE , whereas the equivalent 'plugin' is used in other web browsers )... the software vendor will be able to assist you with their products, and advise how to configure IE to use a stand-alone product instead of a browser hosted ActiveX control.

    For example, the Adobe PDF document viewer, can be configured to either open pdf file extensions requests in either an ActiveX (the equivalent of a plugin in gecko and webkit browsers) control hosted inside of a html page or in the Standalone PDF viewer Application that is distributed from Adobe Software.

    Document links that are published using hyperlinks (eg. <a href="image.raw">xray</a>) can circumvent web browser handling by right clicking on the link and selecting "Save Target As" from the browsers' context menu.

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    Tuesday, November 1, 2016 11:11 PM