The New Zealand Bloodstock Repository and Online Remote Viewing runs on the Asteris Keystone system. Use of this system is restricted to registered veterinarians for the purpose of examining X-Ray studies for a potential buyer.
All new users must register with New Zealand Bloodstock for online access. Only registered Vets will be accepted. Details will be provided upon registration for repository access. Please complete the registration form and return to firstname.lastname@example.org
Online Remote Viewing
Once registration has been completed and accepted veterinarians can gain access to Online Remote Viewing by clicking the following link:
Online remote access is best used on an up-to-date Windows based computer with a fast Internet connection.
Technical Information about Remote Viewing
DICOMs can be viewed through most web browsers on a Microsoft Windows operating system:
- Microsoft Internet Explorer: Recommended as the best browser on a PC (or Mac running Bootcamp/Windows)
- Mozilla Firefox (and derivatives): Requires the Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant add-on, which can be downloaded here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/microsoft-net-framework-assist/
- Google Chrome: Requires the https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/meta4-clickonce-launcher/jkncabbipkgbconhaajbapbhokpbgkdc?hl=en extension.
- Apple Safari: JPEG viewing only for repository systems
Once you install the required add-on or extension, restart your browser, log in to our site, perform a search, and click on a search result. For repository systems, you should be afforded the ability to either View DICOM Images or View JPEG Images. For the moment, we do not offer the ability to view DICOM images on Apple devices; only JPEG options are available.
We recommend using the "DICOM Images" for diagnostic quality images. The "JPEG Images" option works well over slower connections however it is not recommended for a final diagnosis as the quality may not be high enough.
The "DICOM Images" option will only appear on computers that support Microsoft .NET ClickOnce install technology. If you are using a Mac computer and require that option please use BootCamp and run Windows for viewing X-Rays to get the full options available.
Internet connection with a download speed of 1.5mbit/s or higher is recommended to view the DICOM Images are they are quite large being full diagnostic quality images with only completely lossless compression used.
If "JPEG Images" is selected extra controls are available if you have Microsoft Silverlight Installed. The "JPEG Images" option does work without Silverlight however the experience is better if you have it installed and your computer/device supports Silverlight. (Most Modern Intel based Mac computers support Silverlight)
HINT: When viewing DICOM online you can request more than one study at a time. By searching again you can download your next study or studies. This can be useful if you have a slow connection or if you have 10 studies to view. You can start the download of all 10 and come back to your computer later. If the window closes open that Lot again. It will not re-download unless that study has been resubmitted and changed.