Uploading Files Directly to a Patient

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ProKnow automatically sets up patients for you when you upload new patient objects based on the patient ID given in the DICOM. There are cases, however, where you may wish to force a number of files to be uploaded to one specific patient. In this article you will learn how to upload files directly to a patient.

Creating a Patient

  1. Select the Patients module from the main navigation on the left.
  2. With the proper workspace selected, press the Create Patient button located in the gray bar at the top.
  3. Enter the unique patient ID and the patient Name. This ID must be unique within each workspace. Optionally, enter the Birth Date, Birth Time, and Sex fields.
  4. Press the  Create button to create the patient.

Already have a patient?

If you already have a patient created, double click on the patient record in any patients table across ProKnow to view the patient's details. With a patient opened, you will see an Actions menu in the top right corner of the page with options to Upload Files or Upload Directory.

Note: You must have Write Patients and View PHI permissions for a workspace to create patients in that workspace.

Uploading Files to a Patient

  1. With a patient opened, click on the Actions menu in the top right corner of the page and press Upload Files to upload files directly to the current patient.
  2. Select one or more DICOM files from your file system.
  3. Wait for the files to be uploaded and processed. After processing is complete the patient objects will appear in the Browse tab for the patient.

Note: You must have Write Patients and View PHI permissions for a workspace to upload files to patients in that workspace.

Uploading a Directory of Files to a Patient

  1. With a patient opened, click on the Actions menu in the top right corner of the page, and press Upload Directory to upload a directory of files directly to the current patient.
  2. Select a directory containing DICOM files from your file system.
  3. Wait for the files to be uploaded and processed. After processing is complete the patient objects will appear in the Browse tab for the patient.

Note: You must have Write Patients and View PHI permission for a workspace to upload files to patients in that workspace.

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