Imaging Overview

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Overview of Cornerstone imaging (nondiagnostic), and diagnostic imaging, utilizing IDEXX-PACS and IDEXX Web PACS software.

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Important!

  • Diagnostic imaging is activated by an IDEXX representative when you purchase IDEXX digital imaging equipment or an IDEXX Web PACS subscription.

Cornerstone imaging overview

Cornerstone imaging comes with Cornerstone and is used to manage images for nondiagnostic purposes, such as scanned-in documents, imported JPG images, or pet pictures.

Access Cornerstone Imaging

Note: For DICOM images, use Diagnostic Imaging (IDEXX-PACS or IDEXX Web PACS Software).

Navigate to one of the following to access Cornerstone imaging features.

  • Patient Clipboard > right click a patient > Imaging
  • Patient Clipboard > select a patient > right click in patient history > Imaging
  • Toolbar > Image Explorer
  • Toolbar > Image Requests and Results (diagnostic images)

Diagnostic imaging overview

Diagnostic Imaging and telemedicine is used with IDEXX and other diagnostic imaging systems (digital x-ray systems, ultrasound systems, etc.) to capture and enhance images, share images, and create telemedicine cases containing DICOM images.

The IDEXX-PACS* Imaging Software Is the IDEXX picture archiving and communication system and manages IDEXX Diagnostic Imaging. IDEXX-PACS runs as a separate system that communicates directly with Cornerstone Software. IDEXX Web PACS can manage requests for IDEXX systems and 3rd party imaging systems.

Whenever you start an image capture or select a DICOM image to view, the IDEXX-PACS Imaging Software opens automatically.

Use IDEXX-PACS software to capture images using an IDEXX Digital Imaging System. Use either the IDEXX-PACS or the IDEXX Web PACS software to:

  • View, enhance, import, export, and share DICOM images
  • View DICOM multimedia files
  • Create patient CDs
  • Update DICOM image and study information
  • Reassign a DICOM study to a different patient
  • Send DICOM files to a telemedicine provider

Open IDEXX Web PACS/IDEXX PACS

Cornerstone integrates with IDEXX Web PACS, if you have an IDEXX Web PACS subscription. IDEXX-PACS runs as a separate system that also communicates directly with Cornerstone Software.

Navigate to IDEXX Web PACS/IDEXX PACS using any of the following:

  • Toolbar > IDEXX-PACS
  • Activities > Imaging > IDEXX-PACS
  • Toolbar > Image Explorer > Click IDEXX-PACS

Verify Image Requests integration

Use image requests with IDEXX-PACS or IDEXX Web PACS to request digital images electronically from anywhere in the practice; instantly capturing requests and charges in patient records and on invoices. Image requests include 3rd party modalities through IDEXX-Web PACS.

Navigate to one of the following to verify requesting images is active.

  • Patient Clipboard > right click a patient > Imaging: Verify Image Request is active and can be selected.
  • Controls > Defaults > Practice and Workstation > Imaging: Activate image requests will be checked.

To activate or reactivate Image Requests, contact your IDEXX Cornerstone sales representative at 1-888-224-4408.


View images in IDEXX-PACS or IDEXX Web PACS

Navigate to either of the following to view images in IDEXX-PACS or IDEXX Web PACS.

  • Patient Clipboard > Patient History > double click a diagnostic image entry or right-click and then select Imaging > IDEXX-PACS Image Viewer*.
  • Toolbar > Image Requests and Results > select the completed request > click View Images.

*Note: If you have a subscription to the IDEXX Web PACS Software, images open in IDEXX Web PACS instead of in the IDEXX-PACS Software.

Third party request Integration


IDEXX Web PACS is a requirement for using third party requests for Cornerstone. These could include radiography systems, ultrasound, CT, and MRI systems.

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