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NOTE: FIRMM and ideacmdtool have been tested on both a Siemens Trio and Prisma.

Prerequisites for setup

  • FIRMM version 2.1 or greater installed on a separate Linux computer that is networked to the scanner host computer. If FIRMM is not yet installed, visit firmm.us for more info.
  • You will need to know the FIRMM computer IP address, referenced below as [FIRMM_IP]
  • You will need to know the FIRMM user name and password, set during the installation of FIRMM. The user name is probably firmmproc.
  • Select an available drive letter to use for mapping on the scanner host computer. In these instructions we use "Y:".
  • Access to the "advanced user" on the Siemens scanner host computer

Set default values

The instructions below will set the following defaults for ideacmdtool:

target port = -1
target path = y:
SendBuffered OFF
SendIMA OFF
  • Make sure you're logged in as "advanced user". If you don't know what this means, ask your local Siemens tech.
  • Press Ctrl+Esc to open the Windows start menu
  • Click "Command Prompt" or "Run" and enter cmd
  • Enter ideacmdtool
  • Enter 4 (Online export defaults)
  • Enter 1 (Target port), enter -1
  • Enter 3 (Target path), enter y: (or whatever drive letter you want to use)
  • Enter 4 (SendBuffered OFF)
  • Enter q (back to main ideacmdtool menu)
  • Enter q (exit ideacmdtool)

Map FIRMM computer Samba share

Follow these instructions to map the FIRMM computer Samba share to a drive letter on the scanner host computer. We'll use "Y:" in this example, but you can use a different letter.

  • Press Ctrl+Esc to open the Windows start menu, click "Computer" or "Windows Explorer"
  • Click "Tools > map network drive", enter "Y:" and \\[FIRMM_IP]\FIRMM_DICOM
  • Make sure "use different credentials" is checked, click "OK"
  • Enter [FIRMM_IP]\firmmproc for the user name and enter the firmmproc password, click "OK"
  • The DICOM folder should open

MR session instructions

Follow these steps every time you run an MR session.

  • Press Ctrl+Esc to open the Windows start menu, click "Computer" or "Windows Explorer"
  • Make sure the "Y:" drive is mapped to the samba share on the FIRMM computer, \\[FIRMM_IP]\FIRMM_DICOM. If it isn't, follow the instructions above to map it.
  • On the scanner host computer, registrer a new patient.
  • After the patient has been registered:
    • On the scanner computer, press Ctrl-Esc, select "Command Prompt" or "Run" and enter cmd
    • Enter ideacmdtool
    • Enter 5 for switches
    • Enter 8 to turn on DICOM transfer (SendIMA ON)
    • Enter q, enter q again to exit ideacmdtool, enter exit to exit command prompt
  • Any scans that are "applied" after this should be sent to the FIRMM computer