January 27, 2023

SECTRA Enterprise Imaging to be upgraded Feb. 26

On Sunday, Feb. 26, Enterprise Imaging will upgrade the Sectra Application to version 24.2

  • Uniview and the embedded eStar viewer
  • IDS7 (SECTRA’s “thick” client)
  • Ortho tools (used by Orthopedics)
  • Tomtec (used by Cardiology)

This will be VUMC’s second upgrade since implementing SECTRA in the fall of 2020. Upgrades will continue to occur annually in the future.

Many of the new features will mean that SECTRA users may no longer have to log into IDS7 and can instead use the eStar-integrated Uniview application to perform many tasks, reducing the number of necessary software tools. Some of these new features in Uniview include:

  • Ultrasound viewing enhancements
  • Creation of User annotations

Users of the IDS7 “thick” client will also see some updated features and functionality:

  • New enhanced toolbox configurations
  • Additional Mouse configurations
  • Annotation measurement enhancements and improvements
  • Nuclear medicine fusion enhancements
  • 3D / MPR enhancements
  • Improved lesion tracking and volume measurements

Users of IDS7 Thick Client Ortho package will also see some updated features and functionality:

  • Improved template administration
  • Improved snapshot without templates
  • The ability to group template and pins
  • Increased max size of 3D pins
  • Ability to copy measurements to plain text


As part of the upgrade, a downtime is expected to occur from midnight to 6 a.m. on Feb. 26. During the downtime, the web-based downtime version of SECTRA will be available for viewing images (available under “Web Resources” within eStar).

NOTE: There will be a short orders downtime on March 6th from 1 am to 2 am with minimal impact to end users for the Connectivity Hub upgrade (interfaces engine)

Downtime Instructions

  • Look for the “ VUMC Web Resources” icon on the eStar desktop; double-click the icon

  • Search (or scroll) to “Sectra Downtime Viewer” and double-click the link

  • SECTRA’s business continuity version of Uniview will open. Log in with your VUMC credentials. Search for your exam either by name, MRN or ACC# to view images. Please note: the downtime viewer of SECTRA only houses 15 to 30 days’ worth of images (more likely will be 15 days of history). Historical images will be available once downtime is over and the upgrade is complete.

For more information, please visit our website at https://healthit.vumc.org/sectra-upgrade