January 4, 2024

SECTRA imaging system tools upgrade coming Feb. 25

On Feb. 25, changes are coming to SECTRA’s suite of imaging system tools, including:

  • Uniview and the embedded eStar viewer
  • IDS7 (SECTRA’s “thick” client)

This will be VUMC’s third upgrade since implementing SECTRA in the fall of 2020 and our third annual upgrade.

New features included in this version are:

  • Sectra Echo Viewer (Uniview)
    • Comparison mode
    • Improved mouse interactions
    • Easier to move between series
    • Extended patient search

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

  • Information Window
    • Improved sorting in Patient History lists
  • Matrix Window
    • Duplicate Layout
  • Image Window
    • Show Graphics inAll Slices
    • Show Graphics from All Slices
    • Curved measurement in 2D and MPR
    • Navigational improvements for Newer/Prior commands
    • Easier way to distinguish current examination from comparisons with colors and/or borders.
    • Blackout Tool: a pixel data anonymization tool
    • Automatic alignment in MPR
  • Display Protocols
    • Multiple changes to display protocol ranking, affecting all customers
    • Improvements aimed to help designing and maintaining Advanced Display Protocols

Vanderbilt employees who use these tools should visit the training links below:

As part of the upgrade, a downtime is expected to occur from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. on Feb. 25th. During the downtime, the web-based version of SECTRA will be available for viewing images (available under “Web Resources” within eStar).

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