This article describes the pipelines used in the CTP MIRC plug-in to implement various DICOM and HTTP functions. It is intended for administrators configuring or upgrading their systems. This article does not apply to the Tomcat MIRC version.
MIRC is implemented as a plug-in to CTP. Most of the functionality is provided through servlets that the plug-in inserts into the CTP servlet container, but certain asynchronous functions are deployed as CTP pipelines. A CTP pipeline is a sequence of processing steps called pipeline stages. Pipelines start with one or more ImportServices that receive data objects from outside the program and queue them for processing by subsequent stages.
Pipelines are defined in the CTP/config.xml file. A graphical editor for this file is planned, but for now, if you wish to reconfigure the pipes, you must edit the file with a text editor. If you choose to do so, you may wish to refer to the CTP article that describes all the standard stages, CTP-The RSNA Clinical Trial Processor.
- Editing an XML file must be done carefully to keep it well-formed. If you are not familiar with XML, this article may be helpful, XML Primer.