Imaging Bridge - Setting up the Medstrat Bridge and Using Medstrat MacPacs

This article covers setting up the Medstrat bridge and using Medstrat MacPacs. 

Setting up Medstrat

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Here, we assume you have already installed MacPACS on your Mac. If you have not, please

To set up the bridge, first navigate to Preferences in the MacPractice Menu, and select Imaging Bridge.


In the Preferences window, first select "Medstrat" in the drop down menu.

Next, you'll set the path to the MacPACS application. In the MacPACS Application Location field, you can click the Choose button to select the location the application has been installed to.

Once this is done, you can enter the Username and Password that is required when logging into Medstrat MacPacs.

Using Medstrat MacPacs

To start using the bridge, add the Imaging Bridge icon to the MacPractice toolbar. You can do this by right-clicking the toolbar, and selecting "Customize Toolbar". Then, drag and drop the Imaging Bridge icon to the toolbar.


In order for the bridge to work, you will need to first select a patient in MacPractice  The bridge will not work correctly in Many mode; you will see the following alert. 

With a patient selected in MacPractice, click the Imaging Bridge icon in the toolbar. The Medstrat MacPacs software will open automatically, presuming you have followed the instructions in this article here.

When Medstrat MacPacs opens, it will automatically search for the selected patient, so you can easily view his or her record in Medstrat.

If the patient you wanted to open does not yet exist in Medstrat, the Medstrat software will still open after clicking the Imaging Bridge icon but Medstrat will not find that patient for you. You will have to create the patient in Medstrat first. The only information that is passed from MacPractice to Medstrat is First, Last, and Middle names.

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