The medical image delivery system
of Münster University Hospital

System requirements

requires the Java Runtime Environment (min. version 7). If it is not installed on your computer, you can download it here. Java Webstart Technology is used to start xPIPE.

The term “radiological image data” is understood to mean only files in DICOM format. Only data in DICOM format can be sent with this software.

Start on Windows

1. Click "Start xPIPE" on the home page. The application generally starts automatically.

2. If your browser does not start the application automatically, but requests download of the "launch.jnlp" file, please save this.

3. Switch to the directory with the "launch.jnlp" file with Windows Explorer.

4. Start xPIPE by double clicking on the file.

Start in Mac OS X (Safari)

1. Click on the start page by right-clicking on "xPIPE start".

2. Select "Download linked file as ..." and save the "launch.jnlp" file

3. Switch to the directory with the "launch.jnlp" file with the Finder.

4. Right-click on the file.

5. Select "Open with" and then "Java Web Start" to start xPIPE.

Using the software

After the start, follow the steps in the software.

1. Enter your first and last names.
This is a required field.

2. Enter your email address.
Enter the email address where you can be reached by the recipient. This is a required field.

3. Enter the email address of the recipient at Münster University Hospital.
If known, enter the recipient's email address. You may only use recipients within Münster University Hospital whose address ends in @ukmuenster.de. When specifying a recipient, he or she will be notified of the receipt of the images by email.

4. Enter a message for the recipient.
You can enter an accompanying text which will be forwarded to the recipient. In particular, you should provide further contact details in the case of queries.

5. Select the folder or drive that contains the image data.
With the directory selection dialogue you can, for example, select a CD or DVD drive, a USB stick or a folder on the hard drive. The content of a folder is automatically searched for DICOM files.

6. Start transmission.
By pressing the start button, the previously specified folder is checked for radiological image data. The image data that is found is then sent to the Münster University Hospital.

7. Track the status. (Transmission may take several minutes.)
You can monitor the progress and success of the transmission in the status window. Should the transmission of some images fail, you may be asked if you want to try again. Please note that the rate of transfer depends on the bandwidth of your Internet connection and the number of images to be transmitted. Therefore, a transfer may take several minutes.


You have further questions or need assistance? Please contact us.