Test Cases for Imaging Document Source

The system for testing an Imaging Document Source uses the XDS Toolkit software from NIST with no modifications. We use those tools as written and configured.

General Instructions

Certain toolkit management functions are password protected and must be performed by the test administrator. Please follow these general instructions.

UserTest DataThe Imaging Document Source tests use a specific set of DICOM images. You will need to import these into your system and use the correct images specified for each test. These images are available on the testing system itself.
All ConfigurationThe test cases require that the Imaging Document Source under test use specific values for patient identifiers, patient identifier assigning authority and repositoryUniqueID. These values is documented in ids/ids_4800.html and also within the toolkit when you run the tests.
User ConfigurationYour Imaging Document Source will need to communicate with a Document Repository simulator. The detailed instructions below will tell you how to obtain the configuration information for the simulator.
User ConfigurationProvide test administrator with configuration parameters for your Imaging Document Source.
  • Create a SYSTEM within the XDS Toolkit that uses the supplied configuration parameters.
  • In this system, include only the Imaging Document Source configuration. Do not double up with other actors.
AdminConfigurationCreate a testing SESSION for this Imaging Document Source. The system under test should use only this SESSION and no others.
User InstructionUse only the testing ENVIRONMENT and testing SESSION assigned by the administrator when testing your Imaging Document Source. Do not test other actors using this testing SESSION.
User InstructionIt is expected that the user will execute the tests and the administrator will review results when the tests are complete. The user may execute individual or all tests multiple times. Each time you execute a test, the toolkit will overwrite the previous results in the test SESSION for that test.

Detailed Instructions

  1. In the web user interface, make sure you have selected the proper testing ENVIRONMENT and proper testing SESSION.
  2. In the lower left flap of the toolkit, select Conformance Tests.
  3. Activate the teal/green Test Context control (right side of conformance tests). Select your SYSTEM as the system under test.
  4. Select the Imaging Document Source tab.
  5. Check the Reset box and activate the button: Initialize Testing Environment. This will create a set of simulators and load test patients into that environment.
  6. Wait for the environment initialization steps to complete. You should see initilization steps under the heading Supporting Environment Configuration turn green.
  7. The display will show you the configuration parameters for the simulators. Use that data to configure your Imaging Document Source. Please note that you can initialize the environment any number of times. The simulators will always be created with the same endpoints. You will not have to reconfigure your Imaging Document Source if you decide to initialize the testing environment again.
  8. Now you can run all tests (one button for the Imaging Document Source - Required Tests, or you can run individual tests. The trashcan icon clears the log/test results.
  9. As stated above, you can run the test cases and review the results on your own schedule. Contact the administrator with questions or to verify results.

Test Documentation

Instructions for individual tests are stored in the toolkit. The links below provide static copies of the documentation that do not rely on toolkit access.

  1. ids/ids_4800.html
  2. ids/ids_4801.html
  3. ids/ids_4802.html
  4. ids/ids_4805.html
  5. ids/ids_4806.html
  6. ids/ids_4809.html
  7. ids/ids_4810.html
  8. ids/ids_4811.html
  9. ids/ids_4812.html
  10. ids/ids_4820.html