• Teaching File Software Installation Instructions for Windows OS

  • Instructions for Installing TFS:

    The RSNA Teaching File System (TFS) software is a Java program that can run on the most common computer operating systems (Linux, Mac OS and Windows). Typically, TFS runs on a computer within a radiology department, on the same network and with the same security protections as the department’s clinical systems. Personal TFS sites can also be set up on an individual’s laptop or PC. 

    Installation and operation of TFS on any platform is essentially identical. The installation instructions below assume that installers are comfortable with the basic functions of their chosen operating system, including how to download and find files in its directory system and launch programs 

     System requirements: 

    TFS will run on most computers manufactured after 2008, with Windows XP or later or equivalent era Mac OS and Linux versions as operating systems.

          Download and Install Java JRE and Java Advanced Imaging ImageIO Tools:

    1. First install the Java Runtime Environment (JRE)™, which can be found on the Oracle® website here. After accepting the license agreement (use of the JRE is free), download and install the file: Windowsx86 (32-bit) Offline.

      screenshot - Java SE Runtime Environment 7 Downloads
    2. Download the Java Advanced Imaging ImageIO Tools by clicking here.
    3. Download and Install TFS

    4. Download the TFS installer (a Java .jar file) from the RSNA MIRC site. Click here to start the download.
    5. Open the .jar file to begin the installation process. Accept the default values unless you have a specific reason to change them. When you see the screen shown below, type the name of the directory where you want to install TFS in the 'Folder name' field. We recommend installing TFS in a folder called 'RSNA' on a drive with adequate free space for the program and teaching files you will create.  
    6. MIRC Windows OS installation screenshot 
    7. You will see a screen confirming that MIRC TFS has been installed.

      screenshot - TFS Installer message:- Installation Complete
    8. Launch the TFS Site

    9. To launch your site, open the directory where you installed MIRC, look in the subfolder named "CTP" and double-click the file named "Launcher.jar". (If the site is on a computer that is regularly shut down and restarted, like a personal TFS site on a laptop, you should right click on the Launcher file, create a shortcut and drag it to your desktop.) In the Launcher window click "Start".

      screenshot - RSNA Teaching File System dialog box
    10. Congratulations! You now have a TFS site running on your computer! After launcher runs, click "TFS Home Page" to view the site in your default browser.

      screenshot - My Teaching Files list

      The site is populated with cases published by several public TFS sites. Bookmark it in your browser so you can return there instantly! 

      Follow the instructions linked below to create user accounts and begin authoring teaching files.

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