Client Installation

To install Yarra clients, download the Yarra client package form the Download Page.

Extract the archive into a folder on the host computer of the MRI system (or workstation PC for the SAC). The package can be unzipped into any directory. We recommend installing it into the folder C:\yarra. Note: To perform this procedure on a Siemens MRI system, it is necessary to first switch to “Advanced User Mode” by selecting the item in the Start menu and entering the password.

Note: VB19A or VB20P
When installing the client on systems running the software versions VB19A or VB20P, the installation path should be C:\MedCom\temp\yarra instead of C:\yarra. Otherwise, the Embedded Control software will prevent execution of the client. More information on the installation of Yarra on these software versions can be found here.


Shortcut Creation

For convenience, shortcuts to the client programs should be created and placed in the Windows Start menu. Currently, these shortcuts need to be created manually by clicking on the respective .exe file with the right mouse button and selecting the option “Create shortcut” in the menu. The created shortcut icon can then be dragged into the Start menu (or onto the desktop for workstation PCs).


For ORT: We usually create a shortcut to ORT.exe and rename it to “Offline Reconstruction Task”. This shortcut is placed in the Start menu of the MRI systems.

For RDS: To ensure that the client is loaded automatically during bootup of the scanner, a shortcut to RDS.exe must be created and placed in the “Startup” folder of the Start menu. The RDS client also provides an option to transfer the data immediately (instead of during the night). It is possible to trigger the transfer using a shortcut, which can also be placed in the Start menu of the MRI scans (this is optional). To this end, create a short cut, rename it to something like “Transfer Rawdata Now”, right-click and select “Properties”, and add the option ” –update” to the field “Target:” so that the full entry reads “C:\yarra\RDS.exe –update”.