Washington Radiology Associates in Fairfax, VA has purchased and installed a Carestream/Quantum Medical Crescendo Waiv CR system from X-ray Visions.
Staff at Washington Radiology Associates were impressed with the system. Pictured here is Debbie Larrabee, RT utilizing the system. Dr Kladakis, said he was “very impressed with the image quality”. Congratulations to Washington Radiology Associates on their new system!
Children’s National Medical Outpatient Center in Annapolis, MD has installed a Quantum Q-Rad Radiographic System integrated with a Carestream DRX-1 Wireless Detector. This is X-Ray Visions first install to utilize DAP (Dose Area Product) display and Carestream’s Pediatric Capture Image Otimization and Enhancement software to produce the best imaging possible at the lowest possible dose for pediatric patients. The system also included LLI (Long Length Imaging) for both upright and supine applications.
Congratulations Children’s National on your new X-Ray Equipment!
XRV would like to congratulate MedStar Union Memorial Hospital of Baltimore, MD on their purchase of a remanufactured GE Portable complete with a retrofit Carestream DRX-1 Wireless Detector and Acquisition System. This is the first install in XRV’s customer base of the new Carestream 5.7 Acquisition Software. It includes a full size image preview with the ability to rotate that image, as well as the current time displayed on the mast mounted monitor. All user friendly features for portable imaging. Here are some images of technologist Bari Cadel, RTR using the system.
April 30, 2014 — Carestream Health has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a tablet viewer option for x-ray studies on the iPad 2.
Those who have the latest version of Carestream’s Image Suite software can add the tablet viewer option, while users with previous generations of the software will need to upgrade to gain access, the firm said.
Image Suite is designed to provide a flexible image acquisition, processing, and storage platform that supports Carestream’s wireless DRX-1 systems, computed radiography (CR) systems, and an optional mini-PACS.
XRV would like to congratulate Cabell Huntington Health Department on their recent upgrade from version 5.3 to version 7.2 of eRAD’s Practice Builder PACS. The health department utilizes the eRAD PACS in the diagnosis and treatment of Tuberculosis in patients. The upgrade included new server hardware and updated viewer. New features include the ability to scan third party documents into a new patient folder as well as upload or burn patient CDs from any network workstation.
Again, congratulations Cabell Huntington Health Department.
Suitable for diagnostic image review, the 4-megapixel, 30-inch display features an in-plane switching (IPS) panel designed to provide precise color reproduction and wide viewing angles, according to the company. The clearance is the first for an NEC MultiSync Medical Series display with a GB-R LED backlight, NEC said.
MD302C4 comes with calibration to the DICOM grayscale display function (GSDF) for luminance. An integrated front sensor then constantly monitors and adjusts brightness to maintain the factory DICOM GSDF calibration, NEC said.
The display also includes a human presence sensor that can automatically dim the screen to conserve power and display life, as well as a Quick QA function for checking DICOM conformance without a computer. The monitor’s stand has four-way ergonomic functionality, including height-adjust, swivel, tilt, and pivot, the company said.
Its 14-bit lookup table provides 1,024 levels of gray out of a palette of 4,096 using a 10-bit DisplayPort or HDMI connection, according to NEC.
Dr. Ralph Schaetzing, Manager, Strategic Standards & Regulatory Affairs, Carestream
Where is image quality? In the capture device? In the image processing? In the display system? In the brain of the viewer? Is it everywhere, or nowhere in particular?
These questions were answered recently in a webinar titled “Does Image Quality Matter?” by taking a closer look at the imaging chain.
Any imaging chain (also a medical one) contains five distinct functions:
Capture (the creation of the image),
Process (which itself consists of three sub-functions: preprocessing of the captured image, optimization for interpretation/viewing, and processing for the output device),
Display (assuming a human is the viewer),
The answers depends on which image quality we mean: the objective image quality we can measure, the subjective image quality perceived by the viewer, or, particularly important in medical imaging, viewer performance using the image for some interpretation task.
In modern imaging systems, these three “flavors” of image quality are weakly, if at all correlated, which makes the prediction of one kind of image quality from another rather tricky, but also interesting.