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Latest DR technology for low and medium resource areas is to be designed as a: “self supporting system in the field that allows to make, store, and diagnose CXR from anywhere.”

Latest technology is used to ensure low dose for the patient and instant high quality images for the radiologist. A DR system includes a workstation for diagnosis and an archive server. Integration with archive and viewing software makes the system suitable for fast and efficient diagnosis. Acquisition software is preferably designed for easy use and is Windows based. Image reading can be done immediately on the diagnostic monitor, or at any location in the world by sending a compressed image to a centre with qualified staff to read radiographs. Maximum daily throughput of 300 images can be achieved. The system is especially designed for more remote and rural areas, if the unit comprises few components that can be swapped easily and were engineered to allow transportation in a 20 feet mobile unit provided the camera is supported by the rubber shock absorbers. Remote system testing using internet and built in test equipment indicates any component to be replaced or serviced.

Basic system

    Camera and X-ray tube unit.
    Fixed focus-detector distance  
    X-Ray tube 150kV, collimator
    Large size detector for imaging of larger patients
    Set of H.T. cables, stator cable and ground cable
    Acquisition Station DC 7800 P.C
    on line XS Archiver
    on line review & diagnostics
    Including 125/150kV X-Ray generator for DR
    Constant potential high frequency X-Ray generator

Options

    Basic low cost laser printer for hard copies
    High end Sony digital Imager including 125 sheets of film.

First installations in-country are recommended to be done by factory trained engineers to be quoted separately.

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Software when designed with the input of users and radiology specialists warrants an intuitive user interface. Most user interfaces are Windows ™ based and appear similar to well known applications.

 

 

 

 

 

First, patient demographic information is entered by the keyboard, scanner or DICOM Modality Worklist. Second, the image is taken. The Automatic Exposure Control will give high quality Chest X-rays with the lowest possible dose.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Immediately after the image appears on the screen it can be relayed to any central database anywhere in the world and is typically available just a few seconds after the exposure has been made. When using the mobile phone GSM network sending a compressed 250KB image to a diagnostic centre will take about 35 seconds provided image compressing and communication software is used. For instance all digital chest images taken in Kisumu (Kenya) can automatically be transmitted to a data storage centre in Nairobi using Safaricom GSM network for centralised reading. The CXR reading results can be returned at the same speed.