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Wireless DR system

The ideal solution

The system consists of a panel that communicates with a PC without using any wires whatsoever.

 

It is powered by batteries and has the important additional feature of a very long autonomy.

 

And... the batteries are chargeable at 12V in your vehicle!

 

 

 

Advantages & disadvantages of wireless DR

Advantages

ideal format 24 x 30

lightest product in the market

ISS technology

no trigger

Fujifilm brand

 

Disadvantage

initial cost

Panel cover

Although the panel is shock resistant we recommend additional protection for use in horses. To this end we have developed a polycarbonate casing with an adjustable handle. An additional foam layer in the cover and shock absorbing frame provide extra protection to the panel.

 

Thanks to the added hatch to change the batteries the panel will never have to be lifted from the cover. This also ensures that if you decide to sell the device, it will be as good as new.

 

Important: Including the protection, the panel is still lighter than most alternative systems.

 

The system described above can also be mounted on a monopod stick.

 

 

Virtual Router

Veterinary Solutions is proud to introduce a virtual router connection between the panel and the laptop. It is a global first!

 

The connection was developed entirely by Veterinary Solutions in cooperation with IT experts. It made the system even more compact.

 

 

 

Compact

Combined with a tablet our device is the most compact and lightweight system available in the market today.

 

The cassette has an ideal 24x30 cm format and without the cover weighs no more than 1.7 kg. Adding the protective cover lifts the weight to only 3 kg!

 

 

 

Various configurations available!

A wireless detector panel can be combined with

an ordinary laptop

Panasonic's Toughbook

a small 10” tablet (e.g. Panasonic)

a huge 20” tablet with a 4K resolution

an 'all in' carrier case

 

Veterinary Solutions prefers the Toughbooks by Panasonic. These extra sturdy and water-resistant computers have an exceptionally good IPS screen, which maintains the same image quality from all viewing angles; they also have a high-capacity touch screen, providing ideal operating convenience in combination with the intuitive software. The screen is made from gorilla glass for extra protection.

 

An 'all in' carrier case with 24" monitor offers enough room for the panel, some CDs and extra parts.

 

For easy alternation between use in the clinic and mobile circumstances the laptop can be placed in a docking station on a movable stand.

 

 

ISS Technology

Excellent image quality with unequalled sharpness!

 

In converting X-ray to light, the scintillators used are either gadolinium (GOS) powder or caesium iodide (Csl) crystals. The light obtained is converted into a digital signal by means of a TFT detector.

 

Normally the TFT layer is placed behind the scintillator. Fujifilm has developed revolutionary and unique ISS (Irradiaton Side Sampling) technology whereby the TFT is in front instead of behind the scintillator.

 

The crystals have broader feet and finer ends. Consequently, the signal is more accurate at the ends than at the feet. That makes for a less diffusive signal and ensures excellent image quality and unsurpassed sharpness.

 

 

'Trigger free'

The Fujifilm DR system is the first of its kind not requiring a trigger box. Smart-switch technology ensures that the detector panel is always at the ready to receive and process radiation. Consequently, pressing the hand or foot switch does not create any delay. Gone are the days of frustration when a dog moves at the wrong moment while being X-rayed.

 

The classical DR X-ray system is slightly different in this respect. After all: it requires the detector's readiness for receiving and processing radiation. And that is just what the trigger box is for. It interrupts the signal from the hand or foot switch and transmits it, wirelessly or wired, to the control box or PC that controls the detector. The signal does not proceed until the PC gives permission. This can result in a delay of several seconds.

 

An additional advantage of the Fujifilm DR cassette is that it allows for the use of different X-ray tubes (e.g. one mobile tube and one extra heavy mounted tube for back pictures in horses, and a fixed one for small animals). By contrast, the classical DR panels require a different trigger box for each type of X-ray tube. The box has to be connected with each change to a different X-ray tube.

 

Additional advantage: Defect X-ray tubes can easily be replaced by another type!

 

Yet more combination options

All this can be combined with a second, smaller screen (for instance a small tablet which can be mounted on the generator) or a Smartphone, which will show the same image and from which the entire programme can be operated.

 

It can also be combined with a second, larger, wireless screen. The small laptop can be used to operate the device; the larger screen can then be used later to make further diagnoses.

 

In short: tonnes of options!

 

Image quality

The Virtual Grid technology used in the system ensures even better image quality for thicker structures. And this Csl panel makes a grid superfluous.

 

Screen always visible

Because the system is wireless, the horse can stay in the same position when its other side needs to be examined.

 

A commonly occurring problem is that for watching a preview – e.g. to see whether the bullet is indeed in a lateral-medial position – the laptop is on the wrong side of the horse. This problem is solved by using a tablet PC with, again, a Wi-Fi connection to the laptop.

 

The tablet is mounted on the X-ray tube or on a monopod. The screen is now visible from all positions and the software can be operated from the tablet.