Digitalization in Radiology
Digital imaging techniques came to x-ray in the 1980’s. “Digital imaging” has led to a similar improvement and renaissance in x-ray just as it has in home and professional audio. Just as many recordings and music albums now sound sharper and cleaner than the analog version. Development of new imaging methods in radiology and increasing number fully digitalized systems in all hospitals is only a matter of time.
Indeed DDH infiltrates the world of Digitalization by acquiring the latest trend for X-ray results known as the IQ-VIEW. This special software design is easy to use and has been designed by radiologists for radiologists. All images are easily access by selecting buttons or menu items and even by using shortcuts. An automatic tilling function arranges imaging studies on the screen without any user interaction.
IQ-VIEW can also work as image acquisition station by importing images from scanners, directories and portable media. IQ-VIEW may be used as a manual radiological media burning station. It is also ideal for teleradiology purposes. This new technology offers easy and fast information exchange among colleagues by e-mail. Hence, digital images can archived onto compact optical disks or digital tape drives saving tremendously on storage space and manpower needed for a traditional x-ray film library. Digital images may be retrieved from an electronic archive for future references.
Benefits of digital technology to all x-ray systems include:
- Lower dosage x-rays can often be used to achieve the same high quality picture as with film.
- Digital x-ray images can be enhanced and manipulated with computers and sent via a network to other workstations and computer monitors so that many people can share the information and assist in the diagnosis.
- Digital images can be archived onto compact optical disks or digital tape drives saving tremendously on storage space and manpower needed for a traditional x-ray film library.
- Digital images may be retrieved from an electronic archive for future reference.
One of the most serious problems related to the film free hospital is data archiving. Nevertheless, archiving in digital form is relatively easy, without need to build special archives for older documentation. On the other side, it is serious problem in long term. One practical solution seems to be the PACS as an archive system for all modalities.
Doubtlessly, this will give ease to our patients as they will no longer carry with them films that seem to look like a poster. This kind of technology will help our end users to keep their record for a long time without worrying that it might be lost or distorted. Truly DDH is looking for more ways and state of the art technology that will both give convenience and satisfaction to our valued customers.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
“Patient Friendly,” a concept to provide a less-claustrophobic wide-open space. “From Diagnosis to therapy,” if new functions for wider applications such as I-MR. The world of unlimited possibilities with the Hitachi open MRI has been further expanded to provide more freedom.
- 0.3T full open full open gantry with permanent magnet.
- Flat type gradient magnet field system providing high output.
- Availability of most advanced functions as EPI and DWI hard disk capacity makes the system twice as fast when compared with convention systems.
- Hitachi’s unique most advanced technology, multiple array coil system, allows a wide field image acquisition with a high sensitivity.