Stop by Expo 1 Stand #3 to see the following great innovations
Making Diagnostic X-ray Measurement Data More Accessible
New innovations in x-ray imaging provide ever improving imaging capabilities while simultaneously maintaining or even reducing the effective radiation dose. Radcal, a premier provider of diagnostic radiation test instruments, recognizes the need to make your QA and maintenance measurement data more accessible for analysis, reporting, and archiving in order to keep up with ever-changing measurement needs. Fortunately, the advent of low cost computing platforms such as tablets and smartphones facilitate detailed analysis and reporting of your data. As your partner in keeping medical imaging safe and effective, Radcal is providing a number of new mechanisms meant to “free your data”.
Radcal has embraced the emergence of low cost tablet computers. With every x-ray measurement system, Radcal provides a feature-rich and yet user friendly Windows application at no additional cost. This application provides user configurable windows for display of common quantities such as dose, dose rate, kV, filtration, and pulse parameters. New features to Accu-Gold 2.0 are an enhanced touchscreen interface and the ability to seamlessly export data to Excel for further computation, analysis, and reporting. Once in Excel, all of this information can be immediately saved in standard formats for later review or archiving. All of the connectivity features of tablet computers are now readily accessible to the user including, e-mailing of reports, archiving to cloud-based storage, and remote printing.
As an alternative to the Accu-Gold Windows application, Radcal also offers Accu-Gold Excel at no cost. Accu-Gold Excel is an application that runs from within Microsoft Excel that automatically populates fields in a spreadsheet as measurements with your Accu-Gold instrument are made. This is a very powerful tool and creates the opportunity for unparalleled automation. First, a template is created that is formatted to match the report you would like to generate. You can create your own reports or Radcal will help develop your report. Once the template is activated, the rows and columns of the report are automatically filled as the desired measurements are made. Calculations based on the measured values are instantaneously performed. For instance error percentages can be calculated and compared with allowed tolerances resulting in the display of PASS or FAIL. In this way, when your measurements are done… your report is done and ready to be e-mailed, printed, or archived.
Smart devices such as the iPhone and iPad have become ubiquitous and are now a preferred display for use with many quality assurance systems. In recognition of this evolution Radcal has developed Accu-Gold iOS, an application available through the Apple store to control the operation of your Accu-Gold instrument. The application connects to your Accu-Gold instrument wirelessly through the Accu-Gold Nugget adapter.
X-ray generators are manufactured to exacting standards that require precise measurement of the voltage (kV) and current (mA) applied to the x-ray tube. Radcal’s Dynalyzer product is the gold standard for measuring these quantities in the production environment. In the past, visualizing the data provided by the Dynalyzer required a digital display or scope. Radcal is pleased to announce the release of the Accu-Dyn+ solution which digitizes Dynalyzer results and makes them available in Microsoft Excel on a Windows-based tablet or personal computer. Analysis and reporting of kV behavior and practical peak voltage (PPV) has never been easier.
Collectively, these solutions provide a comprehensive and flexible array of ways to collect and free your data. Visit our booth Expo 1 Stand #3 for more information.