Konica Minolta has developed a portable digital X-ray solution that allows veterinarians to do an easy and quick diagnosis wherever and whenever needed. Within 2 seconds, X-ray image previews are available making use of high end digital detectors. Since the images are immediately available, you can do a quick assessment or reshoot the image right after, making the acquisition an efficient process.
The portable kit is completely wireless both for data transmission as well as power supply. In addition the AeroDR detectors can be charged from empty to full in only 30 minutes!
To further increase mobility, the system is operated via a smart tablet which can be removed from the keyboard docking station allowing for maximum freedom of movement.
The complete suitcase system, including AeroDR 10x12 detector, tablet pc and accessories weighs only 9.5 kilograms, making it one of the lightest in the world. Housed in the custom made, sturdy and lightweight suitcase it can easily be carried and is small enough to comfortably fit behind any car seat. The AeroDR detector uses AeroSYNC Automatic Exposure Detection which allows it to be used with any existing X-ray source.
ImagePilot Veterinary software
ImagePilot is fully DICOM 3.0 veterinary compliant and has been developed in co-operation with veterinarians and is specifi cally designed and optimized for veterinary use. The user friendly interface provides an all-in-one IT solution. From patient creation to acquisition to diagnosis and reporting to image storage: ImagePilot does it all.
- Patient registration
- Image acquisition
Speed - A cycle time of 6 seconds in wireless mode allows you to do more exams per day*
Lightweight - The AeroDR detectors are among the world’s lightest, and therefore very easy to handle in your daily clinical routine
Robust- 300 kg surface load makes it suitable for all patient types and sizes
Waterproof - Exposure to water or body fluids is no longer a problem with AeroDR IPX6 waterproof *
AED - Automatic Exposure Detection by means of hybrid detection technology
* applies to AeroDR 14x17
A cycle time of only 6 seconds allows you to quickly reposition the detector for the next exposure, which shortens the overall procedure.
The AeroDR detectors are among the world’s lightest, and therefore very easy to handle in your daily clinical routine.
- 10x12: 1.7 kg
- 14x17: 2.6 kg
The AeroDR detectors have a 300kg weight load, are made of monocoque carbon fiber and have passed drop tests to ensure it can withstand minor accidents. Digital shock sensors register any impact while the software can perform a self-diagnosis of the detector. The complete system is packed in a robust, yet lightweight suitcase.
There is no need to purchase or replace batteries. The built-in capacitor technology allows a 0 to 100% charging time of just 30 minutes.
While most other systems use an exam tag approach, meaning you will first need to tell the system which type of exam you are going to perform, ImagePilot simplifies your workflow by allowing you to simply make the exposure regardless of the body part. Using AutoPilot, ImagePilot (automatic image processing), there is no need for exam tags. By extracting bone structure from the image we are able to determine the correct processing, delivering an excellent image each and every time. How does that affect workflow? Simply register the patient, open the study and make the exposure.
Let’s assume you have a new patient who needs X-rays. If your patient management system supports DICOM modality worklist or can output a simple text file, then ImagePilot can automatically read that file and schedule an exam for the patient. Or you can enter or search for the animal’s information manually using standard or customized entry fields such as owner, animal species, breed, castration, chip number, etc.
For a fast acquisition process, the body parts have been predefined and are easy to select.
You simply double click to open the patient file and press the modality button. Next, you position the patient and make the X-ray exposure and an image preview will be displayed in less than 2 seconds. If you are doing an equine pre-purchasing exam for example you can also follow an easy to use and fully configurable protocol which automatically enters all of the exam information in the DICOM header.
You are now ready to diagnose the image using a variety of tools, such as window levelling, inverting,
zoom & pan, (auto) rotate and flip or various distance and angle measurements. Or use one of the specialized measurement tools, including TTA, TPLO, VHS and HD.
Using any Microsoft Word template you can easily create a report which is then stored and archived
along with the patient data. In addition you can also export images in either DICOM or JPEG, BMP or PNG format. Using an external CD drive you also create a PDI CD.
The images are archived in the ImagePilot database. A backup of the entire database can easily be created on any external HDD for safekeeping. In order to optimize your diagnosis, ImagePilot comprises several positioning tools, such as Auto Rotate/Flip, Viewer. Because of the Image Quality Auto Optimization, there is less intervention from the user needed. The software automatically adjusts the images to the optimal settings and parameters. This will save you a lot of time.
Clinical tools and measurements include:
- Norberg Angle
- Distraction index
- Relative coverage