Technology | November 25, 2007

Varian Debuts Two Flat-Panel DR Products

Varian Medical Systems Inc. introduced two new PaxScan Flat-Panel Digital Radiography Products, the PaxScan 4336R, designed to replace a standard film cassette for use in radiographic applications and the PaxScan 4343R, created for permanent mounting in radiographic tables or wall stands, or for any application that requires a large field of view.

The PaxScan 4336R, adding a 14-by-17-inch detector to Varian's line of flat panel products, and the PaxScan 4343R, at 17-by-17 inches both come bundled with VIVA software, a system design and development application for image acquisition and viewing on a workstation running Microsoft Windows. This software package provides an way for the original equipment manufacturer or system integrator to begin image analysis and system design quickly. Also included with VIVA is a complete Dynamic Link Library (DLL) to facilitate simple software development. Sample code is provided to ease the design of detector set-up and calibration, image acquisition and image optimization.

Except for their physical size, both panels incorporate identical detector arrays and readout electronics. Image data and control signals, which are based upon an industry standard Gigabit Ethernet interface, can be passed to and from these detectors using standard network interface cards. Images are transmitted instantaneously to the image processor for display and diagnosis. Housings and cable attachments are designed for simple integration into any diagnostic imaging system.

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