Saturday, October 27, 2012

ESCR 2012: workstation session

Yesterday a workstation session at the ESCR 2012. We choose not to have a face off since that always comes down to comparing quantitative measurements but to have a workstation demonstration.

Three vendors: Siemens, Philips and Circle Cardiovascular Imaging participated in this session. All companies had ample time to present their workstation and show how cardiac cases can be read. Both Siemens and Philips focused on presenting CT while Circle presented MR cases.

It was interesting to see the differences and similarities between the workstations in this well attended session.

A interesting thing was to see that for left ventricular analysis the CT softwares moved to implementing model based approaches while in MR Circle showed a bloodpool approach. Providing both methods and measurement in both modalities might increase the comparability between them for the quantitative analysis.

Monday, October 15, 2012

FlipPad - rugged iPad case for medical use

The FlipPad™ is a new medical grade ruggedized case for the iPad 2 and the new iPad HD. Its is designed to pass tough standards on waterproofing and shock protection. In addition, the whole shape of the FlipPad is easy to clean with standard infection control sprays. The FlipPad™ will be available in with a LasarPen™ which is also waterproof and made of the same durable material.

Check out their website at

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Digits: Hands-Free 3-D

A new motion capture gadget from Microsoft Research provides all the control of a 3-D gaming glove. But Digits is a wrist worn sensor that leaves you barehanded and free to touch other objects. With an infrared camera, a MEMS motion sensing chip, and some software trickery it creates a 3-D model of your hand that responds to movements with fingertip precision.

Check it out at IEEE Spectrum
Digits: Hands-Free 3-D

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

IHE TCE Selector demonstration with Mirc

At the Dutch radiologists days we demonstrated the IHE TCE Selector profile together with a central Mirc server. Besides a KPacs implementation, three companies on the exhibit floor also connected to the server using either the freely available TCE selector or their own implementation (Rogan Delft, Sectra and Alphatron).
It proved to be an easy setup that could be configured quickly with high stability. A lot of interest from the participants in the RSNA Mirc teaching file software with special interest for the implementation of more structural setup of teaching files using RadLex (a radiology lexicon also developed by RSNA).