The ElectronicAlternator is designed for instant-up
imaging and is based on off-the-shelf architecture. Windows XP-Pro ® on a dual
Zeon platform, with up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, can be used. With this configuration,
500 chest images can be accommodated for immediate viewing. This allows the
radiologist to move efficiently through the daily case load.
The ElectronicAlternator is expandable. Although it
can operate on a single LCD display, the maximum configuration can accommodate 9
displays. One display is a dedicated control monitor to handle patient
information and thumbnail images, while the other displays are used for viewing.
The ElectronicAlternator is insensitive to the type of display used. It
can be grayscale or color of low or high resolution tuned to optimizing a
Instant-Up Imaging - Images are loaded into RAM
and are then displayed on the monitors by referencing them to thumbnail
Alpha Jump - View patient images by typing the
first letter of their last name. The first entry beginning with that letter
Next-Next - Advance to the next image by
pressing the DOWN key, or advance to the next patient by pressing CONTROL
and the DOWN key. Move laterally through a series by pressing the LATERAL
System Sizes - A 2 gigabyte system will handle
approximately 250 cases. A 4 gigabyte system will handle approximately 500
cases. A 16 gigabyte system is available and will handle 2000 cases.
DICOM Viewing - Full resolution or compressed
Control Monitor - Displays all patients stored
in the database. Patient information is represented as a line of text, and
the images are represented with thumbnails. Touching on the thumbnail will
cause the image to open on on e of the viewing displays.
Viewing Displays - There can be up to 8
displays, all of which are controlled by the function keys. F1 displays the
first monitor, F2 the second, and so on. As well, an image can be
selectively displayed on a specific monitor by selecting the thumbnail.
Display Orientation - A chest with AP and
lateral images can be placed in any orientation, side-by-side, over-under,
Optional Items - Windows printers and STAT
reports can be supported.