July 2012

Image On Display

“The Barco display systems we purchased are top of the range. Consequently, they are not considered a cost but an investment that helps us serve our patients in a much better way.”

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Dr Bharat Agarwal,  Director, DCA Imaging Research Centre

Since the 1930s, the DCA Imaging Research Centre, named after Dr. Diwan Chand Aggarwal, has developed a reputation as a pioneering imaging practice that is committed to introducing the latest technology in the field of radiology. With patient centricity as its core value and a right diagnosis, right treatment philosophy, the hospital invests in highly advanced equipment.

DCA has been using Coronis Fusion 6MP DL diagnostic display systems for some time now. The radiologists praise the displays multimodality imaging capabilities. The displays ensure enhanced visual accuracy and the 30 screen gives them the flexibility to read images side by side in many configurations, thus fostering user comfort. The MDRC-2120 displays form the backbone of the CT/MRI reporting stations.

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The DCA Imaging Research Centre is equipped with advanced world-class diagnostic equipment, such as a 64-slice Cardiac CT, a Whole Body 1.5, a Tesla MRI and PET-CT as well as a number of mammography and digital radiography systems. The centre also offers digital fluoroscopy digital OPG, nuclear medicine and ultrasound services. When DCA was looking to upgrade its existing fleet of medical display systems, it started a thorough uation to find the best solution. The selection soon proved that Barco, and in particular the Coronis Fusion 6MP DL diagnostic display system, offered the perfect solution to meet the centres demanding imaging needs.

Enhanced workflow
DCA considers the Coronis Fusion 6MP DL unique in its class. The large diagnostic display system allows simultaneous reading of colour, grayscale and fused static and moving images. Coronal views, for instance, can now be combined with smaller MIPs and volume rendered images on the same screen, in order to facilitate faster reading and diagnostic decisions. Radiologists can quickly toggle between images from different modalities, without shifting between monitors or workstations. The integrated uniformity luminance technology (ULT) reduces non- uniformities and makes sure the display is fully compliant with DICOM GSDF, across the entire screen surface. Supported by I-Guard “ a tiny embedded photometer positioned at the front of the screen, this significantly increases diagnostic precision.

Dr Bharat Agarwal, Director, DCA Imaging Research Centre, mentions, I have been using the Coronis Fusion 6MP DL for the last 3.5 years and I appreciate how it really enhances my workflow. It allows me to see CTs, MRs, ultrasound images and even PET- CTs conveniently and comfortably on one screen. The screen dimensions make it easy to compare all these images at an optimum size and resolution.

Quality across all displays
In addition to the Coronis Fusion 6MP DL, DCA installed several MDRC-2120 displays as a backbone for CT/MRI reporting. The displays provide us with a great platform to review CT and MRI scans, which make up for the major workload of our radiology department. The great advantage is that the image quality is maintained across all displays. Contrast, brightness and a wider viewing angle are better than conventional computer monitors. The MDRC also maintains DICOM compliance, which is vital for accurate diagnosis and review.

Quality care
The Barco medical displays come, as standard, with MediCal QAWeb, a fully automated and centralised calibration and quality assurance software. MediCal QAWeb tracks, maintains and logs viewing performance, automates QA tasks, initiates display system calibration and establishes an accurate DICOM look-Up table calibration. This really makes our life trouble free. We dont lose time making sure we get the optimal output from each and every display, its all taken care of for us, the doctor continued.

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