High Definition Digital Radiography - Cloud DR
 
CloudDR High Definition Digital Radiography

The case for Direct Digital Radiography is compelling. In fact, widespread adoption of this digital technology will forever change veterinary imaging, in much the same way that digital cameras defeated film, smart-phones displaced cell phones, and GPS marginalized paper maps. The case for delay has been refuted. The time is now. From today until your upgrade, every film taken effectively increases your costs. Every overdosed film exposure, retake, chemical, processor failure, and envelope storage of a film makes our industry less friendly to the environment. The only questions that remain are those of choice. Which technology and specifications? Which standards? Which vendor? Which price point? Which decision principles?

Contact Us to begin a conversation. We’ve been the leading designers in veterinary digital radiography for over a decade. We’re here to help explain why there has never been a better time than now to upgrade your radiographic suite to digital.
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CloudDR High Definition Digital Radiography

Image of Cloud DR DetectorHD Minimum Standards:
  • Direct Deposition Cesium
  • 100 micron pixel size
  • HD pixel density. 18 Million (17x17)
  • HD pixel density. 15 Million (14x17)
  • Full Size Image Area (14x17 - 17x17)
  • Resolution of at least 5 lp/mm
  • 16 Bit A/D 16 Bit Grayscale Native
  • 16 Bit Multi-Frequency Tuning
CloudDR™ HD Added Benefits:
  • Automatic Exposure Detection
  • Cassette Sized Form Factor
  • Windows 8 Embedded - 64 bit OS
  • Multi-Touch User Interface
  • Cloud Based PACS Connectivity
  • 5 Year Warranty w/ Cloud Archival
  • Software Upgrades and Updates
  • 24/7 Live Technical Support
CloudDR High Definition Digital Radiography

Before you “go digital”, consider a few of Cuattro’s guiding principles:
  • Image quality must improve. A lot. Never adopt a digital solution with lower quality than film, on any body type. It’s malpractice. Large dogs, small kittens, orthopedics and thorax… they should all be perfect.
  • Work must be easier. Upgrading from film to digital should make your work easier, not harder. Exposing, storing, referring, consulting, sharing, planning, retrieving, protecting, and communicating, from exam room to surgery suite should be easier. If your new digital solution isn’t easier to work with than film, stay with film.
  • Exams must be faster. Much faster than film or CR cassettes and readers. Don’t confuse CR with DR. They’re not the same. CR isn’t faster. CR isn’t easier. CR is the same slow workflow as film. CR is not Direct DR.
  • You must make more money. Today, as well as thirty years on. You will take radiographs for as long as you will be a doctor. You will do more exams, order more views and charge more per study because of visibly superior digital images. These things are proven by thousands who have already made the DR leap.
CloudDR High Definition Digital Radiography

At Cuattro, our founders' design, technology, philosophy, image algorithm, service, and software "fingerprints" can be found on over 7,000 flat-panel direct-digital-radiography systems in veterinary hospitals, around the globe. Digital radiography is no longer new nor risky. It is good medicine and good business. Some thoughts and guidelines on moving forward:

Cuattro Guidelines:
  • How many more years will you practice? That is how many years you will shoot x-rays. Doing it better, faster, with higher quality, higher profits, and more client satisfaction is an investment that pays every day, month, and year of a career.
  • Studies have shown that DR increases x-ray usage 30-50% in the first six months. Ask why.
  • The main reason for bad x-rays is patient positioning. DR eliminates this error with instant image display. CR does not. Discover the difference. The second reason for bad x-rays is technical dose. DR eliminates this error. Ask how.
  • You cannot go backwards from film quality. Ever. This is malpractice. Low cost systems fail this test in large thorax, abdomen & orthopedics. This is never acceptable.
  • CR is not DR. CCD is not FPD. GadOX is not CSi. DICOM is DICOM. Usually. Ask why.
  • Your new DR system must be easier to use than film. If not, don't do it.
  • Owners and Associates make more money with digital radiography each month in Production. Nurses cost less because procedure time is reduced by 75%. Time is freed to serve clients.
  • How stable is the system? Is it designed to a high standard, like CE? Does it have Modality Worklist (MWL), WG25 and DICOM 3.0 Conformance? Is the detector suitable for the highest quality medical practices at a price you can afford? Learn about these.
  • Your new DR should integrate with any practice management, telemedicine, or PACS software. Ask how.
  • Top Quality DR lowers radiation 20%+. Top prospects and current staff will look for modern safety, speed, quality, and reliability.
CloudDR High Definition Digital Radiography

Image of 17 x 17
17x17” HD Detector Specifications:
Sensor
  • Panel - Single substrate amorphous silicon active TFT/diode array
  • Scintillator - Direct deposition CsI:Tl
  • Pixel Matrix - 3556 × 4320
  • Pixel Pitch - 100 μm
Electronics
  • Amplifiers - Low noise ASICs with user selectable gains
  • ADC - 16 bit
  • Image Transfer Time Wired - 500 ms; Wireless: 3000 ms
  • On Board Memory - 1 GB DDR3, 4 GB SDHC card
Mechanical
  • Size - ISO 4090 for 35 cm × 43 cm (14” × 17”) cassette size
  • Active Area - True 355 mm × 432 mm
  • External Dimensions - 384 mm (w) × 460 mm (l) × 15 mm (h)
  • Weight - 3.8 kg (8.4 lbs)
  • Housing Carbon - fiber front & back
Communications
  • Status Display - OLED display with WiFi, battery, and sensor indicators
  • Wireless Data I/F - 802.11n WiFi standard
  • Wired Data I/F - GigE via optional power & communication tether
  • X-ray I/F - Integrated X-ray trigger control Automatic Exposure Detection
Imaging Performance
  • Limiting Resolution - 5 cy/mm
  • Typical MTF - 70% (1 cy/mm), 40% (2 cy/mm), 15% (4 cy/mm) for RQA5
  • Typical DQE - 75% (0 cy/mm), 60% (1 cy/mm), 40% (3 cy/mm) for RQA5
Environmental
  • Temperature: 10 – 35 °C operating
  • Humidity: 30 – 70 % RH operating (non-condensing)
Power
  • Battery - Rechargeable battery, 53.3 Wh
  • Battery Charger - External two bay charger 100-240 V AC 50/60 Hz
  • Interface & Power Unit - Optional XRpad IPU with external power supply 100-240 V AC, GigE, and X-ray I/F


Image of 14 x 17
14x17” Wireless HD Detector Specifications:
Sensor
  • Panel - Single substrate amorphous silicon active TFT/diode array
  • Scintillator - Direct deposition CsI:Tl
  • Pixel Matrix - 3556 × 4320
  • Pixel Pitch - 100 μm
Electronics
  • Amplifiers - Low noise ASICs with user selectable gains
  • ADC - 16 bit
  • Image Transfer Time Wired - 500 ms; Wireless: 3000 ms
  • On Board Memory - 1 GB DDR3, 4 GB SDHC card
Mechanical
  • Size - ISO 4090 for 35 cm × 43 cm (14” × 17”) cassette size
  • Active Area - True 355 mm × 432 mm
  • External Dimensions - 384 mm (w) × 460 mm (l) × 15 mm (h)
  • Weight - 3.8 kg (8.4 lbs)
  • Housing Carbon - fiber front & back
Communications
  • Status Display - OLED display with WiFi, battery, and sensor indicators
  • Wireless Data I/F - 802.11n WiFi standard
  • Wired Data I/F - GigE via optional power & communication tether
  • X-ray I/F - Integrated X-ray trigger control Automatic Exposure Detection
Imaging Performance
  • Limiting Resolution - 5 cy/mm
  • Typical MTF - 70% (1 cy/mm), 40% (2 cy/mm), 15% (4 cy/mm) for RQA5
  • Typical DQE - 75% (0 cy/mm), 60% (1 cy/mm), 40% (3 cy/mm) for RQA5
Environmental
  • Temperature - 10 – 35 °C operating
  • Humidity - 30 – 70 % RH operating (non-condensing)
Power
  • Battery - Rechargeable battery, 53.3 Wh
  • Battery Charger - External two bay charger 100-240 V AC 50/60 Hz
  • Interface & Power Unit - Optional XRpad IPU with external power supply 100-240 V AC, GigE, and X-ray I/F
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