RadiCS quality assurance for RadiForce screens
RadiCS software provides extensive testing and automatic adjustments to enable constant and consistent image rendering on all RadiForce monitors.
The RadiCS quality assurance tool is capable of complete monitor quality management. Starting with calibration, through acceptance and constancy testing to network-supported quality assurance management in conjunction with RadiNet Pro. Moreover, RadiCS is simple to understand, easy to use, and not only suitable for RadiForce monitors.
Overview of EIZO RadiCS application classes and recommendation of EIZO image rendering devices by body regions and methods from DIN 6868-157.
What RadiCS does for you:
- Acceptance and constancy testing according to QS-RL, DIN, PAS1054 and AAPM standards
- DICOM calibration of the tone value characteristic curve
- Archiving calibration and test protocols
- Overview of the sensor inside the monitor to control brightness and the tone value characteristic curve
- Application-based adjustment of the luminance characteristic curve
- Calendar with reminder function for recurring checks of reference and test images, brightness, grey tone rendering, image homogeneity, and function
The EIZO RadiCS quality assurance tool is capable of complete monitor quality management. Starting with calibration, through acceptance constancy testing to network-supported quality assurance management with RadiNet Pro. Moreover, RadiCS is simple to understand, easy to use, and not only suitable for RadiForce monitors.
Regular calibration of monitors is key to ensuring consistently high rendering quality. To perform measurements and assessments in compliance with DIN*, RadiCS automatically navigates through the test images. Deviations in tone value rendering, which result even during normal use, are reliably remedied, e.g. in accordance with DICOM or CIE.
Acceptance and constancy testing
The installation and replacement of diagnostic monitors is subject to acceptance testing. Regular constancy testing is also indispensable. The RadiCS software supports this both through visual reviews using test samples according to DIN* and AAPM, as well as luminance, tone value, and homogeneity measurements in accordance with DIN*, AAPM, IEC and JIS. RadiCS performs acceptance and constancy testing for dual-monitor solutions for mammography according to strict EUREF and PAS 1054 criteria. RadiCS transfers body regions / methods from DIN 6868-157 to so-called application classes, thereby allowing for clear categorization in acceptance and constancy testing.
Self-calibration and self-diagnosis
RadiCS can not only perform self-calibration, but also self-diagnosis. This is done on the basis of factory calibration data for each screen. Depending on the RadiForce monitor, RadiCS uses the integrated front sensor or built-in light sensor (backlight sensor) for calibration. Self-calibration is performed rapidly without a separate measuring device. As soon as unstable or altered brightness is detected, self-diagnosis indicates, in an error message, that the tone value curve has to be recalibrated. Self-diagnosis can be set up so that it is performed automatically at regular intervals according to the schedule.
Measurement results from calibration, checks, and self-tests are archived for each monitor individually and are ready for future access.
Device and model names, the names of the medical institution or department, and the designation of the installation location, as well as other information on each monitor, computer, and graphics card can be documented and archived.
* DIN 6868-157 and DIN V 6868-57
|Compatible monitor||Radiforce monitor|
|Compatible operating systems:|
|Windows 7 SP1|
|Windows Vista SP2|
|OS X Yosemite (10.10)|
|OS X El Capitain (10.11)|
|Display functions||DICOM Part 14 GSDF, CIE, exponential (gamma value), loglinear, linear, user-defined|
|Interfaces||USB, RS232C, DDC|
|Languages||Chinese, German, English, Japanese|
|Box contents||RadiCS DVD-ROM (RadiCS, user manual), UX2-Sensor|