MiiDR Interface

Intelligent Collimator Interface

The MiiDR Interface is an intelligent interface that links together the X-ray generator, buckys, exposure circuits, automatic collimation and your new Digital Radiography Detectors into one seamlessly integrated digital imaging system.

Any radiographic or fluoroscopic ‘smart’ system which requires cassette cycling (“cocking the bucky”) and has automatic collimation from cassette sensing can benefit from the MiiDR Interface!  The Collimator Control Console lets the technologist know the cassette orientation (portrait or landscape), select the correct size to collimate to from 8 different choices, and which bucky is selected (table or wall stand). Works with any DR system with a Windows-based Operating System

Applications

Any radiographic or fluoroscopic ‘smart’ system which requires cassette cycling (“cocking the bucky”) and has automatic collimation from cassette sensing can benefit from the MiiDR Interface!  The Collimator Control Console lets the technologist know the cassette orientation (portrait or landscape), select the correct size to collimate to from 8 different choices, and which bucky is selected (table or wall stand).

Current system integrations include:

  • GE Proteus
  • Philips Optimus Rad
  • Philips EasyDiagnost RF
  • Siemens Multix

Works with any DR system with a Windows-based Operating System

Benefits

Intelligent Interface Controller

  • Provides automatic switching between the DR exposure modes (tabletop, table bucky, chest bucky, tomography) based on what is selected on the x-ray generator control console.
  • Is the central communication point with the other components in the interface and the x-ray system.
  • Provides additional inputs and outputs to give the interface additional functionality and adaptability.

DR/Collimator Control Console

  • Runs as an applet on the DR acquisition station
  • Allows the technologist the ability to select between 9 different fixed standard cassette sizes. The collimator will stay at the selected size until the technologist changes to another collimator size.
  • Provides a graphical view of cassette orientation and generator mode selected

Intelligent Bucky Emulators

  • Provide exposure control, cassette in place signal, automatic collimation signals to the automatic collimator and automatic cassette cycling so that the cassette doesn’t need to be removed from the bucky after each exposure.

CAN to USB Interface

  • Allows connection from the interface CANBUS to the DR computer via a standard USB port.

Data

The MiiDR Interface is an intelligent interface that links together the x-ray generator, buckys, exposure circuits, automatic collimation and your new Digital Radiography Detectors into one seamlessly integrated digital imaging System.

MiiDR consists of five main components:

  • Master Interface Connector
  • Collimator Control Console SW
  • USB/Ethernet CAN Controller
  • Bucky Emulator (x2)*
  • DR Orientation Switch (x2)*
  • Feature
  • Compatible with GE, Philips and Siemens
  • Eliminates the need to cycle cassette tray
  • Touch-Screen GUI Console
  • Provides Detector Orientation
  • Supports Automatic Collimation
  • DR/CR/Film Toggle Button
  • Easily migrate and restore original functionality
  • MiiDR Interface
  • Yes, (plug-n-play direct connection)
  • Yes
  • Yes, (resides on acquisition computer)
  • Yes, (through touch-screen GUI)
  • Yes, (with 8 selectable sizes)
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Other Solutions
  • Either hand switch or hard-wired
  • No, (must disable key features)
  • No
  • No
  • Sometimes
  • Sometimes
  • No, (often changes cannot be done)

Specifications subject to change without notice. Features, components and software are system and configuration dependent. For further details please contact us directly or your local representative.