Archive for month: December, 2010

Medical Imaging Workstation


26 December, 2010 | imaging equipment

The term “medical imaging workstation” describes a computer system that allows a user to search, retrieve, display and manipulate images that have been created from various imaging modalities, such as: digital x-ray computed radiography, direct digital radiography, computed tomography (CT) scanner, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner, ultrasound or any of the other digital imaging modalities [...]

Obstetric Ultrasound Scanners


21 December, 2010 | Ultrasound Scanners

Obstetric ultrasound is the use of ultrasound scanning in pregnancy. Since its introduction in the 1950′s, ultrasonography has become a very useful diagnostic tool in obstetrics. Traditional obstetric sonograms are done by placing a transducer on the abdomen of the pregnant woman. One variant is a transvaginal sonography which is performed with a probe placed [...]

Diffusion MRI


13 December, 2010 | MRI

Diffusion MRI, the commonly used magnetic resonance imaging method,  produces in vivo images of biological tissues weighted with local microstructural characteristics of water diffusion. In diffusion-weighted imaging, each image voxel has an image intensity that reflects a single best measurement of the rate of water diffusion at that location. This measurement is more sensitive to [...]

Urodynamic Measurement Systems


5 December, 2010 | Urodynamic Systems

Urodynamic systems are used for the study of bladder and urethral functions using pressure and flow measurements. Urine flow testing is an integral part of urodynamic study, however “stand alone” flow meters are used primarily for uroflowmetry. Urodynamic study includes the following measurements: Urine free flow testing Cystometry – urine flow and bladder pressure curve [...]