SkyFlow Plus: scatter correction for non-grid X-ray exams

Faster X-ray workflow with SkyFlow Plus scatter correction algorithm


SkyFlow Plus provides computationally efficient X-ray scatter correction tailored to your individual patient, based on a collection of Monte Carlo simulation results (scatter kernels). Monte Carlo simulation is a technique which is commonly used in machine learning, a core part of AI, to estimate the probability of outcomes given various inputs, uncertainties and system dynamics. SkyFlow Plus reduces the effect of scattered radiation for non-grid exams, allowing you to obtain DR (Digital Radiography) images with grid-like contrast while avoiding the time and effort of attaching and detaching a grid.

Features

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Smooth gridless workflow


While you must always decide whether to use a grid, now you can combine the ease of a gridless acquisition workflow with the contrast of a grid image. SkyFlow Plus digital scatter correction technology produces grid-like images without a grid by reducing the effect of scatter radiation. SkyFlow Plus is suitable for all examinations in free exposure.

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Substantially faster workflow


In a summative usability study with samples of radiologists working with and without a grid, it was found that there was an average time saving of up to 34 seconds [1] per exam without a grid.

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Exceptional patient experience


SkyFlow Plus features fully automatic operation for all anatomies, so you can devote more attention to your patient. Since you may not need to prepare the detector with a grid, you can focus on your patient’s comfort and help shorten the exam time.

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High quality imaging


Depending on the patient type, SkyFlow Plus automatically identifies the amount of scattered radiation in an image. It improves the image contrast by subtracting scattered radiation from the image.

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SkyFlow Plus: scatter correction for non-grid X-ray exams technology is available on

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    CombiDiagnost R90  

    This remote controlled fluoroscopy system in combination with high-end digital radiography is designed for consistent, superb image quality and high room utilization, in a cost effective manner.

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    Radiography 7000 M  

    Radiography 7000 M is a premium mobile radiography solution designed to offer enhanced care and improved operational efficiency. Its advanced design provides exceptional system availability, easy navigation and effortless positioning for fast and effective patient care. Advanced solutions automate many routine tasks. Radiography 7000 M’s lithium-ion battery allows fast charging and long-lasting power to keep your system ready to use throughout your shift and offers the ability to see more patients per battery charge.

Documentation

 

Grid-like contrast enhancement for bedside chest radiographs acquired without anti-scatter grid

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[1] Paired sample t-test with p<0.001; with MobileDiagnost wDR for 12 radiographers

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