Software for medical professionals

RadiCS (UX2-Kit)

The EIZO software is capable of complete quality management – from calibration through asset management to acceptance and constancy testing.

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RadiCS

Monitor Quality Management

Die Software umfasst Kalibrierung, Abnahme- und Konstanzprüfung in einem Programm. Die Software ist leicht verständlich, einfach zu bedienen und kann sogar die messtechnischen Konstanzprüfungen völlig automatisieren.

In radiological use

Optimal quality control of image reproduction systems in radiological applications

The RadiCS quality control tool is capable of end-to-end monitor quality management, starting with calibration and acceptance/consistency testing through to network-supported quality assurance management in conjunction with RadiNET Pro. With the measurement sensors in modern RadiForce screens for diagnostic reporting, RadiCS can even fully automate consistency testing. The software is simple, easy to use and can even perform consistency test measurements fully automatically. EIZO offers an integrated solution consisting of software and sensors, which makes quality control both efficient and user-friendly.

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RadiCS provides you with the following benefits:

  • Acceptance and consistency testing according to QS-RL, DIN, PAS1054, AAPM and many other standards
  • DICOM® calibration of the tone value characteristic curve
  • Fully-automatic consistency testing with monitors featuring brightness and illuminance sensors
  • Archiving of calibration and test protocols
  • Monitoring of the sensor inside the monitor to control brightness and the tone value characteristic curve
  • Calendar with reminder function for recurring checks of reference and test patterns

Simple user interface for intuitive operation

Graphics, icons and texts are arranged in such a way that the functions are intuitive and logical based on their appearance. An overview list also allows users to immediately check the status of the monitors. The intuitive user interface makes it easy to calibrate and validate monitors.

Precision calibration

Regular calibration of monitors is key to ensuring consistently high image reproduction quality. Deviations in tone value rendering, which result even during normal use, are reliably eliminated, for example, in accordance with DICOM or CIE.

Precision calibration

Acceptance and consistency testing

The installation of diagnostic monitors is subject to acceptance testing. Regular consistency tests are also essential. The RadiCS software supports these operations by way of visual checks using test patterns in accordance with DIN and AAPM, as well as luminance, tone value and homogeneity measurements in accordance with DIN, AAPM, IEC and JIS. RadiCS assigns acceptance and consistency tests of body regions/methods from DIN 6868-157 to application classes to allow for unambiguous categorisation during the related testing.

RadiCS-Anwendungsklassen

Übersicht der EIZO RadiCS-Anwendungsklassen und die Empfehlung von EIZO Bildwiedergabegeräten gemäß den Körperregionen und Methoden aus der DIN 6868-157

RadiCS-Anwendungsklassen und Monitore im Überbick

Self-calibration and self-diagnosis

RadiCS can perform self-calibration as well as self-diagnosis on the basis of factory calibration data for each respective screen. Depending on the RadiForce monitor, RadiCS uses the integrated front sensor or built-in backlight sensor for calibration. Self-calibration is performed quickly without a separate measuring device. If unstable or altered brightness levels are detected, an error message is output by the self-diagnosis function indicating that the hue curve requires recalibration. Self-diagnosis can be configured so that it is performed automatically at regular scheduled intervals.

Monitor

Flexible scheduling

The time for carrying out quality control tasks such as daily visual checks or semi-annual consistency tests can be customised according to the requirements at the respective workstation, for example, when the PC is switched on or immediately after a specific application has been launched.

Flexible scheduling

Optimised diagnostics workflow

To increase work efficiency, EIZO’s Work-and-Flow function offers various features in order to provide user-friendly workflows. This includes the Point-and-Focus functionality that makes it possible to quickly select and focus on relevant image areas using the mouse or keyboard. By adjusting the brightness and greyscale levels, surrounding areas are darkened and interesting image regions are highlighted. 

More information about the Work-and-Flow functions

Work and flow Funktionen

Documentation

Measurement results from calibration operations, monitor validation checks and self-tests are archived for each monitor individually and are available for future reference.

Asset management

Device and model names, the names of the medical institution or department, the description of the installation location as well as other information on each monitor, computer and graphics board can be documented and archived.

Extended service life thanks to automatic shutdown function

The automatic Backlight Saver shutdown function for the backlight on EIZO RadiForce screens can be configured using RadiCS. This extends the service life of the monitors. Similar to a screen saver, they turn off the backlight when the monitor is not in use.

Universal compatibility

Numerous functions offered by the EIZO RadiCS software are also compatible with non-RadiForce monitors. This means that monitors from other manufacturers can also be managed simply and easily.

Technical Data

Features/Operation

 

Article no.

UX2-KIT, RadiCS-Up-V5x

User modes

User (without password) and administrator (password-protected)

Functions in user mode

Daily testing, documentation, optional constancy test and work & flow functions

Functions in administrator mode

All user functions, master data maintenance, monitor configuration, editing test bases, etc..

Work-and-Flow functions

Point-and-Focus, Switch-and-Go, Hide-and-Seek

Supported luminance meters

LX-Can, LX-Plus, CDmon, CA-210/CA310, MAVO-Spot 2 USB, RaySafe X2 Light, integrated sensors

Luminance characteristic curves

DICOM Part 14 GSDF, CIE, exponentiell (Gammawert), loglinear, linear, benutzerdefiniert

Supported interfaces

USB, RS232C, DDC

Languages

German, English, French, Chinese, Japanese

Included in delivery

UX2-KIT consisting of RadiCS version 5.x on DVD-ROM (RadiCS, user manual) and a UX2 sensor, RadiCS-Up-V5x - software upgrade for users of RadiCS version 3.x or 4.x

Optional accessories

Additional UX2 calibration sensor for medical monitors

Compatible operating systems

 

Windows

Windows 11 / Windows 10 / Windows 7, 7 SP1 / Windows Server 2019, 2016 Standard / Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard

Mac

macOS Catalina (10.15) / macOS Mojave (10.14)

Quality management

 

Test methods

Manual input, external measuring devices with data connection, internal monitor sensors

Ambient light test

manually, continuously and automatically as part of the checks

Supported quality control standards

DIN 6868-157, QS-RL "Qualitätssicherungs-Richtlinie", DIN V 6868-57, ONR 195240-20:2017, PAS 1054, IPEM Report 91, EUREF "European Guidelines for Quality Assurance in Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnosis Fourth Edition", AAPM On-Line Report No.03, ACR-AAPM-SIIM "Practice Guideline for Determinants of Image Quality in Digital Mammography", New York State Department of Health Bureau of Environmental Radiation Protection Guide for Radiation Safety / Quality Assurance Program Primary Diagnostic Monitors, NYC Quality Assurance Guidelines for Primary Diagnostic Monitors, JESRA X-0093*B-2017, Quality Control Manual for Digital Mammography (Japan)

Downloads & Service

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Manuals & Documents

Data sheet - RadiCS

PDF | 622 KB

RadiCS 5 Flyer

PDF | 1 MB