Planar features medical imaging display line
Medical imaging display provider Planar Systems Inc. is featuring at SCAR its Dome Dashboard and its new Dome Surgery Review. The company also announced a customer factory integration (CFI) with Dell.

Planar said that it is offering through Dell an order-ready CFI. The integrated package is available for the Dome C3i and C5i in single and dual configurations. The package includes the displays and all related hardware, the video board, the drivers and Cxtra software. Planar said the bundle is currently available on several Dell Dimension workstations. The new product lets the customer avoid the typical set up work, Planar said, and is intended for use by IT staff, PACS administrators and radiologists within hospitals and other healthcare environments.

Dome Dashboard, also a Planar highlight at SCAR, allows quality control administrators to centrally manage, monitor and report on the display characteristics and performance of distributed diagnostic flat panel monitors used in a PACS environment. In conjunction with Planar's Cxtra calibration software, administrators can use the Dome Dashboard to set up alerts for immediate pages when a display changes in any unexpected way, such as when a display goes down, if the white level of the display changes, or if a display is out of DICOM calibration conformance.
Planar is showing Version 1.0 at SCAR, but said it anticipates releasing Version 2.0 in the fall, which will have an integrated database and reporting functionality.

Planar is exhibiting its Dome Surgery Review Cart that began shipping in March. The cart is specifically built to hold high-resolution monitors for the review of PACS images in the operating room. Available in different configurations, including color and grayscale, surgeons can view x-rays, CT scans, MR studies and nuclear and ultrasound images. All configurations are bundled with Planar's Cxtra software. The system comes with a Dome video card, an easy-to-clean cart that holds cables inside, a sealed keyboard and a mounting bracket that holds a mini-tower CPU securely to the cart.