Planar introduces mobile workstations for OR PACS viewing
Planar Systems Inc. this week introduced its new Dome Surgery Review Cart mobile display workstations that are designed to help hospitals extend their PACS implementation by giving surgeons real-time access to electronic medical images in the OR.

Available color and grayscale configurations, the Dome Surgery Review Cart enables referral and diagnostic viewing of imaging modalities including x-rays, CT, MR, nuclear and ultrasound, Planar said. All configurations of the Dome Surgery Review Cart come as dual-headed systems and include Planar's Dome CXtra software for automatic calibration.

The Dome Surgery Review Cart is available with four display options:
  • Dome C3i or C2, three- or two-mega pixel (MP) grayscale displays with automatic DICOM calibration and optimal contrast ratio, luminance and viewing angles, designed for referral and diagnostic viewing of soft tissue, neurologic and orthopedic image studies
  • Dome Q2, for referral and low-resolution viewing of grayscale images
  • Dome P2, a 2MP monitor for color or grayscale image viewing in clinical or referral settings, ideal as a Web PACS viewing station

On-site assembly of the Dome Surgery Review Cart is a simple, Planar said. The system comes with a Dome video card, an easy-to-clean cart that holds cables inside to maintain cleanliness, a sealed keyboard and a mounting bracket that holds a mini-tower CPU securely to the cart. Hospitals also have the flexibility to utilize a PC brand of their choice and connect to the network either by wire or wirelessly, Planar said.

The Dome Surgery Review Cart will be showcased at the Radiological Society of North America meeting in Chicago, Nov. 28 - Dec. 2.