Barco, one of the largest manufacturers of medical image displays, has launched a QA and calibration software tool for the iPad for use with medical image viewing applications.
The app, called MediCal QAWeb Mobile, makes sure the display and its settings are sufficient for diagnostic viewing of DICOM-quality images.
From the press release:
The software tool ensures fast visual calibration in just eight steps and offers a Visual Confidence Test, featuring up to 20 dynamic test patterns. The settings can easily be modified, based on the ambient light conditions, bringing a higher level of accuracy when reading studies remotely. This way, QAWeb Mobile allows medical professionals to review and even diagnose clinical images on their Apple iPad when integrated into the mobile viewing application.
Additionally, Barco’s patented QAWeb Mobile methodology has been filed with the US Food and Drug Administration as a Master File, which allows healthcare developers and integrators to apply for FDA 510(k) clearance when using this add-on tool with their mobile viewing application. This will help reduce the regulatory effort for FDA clearance, leaving more time and resources for product development.
The new QAWeb Mobile software is the result of 20 years of experience in medical imaging calibration technology. It is built on Barco’s MediCal QAWeb, the first online service for high-grade Quality Assurance. QAWeb Mobile makes use of a central server for access to all relevant calibration and QA data. It allows central management, including reporting and asset management, of all tablets in the hospital. QAWeb Mobile also features secured and HIPAA-compliant QA management, ensuring high-quality images at any location.
A free trial version of Barco’s MediCal QAWeb Mobile software is available for download in the App Store (itunes.apple.com) and can be used with a licensed mobile viewing application on iPad 1 and iPad 2, trademarks of Apple Inc.
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