Thursday 01 March 2012

PACS Visio Stencils version 4

I have updated the PACS Stencils for Microsoft Visio. The latest version includes some additional colours for the modalities and a new C Arm stencil. Please let me know if there are any other PACS related shapes you would like to see in future releases.

Download here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/17932085/radiology%20v4.vss

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Thursday 10 February 2011

Remember Earth Hour!

Don’t forget about earth hour this year 8:30PM March 26.
For those of you who don’t know what it is: Earth hour is the one hour of the year when everyone turns off their lights to raise climate awareness.

Each year my family and I switch off the lights at the mains and have a braai (barbeque for the non South Africans) in the dark. It is for a good cause and a lot of fun.

PS: Please don’t switch off your PACS servers though!

http://www.earthhour.org

Sunday 16 January 2011

Blogger droid test

Just testing blogger droid on my new samsung galaxy s.
Published with Blogger-droid v1.6.5

Wednesday 05 January 2011

Kinect Augmented Reality CT Overlay

Wow! This is a really cool application for Kinect using radiology data. Imagine the possibilities of being able to overlay medical image data over a patient. I don't think it will provide any diagnostic benefit, but it is so cool!

I would really love to play with a system like this!

Monday 20 December 2010

Kinect & Osirix

Check out this video I received. It shows Microsoft kinect being used to control Osirix. It looks like a great product and I expect that we will see a lot more similar interfaces showing up soon.
Thanks for sending me the link Steffen.

As they mention in the video the use of hands free controls has major benefits and allows doctors to prevent infection and does not tie them down to a keyboard or mouse.

I hope all the major PACS vendors are looking at this and making their own versions that integrate with their products as I think a lot of doctors are going to start demanding this type of technology for their theaters once they see what is possible.