UltraiQ works best with the tailormade UltraiQ phantom set, but the software is also compatible with any third party general purpose quality assurance phantom. At present, the following phantoms are supported:
- Cablon UltraiQ phantom set
- ATS 539, 549, 550, 551, 570
- CIRS 040, 040GSE, 054GS
- Gammex 403, 403GS, 405GS, 406
- Kyoto Kagaku N-365
A record of each measurement you perform is stored in the SQL database that supports UltraiQ. The results database can run locally within the hospital network and can easily be visualised via any web browser. Alternatively, the results may be exported to Excel or PDF file formats.
UltraiQ is compatible with:
- IEC 62736
- IPEM report 102
- EFSUMB TQA
- NVKF WAD protocollen
The following tests can be performed within two minutes, using UltraiQ:
- Loss of elements
- Signal to noise ratio
- Contrast / dynamic range
- Axial resolution
- Lateral resolution
- Distance accuracy
- Penetration depth
The supported measurement types can be split into two groups. The loss of elements and signal to noise ratio measurements are status tests. These tests can provide information about the transducer’s performance without the need for an acceptancy test.
The other measurements are what are know as trend analysis measurements. The aim of these measurements is to compare the initial performance during the acceptancy test with today’s performance.
All common file formats are supported in UltraiQ. These include DICOM, BMP, JPG and TIFF. Cineloop DICOM files are also supported. In the event that your ultrasound machine does not have a digital output, you may use the optional frame grabber to digitalize the analogue video output of your ultrasound machine.
UltraiQ comes with DICOM node functionality. This means that you can send DICOM images from an ultrasound machine or PACS system directly to UltraiQ through network communication. With the UltraiQ one-click module (included in network and multi-site licences), images can even be analysed automatically in the background after they have been received by the UltraiQ DICOM node.