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Direct Digital Imaging - DDI

(Drystar)

Information about Drystar


Agfa HealthCare India Private Limited,
2ndFloor, B 14, Road No. 1,
Wagle Industrial Estate,
Thane (West) 400 604

Agfa Hardcopy Imagers & Film Assortment


Medical
Over 40,000
talled
Imagers ins
worldwide

Centralized Printing

De-centralized Printing

DRYSTAR 5503

DRYSTAR AXYS

DRYSTAR 5302

DRYSTAR 5300

CT, MR,
DSA, digital R&F, CR, DR,
320 dpi (79 m px)
DRYSTAR DT2 film
Dmax > 3.1

CR, DR,
DSA, digital R&F
320 dpi (79 m px)
DRYSTAR DT2 film
Dmax > 3.1

FFDM, CR, DR, CT, MR,


DSA, digital R&F
508 dpi (50 m px)
DRYSTAR DT2 film
Dmax > 3.2
With mammography
printing option
DRYSTAR DT2 Mammo
film, Dmax > 3.6

FFDM, CT-MS, CT-SS,


MR, CR, DR, US, NM
508 dpi (50 m px)
DRYSTAR DT2 film
Dmax > 3.1
With mammography
printing option
DRYSTAR DT2 Mammo
film, Dmax > 3.7

Software enhancement to bring DRYSTAR technology


on wet laser sharpness level (Scopix LR 5200).
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Basic Principle of DDI:

- Single Stage Process


- Black / White Densities
created by TPH
- Film is sensitive to heat only

Single Step Printing


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DDI Technology - Direct Thermal Printing


Thermal Print Head (TPH)
Thermal Sensitive Film
Resistors

Drum to transport
the film

Thermal Print Head


(TPH)

Direct Digital Imaging


(DDI)

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A#Sharp Imaging Technology


The main cause for the lower sharpness is heat spread and
storage in the thermal print head TPH.
Requested image

Ideal TPH
Real TPH
Printed image

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Features of Dry Imager:

Direct Digital Imaging

1. DDI films can be loaded in Day Light, as they are sensitive to heat only
2. DDI is a much newer technology
3. DDI imagers require very less warm up time (5 minutes or less)
4. DDI imagers consume amazingly low power, (to the tune of 700 W Max.)
5. Footprint of Agfa DDI imagers, Drystar Series, is small, saving space
6. DDI imagers produce a square type pixel, as Image on the film
7. Complete range of Drystar to fulfill the need of radiology & imaging
8. Ecologically friendly imager, without use of any harmful chemicals
9. Installed base of over 2,350 imagers for Agfa alone in India
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Photo-Thermal Technology (Competition)


2 STEPS

2 thermal processing on drum


Light sensitive
film

Light exposure
1

Heat processing

laser exposure

Technically complex and delicate process


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Difference between DDI and Dry Laser:


Dry Laser

DDI
Single step printing

Two step printing

Eco-friendly films

Films contain developing chemicals

Freehand daylight loading

Cartridge daylight loading

Less Warm up time

Higher Warm up time (> 15 mins)

Less Components / Service

More Components / Service

Less power consumption

Higher power consumption

High shelf life (pre & post print)

Equal shelf life (pre & post print)

Compact to occupy less space

Occupy larger space

Direct DICOM ready

Require interface for DICOM

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No Imager is pure LASER:


Any Laser Exposure Thermal Development (LETD)
Imager, popularly called as Dry Laser Imager, as the
name suggests involves Thermal process within the two
staged printing process
:Stage I:
Film (light sensitive) which contains embedded chemicals
is exposed by a Laser beam. Embedded chemicals act to
actually create the Gray shades
:Stage II:
Non reacted part of the emulsion (deemed white part) is
removed by a thermal heater. Frequent replacements are
required for the filters to keep this fixing process smooth.
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Perception of Resolution:
DDI

Dry Laser

- Perceived resolution is better, even


at the same addressability

- Perceived resolution is less, even


at the same addressability

Conversion for commonly used interchangeable technical terms

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Significance of correct Resolution:


DDI

Dry Laser

- Modality CR Mammo
(Input Resolution of 10 lp/mm)
- Imager
(Output Resolution of 10 lp/mm)
- True Size Printing

- Modality CR Mammo
(Input Resolution of 10 lp/mm)
- Imager
(Output Resolution of 12.5 lp/mm)
- True Size Printing

Higher resolution of Imager is not always beneficial


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Other technical parameters:


Access Time:
Better
DDI has much lesser access time contributing to meaningful throughput.
One prints many different films on printer; rarely the same film many times.
Gray Scale Resolution:

Throughput:
~
More or less is very close to each other in a practical environment
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Number of Input trays:

Number of supported film sizes:


Better
Use of 10 X 12 or 11 X 14 allows maximum utilization of space for images
from the modality, typically with the aspect ratios used in medical diagnosis
Maximum Density:

Slightly Lesser

Black Border:

Not Available

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Imager Model:

Drystar 5300
Mounting
Table Top
On-Line Tray
1
Foot Print 27.5 X 31. 5
Inches
Weight
55
Kg
Resolution
320
Pixels / "
GrayScale
12
Bits / Pixel
Throughput

70

Sizes

14 X 17 "
14 X 14 "
11 X 14 "

Applications

CT
MRI

Ideal for CT / MRI Printing

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/ Hour

Imager Model:

Drystar 5302
Mounting
Table Top
On-Line Tray
2
Foot Print

28.7 X 28.1

Inches

Weight

90

Kg

Resolution
GrayScale

320
12

Pixels / "
Bits / Pixel

Throughput

75

/ Hour

Sizes

14 X 17 "
14 X 14 "
11 X 14 "
10 X 12 "
8 X 10 "

Applications

CT
MRI
CR
US
NM

Ideal Centralized Printing

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Imager Model:

Drystar Axys
Mounting
Table Top
On-Line Tray
2
Foot Print 28.7 X 28.1
Inches
Weight
90
Kg
Resolution
508
Pixels / "
GrayScale
14
Bits / Pixel
Throughput
75
/ Hour

Mammography ready Imager

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Sizes

14 X 17 "
14 X 14 "
11 X 14 "
10 X 12 "
8 X 10 "

Applications

CT
MRI
CR
US
NM
Mammo

Imager Model:

Drystar 5503

Centralized Imager for all Applications


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Mounting
On-Line Tray

Floor
3

Foot Print

28.3 X 28.1

Inches

Weight

193

Kg

Resolution
Throughput

508
100

Pixels / "
/ Hour

Sizes

14 X 17 "
14 X 14 "
11 X 14 "
10 X 12 "
8 X 10 "

Applications

CT
MRI
CR
US
NM
Mammo

DRYSTAR DT1 Film


Media for the DRYSTAR 2000, 3000,
4500 and 4500 M :
DT1B (blue base)
DT1C (clear base)
in media sizes

DYSTAR 2000

8 x 10 (20 x 25 cm), 10 x 12 (25 x 30 cm),


11 x 14 (28 x 35 cm), 14 x 17 (35 x 43 cm),

First generation Direct Digital grayscale


medium
Max. optical density >3.0
Secure archiving up to 20 years (when
stored under proper temperature
conditions)

DRYSTAR 3000

DRYSTAR 4500
DRYSTAR 4500 M

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DRYSTAR DT2 Film


Media dedicated for DRYSTAR 5503, 5500, AXYS,
5302 and 5300
DT2B (blue base) and DT2C (Clear base)
in all media sizes

DYSTAR
5500/5503

8 x 10 (20 x 25 cm), 10 x 12 (25 x 30 cm),


11 x 14 (28 x 35 cm), and 14 x 17 (35 x 43 cm)

Max. optical density >3.1


Designed to

DYSTAR AXYS

withstand high printing power


resist high temperature peaks
to have good image hue even at higher printing
speed.

DYSTAR
5302

Secure archiving up to 20 years (when stored under


proper temperature conditions)

DYSTAR 5300

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DRYSTAR DT2 Mammo film


Media dedicated for DRYSTAR
5500, 5503 and AXYS imagers with
mammography printing option
DYSTAR
5500/5503

Blue base
Media sizes
8 x 10 (20 x 25 cm)
10 x 12 (25 x 30 cm)
11 x 14 (28 x 35 cm)

Max. optical density > 3.79


Extended term storage: minimum 20
years (when stored under proper
temperature conditions)

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DYSTAR AXYS

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