CHICAGO, USA: DALSA, a leader in digital imaging technology, announced the introduction of its XRI-1600 digital image processor, which is ideal for X-ray imaging applications. At RSNA 2009, the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America held at McCormick Place in Chicago, DALSA will be demonstrating the XRI-1600 at Booth #7117 (North Building, Hall B) from Nov. 29-Dec. 4, 2009.
Specifically engineered for demanding X-ray instrumentation and radioscopy, the XRI-1600 is capable of handling a wide range of resolutions, pixel depths and frame rates.
High quality diagnostic pictures with DALSA's image processing engine
The XRI-1600 image processor is able to generate such high quality diagnostic pictures due to the incorporation of DALSA's Image Processing Engine (IPE). The IPE is specially designed for X-ray imaging applications and performs real-time digital image processing in three dynamic stages.
These stages are: input image conditioning; motion compensated noise reduction; and output image conditioning. In the first stage, the IPE is capable of performing shading correction, lens correction, and image realignment as required, without sacrificing system performance.
In the second stage, the XRI-1600 features a user configurable, motion-compensated noise reduction algorithm that is optimized for both static and dynamic images. The third stage enables image rotation and/or flip, along with image enhancement and masking.
Inder Kohli, Product Line Manager for DALSA, states: "DALSA's XRI-1600 performs adaptive image processing through the Image Processing Engine to reduce noise in both still and dynamic images and greatly improve image quality and image contrast. This is a key requirement of X-ray and radioscopy applications which typically exhibit low contrast, high-noise, and contain motion artifacts."