Dome CXtra User`s guide

Dome CXtra
®
User’s Guide
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Contents
What’s New in Version 6.x Series 1
Getting Started 5
Display Compatibility 5
CXtra Services 6
System Requirements 8
Installing the Dome CXtra Software 8
Installing or Removing Services 9
Installing the Photometer 10
Starting Dome CXtra 12
Opening the CXtra Services Menu 13
CXtra Utilities 14
Exiting Dome CXtra 14
Uninstalling Dome CXtra 14
RightLight Service 15
Configuring the RightLight Service 17
Running Conformance Tests 28
Checking Current Conformance Status 35
Reviewing Conformance Events 36
Reviewing Manual Conformance Data 37
Disabling RightLight Popup Warnings 42
White Level Calibration Service 44
MQSA Quality Control Tests 48
Scope 48
Materials/Equipment 48
Configuring MQSA Test Reminders 50
Configuring the Warning Light Indicators 52
MQSA Test Wizard 54
Running the Daily Quality Control Test 56
Running the Monthly Quality Control Test 60
DICal Service 81
Configuring the DICal Service 82
Using DICOM Response Function as Default Calibration
Choosing Display Calibration 84
Performing a Custom DICOM Calibration 85
Reviewing Calibration Events 87
Performing a Conformance Test 88
Reviewing Conformance Test Data 88
Reviewing Conformance Test Events 92
Advanced Options 94
Test Patterns Service 96
AAPM TG18 Test Patterns 96
Miscellaneous Test Patterns 96
Displaying Test Patterns 99
Adding Custom Test Patterns 100
Modifying or Deleting Custom Test Patterns 102
Dome Visual and Interactive Evaluations 102
Backlight Saver Service 108
DIN Test Service 111
Setting Up for Testing 112
Running a DIN Acceptance Test 122
Running a DIN Constancy Test 123
Viewing DIN Test Results 125
AAPM TG18 Test Service 126
Privilege Service 138
Reporting Service 140
Enterprise Management Service 146
SNMP 146
SNMP Management Console 147
The SNMP Model 147
Configuring the SNMP Service 148
Troubleshooting 155
Appendix 156
Index 160
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What’s New in Version 6.x Series
Dome Displays
Dome CXtra support has been added for the Dome S6c display,
a 6-megapixel color unit with DVI video connectivity, and the
Dome GX24 display, a 2-megapixel unit with DisplayPort and
DVI video connectivity.
Support was added in previous versions of Dome CXtra for the
Dome GX4MP display, a 4-megapixel color unit with DVI video
connectivity; GX2MP Plus display, a 2-megapixel color unit with DVI
connectivity; Dome E3cHB and Dome S3c displays, both 3-megapixel
color units, and Dome S3, a 3-megapixel grayscale unit, all with DVI
and DisplayPort video connectivity; and the Dome S10 display,
a 10-megapixel grayscale unit with video input via DVI connectivity.
SNMP Firewall Exceptions
During installation on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
platforms, an inbound program rule named CXtra SNMP is created for
snmp.exe.
During installation on Windows XP and Server 2003 platforms,
snmp.exe is added to the Windows Firewall exceptions list if the
SNMP service is installed. If the service is not installed, port 161 (UDP)
and port 162 (UDP) are added to the exceptions list.
See “Enterprise Management Service” on page 146 for more
information.
Menu Update
Reporting Control has been changed to CXtra Preference. This
command change appears on the Cxtra Services menu and on the
related dialog. Use this dialog to disable the beeping sound that
occurs with some software functionality.
Front Sensor Scheduling
The functionality for specifically scheduled front sensor testing has
been eliminated. You can elect to run front sensor testing
automatically and manually. Automatic testing occurs each day.
MQSA Test Service
You can set up test reminders for consistent quality control activity
and record the results of the quality control tests electronically.
NOTE: Applies to Dome E5 and Dome S10 displays only.
Expansion of Manual Conformance Testing
With the addition of the front sensor on some models of Dome
displays, the Manual Conformance functionality has been bifurcated
into the External Sensor Conformance testing (using the photometer
device) and the Front Sensor Conformance testing.
External Sensor Conformance replaces Manual Conformance on the
CXtra Services menu and the Conformance wizard. All operational
procedures are unchanged.
Front Sensor Conformance has been added to the menu. With this
functionality you can perform auto and manual conformance testing.
NOTE: Applies to Dome S3, Dome S3c, and Dome S10 displays only.
White Level Maximum Limit Exceedance
If you have a requirement to exceed the maximum limit of the preset
White Level target range, you can do so but your display warranty
becomes void. Contact NDSsi Customer Care for more information.
European Reference Guidelines
The EUREF guidelines, organized by the European Reference
Organization for Quality Assured Breast Screening and Diagnostic
Services, promotes mammography care of high quality in European
Union member states. Users of Dome displays qualified for AAPM
TG18 can perform the White Level Calibration procedure to meet this
standard. See “White Level Calibration Service” on page 44.
Modification of Color Calibration Setting
Only an administrator, not privileged users, can modify the color
calibration setting accessible on the RightLight Panel Configuration
dialog, Color tab. (See page 22.)
NOTE: Applies only to Dome displays using the RightLight
functionality.
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Windows Platform Support
Support is available for the Microsoft Windows 7 (x86 or x64) and
Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64 only) operating systems.
Support for the Microsoft Windows XP x64 operating system was
added to the Dome CXtra 6.x series in an earlier version.
CXtra Utilities
Users can start, restart, and stop all CXtra services and application,
and run CXtradiag with utilities. Access the tools via the Windows
Start menu.
NOTE: Windows administrator privilege is required to run the utilities.
Users without privilege must enter an authorized username and
password as prompted.
Fast User Switching
The Fast User Switching feature is not supported on display systems
using NVIDIA drivers previous to version 197.03.
Installation Upgrades
The installation procedure for Dome CXtra is now simpler, faster, and
more reliable. All services and features are installed by default. To
customize your installation, you must deselect the service or
application feature you do not wish to install.
White Level Calibration
Correction of the display white level can now be done via manual
conformance testing or with the White Level Calibration service.
A one-time, end-user calibration of the white level may be necessary
when the target luminance is outside the tolerance established for
proper display conformance, such as when the white level of a display
has failed a manual conformance test, or when two or more displays
in a multi-unit configuration show disparate white levels. An external
photometer is required.
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NOTE: Privileged users and administrators can calibrate the
white level if a display fails the White Level test during the manual
conformance testing. Only administrators can calibrate the white
level via the White Level Calibration service.
Support for 10-Bit Displays
You can now run the Dome CXtra software on Dome 10-bit grayscale
displays. You can check for 10-bit capability (both current and
maximum supported) on the Properties tab of the Reporting dialog.
You can also view 10-bit patterns (horizontal ramp and vertical
ramp test patterns) using the Test Patterns service. And in manual
external sensor conformance testing, you can take all 1024
measurements for more precise testing results.
Using Dome CXtra with Dome Dashboard
For best practice of using Dome Cxtra 6.x with Dome Dashboard 2.x,
observe the following requirement and recommendation.
• When using Dome Dashboard 2.x, make sure that Dome CXtra 6.x
or later is installed on each CXtra workstation.
• On the CXtra workstation, limit the retention of history to 365 days
(one year).
Single Dome CXtra Package
The separate packaging of the Enterprise Management Service has
been discarded. All CXtra services, including the Enterprise
Management Service, are now available in a single CD package.
Dome CXtra Limitation
When using a display configuration with the NVIDIA 1800 board in
Windows XP Span mode, the only video connection supported is
two (2) DisplayPort-to-DVI adapters.
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Getting Started
The Dome CXtra software adds essential functionality to Dome
medical imaging display systems in diagnostic and referral settings.
By using the Dome CXtra suite of value-added services, you can
calibrate and maintain displays, run acceptance tests, and monitor
displays remotely. While the services operate as independent plugins, they each use the Reporting service for listing properties, logging
events, and saving history.
Display Compatibility
CXtra services enhance the functionality of these display systems:
• Dome Ex
• Dome Gx
• Dome Sx
• Select Desktops, including Dome GX24, Dome GX2MP Plus, and
Dome GX2MP
You can also install the Dome CXtra software on systems using
third-party commodity monitors to enable DICOM calibration. See
“Enabling DICOM Calibration on Third-Party Monitors” on page 95.
NOTE: When you add or remove displays on the Windows desktop,
you must restart the Dome CXtra software by rebooting the system.
(Refer to ReadMe file for more information.)
WARNING: When the Dome CXtra application is running on the
system, power off the workstation before you either connect a DVI
cable to or disconnect a cable from the Dome display. Connecting or
disconnecting a DVI cable with the workstation power on may
corrupt the display EDID data.
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CXtra Services
The following services constitute the Dome CXtra software.
RightLight™ – Assures backlight stabilization for your display panel,
calibrates your panel to the DICOM Grayscale Standard Display
Function, automatically tests the calibration for conformance, allows
manual conformance testing, and supports DICOM calibration at
various color coordinates on Dome color displays. (Manual external
sensor conformance testing requires the LCD or the LCD II photometer. Use only the LCD II photometer with Dome color displays.)
White Level Calibration – For displays using the RightLight service,
calibrates the display photometer that stabilizes the white level.
(Calibration of the white level requires the LCD or the LCD II photometer. Use only the LCD II photometer with Dome color displays.)
DICal™ – Calibrates your display panel to the DICOM Grayscale
Standard Display Function, tests the calibration for conformance, and
allows the selection of individual displays to run the service at any
given time. (Custom calibration and manual external sensor
conformance testing require the LCD or LCD II photometer.)
Backlight Saver – Extends the clinical life of your display by turning
off panel backlights during periods of inactivity you define.
MQSA Tests – Provides procedures for daily tests, monthly tests, and
quality control tests for medical physicists (quarterly, biannually, or
annually) to support consistent image quality and constant display
maintenance in accordance with the Mammography Quality
Standards Act. Available for Dome E5 and Dome S10 displays only.
Test Patterns – Provides test images and allows use of custom
test patterns for demonstrating and evaluating the performance of
your display.
AAPM TG18 – Performs flat panel evaluations recommended by
the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Task Group 18.
DIN Test – Tests your display for compliance with German
standard DIN 6868-57.
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Privilege – Password-protects operating parameters of
the display system.
Reporting – Collects, displays, and prints configuration data,
characteristics, and event logs created by most other services.
Enterprise Management – Manages displays from a central location.
Requires SNMP console (not provided) for remote viewing.
The use of CXtra services is display-dependent. Check the following
table for display compatibility by service:
CXtra Service
Dome Ex,
Dome GX4MP &
Dome Sx
RightLight

White Level Calibration*

MQSA Testing†

GX24,
GX2MP Plus &
GX2MP

DICal
Backlight Saver


Test Patterns


AAPM TG18

DIN Test

Privilege


Reporting


Enterprise Management


* Restoration of factory White Level calibration available only on
Dome Ex, Dome GX4MP, and Dome Sx displays. This functionality is not
available for the Dome S6c display.
† Service applies to Dome E5 and Dome S10 displays only.
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System Requirements
The Dome CXtra software requires one of these operating systems:
• Windows 7 (x86 or x64)
• Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64 only)
• Windows XP Professional (x86 or x64), Service Pack 3
Installing the Dome CXtra Software
NOTE: Install the Dome CXtra software to a local disk drive only. The
software may not work properly if any components are installed on
a network drive.
To install the Dome CXtra software
1 Log onto Windows with administrator privileges.
2 Insert the installation CD and run setup.exe.
3 Follow the wizard instructions to complete the installation.
FIRST-TIME INSTALLATION: By default, all services are selected for
installation. To customize your installation, deselect the services you
do not wish to install.
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UPGRADE INSTALLATION: To upgrade to package 6.0.1 or later, insert
the installation CD and run setup.exe. Follow the wizard instructions
to complete the installation. Services that have been modified since
the previous release are upgraded.
The application starts when the installation is finished. The Dome
CXtra icon appears on the Windows taskbar. The check mark indicates
that the application is running successfully.
Installing or Removing Services
You can add a service individually if you do not install it during the
initial installation. You can also delete a single service as necessary.
To install or remove an individual service
1 Log onto Windows with administrator privileges.
2 Insert the installation CD and run setup.exe.
3 Follow the wizard instructions to the Modify, Repair, or
Remove dialog.
4 Select and deselect the service to be installed or removed.
5 Follow the wizard instructions to complete the installation or
remove the service.
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Installing the Photometer
To use the RightLight and DICal custom calibration and conformance
test features, you must purchase and install the optional LCD or
LCD II photometer. (Only the LCD II photometer is RoHS compliant.)
NOTE: The LCD II photometer is required for use with Dome color
displays.
Use the following instructions to install the photometer correctly per
your operating system.
To install the photometer on Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2
1 Log onto Windows with administrator privileges.
2 Plug the photometer into an available USB slots on the system.
3 Go to the Control Panel and select System and Security. Next,
select System from the options. Then, on the next screen, select
Device Manager in the left pane.
4 In the Device Manager dialog, expand Other device. Right-click on
the Calibrator node, and select Update Driver Software.
5 In the Update Driver Software dialog, select Browse my computer
for driver software, and browse to <cxtra install directory>\
USBx64Driver for 64-bit operating systems. Or, browse to <cxtra
install directory>\USBDriver for 32-bit operating systems.
6 Click Next to start the driver installation. When finished, close
the dialog to use the photometer.
Note the following:
• The Device Manager can also be launched by running
devmgmt.msc.
• Default <cxtra install directory> on the 32-bit operating system is
C:\Program Files\NDSsi\CXtra.
• Default <cxtra install directory> on the 64-bit operating system is
C:\Program Files (x86)\NDSsi\CXtra.
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To install the photometer on Windows XP
1 Log onto Windows with administrator privileges.
2 If necessary, install the Dome CXtra software. (See page 8.)
3 Connect the photometer to a USB port on the computer.
The operating system detects the new hardware and opens
the Found New Hardware Wizard.
NOTE: If you connect the photometer to a USB hub and the Found
New Hardware Wizard does not appear, connect the photometer
directly to a USB port on the computer.
4 Follow the wizard instructions until a window prompts you to select
a driver for the device.
5 Select Search for a suitable driver for my device and click Next.
6 Select Specify a location and click Next.
7 Navigate to the folder on your hard drive containing the
photometer driver. If you accepted the default location during
installation, the driver is stored in this folder:
C:\Program Files\NDSsi\CXtra\USBDriver
8 Click Next to install the driver.
9 Click Finish to complete the installation.
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Starting Dome CXtra
The Dome CXtra application starts automatically when you run your
computer. If you exit the application or if it stops running for any
reason, restart it by selecting Windows Start > All Programs > NDSsi >
CXtra.
A Dome CXtra status icon appears on the Windows taskbar to
indicate application status. The Success icon shows that the display
is operating normally. The Wait icon appears the application is
starting up or restarting from a stop. If the Warning or System Error
icon appears, check the History tab in the Reporting service and
troubleshoot the error. See “Reporting Service” on page 140 for
detailed information.
Dome CXtra Icon
Status
Success
Wait
Warning
System Error
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Opening the CXtra Services Menu
All Dome CXtra functions are accessible from the services menu.
This graphic shows the default menu entries for standard services.
To open the menu, click the Dome CXtra icon on the Windows
taskbar. If the Dome CXtra icon is not visible on the Windows taskbar,
open the menu by Windows Start > All Programs > NDSsi > CXtra.
The menu is expanded to show the White Level Calibration service
when the user is logged on as administrator. For more information,
see “White Level Calibration Service” on page 44 and “Logging On as
Privileged User/Administrator” on page 138.
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CXtra Utilities
The following utilities have been added to the application.
CXtra Start
Launch the application and all CXtra services
CXtra Diag
Create Cxtradiag package
CXtra Restart
Resume application operation and all CXtra services
CXtra Stop
Terminate the application and all CXtra services
To access a utility, click Windows Start > All Programs > NDSsi > CXtra
Utilities, then select one of the four options.
NOTE: Windows administrator privilege is required to run the utilities.
Users without privilege must enter an authorized username and
password as prompted.
Exiting Dome CXtra
If you need to exit (close) the application, open the CXtra Services
menu and select Exit.
NOTE: Exiting from Dome CXtra may require a password. See
“Privilege Service” on page 138 for more information.
Uninstalling Dome CXtra
Use this procedure to uninstall the entire Dome CXtra application.
To uninstall the entire application
1 Log onto Windows with administrator privileges.
2 Select Windows Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add/Remove
Programs to view a list of installed applications.
3 To uninstall the entire application, select CXtra.
4 Click Change/Remove to start the uninstall process. A message
prompts you to restart the computer.
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RightLight Service
The RightLight service performs backlight stabilization,
DICOM calibration, automatic conformance testing, and manual
conformance testing via an external photometer for Dome Ex,
Dome GX4MP, and Dome Sx displays. Manual conformance testing
via the display front sensor is available for Dome Sx units.
With RightLight, you can set a target white level, equalize the black
level across the displays, set a desired response function, and specify
ambient light in the viewing area. This service also reports current
white and black levels.
RightLight automatically calibrates the displays at regular intervals.
Calibration adjusts the response of a display to conform to the
response function you specify. There are four calibration response
functions, one of which is a correction to the DICOM Grayscale
Standard Display Function.
DICOM calibration is based on the unique characteristic curve stored
in each display at the time of manufacturing. RightLight routinely
checks how well each display conforms to the DICOM standard and
calculates a Luminance Uniformity Metric (LUM) value that indicates
the degree of conformance.
Besides the automatic conformance testing and adjustment that
RightLight performs regularly, you can perform manual external
sensor conformance testing, using an optional photometer. On
Dome Sx displays, you can also perform manual conformance testing
with the embedded front sensor photometer.
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You can also calibrate the internal RightLight photometer to generate
a new calibration data file whenever the white level is outside the
tolerances set for the display configuration. Calibrating the white
level requires an external photometer.
For Dome Ex, Dome GX4MP, and Dome Sx color displays, you can set
color coordinates for panel appearance in one of two ways:
• Select an option for panel appearance with blue, clear, or default.
• Use the LCD II photometer to perform color calibration
when you specify color coordinates by color temperature
(Kelvin scale) or by CIE xy coordinates.
NOTE: Setting nondefault color coordinates can change the target
luminance range.
CXtra Services menu, and commands of the RightLight Conformance submenu
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Configuring the RightLight Service
If the Privilege service has been installed, you must log on as
a privileged user to change the RightLight configuration. (See
page 138.)
To configure the RightLight service
1 Open the CXtra Services menu and select RightLight Panel
Configuration. The RightLight Panel Configuration dialog appears
with these tabs:
• Backlight
• Calibration
• Ambient
• Color
• Front Sensor
• Rear Sensor
• External Sensor
2 Check the selection box for each display you want to configure, or
click Select All.
3 Select a tab and change the settings as described in the following
sections. Click Apply to activate the changes without closing the
dialog; click OK to activate the changes and close the dialog.
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Backlight tab
For displays selected, you can view the values of these parameters:
• Black level, in cd/m2
• White level, in cd/m2
• Backlight use, in hours
• Brightness, as a percentage of maximum effective brightness
In the White Level field, type the target white level value (in cd/m2) or
use the arrow keys to change the value shown. Click Apply or OK.
NOTE: White Level values are limited to the upper and lower ranges
specified per display.
RightLight stabilizes the backlights of selected displays to attain the
target white level. Your system may require several moments for the
white level to stabilize after adjustment. Below are the default target
white level at native color coordinates of Dome display models.
Display
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Default Target White Level
Dome E2c
400 cd/m2
Dome E2cHB
500 cd/m2
Dome E3
600 cd/m2
Dome E3c
300 cd/m2
Dome E3cHB
500 cd/m2
Dome E4c
250 cd/m2
Dome E5
500 cd/m2
Dome GX4MP
250 cd/m2
Dome S3
600 cd/m2
Dome S3c
500 cd/m2
Dome S6c
450 cd/m2
Dome S10
600 cd/m2
NOTE: If you set the white level too close to the maximum brightness
capability of the display, frequent warnings on high white levels may
appear. To correct this problem, reduce the white level setting on the
Backlight tab until the warnings stop appearing or use the CXtra
Preference dialog to disable the warning popups. If you have a requirement to exceed the maximum limit, you can do so but you void your
display warranty. Contact NDSsi Customer Care for instructions.
Dome CXtra gives you three options for controlling dynamic range.
• Maximize - Causes each selected display to be calibrated using its full
dynamic range. The range of the selected displays may differ.
• Equalize - Causes all selected displays to be calibrated using the same
dynamic range. The system locates the selected display that has the
smallest dynamic range and adjusts the range of the other selected
displays to match it.
• Specify - Causes all selected displays to be calibrated using the
specified dynamic range. The system notifies you if any of the
selected displays cannot achieve the specified range.
If all the selected displays have similar dynamic range, there may be
little or no visual difference among the selections.
The black levels and white levels shown on the Backlight tab include
the ambient light level specified on the Ambient tab. NOTE: Choosing
the Native or the No RightLight Calibration option on the Calibration
tab or on the services menu prevents RightLight from equalizing black
levels. When you do this, you are no longer applying DICOM calibration.
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Calibration tab
Select one of these response functions for auto-calibration:
• DICOM Response Function (default) – Calibrates to the DICOM
Grayscale Standard Display Function. See DICOM PS 3.14-2000
(Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM),
Part 14: Grayscale Standard Display Function).
• Exponential (log linear) Response Function – Calibrates to an
exponential (log linear) response function. The logarithm of
the luminance is a linear function of the digital driving level.
• Native Response Function – Automatically sets the flat panel to its
native response function (characteristic curve). The characteristic
curve is the response function of the panel with no calibration
applied. This is the display function created by loading a linear
gamma correction table, or GCT.
• No RightLight Calibration – Turns off auto-calibration. Choose this
response function if you are using an external calibration product
such as the Dome Calibration TQA™ system. Dome CXtra retains
GCTs currently set or created by an external calibration. RightLight
stabilizes the backlights only.
CAUTION: Do not calibrate with an external calibration product,
such as the Dome Calibration TQA system, unless your response
function is set to No RightLight Calibration. Otherwise, RightLight
overwrites the gamma correction table.
Check the selection box for each function you want to place on the
services menu, then change the operating parameter via the menu.
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Ambient tab
Specify the ambient light in the viewing area. Select the ambient light
description that best fits the display location:
• Low (reading room - 0.20 cd/m2)
• Moderate (typical office - 0.80 cd/m2)
• High (brightly lit office - 1.50 cd/m2)
• Custom – Fill in a value ranging from 0.00 (default) to 5.00 cd/m2.
The RightLight service allows you to enter luminance in cd/m2
resulting from the diffuse reflection of ambient illuminance.
Since typical Dome panels have a reflectance of 1.25%, given
illuminance E in lux, you can calculate the luminance in cd/m2
using this equation:
luminance = 1.25%  E / 
The default values are typical of reading rooms (approx. 50 lux),
moderately bright offices (approx. 200 lux), and brightly lit offices
(approx. 375 lux).
NOTE: Choosing the Native or the No RightLight Calibration option on
the Calibration tab or on the services menu prevents RightLight from
correcting for ambient light. When you do this, you are no longer
applying DICOM calibration.
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Color tab
Specify the panel appearance of Dome Ex, Dome GX4MP, and
Dome Sx color displays, with or without calibration.
Appearance. Use options in the Appearance field to specify blue,
clear, or default when you do not color-calibrate the display panel.
Calibrated color coordinates. Use options in the Calibrated Color
Coordinates field for precise specification of color coordinates. Apply
this method, for example, with multiple displays when a discrepancy
appears in color matching after you have selected an option in the
Appearance field.
NOTE: Only an administrator, not privileged users, can modify the
color calibration setting. The functionality is enabled only when the
administrator is logged onto the system.
First, click Color Calibrate to run the calibration wizard. Next, test and
accept the calibration. Then, set the color temperature by Kelvin
scale (from 5000 to 12000) or specify the CIE xy coordinates. Click
Apply or OK to finish.
NOTE: The LCD II photometer is required for color calibration of
the Dome color displays.
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Front Sensor tab
Specify the front sensor conformance test(s) you want RightLight to
run. You can schedule testing to run automatically each day and
conduct testing manually.
RightLight alerts you of a failure in these three ways: by message, by
entries in the History log, and by status change of the Dome CXtra
icon in the system tray. If the CXtra-enabled workstation is connected
to Dome Dashboard, an alert is also sent to the Dashboard app or
SNMP console.
To set auto alert parameters
Click the selection box for the automatically scheduled and manual
tests you want to run.
• For the RightCheck White Level test, enter a value for Tolerance ±.
Then check the scheduled or manual selection box, or both, for test
alerts. The RightCheck White Level test is classified a failure if the
measured white level is outside the range defined by this percent,
applied to the Target Luminance defined on the Backlight tab.
Enter a value ranging from 0 (zero) to 25 (default = 10.00). Tests
producing a white level value outside of this percentage range
generate a warning message.
EXAMPLE: Target white level: 600 cd/m2
Tolerance: ±10% Result: Values outside the range from 540 to 660
(600 ± 60 cd/m2) indicate a test failure.
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• For the DICOM LUM test, enter a value for Maximum allowed.
Then check the scheduled or manual selection box, or both, for test
alerts. The DICOM LUM test is classified a failure if it produces
a value greater than the maximum allowed. Enter a value ranging
from 0 (zero) to 2 (default=1.00). A value of 0 (zero) indicates
perfect conformance with the DICOM Grayscale Standard Display
Function. The DICOM LUM Test assesses the standard deviation of
JNDs (Just Noticeable Differences) per digital interval.
EXAMPLE: Maximum allowed: 1.00 Result: A test result of 0.421
passes, because it is less than 1.00.
Enter the number of measurement you want the system to take for
this test. For the front sensor, the default number of measurements is
15; the minimum,5; the maximum, 32 (All).
If you run the Front Sensor Conformance Wizard with the selection
boxes unchecked for both the DICOM LUM test and the White level
test, you are logging the data from a completed conformance test
without applying the criteria of the DICOM LUM and White Level tests
for Pass/Fail determination.
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Rear Sensor tab
Specify the conformance test(s) you want RightLight to run. Every
5 minutes, RightLight automatically performs the tests selected on
this tab. For each test you select, you can specify a threshold value
that defines a test failure. RightLight alerts you of a failure in these
three ways: by message, by entries in the History log, and by status
change of the Dome CXtra icon in the system tray. If the CXtraenabled workstation is connected to Dome Dashboard, an alert is also
sent to the Dashboard app or SNMP console.
To set alert parameters
1 For the rear (backlight) sensor, select either the RightLight White
Level test or the DOICOM LUM test, or select both.
For the RightLight White Level test, check the selection box. Then
enter a value for Tolerance ±. The RightLight White Level test is
classified a failure if the measured white level is outside the range
defined by this percent, applied to the Target Luminance defined
on the Backlight tab. Enter a value ranging from 0 (zero) to 25
(default = 10.00). Tests producing a white level value outside of this
percentage range generate a warning message.
EXAMPLE: Target white level: 600 cd/m2
Tolerance: ±10% Result: Values outside the range from 540 to 660
(600 ± 60 cd/m2) indicate a test failure.
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For the DICOM LUM test, check the selection box. Then enter
a value for Maximum allowed. The DICOM LUM test is classified
a failure if it produces a value greater than the maximum allowed.
Enter a value ranging from 0 (zero) to 2 (default=1.00). A value of
0 (zero) indicates perfect conformance with the DICOM Grayscale
Standard Display Function. The DICOM LUM Test assesses the
standard deviation of JNDs (Just Noticeable Differences) per digital
interval.
EXAMPLE: Maximum allowed: 1.00 Result: A test result of 0.421
passes, because it is less than 1.00.
2 In the Log interval section, enter a time interval and starting time
for the first daily test in the hours starting at field. RightLight logs
the first set of conformance tests at the time specified and at
regular intervals thereafter until the end of the day.
Enter a positive integer for hours and a time in the 24-hour format,
such as 13:30. This interval specifies how often the system logs the
results of the selected test(s).
When a selected test fails, a message appears and the CXtra icon
changes to indicate a warning state. View the test results in the
Reporting History log.
NOTE: The log interval and start time must apply to all displays.
These fields are not enabled unless all displays are selected.
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External Sensor tab
Specify the external sensor tests that you want to complete manually.
For each manual test that you select, you can specify a threshold
value that defines a test failure. When a failure occurs, the CXtra icon
is set to a warning state. In addition, if the CXtra-enabled workstation
is connected to Dome Dashboard, an alert is also sent to the
Dashboard app or SNMP console. Selections made on this tab
determine operating parameters for the Conformance Wizard, which
guides the manual test.
To set alert parameters
1 Select either the RightLight White Level test or the DICOM LUM test
or both, for external sensor conformance testing.
• RightLight White Level test. Check the selection box, then
enter a value for Tolerance ±. The RightLight White Level test is
classified a failure if the measured white level is outside the range
defined by this percent, applied to the Target Luminance defined
on the Backlight tab. Enter a value ranging from 0 (zero) to 25
(default =10.00).
• DICOM LUM test. Check the selection box, then enter a value for
Maximum allowed. The DICOM LUM test is classified a failure if it
produces a value greater than the maximum allowed. Enter a
value ranging from 0 (zero) to 2 (default=1.00). A value of 0 (zero)
indicates perfect conformance with the DICOM Grayscale
Standard Display Function.
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2 Select the number of luminance measurements you want
to make during each manual test.
Note: For the external sensor, the default number of measurements
is 15. When you select All, 256 measurements are taken on 8-bit
display systems; 1024 measurements are taken on 10-bit systems.
If you run the External Sensor Conformance Wizard with the selection
boxes unchecked for both the DICOM LUM test and the White Level
test, you are logging the data from a completed manual conformance
test without applying the criteria of the DICOM LUM and White Level
tests for Pass/Fail determination.
Running Conformance Tests
After you configure the RightLight service, the conformance tests that
you specified on the Front Sensor, Rear Sensor, and External Sensor
tabs are set to run. That is, per your selections, RightLight performs
White Level tests or DICOM LUM tests or both where auto and manual
alerts are set accordingly for front, rear, and external sensor
conformance testing.
ALERT
Front
Sensor
Auto
> White Level
> DICOM LUM
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Rear
Sensor
External
Sensor

Auto-scheduled
> RightCheck White Level
> DICOM LUM

Manual
> White Level
> DICOM LUM


Checking Conformance via the Front Sensor
Front sensor conformance tests are run per criteria you input for
auto-scheduled or manual testing.
If you have the Privilege service installed, you must log on as
a privileged user before you run a front sensor conformance test.
(See page 138.)
To run the Front Sensor Conformance Test on demand, open the
CXtra Services menu, select RightLight Conformance > Front Sensor
Conformance Test. The test dialog appears onscreen while the
conformance check is in progress.
The next dialog indicates test results. View the report or click Finish.
Anytime later you can view results by opening CXtra Services menu >
Reporting > History tab or CXtra Services menu > RightLight
Conformance > Conformance History.
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Auto Conformance Testing via the Rear Sensor
Automatic conformance testing shows how well your display
conforms to the DICOM standard. RightLight automatically performs
the tests selected on the Rear Sensor tab every 5 minutes. See
page 25 to view or modify the test parameters.
If you have the Privilege service installed, you must log on as a
privileged user before you set up auto conformance testing. (See
page 138.)
Checking Conformance via the External Sensor
If you have configured RightLight properly and have an external
photometer installed, you can run a manual external sensor
conformance test.
If you have the Privilege service installed, you must log on as
a privileged user before you run a manual conformance test.
(See page 138.)
As with automatic conformance testing, the manual conformance
test shows how well your display conforms to the DICOM standard.
You are able to specify, however, the number of measurements to be
taken. See “External Sensor tab” on page 27 for configuration
information. See “Installing the Photometer” on page 10 for how to
install the photometer.
Before starting a manual conformance test, select Dome RightLight
DICOM Calibration on the services menu.
NOTE: If you run a conformance test with another response function
(such as Dome RightLight Exponential Calibration or Dome
RightLight Native Calibration), the system presents a warning
message. Continuing to run the test causes the system to show
the CXtra icon in the warning state.
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To run an external sensor conformance test
1 Open the CXtra Services menu. Select RightLight Conformance >
External Sensor Conformance Wizard.
2 Click Next to continue.
3 Click Initialize RightLight Panels. Upon completion of the process,
click Next to proceed.
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4 Put the photometer on the target and click Measure.
If the White Level is unaligned with the target by 15 percent or
more, a warning dialog appears. You can choose to perform White
Level calibration to the target, ignore the warning and continue the
measurement of conformance data, or direct the Conformance
Wizard to skip the display panel, redo the initialization, or close.
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5 Upon successful completion of the conformance measuring, as
indicated by the Success icon, click Next. You have the option to
view the report via this dialog.
6 Click Finish to close the wizard.
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After you close the Conformance Wizard, RightLight enters the event
in both the Reporting History log and the Conformance History log.
All RightLight history events from conformance tests are recorded in
the Reporting History log. RightLight provides additional information
on conformance events in graphical and tabular formats in the
Conformance History log.
If the manual conformance test produces a warning condition
because the white level is beyond the tolerance set on the
External Sensor tab (page 27), then you can correct the warning by
calibrating the white level via the conformance test. Select the check
box to correct the warning, and click Next. The wizard executes
automatically.
Alternatively, you can adjust the tolerance for the failing test to
bring the display into conformance. (See also “White Level
Calibration Service” on page 44.)
NOTE: White Level calibration during conformance testing is
available only for Dome Ex, Dome GX4MP, and Dome Sx displays.
You must be an administrator or a privileged user to perform a
manual conformance test and to calibrate the white level during
the manual conformance test.
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Checking Current Conformance Status
To view the results of the latest manual (external sensor or front
sensor) conformance test, open the CXtra Services menu. Select
RightLight Conformance > Current Conformance Status.
In the same dialog, you can also view the results of the latest
automatic (rear sensor) conformance test.
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Reviewing Conformance Events
Dome CXtra polls RightLight automatically for its status every
5 minutes, which causes the user-selected tests to run. The
system makes an entry in the Reporting History log by the specified
logging interval on the Auto Alerts tab and whenever it detects
a status change.
NOTE: When you make changes on the Rear Sensor tab, conformance
tests run immediately. When you perform a manual conformance
test, the system also makes an entry in the Reporting History log.
To view a conformance event
1 Open the CXtra Services menu and select Reporting.
2 Click the History tab to view a list of events.
3 Select a conformance test event and click View Detail or doubleclick the event to view the conformance test details.
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Reviewing Manual Conformance Data
For manual conformance tests run via the front or external sensor,
you can view data in graphical or tabular format by selecting sensor
type, display model, and date.
Not the following:
• You must be using a Dome Sx display to view test results from both
front and external sensors; select one or both check boxes on the
dialog. With a Dome Ex display, all data result from conformance
testing with the external (or manual) sensor.
• Auto conformance data cannot be viewed this way.
To see a detailed account of a conformance event
Open the CXtra Services menu and select RightLight Conformance >
Conformance History. Then select the Graphs or Tables tab.
Graphs tab
To view or print a conformance test, choose a graph type, display, and
selected test date and time to view or print the graphical data. When
using multiple displays, choose the individual display for which you
want test results from the Display pull-down list. Select a particular
conformance test by date and time from the Date pull-down list.
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Graph type
• Response graph. Plots the measured luminance at various driving
levels (P-values). Luminance is shown along the Y axis using
a scale that you select from three options: Linear / Lum, Linear /
Log Lum, and Linear / JND Lum. The graph consists of the
luminance values specified by the DICOM standard and the
luminance values measured during the conformance test.
The better the data points align with the curve, the better the
DICOM conformance.
Default 15 measurements of luminance taken on an 8-bit display
All 1024 measurements of luminance taken on a 10-bit display
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• Conformance graph. Plots Just Noticeable Differences (JNDs) per
luminance interval. The graph shows the mean value for JND/
luminance interval, the DICOM Luminance Uniformity Metric
(LUM), and the line of best fit (FIT). These values are useful in
quantifying the quality of conformance with the DICOM
Grayscale Standard Display Function. The closer the JND values
are to the mean line, the better the DICOM conformance.
Moreover, the closer the calculated LUM metric is to 0 (zero),
the better the DICOM conformance.
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Tables tab
To view or print a conformance test, choose a table type, display, and
selected test date and time to view or print the tabular data. When
using multiple displays, choose the individual display for which you
want test results from the Display pull-down list. Select a particular
conformance test by date and time from the Date pull-down list.
Table type
• Response table. Lists the luminance value measured for each
luminance interval in a selected conformance test.
• Conformance table. Lists the following data values for a test.
– Number of measurements
– Mean value of JND/Luminance Interval
– Best fit (FIT) line expression
– LUM
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• Color table. Lists the following data values by Kelvin scale or
CIE xy coordinates.
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Disabling RightLight Popup Warnings
You can disable all warning message popups related to
the RightLight service.
NOTE: Disabling of warning message popups is not recommended.
Read the notice on page 43 before disabling any popups.
To disable RightLight popup warnings
1 Open the CXtra Services menu and select CXtra Preference.
2 Check the box in the Disable RightLight Popups field.
3 Click OK.
NOTE: The CXtra icon on the Windows taskbar continues to show
warning conditions from the RightLight service and RightLight
warnings continue to be recorded in the CXtra history log.
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Important notice on disabling RightLight popup messages
WARNING: The Dome CXtra software includes "popup" warning
dialogs (popups), which, unless disabled, appear on the operator's
display screen under various operational conditions. These warnings
include important messages about the performance of the display
which may impact the integrity and reliability of the information
displayed, such that the accuracy of the radiologist's or other medical
user's diagnosis may be compromised. For example, a popup may
warn the operator that the display is out of DICOM conformance to
ensure an accurate display image. The Dome CXtra software includes
a feature that allows the PACS or system administrator to disable the
popup feature such that no popups appear on the operator's display
screen, even if such popup warning is warranted under the particular
operational circumstances.
While Dome provides this feature as a convenience for those who
choose not to view popup warnings and, accordingly, agree to
assume the risk of any and all consequences of not viewing such
messages, DOME DOES NOT RECOMMEND THE DISABLING OF
THIS IMPORTANT POPUP SAFETY FEATURE.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: BY DISABLING THE POPUP FEATURE, THE
CUSTOMER, OWNER AND ANY USER ACKNOWLEDGE THAT SUCH
CUSTOMER, OWNER OR USER UNDERSTANDS AND ASSUMES ALL
RISKS AND ACCEPTS FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY HARMS,
INJURIES, DAMAGES AND FEES WHICH ARISE OUT OF OR RELATE TO
THE ABSENCE OF SUCH POPUP WARNINGS. THESE INCLUDE ALL
CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, AND PUNITIVE
DAMAGES, AS WELL AS ALL ASSOCIATED ATTORNEY FEES, EXPENSES
AND COSTS, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE NON-USE OF THE
POPUP SAFETY FEATURE. FURTHER, SUCH CUSTOMER, OWNER OR
USER SHALL INDEMNIFY AND DEFEND DOME AND HOLD DOME
HARMLESS FROM ANY AND ALL SUCH HARMS, INJURIES, DAMAGES,
AND FEES WHETHER SUCH HARMS, INJURIES, DAMAGES, AND FEES
ARISE FROM OR RELATE TO ACTIONS IN TORT (INCLUDING
NEGLIGENCE AND STRICT LIABILITY), CONTRACT, STATUTE, OR
OTHERWISE, AND DOME'S LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE PRICE
PAID FOR THE SUBJECT PRODUCT.
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White Level Calibration Service
IMPORTANT: Only administrators can calibrate the white level via
the White Level Calibration service and restore factory calibration.
NOTE: White level calibration is available for use on all Dome Ex,
Dome GX4MP, and Dome Sx displays, except the Dome S6c display.
Restoration of the factory white level calibration is available for these
same displays, except the Dome S6c display.
The white level of a Dome display is stabilized by the internal
RightLight photometer that is calibrated during display manufacture.
The White Level Calibration service allows the end user to calibrate
the sensor using an external photometer. When the calibration is
completed, the new calibration data file is stored in the display.
A one-time, end-user calibration of the white level may be necessary
when the target luminance is outside the tolerance established for
proper display conformance, such as when the white level of a display
has failed a manual external sensor conformance test, or when two or
more displays in a multi-unit configuration show disparate white
levels. The calibration may also be required for equipment changes,
such as when new external photometers are installed at your facility.
European Reference Guidelines
The EUREF guidelines, organized by the European Reference
Organization for Quality Assured Breast Screening and Diagnostic
Services, promotes mammography care of high quality in European
Union member states. Users of Dome displays must start with a unit
that meets uniformity standards, such as AAPM TG18, and complete
the White Level Calibration procedure on each display system. If one
or more displays on a system are replaced or removed altogether, or
if an additional display is added to the system, the procedure must
be repeated.
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Privileged users can calibrate the white level during manual external
sensor conformance testing. For more information, see “To run an
external sensor conformance test” on page 31.
When you log on as administrator, the CXtra Service menu expands
to include two functions, White Level Calibration Wizard and Restore
Factory White Level Calibration. (See “Logging On as Privileged User/
Administrator” on page 138.)
Two additional functions appear on the CXtra Services menu–
White Level Calibration Wizard and Restore Factory White Level
Calibration–when an administrator is logged on to calibrate
the display white level
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Running the White Level Calibration Wizard
IMPORTANT: White level calibration via the White Level Calibration
service is available for use on all Dome Ex, Dome GX4MP, and
Dome Sx displays, except the Dome S6c display. Restoration of the
factory white level calibration is also available for these Dome Ex,
Dome GX4MP, and Dome Sx displays, except the Dome S6c display.
To calibrate the white level
First, open the CXtra Services menu and click White Level
Calibration Wizard.
Next, click Yes to proceed in replacing the factory calibration data
with the calibration data to be measured at your site.
Then, follow the calibration wizard to reinitialize the display panel.
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Restoring Factory White Level Calibration
IMPORTANT: Restoration of the factory white level calibration is
available only if you have previously calibrated the white level using
the White Level Calibration service or via RightLight external sensor
conformance testing. Factory calibration can be restored for
Dome Ex, Dome GX4MP, and Dome Sx displays, except the
Dome S6c display.
To restore factory calibration
Open the CXtra Services menu and select Restore Factory White Level
Calibration. Click Yes to restore factory calibration.
After the factory calibration is restored, the Restore Factory White
Level Calibration function is grayed out on the CXtra Services menu.
NOTE: You must be logged on as administrator to restore
factory calibration.
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MQSA Quality Control Tests
Regular inspection and testing of diagnostic imaging displays
designated for primary image diagnosis in mammography ensure
display calibration and quality control. Only the Dome E5 and
Dome S10 displays can be used for image diagnosis as regulated by
the Mammography Quality Standards Act, or MQSA.
The Dome CXtra software helps you set up test reminders for
consistent quality control activity and provides a way for you to
record the results of the quality control tests electronically.
On the Dome E5 display, the MQSA Test Wizard is accessible only via
the CXtra Services menu or the Windows Start menu.
With the Dome S10 display, you can access the wizard via the MQSA
button as well as by the CXtra Services menu or Windows Start menu.
A mini-USB cable connecting the display to the computer system is
required for button functionality.
Scope
The quality control tests are appropriately applied to the displays
when they are specifically used for the clinical review of images
acquired by full-field digital mammography systems, also called
FFDM systems.
Materials/Equipment
The following items are required for the quality control tests.
• Dome E5 or Dome S10 display system with graphics controller and
driver installed
• Computer workstation running Microsoft Windows XP
Service Pack 3 or later
• Dome CXtra software
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• Calibrated external photometer
• Calibrated luxmeter with a minimum resolution of 1 lux
• Mini-USB cable (Dome S10 display installations only)
You can conduct three categories of tests—daily, monthly, and
quality control for medical physicists (quarterly, biannually, annually
options included)—to maintain the display. First, configure the
software for test reminders. Then, when you see the reminders, carry
out the procedures for daily testing, monthly testing, and quality
control testing for medical physicists, as suitable for your facility and
environment.
MQSA commands on
the CXtra Services menu
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Configuring MQSA Test Reminders
Quality Control tests are simple checks that must be performed
regularly to ensure the Dome display is operating to design
standards. These tests are meant to detect any changes that might
compromise image quality, as well as any deterioration in equipment
performance that may occur over time. Setting test reminders
facilitates the MQSA quality control activities.
You must log on as a privileged user to set up or modify the MQSA
test configuration. (Be sure the Privilege service is installed. Also see
page 138.) Then use the CXtra Services menu to access the MQSA
Test Configuration dialog for setting up and later modifying test
reminders.
NOTE: For Dome S10 display only. If the MQSA light is flashing, it stops
when you open the MQSA Test Configuration dialog.
Use the MQSA Test Configuration dialog to enable and
set up test reminders
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To configure the MQSA test reminders
1 Open the CXtra Services menu and select MQSA Test Configuration.
2 Optional: Check the selection box to enable Expert Mode. This
mode allows radiological technicians and medical physicists
already familiar with evaluation of the SMPTE test pattern to
quicken visual inspection of the display screen.
3 Check the selection box to enable the functionality for MQSA test
reminders.
NOTE: Reminders are issued only for the test(s) that you enable on
the dialog.
4 Enter a time period for test postponement. Input a number from
1 to 59 for the number of minutes, or a number from 1 to 24 for
the number of hours.
NOTE: When using the Dome S10 display, you can click the Ignore
Test button on the wizard to temporarily reschedule a reminder.
The reminder snoozes for the length of time specified. Notice that
the button face toggles to Reset Ignore Test. Click the button again
to restart the countdown of the test postponement time.
5 Set the daily test reminder. Use the pull-down arrow to select a time
for any or all weekdays. Click the corresponding selection box(es) to
enable the daily test for the day(s). On the Dome S10 display,
configure the warning light indicator. See “To configure the warning
lights for test reminders” below.
6 Set the monthly test reminder. Enter a day or date. When you select
a day, you also need to choose an ordinal value. Click the selection
box to enable the test. Configure the warning light indicator, if
using a Dome S10 display. See “To configure the warning lights for
test reminders” below.
7 Set the quality control test reminder for medical physicist. Select
the frequency of the tests, either quarterly, biannually, or annually.
Click the selection box to enable the test. Set the starting month for
the tests, then enter a day or date. When you select a day, you also
need to select an ordinal value. Configure the warning light
indicator, if using a Dome S10 display. See “To configure the warning
lights for test reminders” below.
8 Click OK to finish.
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Configuring the Warning Light Indicators
NOTE: The Dome S10 display has LED warning light indicators to
notify you of the need to run MQSA quality control. Each indicator
glows in one of two colors—yellow or blue—by one of four
patterns—slow blink, double blink, fast blink, or solid.
The LEDs are built into the MQSA button located on the lower right
underside, beneath the display ID. Both the MQSA button and the
functionality for setting the warning lights are available only for
Dome S10 display installations.
LEDs built into the MQSA button
the Dome S10 display glow by
preset color and pattern to indicate
a quality control test is due
A yellow or blue glowing pattern means a test is due. No glowing of
either color means all quality control activity is completed until the
next due date.
The LEDs are ranked by priority of tests. For example, if two categories
of tests are due and using the same indicator color, the indicator of
the higher ranking test activates. Upon completion of that test, the
indicator activates for the lower ranking test.
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First
Quality Control for Medical Physicist— Quarterly,
Biannually, or Annually
Second
Monthly
Third
Daily
To configure the warning lights for test reminders
1 Open the CXtra Services menu and select MQSA Test
Configuration.
2 To set the indicator for a test reminder, click the warning light
button in that field. (NOTE: The default or previously selected
pattern appears on the button face. For Dome S10 display only:
When you hold the mouse over the warning light button, you can
preview the selected light pattern via the MQSA button.)
3 Choose a color and select a pattern for that color. Drag the
horizontal scroll bar to set the LED brightness level.
4 Click OK.
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MQSA Test Wizard
When you configure the MQSA test reminders, you can see due
status of tests to perform via LED indicators in the MQSA button
(on Dome S10 displays) and by the test wizard accessible via the
CXtra Services menu. Depending upon the display you are using or
how you access the test wizard—by the MQSA button (only on the
Dome S10 display), the CXtra Services menu, or the Windows Start
menu—the appearance of the wizard may vary.
Accessing the Test Wizard via the taskbar menu
When accessed via the CXtra Services menu, the test wizard shows
the due status of each category of tests. After a test is completed,
the wizard shows the next due date of that test.
MQSA Test Wizard
that appears via the
CXtra Services menu
Accessing the Test Wizard via the MQSA button
When you press the MQSA button, you gain access to each test
category as well as a toggle button that allows you to ignore a test
reminder for the length of the time you specified in the configuration
dialog, or to reset the ignore period. The Ignore Test command is
visible only when one or more tests are due.
The MQSA button is available only on the Dome S10 display. The
wizard that appears is equivalent to that accessible via the Windows
Start menu.
NOTE: On the Dome E5 display, access this same test wizard via the
taskbar or Windows Start menu. There is no button on the unit.
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MQSA Test Wizard that
appears via the MQSA button
(Dome S10 display only) and
via the Windows Start menu
(Dome E5 and Dome S10 displays)
The Ignore Tests/Reset Ignore
Tests toggle button is visible only
when one or more tests are due
After you run a test, that test button is grayed out on the wizard
accessible via the MQSA button and the Windows Start menu. You
can rerun the test before the next due date by accessing the wizard
via the taskbar. Once all test have been completed the Ignore Tests/
Reset Ignore Tests toggle button is no longer visible.
The Ignore Tests/Reset Ignore Tests
toggle button is no longer visible
after all tests are completed
Accessing the Test Wizard via the Windows Start menu
The test wizard that appears is equivalent to that accessible via
the MQSA button. To access the test wizard, go to Windows Start >
All Programs > NDSsi > MQSA.
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Running the Daily Quality Control Test
To ensure optimal image viewing from day to day, inspect the display
to keep the screen free of dust, fingerprints, and other marks.
Frequency. Clean the display daily or on days when clinical image
reviews are scheduled.
Materials required. You need only a dry, soft, lint-free cloth or
cleaning tissue. If necessary, the cloth or tissue may be lightly
dampened with water or a mild cleanser before use. Never apply
water or other fluids directly to the display.
Do not use or spray liquid, aerosol, ammonia, or alcohol-based
cleaners on the display or screen. Some chemical cleaners may
damage the display.
Do not use chemically treated dust cloths, acetone, toluene, or harsh
solvents on the display case or the screen. They can damage the
polarizer and the display case.
NOTE: Any other cleaning methods may lead to damage of the antireflective screen coating.
Procedure. Care must be taken when cleaning the display screen not
to press too hard. If you apply excessive pressure, you may affect the
image view or damage the display. Do not touch the LCD screen with
your fingers. Skin oils are hard to remove from the screen.
To clean the display unit
1 Unplug the power supply before cleaning the display.
2 Gently clean all display screens using a dampened cloth or cleaning
tissue to remove dust, fingerprints, and other marks.
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3 Use a dry, soft, clean cloth to wipe off the residue.
NOTE: Always wipe off water and other stains immediately to avoid
damage to the screen. Do not exert excessive pressure on the
display screen as this can damage the LCD module.
4 Check the screen to verify that it is free of dust, fingerprints, and
other marks.
The screen must be free of dust, fingerprints, and other marks.
If these results are not obtained, the source of the problem must
be identified and corrective action taken before any further
mammographic images are reviewed or interpreted using
the Dome display.
To complete the daily control test record
1 Open the Test Wizard and click Daily Quality Control Test.
2 Enter the facility ID: facility name, room, and tester initials.
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3 Click the selection box to record the clean status of the display(s).
Click the Check All Clean button to select the Clean check boxes
simultaneously for a multiple display workstation. Click Uncheck All
Clean button to remove the clean status or to be able to select the
clean status for individual displays.
NOTE: Hover the mouse over the italic text to read the tooltips for
materials required and procedures.
4 Review the light conditions according to the most recent medical
physicist’s evaluation posted in the reading room. Click the
selection box for each parameter if conditions are met. Enter
a description of the ambient light.
5 Click Submit to finish.
6 Click View Report or Close.
You can view the daily quality control test report on the screen or
print it. Click Close when finished. Then clear the Test Completed
dialog from the screen.
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If any conditions are the daily quality control test are not met, this
dialog appears when you click Submit. Return to the quality control
test dialog and follow procedures to remedy any deficiency. Or, click
Ignore if you know for sure that the deficiency does not impede
display quality or performance.
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Running the Monthly Quality Control Test
The monthly display calibration check is to ensure that the display
is calibrated and the brightness and contrast settings are at an
appropriate level for the reading of mammographic images on
the Dome display.
The calibration check was designed to be performed with the SMPTE
pattern built into the Dome CXtra software. Using any other pattern,
particularly a pattern that is displayed with another image viewer
tool, could result in failing the test and causing the display to be out
of compliance with test requirements.
You have the option to conduct this test in Normal or Expert mode.
Expert mode must be enable on the MQSA Test Configuration dialog.
To inspect display screen quality
When the SMPTE pattern appears on the display screen, examine the
image carefully for the following features:
• Verify that the 0%-5% contrast is visible.
• Verify that the 95%-100% contrast is visible.
• Verify that each gray level step from 0% to 100% can be
distinguished from the adjacent squares. Verify that you can,
for example, distinguish the 0% square from the 10% square or
the 90% square from the 100% square.
• Verify that the alphanumeric characters that appear on the pattern
are sharp and in focus. For example, examine the “%” signs that
label the steps of the gray scale.
• Verify that the high contrast line-pair images at the center and
corners of the SMPTE pattern are distinguishable.
NOTE: The SMPTE pattern shown via the Dome CXtra software has
five sets of high-contrast and five sets of low-contrast line-pair
patterns. One set of each is in the center of the image, and one set of
each is in each corner of the image. The high-contrast patterns have
frequencies of 3- pixels-on/3-pixels-off, 2-pixels-on/2-pixels-off, and
1-pixel-on/1-pixel-off. At each frequency, a set of line-pairs is
oriented in the horizontal direction and a set is oriented in the
vertical direction. Visibility of the low-contrast patterns is not
evaluated in this test.
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To complete the monthly control test record
1 Click Monthly Quality Control Test on the wizard. The SMPTE
pattern appears on each display connected to the system.
2 Examine the display screen. Click the Check All button if all
conditions are met. Click Next to inspect another display.
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3 Repeat the procedure for any other display(s).
Then click Submit to finish.
4 From either the Normal Mode or the Expert Mode, enter tester’s
name to complete process. Click Submit to finish.
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5 Click View Report or Close.
You can view the monthly quality control test report on the screen or
print it. Click Close when finished. Then clear the Test Completed
dialog from the screen.
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If any conditions are the daily quality control test are not met, this
dialog appears when you click Submit. Return to the quality control
test dialog and follow procedures to remedy any deficiency. Or, click
Ignore if you know for sure that the deficiency does not impede
display quality or performance.
Expert Mode
When you select the Expert Mode option on the MQSA Test
Configuration dialog, you can quicken the visual inspection of the
monthly quality control test. The following dialog appears. After
examining the display screen(s), click the All Pass button if no
problems are found. Otherwise, click Edit Response to mark the
area of screen that fail inspection. Clicking the Edit Response button
directs you to the preceding Normal mode dialog.
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Running the Quality Control Tests for Medical Physicists
The Quality Control tests listed in this section must be performed by
the medical physicist to ensure that the Dome display provides a high
level of mammographic image quality.
These tests also establish the basis of the equipment evaluation
that must be performed following the installation of a Dome display,
the repair or replacement of a major component of the system,
the relocation of a Dome display to another viewing location, or
the substantial change of illumination in an existing viewing
environment.
You must conduct the medical physicist series of quality control tests
at least annually. Use the test configuration dialog to set up test
reminders, or to set up reminders to conduct the test series more
frequently, quarterly or biannually.
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Site and System Summary
Start by recording the site and system data for the facility.
To record the site and system data
1 Click the Site and System Summary button on the wizard.
2 Fill in the facility ID, address, and display location information.
3 Use the pull-down arrows to enter the date of installation and
the date of survey.
4 Enter the name of the medical physicist.
5 Click Submit to finish.
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Return to the wizard to start the next test.
Viewing Condition Check and Setting
Compare the reading room configuration established as optimal with
the actual one. If differences exist between this configuration and the
actual one, adjust the room configuration to match that shown in the
drawing. For example, if desk lights were described to be turned off,
turn them off. Or, if the curtains were described to be closed, close
them.
You need a calibrated luxmeter with a minimum resolution of 1 lux.
To set optimal viewing conditions
• Turn the lights off and close any doors and windows to make
the room as dark as possible.
• Turn on the displays at least 30 minutes before starting
the measurement.
• Position the displays used for reading digital images in optimal
conditions.
• Reduce to the minimum any lighting coming from other sources,
such as view boxes, overhead or task lighting, to reproduce typical
ambient lighting conditions that would be set for reading digital
images on the Dome display.
• Check that the ambient lighting is stable; that is, there are no
flickering effects due to any of the lighting sources that are
turned on.
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NOTE: Look for the nominal value of the ambient light. This is a
record of the most recent measurement and provides a comparison
value for the next medical physicist survey.
If the reading room configuration has changed, the source of the
problem must be identified and corrective action taken before any
further mammographic images are reviewed or interpreted using
the Dome display.
To record the viewing conditions
1 Click Viewing Condition Check and Setting button on
the test wizard.
2 Enter the room description and room trait.
3 Load the drawing of the valid reading room configuration.
4 Click Submit to finish.
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Return to the wizard to start the next test.
Display Calibration Check
The calibration check is to ensure that the display is calibrated and
the brightness and contrast settings are at an appropriate level for
the reading of mammographic images on the Dome display.
Conduct the display calibration at least annually.
NOTE: You must power on the Dome display at least 30 minutes
before doing any measurements. This is mandatory to ensure that
the backlight heating has reached steady state.
Be sure the external photometer is installed into an available USB slot,
either on the back of the display stand or on the computer.
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To check display calibration
1 Click the Display Calibration Check button on the test wizard.
2 Click Next to access the External Sensor Conformance Wizard.
3 Click Next to launch the wizard. Be sure the photometer is
already installed.
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4 Place the photometer on an opaque surface, then click Initialize.
When the initialization is completed, click Next when the button
is enabled.
5 Place the photometer on the target, and click Measure. After
the measurement have been taken, click Next when the button
is enabled.
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6 Upon successful test completion, click Next.
If the conformance test fails, click the selection box to correct
the warning. The wizard repeats.
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Once you have completed a successful conformance test, return to
the MQSA Test Wizard, and conduct the next test.
Image Quality of SMPTE Pattern
The quality control of the SMPTE pattern is to ensure the display is
calibrated and the brightness and contrast settings are at an
appropriate level for the reading of mammographic images on
the Dome display. Conduct an image quality of the SMPTE pattern
at least annually.
The calibration check was designed to be performed with the SMPTE
pattern built into the Dome CXtra software. Using any other pattern,
particularly a pattern that is displayed with another image viewer
tool, could result in failing the test and causing the display to be out
of compliance with test requirements.
You have the option to conduct this test in Normal or Expert mode.
Expert mode must be enable on the MQSA Test Configuration dialog.
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To inspect display screen quality
When the SMPTE pattern appears on the display screen, examine
the image carefully for the following features:
• Verify that the 0%-5% contrast is visible.
• Verify that the 95%-100% contrast is visible.
• Verify that each gray level step from 0% to 100% can be
distinguished from the adjacent squares. Verify that you can,
for example, distinguish the 0% square from the 10% square or
the 90% square from the 100% square.
• Verify that the alphanumeric characters that appear on the pattern
are sharp and in focus. For example, examine the “%” signs that
label the steps of the gray scale.
• Verify that the high contrast line-pair images at the center and
corners of the SMPTE pattern are distinguishable.
NOTE: The SMPTE pattern shown via the Dome CXtra software has
five sets of high-contrast and five sets of low-contrast line-pair
patterns. One set of each is in the center of the image, and one set
of each is in each corner of the image. The high-contrast patterns
have frequencies of 3- pixels-on/3-pixels-off, 2-pixels-on/2-pixels-off,
and 1-pixel-on/1-pixel-off. At each frequency, a set of line-pairs is
oriented in the horizontal direction and a set is oriented in the vertical
direction. Visibility of the low-contrast patterns is not evaluated in
this test.
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To complete the control test record
1 Click Monthly Quality Control Test on the wizard. The SMPTE
pattern appears on each display connected to the system.
2 Examine the display screen. Click the Check All button if all
conditions are met. Click Next to inspect another display.
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3 Repeat the procedure for any other display(s).
Then click Submit to finish.
4 From either the Normal Mode or the Expert Mode, enter tester’s
name to complete process. Click Submit to finish.
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Return to the MQSA Test Wizard, and conduct the next test.
Analysis of Screen Defects
The visual inspection of screen defects is to determine if artifacts
observed during system inspection can be attributed to the Dome
display. Conduct the visual inspection during system acceptance, at
least annually, and when necessary to isolate artifacts.
To inspect the display screen for defects
Follow these steps to inspect the display screen for defects.
• With the displays off or in the dark state, view for scratches and
gouges. Record on the form those that are not admissible for
mammography reading.
• With displays turned on, prepare the displays for the inspection of
dots and debris. You can do this by using the Windows Desktop
popup menu.
• Place the cursor anywhere on the desktop. Right-click to open
the popup menu and select Properties. Record the existing
background selected for later reference.
• Select None for background setting and select the color Black from
the pull-down color palette. Click OK. All screens should present
Black.
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• At a normal viewing distance (approximately from 13 to 20 inches)
inspect each panel for visible white dots and other foreign debris.
Record those that are not admissible for mammography reading.
• Place the cursor anywhere on the desktop. Right-click to open the
popup menu and select Properties.
• Select the color White from the pull-down color palette. Click OK.
All screens should display White.
• At a normal viewing distance (approximately from 13 to 20 inches)
inspect each panel for visible black dots and other foreign debris.
Record those that are not admissible for mammography reading.
• Place the cursor anywhere on the desktop. Right-click to open the
popup menu and select Properties. Select the original background
and click OK.
To complete the control test record
1 Click the Analysis of Screen Defects button on the wizard.
2 Record the results of the inspection on the dialog. Enter the
percentage of black or white defects and descriptions of any
artifact, visible scratch, black or white point. Then enter any
general comments about the screen defects observed.
3 Click Next to record the analysis of another display on the system,
or click Submit to finish.
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The quality control testing for medical physicists is completed for
the current cycle. Click Finish.
Click View Report or Close.
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You can view the quality control test report on the screen or print it.
Click Close when finished, then clear any remaining dialog from the
display screen.
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DICal Service
You can use the DICal service to adjusts the characteristic curve of
the Dome GX24, Dome GX2MP Plus, and Dome GX2MP displays to
conform to the DICOM Grayscale Standard Display Function.
The configuration of the service provides an option for default DICOM
calibration (for viewing diagnostic images), which is adequate for
many applications. For additional calibration accuracy or to verify
calibration, you can purchase the optional LCD or LCD II photometer
and use the DICal service to perform custom calibration based on
the actual luminance values of your display.
In addition to the DICOM response function, you can choose to use
the exponential, gamma, or original response function. When you
add all functions to the CXtra Services menu, you can switch quickly
from one response function to another. Moving from one response
function to another causes an immediate change to the display
calibration.
The DICal service also allows you to test your calibrated display to
verify that it conforms to the DICOM standard.
NOTE: See “Enabling DICOM Calibration on Third-Party Monitors” on
page 95 if you are using a third-party monitor.
To facilitate the configuration of multiple displays, you can export the
characterization data from one system to another.
NOTE: During the characterization or calibration process, you can skip
or ignore non-DICal displays on the system.
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Configuring the DICal Service
The desktop display ships with brightness and contrast values already
set (defaulted) for DICOM compliance, as shown in this sample table.
Display Model
GX24
Brightness
Contrast
77%-83%
80%
GX2MP
75%
75%
GX2MP (JUN 2007 and later)
75%
70%
GX2MP (JAN 2010 and later)
65%
70%
GX2MP (FEB 2011 and later)
65%
70%
GX2MP (SEPT 2011 and later)
65%
70%
GX2MP Plus*
65%
70%
(NOV 2011 and later)
* This entry shows the percentages of brightness and contrast with Backlight
Stabilization (BLS) off. When on, the BLS sensor maintains brightness at 185 cd/m2.
Start at procedure step 2 to configure the DICal service upon initial
use. Use the entire procedure to configure the service after display
settings have been changed.
To configure the DICal service
1 Set the brightness and contrast of your display. (Refer to the display
manual for how to set the values.)
2 Open the CXtra Services menu and select DICal Panel
Configuration.
3 Verify that the model number of your display appears in
the dialog.
If the correct model number is visible, skip to step 5.
If the model number is incorrect, continue to step 4.
4 Click Edit Type, select the model number of the display from
the drop-down list, and click OK.
NOTE: Displays listed have been characterized; therefore, the
Characterize button is disabled. You cannot recharacterize a display
that has been characterized previously.
5 Open the Calibration tab and select DICOM response function.
6 Click OK.
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Using DICOM Response Function as Default Calibration
Open the DICal Panel Configuration dialog to the Configuration tab.
To activate DICOM grayscale calibration at each system startup, click
the check box for DICOM response function.
The default DICOM calibration is applied to your display settings
whenever you select Desktop DICOM Calibration from the services
menu. No other steps are needed to apply the DICOM calibration
after installation.
To apply the original calibration each time you start the system,
leave the box unchecked.
To apply another response function, choose from the options on the
Calibration tab. See “Choosing Display Calibration” on page 84.
NOTE: For proper display calibration, you must configure the DICal
service after installation. See page 82.
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Choosing Display Calibration
Besides DICOM calibration, you can choose to use exponential,
gamma, or original display calibration. Open the CXtra Services
menu, then select DICal Panel Configuration and Calibration tab.
Choose one of these response functions for auto-calibration:
• DICOM Response Function – Calibrates to the DICOM Grayscale
Standard Display Function. Refer to DICOM PS 3.14-2000 (Digital
Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM), Part 14:
Grayscale Standard Display Function).
• Exponential Response Function – Calibrates to an exponential (log
linear) response function. The logarithm of the luminance is a linear
function of the digital driving level.
• Gamma Response Function – Calibrates to a gamma (nonlinear)
response function. The default value is 2.2. The range extends from
1.5 to 3.5; the CRT gamma standard ranges from 2.0 to 2.5.
• Original Response Function – Calibrates the desktop its original
response function. The characteristic curve is the response
function of the display with no calibration applied. This is the
response function created by loading a linear gamma correction
table, or GCT. (This function is appropriate for running typical
Windows applications.)
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NOTE: Upon software installation, only Desktop DICOM Calibration
and Desktop Original Calibration are default entries on the services
menu. On the Calibration tab, select or deselect check boxes in the
Menu field to customize calibration entries on the services menu.
To switch to another calibration
Open the CXtra Services menu. Choose from the display
calibrations you have added to the services menu. Otherwise, go to
the Calibration tab of the DICal Panel Configuration dialog to make
a choice. Click OK to finish. Your selection causes an immediate
change to the display calibration.
NOTE: If a photo-editing program or other Windows application
performs a color calibration while DICOM Calibration is selected, the
DICal menu selection switches to Original Calibration and a warning
appears. To reapply the DICOM calibration, select the command from
the services menu or the DICal Panel Configuration dialog.
Performing a Custom DICOM Calibration
A custom DICOM calibration uses the actual luminance values of
your display to adjust the response curve. After you complete the
calibration, the new values are applied in place of the default
DICOM calibration whenever DICOM Calibration is selected on
the services menu.
NOTE: This procedure requires installation of the optional LCD or
LCD II photometer as described on page 10.
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To perform a custom calibration
1 If you have one of the display models listed on the configuration
dialog, follow instructions provided with the display to verify that
the contrast is set properly. This sample table shows the contrast
percentage for a set of the display models.
Display Model
Contrast
GX24
80%
GX2MP
70%
GX2MP (JUN 2007 and later)
70%
GX2MP (JAN 2010 and later)
70%
GX2MP (FEB 2011 and later)
70%
GX2MP (SEPT 2011 and later)
70%
GX2MP Plus (NOV 2011 and later)
70%
2 If the Privilege service has been installed, log on as a privileged
user. (See page 138.)
3 Open the CXtra Services menu. Select DICal Calibration >
Calibration Wizard.
4 Follow the instructions for using the photometer in each
Calibration Wizard window and click Next.
NOTE: Abort the calibration at any time by pressing Ctrl+C.
5 If necessary, verify that your display calibration conforms to
the DICOM standard. (See page 88 for instructions.)
NOTE: If you change panel brightness using the brightness control
on the display, you must repeat the preceding calibration steps.
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Reviewing Calibration Events
The Dome CXtra software records an event in the History event
log each time you perform a calibration.
To review a calibration event
1 Open the CXtra Services menu and select Reporting.
2 Click the History tab to see a list of events.
3 Click a DICal service calibration event, then click View Detail to
see detailed information about the event.
NOTE: Only calibration and test status events have detailed
information available.
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Performing a Conformance Test
You can use DICal service to verify that your display conforms to
the DICOM standard.
NOTE: This procedure requires installation of the optional LCD or
LCD II photometer. (See page 10.)
To perform a conformance test
1 If the Privilege service has been installed, log on as a privileged
user. (See page 138.)
2 Open the CXtra Services menu and select DICal Conformance >
Conformance Wizard.
3 Follow the instructions for using the photometer in each
Conformance Wizard window and click Next.
NOTE: Press Ctrl+C to abort the test at any time.
4 If the last DICal Conformance Wizard window indicates that the
display conforms to DICOM standards, click Next or Finish. Go to
step 5.
If the last DICal Conformance Wizard window contains a warning,
click Next or Finish to close the window. Perform a custom DICOM
calibration as described on page 85. After calibration, perform
another conformance test. Start at step 1.
5 If necessary, review the conformance test data and test events
according to instructions in the following section.
Reviewing Conformance Test Data
Whenever you perform a conformance test, the DICal service stores
the generated data in both graphical and tabular formats.
To view the most recent conformance data, open the CXtra Services
menu and select DICal Conformance > Conformance History. The
Conformance History dialog opens with Graphs and Table tabs. The
Graphs tab appears initially by default.
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Using the Graphs Tab
Use the controls on the Graphs tab to select a conformance test and
change how the system shows the data for a selected test. When
using multiple display panels, select a particular panel in the Display
drop-down list. Select a particular conformance test by selecting the
data and time of the test in this drop-down list. Use Print Graph to
output the graph currently on the screen.
Graph Type
• Response. Presents the luminance values at various luminance
intervals (P-values). Luminance is shown along the vertical axis
using a scale that you select from three options: Linear / Lum,
Linear / Log Lum, and Linear / JND Lum. The Response graph
consists of a curve and a set of data points. The curve shows
the luminance values specified by the DICOM standard and the
data points show the luminance values measured during the
conformance test. In general, the closer the data points match
the curve, the better the DICOM conformance.
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• Conformance. Presents values of Just Noticeable Differences (JND)
per luminance interval and the mean value for JND/luminance
interval. These values include the Luminance Uniformity Metric
(LUM - DICOM metric) value and the FIT line expression used to
quantify the degree of conformance.
In general, the closer the JND values are to the mean line, the better
the DICOM conformance. In addition, the closer the calculated LUM
metric is to 0 (zero), the better the DICOM conformance.
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Using the Tables Tab
The Tables tab shows response and conformance numerical data for
a given conformance test. When using multiple display panels, select
a particular panel in the Display drop-down list. Select a particular
conformance test by selecting the data and time for the test in this
drop-down list. Use Print Table to output the data currently on the
screen.
Table Type
• Response. Presents the luminance value measured for each
luminance interval in a selected conformance test.
• Conformance. Shows the following data values for a selected test:
– Number of measurements
– Mean value of JND/Luminance Interval
– Best fit (FIT) line expression
– LUM
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Reviewing Conformance Test Events
The Dome CXtra system records an event in the History event log
each time you complete a conformance test.
To review a conformance test event
1 Open the CXtra Services menu and select Reporting.
2 Click the History tab to see a list of events.
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3 Click a conformance test status event, then click View Detail to
see a summary of information about that test.
NOTE: Only test events and calibration events have detailed
information available.
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Advanced Options
When you connect a third-party monitor or unsupported display
to your system, you see that the Dome CXtra software labels it
“unknown” and “not” characterized in the DICal Panel Configuration
dialog. The DICal service needs to characterize or recognize a display
before it performs calibration.
When the third-party monitor or unsupported display lacks a
characterization data file, run the characterization wizard, then save
the panel type with a unique name. After you generate the data file,
you can export it to other systems to characterize identical displays.
Characterizing a Display
Run the Characterization wizard from one of two locations:
• Open the CXtra Services menu and select DICal Calibration >
Characterization Wizard.
• Open the CXtra Services menu and select DICal Panel
Configuration. Highlight the display and click Characterize.
NOTE: The number of measurements you can take ranges from 0 to
256. At a minimum, run the default of 64 measurements.
Exporting Characterization Data
Open the CXtra Services menu. Select DICal Calibration > Export
characterization data.
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Select the data file to export, then store it in the Dome CXtra
dat folder on the other system.
Enabling DICOM Calibration on Third-Party Monitors
After characterization, operate the third-party monitor with
Desktop DICOM Calibration enabled.
You can undo the Panel Type selection for third-party monitors
using Edit Type. Choose <Not characterized> and click OK.
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Test Patterns Service
You can view a variety of test patterns for assessing image quality
using the Test Patterns service. Two categories of test patterns are
installed with the service:
• AAPM (American Association of Physicists in Medicine) TG18
• Miscellaneous patterns such as SMPTE, horizontal and vertical
ramps, and geometric distortions
You can also import custom test patterns in .DCM, .DC3, .JPG, or
.TIF formats, as well as perform visual and interactive evaluations.
NOTE: You can manage custom test patterns only if the program
feature for doing so has been installed.
AAPM TG18 Test Patterns
AAPM TG18 patterns provided with the Test Patterns service are
described in American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM),
Task Group 18 Assessment of Display Performance for Medical
Imaging Systems Pre-print Draft (v9.0), October 9, 2002.
Different pattern sets allow you to assess six different display
characteristics. The table on page 97 shows the six sets of AAPM
TG18 patterns provided with Test Patterns service. Most patterns
are available in a1024 x 1024 size and some are available in a
2048 x 2048 size.
Miscellaneous Test Patterns
The following miscellaneous test patterns are installed with
Test Patterns service.
• Bull’s-eye
• Horizontal Ramp
• Geometrical Distortions Coarse
• Single pixel
• Geometrical Distortions Fine
• SMPTE
• Geometrical Distortions Hs
• Vertical Ramp
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AAPM TG18 Test Patterns
Set
Series
Type
Images Description
Multi Purpose
(1K and 2K)
TG18-QC
Vis./Qnt
1
Resolution, luminance, distortion, artifacts
TG18-BR
Visual
1
Briggs pattern, low contrast detail vs. luminance
TG18-CT
Visual
1
Luminance response
TG18-LN
Quant.
18
DICOM grayscale calibration series
TG18-UN
Visual
2
Luminance and color uniformity and angular
response
TG18-UNL
Quant.
2
Same as above with defining lines
TG18-AD
Visual
1
Contrast threshold at low luminance for evaluating
display reflection
TG18-RH
Quant.
3
5 horizontal lines at 3 luminance levels for
LSF evaluation
TG18-RV
Quant.
3
5 vertical lines at 3 luminance levels for
LSF evaluation
TG18-PX
Quant.
1
Array of single pixels for spot size
TG18-CX
Visual
1
Array of Cx patterns and a scoring reference for
resolution uniformity
Luminance
(1K only)
Resolution
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Set
Type
Images Description
Resolution, cont. TG18-LPH
Visual
3
Horizontal bars at 1 pixel width, 1/16 modulation, 3
luminance levels
TG18-LPV
Visual
3
Vertical bars at 1 pixel width, 1/16 modulation,
3 luminance levels
TG18-AFC
Visual
1
4 AFC contrast-detail pattern, 4 CD values
TG18-NS
Quant.
3
Similar to RV/RH, 5 uniform regions for noise
evaluation
TG18-GV
Visual
2
Dark spot pattern with low contrast object
TG18-GQ
Quant.
3
Dark spot pattern for glare ratio measurement
TG18-GA
Quant.
8
Variable size dark spot patterns
TG18-CH
Visual
1
Reference anatomical PA chest pattern
TG18-KN
Visual
1
Reference anatomical knee pattern
TG18-MM
Visual
2
Reference anatomical mammogram pattern
Noise (1K only)
Glare (1K only)
Anatomical
Series
Displaying Test Patterns
To select and display a test pattern
1 Open the CXtra Services menu and select Test Patterns >
View Test Patterns. The Display Test Patterns dialog opens.
2 Click the plus sign (+) beside a test pattern set to see variations of
the test pattern.
NOTE:
• Some AAPM TG18 patterns have variations such as 10%, 50%,
and 80%.
• On display systems configured for 10-bit imaging, you can view
the horizontal and vertical ramps to see the differences in 8- and
10-bits per pixel. On the horizontal ramp, the top half is 10-bit;
the bottom half, 8-bit. On the vertical ramp, the left half is 10-bit;
the right half, 8-bit.
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3 Click a pattern or variation name to show that pattern.
To invert the pattern (change black to white and white to black),
click the Invert. (Some test patterns cannot be inverted.)
4 If necessary, click Hide Dialog to provide a clear view of the pattern.
To restore the dialog, press the space bar.
5 To exit the test pattern and the dialog, click Close.
Adding Custom Test Patterns
You can add test patterns of the following types to the Display Test
Patterns dialog described in the preceding section:
• DCM or DC3 (DICOM)
• JPG
• TIF or TIFF
To add a custom test pattern
1 If the Privilege service has been installed, log on as a privileged
user. (See page 138.)
2 Open the CXtra Services menu and select Test Patterns > Manage
Custom Test Patterns. The Add, Modify, or Delete a Custom Test
Pattern dialog opens.
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3 Click Add to open the Add Custom Test Pattern dialog.
4 Using the Look In drop-down list, navigate to the folder containing
the pattern you want to add.
5 Select a .dcm, .dc3, .jpg, .tif, or .tiff pattern file.
6 If appropriate, select a view option:
– Zoom to fit (Select a sizing method of Bilinear or Nearest –
Neighbor if you choose this option.)
– Ramp grayscale
7 Click Open.
The selected pattern appears in the Add, Modify, and Delete a
Custom Test Pattern dialog.
8 To add another custom pattern, return to step 4.
If you are finished adding patterns, click OK.
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Modifying or Deleting Custom Test Patterns
To modify or delete a custom pattern
1 If the Privilege service has been installed, log on as a privileged
user. (See page 138.)
2 Open the CXtra Services menu and select Test Patterns > Manage
Custom Test Patterns. The Add, Modify, or Delete a Custom Test
Pattern dialog opens.
3 Select the test pattern to be modified or deleted.
4 Click one of the following buttons as needed:
– Delete. Removes the custom test pattern.
– View Options. Opens a dialog for changing the Ramp Grayscale
and Zoom to fit parameters.
– Display. Shows the selected pattern. Click the Dome CXtra icon on
the taskbar to open the dialog again.
5 Click OK to save any changes, close the dialog, and close the test
pattern (if displayed).
Dome Visual and Interactive Evaluations
The evaluations help you assess the image quality of the display
panels at various locations and for various shades of gray. These tests
can be launched manually or scheduled to run at specific times on
local Dome CXtra-enabled workstations. The tests can also be forced
from the Dome Dashboard application on a remote workstation.
When launched, these tests run sequentially on all supported
displays. Upon the completion of the tests, the results are logged
into Reporting History. If any test fails on any of the displays, it is
represented as a warning. The Dome CXtra status icon also changes
correspondingly.
The tests can be accessed via the CXtra Services menu >
Test Patterns > Evaluations.
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When invoked, the Test Patterns Evaluation dialog allows you to run
the Dome Visual Test or the Dome Interactive Test or both. Use Setup
to configure test parameters.
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Run Dome Visual Test
Use this test to display a visual pattern that you have selected (on the
Setup dialog) and make a response to the resolution, uniformity, and
visibility of details present in the pattern. The pass/fail status of the
test is determined by your responses to the test questions.
Run Dome Interactive Test
With the interactive test, you can decipher textual strings that are
shown on a background with very little contrast difference, 5 percent.
A randomly generated alphabet string of 8 characters is shown over
a background pattern. You are expected to read this string and enter
it into the field provided. If the string that you enter does not match
the string shown, the test fails and you are given one more chance to
take the test. When a second test is run, the results of both tests
are logged into Reporting History.
Run Both Tests
This option runs both tests on all supported displays connected to
the Dome CXtra-enabled workstation. The Dome Visual Test runs first
on the displays, followed by the Dome Interactive Test.
After the test is run, a Test Complete dialog appears where you are
prompted to enter your name (configurable) and have the option to
view or save the report. Results are also logged into the Reporting
service and can be viewed from Reporting > History.
Test Modes
Immediate. You can manually perform either test or both tests
using the Evaluations command: CXtra Services menu >
Test Patterns > Evaluations.
Scheduled. You can schedule a test either locally on the Dome CXtraenabled workstation or remotely from the Dome Dashboard console.
Either tests or both tests can be scheduled. If you are using the Dome
Dashboard software, you can override the local Dome CXtra settings
with the settings in the Dome Dashboard application.
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When a scheduled test pops up, the Preparing to Show Test Pattern
dialog prompts you to select one of three options: taking the test,
canceling the test, or postponing the test for a later time. If you
decide to take the test later, the dialog pops up again after a time
specified on the General tab of the Setup dialog.
NOTE: Scheduled test do not pop up if any of the Test Patterns dialogs
are open.
Forced. Either tests or both tests can be forced from the Dome
Dashboard console on targeted Dome CXtra-enabled workstation.
Start the test when it pops up.
Setup
Setup allows you to configure the parameters related to test
scheduling, pattern selection, and other general parameters. The
Setup dialog include three categories: Schedule, Patterns, and
General.
Schedule. Open this tab to select the test time, test frequency, and
the tests to be scheduled.
You can select the test to be scheduled and set the schedule by
frequency and time. The scheduled tests pop up at the Dome CXtraenabled workstation at the specified test time. Test time is scaled by
30-minute intervals.
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Patterns. Open this tab to configure the pattern type and
location for the Dome Interactive Test and the pattern type for
the Dome Visual Test.
NOTE: Random is the default selection for all parameters of each test.
Four types of patterns are supported by the Dome Interactive Test.
• Eight step gradation from white to black
• Eight step gradation from black to white
• Eight step gradation from black to gray
• Eight step gradation from gray to black
Each gradation has a random character in which the gray shade is 5%
more or less than the background gradation gray shade.
When Random pattern type is used by default or choice, you see
a randomly selected pattern each time the test is invoked. You can
place these patterns at the following locations on the display panel,
or in a random location.
• Top right
• Top left
• Bottom right
• Bottom left
• Center
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When Random pattern location is used by default or choice, you see
the pattern in a random location each time the test is invoked.
These six patterns are supported by the Dome Visual Test:
• SMPTE
• TG18-GV
• TG18-QC
• DIN-1
• TG18-CT
• DIN-2
When Random pattern type is used by default or choice, you see
a randomly selected pattern each time the test is invoked.
Open this tab to configure these three parameters:
• Prompt for Tester name: Enter your name after test completion. If
this option is disabled, the software labels the user “Anonymous.”
• View failed test as warning: Set the message box to report test
failure as a warning dialog or an information dialog.
• Minutes to wait for Later option: Configure the time in minutes for
the test to reappear. This function is active when you select the
Later option in the Preparing to Show dialog.
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Backlight Saver Service
The Backlight Saver service allows you to specify when the display
system turns off the panel backlights to extend the display’s clinical
life. This service allows you to specify an inactivity value in minutes;
the panel backlights turn off whenever a period of inactivity exceeds
this value.
The service lets you define one or more “saver periods” during each
day of the week. You can specify a different inactivity or “sleep after”
value for each saver period you define.
CAUTION: The Backlight Saver service controls Window power
options only within defined periods. During undefined periods,
Windows power options and screen saver are used. Also see “Notes”
on page 110.
To create a saver period for selected days
1 Open the CXtra Services menu and select Backlight Saver.
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2 Select the day or days for which you want to create one or more
saver periods.
Click a single day name in the Selected Day column or hold down
the Control key while clicking multiple days. For example, you
might specify the same saver periods for weekdays (Monday
through Friday) and different saver periods for weekends.
3 Click Add Period.
4 Define a saver period by entering values for Start Time and End
Time. Entries must be in a 24-hour format.
NOTE. Be sure the saver period does not overlap a period
created earlier.
5 Enter an integer value to define the Sleep After parameter in
minutes. During this saver period, the backlight turns off when
a period of inactivity exceeds this time.
6 Click OK. The new saver period appears in the Periods for Selected
Day(s) text field of the Backlight Saver window.
7 Repeat steps 2 to 6 to define additional saver periods.
If necessary, you can define a saver period to cover the entire
24 hours in a given day.
The panel backlight is controlled by the selected Windows power
scheme during the hours not included in defined Backlight Saver
periods.
8 Click OK.
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To delete an existing saver period
1 Open the CXtra Services menu and select Backlight Saver.
2 Click the associated data line and click Delete Period.
To view the saver periods for a week
1 Open the CXtra Services menu and select Backlight Saver.
2 Click View Week to see the schedule.
3 Click OK.
Notes
You can overwrite the current Backlight Saver period by changing
the Windows power options within any defined period. The original
setting for Windows power options is restored at the end of the
defined period.
To change Windows power options permanently, edit the settings
at one of three times: during an undefined period, after the current
Backlight Saver period is deleted, or after the CXtra app and services
are ended via the CXtra Stop utility.
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DIN Test Service
The DIN Test service tests your Dome displays for conformance with
German standard DIN 6868-57. A successful acceptance test such
as the one performed by DIN Test service is mandatory before
DIN 6868-57 application category A and B devices* can be accepted in
a hospital or other diagnostic setting.
For more information about DIN acceptance criteria, obtain a copy of
the DIN 6868-57 standard through the following web site:
http://www2.din.de.
Besides acceptance testing, the DIN Test service provides constancy
testing. Constancy tests can be performed periodically after
successful acceptance testing to detect any degradation in display
performance. The tests detect degradation by measuring deviation
from performance values recorded during the acceptance test.
* Application category A includes image display devices for the
diagnosis of digital images taken by means of projection radiography,
including storage phosphors or solid-state detectors, for example, of the
skeleton, thorax or mamma. However, image display devices for the
diagnosis of digital images from dental radiography, fluoroscopy, or
subtraction angiography are not included in application category A.
Application category B includes all image display devices suitable
for the diagnosis of digital images from dental radiography, fluoroscopy,
and subtraction angiography as well as of images generated by means
of sectional imaging procedures (such as computed tomography,
magnetic resonance tomography, sonography) and nuclear-medical
procedures.
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Acceptance or constancy testing requires a photometer for
measuring the luminance of the display. The DIN Test service
automatically reads luminance measurements when you use
one of these photometers:
• Wellhofer LXplus
• Minolta LS-100
NOTE: The NDSsi photometer is also read automatically, but it is a
contact device and is less suited for use in DIN testing.
You can use other photometers that meet the requirements of
a DIN evaluation, but you must manually enter the photometer
measurements during the tests.
Setting Up for Testing
The DIN Test service presents a wizard that helps you determine
whether the selected display device meets the DIN standard. Part of
this process involves taking measurements with a photometer and
comparing the measurements with the DIN standard.
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To set up the display for testing
1 Open the CXtra Services menu and select DIN Test.
The DIN Test service dialog appears.
2 Click Setup. The DIN Test Setup dialog appears, open to
the Location tab.
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To set up entries on the Location tab
Enter descriptive text and click Apply.
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To set up entries on the Display tab
1 Complete the Display and Performance Class fields.
2 Select Yes or No for the three installation questions, select the
display matrix require, and click Apply.
NOTE: The descriptive information in the middle of the display is
read-only and cannot be changed.
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To set up entries on the Photometers tab
1 Select a photometer from the pull-down list. Select Other if your
photometer is omitted from the list.
NOTE: All photometers must adhere to section 7.1 of the DIN
specification. When you select Other, you must manually enter
the measured values in the test wizard dialogs.
2 If you selected Other in step 1, type the name of the photometer
manufacturer in the Manufacturer field.
3 Enter the photometer serial number in the Serial Number field.
4 On the COM Port pull-down list, select the COM port used to
connect the photometer to the computer.
5 Click Apply.
If you selected Other in step 1, a message reminds you to manually
enter measurement values while conducting the tests. Click OK to
close the message.
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To set up entries on the Medical Image tab
To use an image other than the default image (achest.dcm),
click Browse and select an image. Click Apply.
NOTE: A landscape image, chestah.dcm, is available in
the installation folder’s dat folder.
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To view information on the Reference Values tab
Open the Reference Values tab to view information about
the most recent successful DIN acceptance test. Click Apply.
NOTE: This information is read-only.
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To set up entries on the Constancy tab
1 Open the Constancy tab to set DIN constancy test parameters.
The tab shows the previously saved constancy settings for the
display identified in the Display field.
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2 To use the settings in the DIN constancy specification
(recommended), click Restore Defaults.
NOTE: Using the default settings is recommended to assure
conformance with the DIN specification.
The default values for Veil Test Interval and the Contrast Ratio Test
Interval depend on whether Luminance Control and Contrast
Stability are shown as Present or Not Present. They also depend on
whether you enable Constant Ambient Illumination. (Luminance
Control always appears as Present for Dome Ex, Dome GX4MP, and
Dome Sx displays. Contrast Stability is always shown as Not
Present.)
3 To use thresholds and test intervals other than those in the DIN
specification (not recommended), change them as desired in the
Measurement Tests and Visual Tests sections of the tab.
NOTE: Do not use thresholds greater than 50%.
4 To create a reminder entry in the history log and change the Dome
CXtra icon on the taskbar to warning status when a test interval is
exceeded, click the Remind Me box next to the test. (The warning
icon is shown on page 12.)
5 Click Apply to accept the values on the tab, or click OK to accept
the values and close the DIN Test Setup dialog.
If you used any nondefault setting or value, a warning message
appears when you click Apply or OK.
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To specify language on the Reporting tab
1 Open the Reporting tab and select your language,
English or German.
2 Click Apply or OK.
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Running a DIN Acceptance Test
If the Privilege service is installed, you must log on as a privileged user
before you run a DIN acceptance test. (See page 138.)
To run a DIN acceptance test
1 Open the CXtra Services menu and select DIN Test.
The DIN Test service dialog appears.
2 Click Run Acceptance Test.
3 Using the photometer identified in the setup procedure, follow
the instructions provided by the test wizard.
NOTE: For photometers not identified by name on the setup
pull-down list, type the photometer readings into the field
provided in the test wizard dialogs.
4 After completing the last wizard dialog, click Finish.
If the test was successful, a message prompts you to save the
measured values as reference values.
5 To save the measured values on the Reference Values tab of
the Setup dialog, click Yes.
To continue without saving the measured values as reference
values, click No.
6 In the Test Complete dialog that appears, type your name in
the name field.
7 Click Save Report.
8 To view the results of the test immediately, click View Report.
To view the results at a later time, see “Viewing DIN Test Results” on
page 125.
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Running a DIN Constancy Test
You must successfully run a DIN acceptance test (described in the
previous section) on the device being tested before you can run the
constancy test described below. If the Privilege service is installed,
you must log on as a privileged user before you run a DIN constancy
test. (See page 138.)
To run a DIN constancy test
1 Open the CXtra Services menu and select DIN Test.
2 Click Run Constancy Test to open the test selection dialog.
3 Select the constancy tests you want to run, and then click OK.
4 Using the photometer identified in the setup procedure, follow
the instructions provided by the test wizard.
NOTE: For photometers not identified by name on the setup pulldown list, type the photometer reading into the fields provided in
the test wizard dialogs.
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5 After completing the last wizard dialog, click Finish.
6 In the Test Complete dialog that appears, type your name in
the Name field and enter the name and location of the organization
requesting the test.
7 Click Save Report.
NOTE: Click Save As to store the report as an RTF file at a specified
location on your hard drive. In this format, you can use common
word-processing applications such Microsoft Word or Wordpad to
view the report, or attach the file to e-mail transmissions.
8 To view the results of the test immediately, click View Report.
To view the results at another time, see “Viewing DIN Test Results”
on page 125.
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Viewing DIN Test Results
When you click Save Report after running a DIN acceptance or
constancy test, the results are recorded in the history log. You can
use the Reporting service to view the results at any time with the
following steps:
1 Open the CXtra Services menu and select Reporting.
2 Click the History tab.
3 Click the line corresponding to the test results you want to view,
and then click View Detail.
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AAPM TG18 Test Service
The AAPM TG18 Test service supports the testing of Dome Ex,
Dome GX4MP, and Dome Sx displays in accordance with the
recommendations of the American Association of Physicists in
Medicine Task Group 18. The evaluations supported by this service
are fully described in the AAPM TG18 document. Obtain a copy of
the document at this URLS:
http://deckard.mc.duke.edu/~samei/tg18.
If you have the Privilege service installed, you must log on as
a privileged user to use this service.
The AAPM TG18 document describes many characteristics of
electronic display devices and the factors that affect the quality of
displayed images. As an integral part of this discussion, the task
group defines evaluations that you can use to measure the various
characteristics of your display device. The task group recommends
a test consisting of several evaluations for acceptance testing to
ensure a new display initially provides image quality suitable for
the healthcare environment. For ongoing maintenance, the report
recommends daily, monthly/quarterly, and annual tests to be sure
the display continues to display the same image quality.
The TG18 Test service helps you complete various evaluations
recommended by the task group. To help you complete a test suite
(set of evaluations), the TG18 Test presents a wizard that briefly
describe the basic steps you must complete for each evaluation in
a test. When an evaluation requires a subjective evaluation of a test
pattern, the wizard explains the criteria for satisfactory display
performance.
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WARNING: Successful completion of a TG18 Test frequently requires
preparing the display and the environment in accordance with
applicable sections of the TG18 document. The wizard used by the
TG18 Test for each evaluation provides only an outline of the basic
test steps. It does not describe all prerequisite conditions and
detailed information required to perform the evaluation.
You can define the test that you want to complete for acceptance,
plus routine daily, monthly/quarterly, and annual tests. The Dome
CXtra system can notify you when each test is scheduled to be run.
Each test is predefined in accordance with TG18 recommendations.
You have the option of changing the evaluations included in any test.
Completing many of the TG18 evaluations for a Dome Ex,
Dome GX4MP, or Dome Sx display requires a spot photometer
designed for use with LCD panels. The TG18 Test supports the
following photometers:
• Wellhofer LXplus
• Minolta LS-100
The TG18 Test service automatically reads measurements from these
supported photometers. You can use other photometers that meet
the requirements of a TG18 evaluation, but you must manually enter
measurements during procedures requiring a photometer.
NOTE: The NDSsi photometer is also read automatically, but it is
a contact device and is less suited for use in TG18 testing.
Before you can use the TG18 Test, you must complete a setup
process. During the setup process, you need to identify your display
panels and the photometer you have installed. You can then review
the default evaluations in each of the following test suites and make
changes if necessary:
• Daily
• Monthly/Quarterly
• Annual
• Acceptance
You should be thoroughly familiar with the TG18 recommendations
for each of these tests, as well as the policies of your organization
related to the testing of display panels.
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AAPM TG18 Test Setup
You must complete at least part of the setup procedure before you
use the TG18 Test to run a test on any display. During initial setup,
specify a number of operating parameters within these categories on
the Setup Information dialog:
• Photometers
• Configuration
• Location
• Displays
• Reminders
Review and change the operating parameters at any time to meet
changes in equipment or required testing.
Before starting the setup procedure, install a photometer on your
computer that meets the requirements of evaluations you plan to
complete. You need the photometer serial number and the number
of the COM port used by the device.
To access the Setup Information dialog
1 Select AAPM TG18 Test on the CXtra Services menu.
The TG18 Test dialog appears.
NOTE: The Monthly/Quarterly, Daily, and Annual Test options are
disabled until you run an Acceptance Test.
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2 Click Setup. The Photometers tab of the TG18 Test Setup
Information dialog appears.
To set up entries on the Photometers tab
1 If you have a supported photometer installed, select the model
name on the Photometer pull-down list. Otherwise, select Other.
If you select a supported photometer, the system automatically lists
the manufacturer’s name in the field provided.
2 If you selected Other, type the manufacturer’s name.
3 Enter the photometer serial number.
4 Select the COM port used to connect the photometer to
the computer on the COM Port pull-down list.
5 Click Apply. If you are not using a supported photometer,
a system warning message explains that you must manually
enter measurement values while completing tests. Click OK.
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To set up entries on the Configuration tab
1 Open the Configuration tab to view and modify default evaluations
for each test listed.
You can replace the defaults for any test with any combination of
listed evaluations. The number sequence following each evaluation
name is the paragraph number that describes the evaluation in the
TG18 document.
2 Select a test in the Select Test to Configure list. During an initial
setup, the system automatically selects recommended evaluations
for a test by checking in the selection box next to each evaluation
name. If the test was redefined during previous setup activity, the
system shows the evaluations currently selected.
• Add or delete an evaluation by toggling a check mark in or out of
the selection box.
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• Click Select/Deselect All to toggle check marks for all evaluations.
Click Restore Defaults to replace current selections with the
AAPM Task Group recommended evaluations. Before replacing
current selections, the system shows a warning message. You
can proceed to replace current evaluation selections.
CAUTION: Clicking Restore Defaults replaces custom evaluation
selections for all four tests, not just the currently selected test.
3 Repeat steps 1 and 2 for each test.
4 Click Apply.
To set up entries on the Location tab
1 Open the Location tab to select a display in the Display pull-down
list. The system lists a name in the field to the right if the display is
a recognized type.
2 Fill in the fields provided.
• If you want the same information saved for each display on
the system, click Apply location information to ALL displays.
• If you are entering different information for another display on
the system, select the display from the list, complete the fields,
and click Apply.
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To set up entries on the Displays tab
Review the characteristics of each display panel connected to the
computer. You can indicate how each panel is used by selecting
a performance class as described below.
1 Click the Displays tab.
2 Select a display in the Display pull-down list. The system supplies
values for the attributes shown, if known.
3 Designate the selected display as Primary or Secondary
performance class by clicking the appropriate radio button.
Designate a display as Primary (Class A) if it is used for medical
interpretation. All other displays should be designated Secondary
(Class B). The default designation is Primary.
4 Repeat steps 2 and 3 for each display.
5 Click Apply.
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To set up entries on the Reminders tab
Schedule optional reminders for completing tests other than
acceptance. For example, if you specify a reminder for the daily
test suite, the system automatically generates a reminder message
for each display that you have not tested.
Dome CXtra provides reminders for only those tests that are enabled.
The routine tests (daily, monthly, annual) are not enabled until an
acceptance test has been completed for a given display and the
report saved for a given display.
1 Click the Reminder tab.
2 Toggle a check mark into the selection box for each reminder
period you want. If you select Monthly/Quarterly, you also
need to indicate how often you want to complete this suite —
every 30 days (monthly) or every 90 days (quarterly).
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3 Select the type of reminder message you want to receive —
Informational or Warning.
Selecting the Informational reminder adds a reminder event to the
History log for each display at the intervals specified. Selecting the
Warning reminder causes a message box to appear on your screen.
In addition, the reminder event changes the Dome CXtra icon in the
system tray and adds an entry into the History log for each display.
If the reminder is issued as a warning, a status change trap is sent to
the SNMP console. See “SNMP Management Console” on page 147
for more information.
4 Click Apply or OK.
Completing AAPM TG18 Tests
You can complete the following tests for each display:
• Acceptance Test – A non-scheduled set of evaluations used to
determine if the performance of a new display panel is satisfactory.
• Monthly/Quarterly Test – A set of evaluations that you can choose
to complete at 30- or 90-day intervals.
• Daily Test – Evaluations you want to complete every day.
• Annual Test – Evaluations completed only once a year.
The routine tests (daily, monthly, annual) are not enabled until the
acceptance test has been completed and the report has been saved
for a given display.
By default, the system assigns evaluations to each test based on the
TG18 recommendations. You can use the Configuration tab to
change the evaluations assigned to any test suites. See “To set up
entries on the Configuration tab” on page 130 for more information
on viewing and changing assigned evaluations.
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To run a test
1 Open the CXtra Services menu and select AAPM TG18 Test.
2 Select a display panel in the Select Display list.
3 Select a test in the Select Test list box.
4 Click Run Test to access the wizard, which prompts you to
complete each evaluation in the test. Where necessary, you enter
measurement or evaluation data as you complete each evaluation.
NOTE: Some evaluations require you to complete multiple wizard
dialogs. The Skip button at the bottom of each wizard dialog moves
to the next evaluation and not to the next dialog in the current
evaluation.
After completing all evaluations in the test, you have options to
view and save a report.
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Viewing AAPM TG18 Test Results
You can view the test results for a TG18 Test immediately after
completing all evaluations. The Test Info dialog appears upon
completion of a test.
Enter your name in the Tester’s Name field and your organization
name in the Tester’s Company field. Then pick among these options
for viewing or saving the report:
• Click View Report for a summary of evaluations completed.
• Click Save Report to store the information.
• Click Save As to store the information as an RTF file at a specified
location on your hard drive. In this format, you can use common
word-processing applications such Microsoft Word or Wordpad to
view the report, or attach the file to e-mail transmissions.
You must save the report for the test to be added to the History log.
Reminders only work for a given test if the test report is saved. Unless
you save the report, you have no indication that the test was run.
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When you click Save Report, Dome CXtra records the test event in the
History log. You can then use the Reporting service to view events in
the History log. Select the TG18 Test event in the log and click View
Detail to review saved test results.
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Privilege Service
The Privilege service allows only privileged users and administrators
to change the operating parameters of the display system. All others,
called non-privileged users, are limited to viewing status information
and the current operating parameter values.
Logging On as Privileged User/Administrator
NOTE: Passwords are case-insensitive. You can change the password
by following the instructions on page 139.
To log onto Dome CXtra as a privileged user/administrator
1 Open the CXtra Services menu and select Privileged User.
The Privileged Logon dialog opens.
2 Select either Administrator or Privileged in the Privilege field.
3 Enter your user password in the Password field.
(The default password for privileged user is CXtra.
The default password for administrator is CXtraAdmin).
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4 To start Dome CXtra in the privileged user mode when the
computer starts and without entering a password, click the
“Start as privileged user” box. To start Dome CXtra in the
non-privileged user mode when the computer starts, leave
the box unchecked.
5 To allow non-privileged users to exit from the Dome CXtra
application, click the “Allow non-privileged users to exit” box.
6 Click OK to close the dialog.
Logging Out of Privileged Mode
To prevent unauthorized users from changing Dome CXtra settings,
log out when leaving the system unattended.
To log out
Open the CXtra Services menu and select Non-Privileged User.
Changing Your Password
To change your privileged user password
1 Open the CXtra Services menu and select Privileged User to
open the Privileged Logon dialog.
2 Click Change to open the Change Password dialog.
3 Enter your current password in the Old Password field.
4 Enter your new password in the New Password field
5 Enter your new password again in the Confirm New field.
6 Click OK to close the dialog and activate your new password.
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Reporting Service
The Reporting service records and displays properties and events
related to CXtra services installed for your display system. Properties
include information about which services and versions are installed.
Events are status messages transmitted at regular intervals by each
CXtra service.
Events are recorded in the History log. The log contains routine
events and error messages and events useful in troubleshooting
system error conditions.
NOTE: The Reporting, Backlight Saver, and Privilege services do not
create History events.
Viewing Reports
Open the CXtra Services menu and select Reporting.
The Reporting window contains two tabs: Properties and History.
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Properties Tab
The Properties tab lists the CXtra services installed and information
about the display system components and operating parameters.
Click the plus sign (+) beside any heading to display subordinate
items containing detailed information.
Check the display properties under the RightLight service to see
both the current and the maximum supported bits per pixel.
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History Tab
The History tab displays events recorded in the History event log.
The events appearing in the History log are dependent on each
service and typically record changes that may be useful for capturing
history or troubleshooting an error condition.
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Sorting the History Event Log
Each event is represented by a row of information with data shown in
the following columns:
Status. An icon indicating the event type: Information, Success,
System Error, or Warning.
Service. The CXtra service associated with the event.
Date. Record of date and time of the event.
Summary. A brief event description.
Click a column heading to sort the event list based on the contents of
that column. The list is initially displayed in reverse chronological
order based on the Date (the most recent event at the top).
Display Selected Events - Filter
In the Filter section on the right side of the list, you can select Current
Only to display only the most recent events. The alternative is to
select History to display all events.
View Details
Select an event and click View Details to display detailed
information in a message box if available. (Not all events have
detailed information available.) You can also display this information
by double-clicking the event.
Return to Success Status
To restore success mode if a current warning or error condition
cannot be conveniently corrected, click Restore Success. This may be
necessary, for example, if the display panel generating a warning has
been removed from the system.
NOTE: Clicking Restore Success does not delete the warning or error.
It adds a new, superseding event to the history.
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Using CXtra Preference
With the CXtra Preference dialog you can specify the retention period
for event information stored in the History log, suppress all or some
alerts, and disable the beeping sound.
To view or change the retention period
Open the CXtra Services menu and select CXtra Preference.
Click Retain to save events for the specified number of days. Events
older than the specified number of days are deleted unless Dome
CXtra is in a warning or error status. You can change the number of
days by entering an integer from 7 to 1000 in the days field. The
default setting is 365 days (one year).
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NOTE: If you are using Dome CXtra in conjunction with Dome
Dashboard, you can exercise best practice by limiting history
retention to 365 days (one year).
To retain event information indefinitely, select Retain Complete
History. When this option is selected, event information is never
deleted and the History log continues to lengthen as long as the
Dome CXtra application is operating.
To suppress alerts
Use the selections in the Disable All Popups field to deactivate all,
some, or none of the popups for all of the Dome CXtra software.
Check the box in the Disable RightLight Popups field to deactivate
popups only in the RightLight service.
You can use the selections of both field to deactivate a combination
or set of popups. For example, check the box in the Disable
RightLight Popups field and select Information in the Disable All
Popups field to deactivate all popups in the RightLight service as
well as all Information popups from all other CXtra services.
To control beeping sounds
Check the box in the Beep Control field to disable the beeping sound
that occurs with some software functionality.
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Enterprise Management Service
The Enterprise Management service allows you to manage medical
imaging displays from a central location using Dome Dashboard
software or standard Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
console applications such as Castle Rock™ SNMPc.
You must install the Enterprise Management service on each
computer with a flat panel that you want to monitor and then use
the information in this chapter to configure the SNMP service running
on the computer.
SNMP Setup with Firewall Protection
Note the following for setting up the SNMP service with your
system’s firewall protection.
• The SNMP port is 161; the protocol, UDP.
• The SNMP trap port is 162; the protocol, UDP.
• For Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, be sure
the SNMP service (on the exceptions list by default) is enabled.
• For Windows XP, add file snmp.exe to the Windows Firewall
exceptions list. The file is located in folder c:\windows\system32.
• For third-party firewall management, add file snmp.exe to
the exceptions list of the application.
SNMP
To install the SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) service,
have a system administrator decide on all settings to be sure this
service operates in accordance with local network policies.
For information on installing SNMP, see “Configuring the SNMP
Service” on page 148.
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SNMP Management Console
You can use Dome Dashboard software or a console application on
your computer to obtain the following types of information from
each display running the Enterprise Management service in
conjunction with the SNMP service:
• Hardware identification
• Current operating parameters
• Test results
• Status messages
From your management console, you can also reconfigure a display
by changing selected operating parameters.
The Dome CXtra display agent is compatible with Dome Dashboard
software and any SNMP console. The Enterprise Management service
has been tested with Dome Dashboard software and the Castle Rock
SNMPc console application.
The SNMP Model
Managing network components with SNMP is based on a manager/
agent model. When managing a number of displays from a central
location, the computer associated with each display is designated as
the “agent.” The SNMP console application running at the central
location is designated as the “manager.” Routine communications
take place as a result of the manager polling each agent for
information and occasionally changing a data item on the agent.
Each agent can also be configured to initiate communication with
a manager as the result of a “trap” condition. Trap configuration
defines the set of conditions that cause the agent to send a message,
the message content, and the message recipient.
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Configuring the SNMP Service
Use this section to configure the SNMP service on a computer
running the Enterprise Management service.
Be sure the SNMP service is installed and operating on your computer.
To confirm, open the Windows Control Panel, select Administrative
Tools > Services and make sure SNMP service appears in the list of
services.
WARNING! SNMP Service Configuration
Community names are case sensitive and must be identical with
the case used for the Dome Dashboard client settings.
Be sure the accepted community name matches exactly the SNMP
trap community entered in the Dome Dashboard Edit Workstation
dialog > Network Configuration tab.
To install the SNMP service
In Windows 7, open the Control Panel, next go to Programs, then
Programs and Features. Open the Turn Windows features on or off
dialog, and make sure the checkbox for SNMP Service is selected.
In Windows XP, open the Control Panel, then go to Add/Remove
Windows Components to select Management and Monitoring Tools.
Follow the instructions for installing the Simple Network
Management Protocol. Configure the SNMP service.
To configure the SNMP service
You can configure the SNMP service automatically with the silent
installation procedure. (See “Silent Install” on page 156.) Use the
following procedure to configure the service manually.
1 Open the Service Properties dialog (page 149).
2 Enter traps information for handling trap messages (page 150).
3 Enter security information for identifying community names and
hosts allowed to access the display agent (page 151).
4 Restart the SNMP server to activate the changes (page 152).
NOTE: The following illustrations show Windows XP dialogs.
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To open the Service Properties dialog
1 Open Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services to see
a list of installed services.
2 Right-click the SNMP service name and select Properties on
the popup menu to open the General tab of the SNMP Service
Properties dialog.
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To enter traps information
1 Click the Traps tab in the SNMP Service Properties dialog.
2 Create the community name used by the SNMP console
application. Type that name in the Community name field then
click Add to List. (NOTE: Community names are case sensitive. Be
sure the community name matches exactly the SNMP trap
community entered in the Dashboard Edit Workstation dialog >
Network Configuration tab.)
3 Create a list of trap destinations. Click Add to open an SNMP Service
Configuration dialog.
4 Enter information for each destination. (Dome Dashboard users:
The host name, IP, or IPX address must match the name of the
workstation on which Dome Dashboard is running.)
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In most cases you should enter the identifier for the host running
your SNMP console application as one list item. You may also run
other trap monitoring applications. Dome Dashboard users can
define one or more consoles as trap destinations.
5 Click Apply to save your entries on the Traps tab.
To enter security information
1 Click the Security tab in the SNMP Service Properties dialog.
(NOTE: Community name are case sensitive and should match the
SNMP communities entered in the Dashboard Edit Workstation
dialog > Network Configuration tab.)
2 Click Add in the “Accepted community names” section to
open the SNMP Service Configuration dialog.
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3 Select READ CREATE in the Community rights drop-down list. This
allows the Dome Dashboard or SNMP console application to read
and set Dome CXtra parameters on this computer.
4 Type the community name used by your SNMP console application
in the Community Name field and click Add. (NOTE: You can enter
different community names for read, read/write, and read/create,
but using the same name is recommended.)
5 Choose either Accept SNMP packets from any host or Accept SNMP
packets from these hosts. If you select the latter, then do the
following:
Click Add to open an SNMP Service Configuration dialog. Type the
host identifier of the computer running your SNMP console
application. Click Add.
6 Click OK to close the SNMP Service Properties dialog and
save your settings.
NOTE: Dome Dashboard defaults all community names to “public.”
To restart the SNMP service
Right-click the SNMP service name in the Services dialog and
select Restart on the pop-up menu.
NOTE: You must restart the SNMP service to activate changes
you made using the SNMP Service Properties dialog.
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Display Agent Traps
Systems running the Enterprise Management service for Dome CXtra
generate only the following traps:
• trapStatusObserverConnectionFailed
• trapStatusChanged
If the local Dome CXtra system status changes to Warning or Failure,
the display agent sends a trapStatusChanged trap. For example,
if an external application changes the calibration from DICOM
Calibration to Original Calibration, the DICal service changes the
Dome CXtra system status to Warning and sends the
trapStatusChanged trap.
To have traps sent when the Dome CXtra system status changes to
Success, set snmpSuccessTraps to “true” in the sysDOMEinfo table.
See the following table of available traps.
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Available Traps
Item
Description
trapStatusObserverConnection- Status observer connection failed.
Failed
Data Items:
historyStatusStatus,
historyStatusRecord,
historyStatusServiceTest,
historyStatusDateTime,
historyStatusSummary
trapStatusChanged
Status changed.
Data Items:(none)
trapFPConnectionFailed
(obsolete in version 3.0)
Connection to RightLight service
failed.
(obsolete in version 3.0)
Flat-panel white point cannot be
achieved.
trapFPLUMTest
Flat-panel LUM test failed.
trapFPAlert
(obsolete in version 3.0)
trapFPWhiteLevelTest
Flat-panel White Level test failed.
(obsolete in version 3.0)
trapFPAlertEx
Flat-panel alert.
(obsolete in version 3.0)
trapBacklightSaverConnection- Connection to Backlight Saver
Failed
service failed.
(obsolete in version 3.0)
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause
Solution
Blue screen crashes.
System instability.
Install the BIOS,
firmware, and driver
upgrades provided
by the manufacturer
of your hardware.
Displays dropping
out or changing
resolution
unexpectedly.
Dome CXtra not
starting properly
(such as showing
the clock icon
continuously).
Display Assignment. If a different display is selected as the primary,
CXtra must be restarted. (NOTE: Applies to all operating systems.)
Fast User Switching. The switching function is not supported on
display systems using NVIDIA drivers previous to version 197.03.
Text Size. If text size is changed to 150%, Test Patterns appear fuzzy
and too large, due to the client window scaling by Windows. To
correct this, after selecting 150% Text size, select Set custom text size
(DPI) in the left pane. Then check the Use Windows XP style DPI
scaling checkbox, and click OK. (NOTE: Applies to Windows 7
systems only.)
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Appendix
Silent Install
The servicesToInstall file specifies which services get installed during
a CXtra installation. If this file is present in the same folder as the
setup.exe of the CXtra package, any selections or deselections that
the user makes with the select/deselect feature will be ignored.
Components not listed below are always installed.
Starting with CXtra 6.2.2, SNMP service configuration for
Dome Dashboard is supported.
File Syntax
Note the following conditions of operation:
• Lines beginning with a semicolon are ignored.
• Each uncommented line specifies one service that gets installed.
• A comma is the necessary and only allowable delimeter. White
spaces at the beginning and end of servicenames, options, option
values are ignored.
• Options that need an option value but are specified without one
will be ignored.
• An option value must follow its corresponding option. Otherwise,
order is unimportant.
• All words are case-insensitive.
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Service Format
<servicename>[, <option>[, <option value>]][, <option>[, <option
value>]] ...
where <servicename> is one of the following:
BacklightSaver
RightLight
DICal
DIN
TG18
TestPatterns
SNMP
Privilege
Note the following:
WhiteLevelCalibration <will not be installed with Privilege unless
explicitly listed>
ManageTestPatterns <will not be installed with testpatterns unless
explicitly listed>
If <servicename> is SNMP, the following options are allowed:
<option>
<string value>
<description>
dashboardserver
nameofdashboardserver
Name of IP address of
workstation where
Dashboard Server is
installed
dashboardcommunity
nameofcommunity
Name of dashboard
community (optional
and default as “public”)
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If <servicename> is RightLight, the options shown in the following
table are allowed.
<option>
<option value>
<description>
Ambient
low | moderate | high
Sets the quality of
ambient brightness
Measurements
<integer> from 5 to 256 Sets the number of
measurements during
conformance
DynamicRange
equalize | maximize
Sets contrast ratios
over time for the
luminance of light to
dark
Tolerance
<integer> from 0 to 25
Sets the tolerance
percentage for white
level
TargetWhiteLevel
<integer>
Sets target white level
in cd/m2
DisablePopUps
N/A
Blocks all alert
messages
DisableRightLightPopUps N/A
Example #1: Install All Services
BEGIN FILE...
backlightsaver
rightlight
whitelevelcalibration
dical
din
tg18
testpatterns
managetestpatterns
snmp
privilege
...END FILE
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Blocks only RightLight
alert messages
Example #2: Install Selected Services
Install TestPatterns, Privilege, SNMP, and RightLight services, setting
the number of measurements during conformance, no popups,
Dome Dashboard Server and Community, and the ambient
brightness:
BEGIN FILE...
rightlight, ambient, low, measurements, 32, dynamicrange, equalize,
tolerance, 10, targetwhitelevel, 500, disablepopups,
disablerightlightpopups
testpatterns
snmp, dashboardserver, ndsddv2, dashboardcommunity,
ddv2community
privilege
...END FILE
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Index
A
AAPM TG18 test patterns 96
acceptance test 126
alerts
auto 25
manual 27
manual/scheduled 23
suppressing 144
Ambient tab, RightLight 21
auto alert parameters, setting 23, 25
B
Backlight Saver service, description
108
Backlight tab, RightLight
configuration 18
brightness 18
C
calibration 15, 20
custom DICOM 85
events, reviewing 87
Calibration tab, RightLight
configuration 20
characterizing display 94
checking current conformance status
35
cleaning screen 56
closing Dome CXtra 14
Color tab, RightLight 22
COM port, photometer 129
Configuration tab, TG18 Test 130
configuring
DICal service 82
MQSA test reminder 50, 51
MQSA warning light indicator 52
RightLight service 17
SNMP service 148
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conformance 92
auto testing 30
checking current status 35
front sensor 29
manual testing 27, 29, 30, 69
scheduled/manual testing 29
table type 40
viewing event detail 36
wizard for manual testing 30
conformance history
Graphs tab 89
Tables tab 91
conformance test
performing 88
reviewing data 88
custom DICOM calibration,
performing 85
custom test pattern
adding 100
modifying or deleting 102
CXtra Services menu 13
D
default DICOM calibration, using 83
DICal service
calibrating with 81
configuring 82
description 81
DICOM
automatic conformance 23, 25
checking conformance
automatically 30
checking conformance manually
29, 30, 69
DICOM calibration
custom 85
using default 83
DIN application categories 111
D, cont.
Display agent traps 153
display cleaning 56
Displays tab
TG18 Test 132
Dome Dashboard software 146
dynamic range 19
E
equalizing dynamic range 19
evaluation, TG18 Test 126, 130
exiting from Dome CXtra 14
expert mode 64
exporting data 94
F
factory calibration 47
features, new 3
fit line expression 39, 40
front sensor conformance 29
Front Sensor tab, RightLight
configuration 23
G
graph
conformance type 38
response type 37
scale 38
Graphs tab, conformance history 89
installing
Dome CXtra software 8
individual services 9
optional photometer 10
L
launching Dome CXtra 12
Location tab
TG18 Test 131
LUM (Luminance Uniformity Metric)
15, 39, 40
LUM test threshold 24, 26
M
manual alert parameters, setting 27
Manual Alerts tab, RightLight 27
materials/equipment 48
maximizing dynamic range 19
menu
CXtra services 13
MQSA tests 54
utilities 14
MQSA test 48
configuring remainder 50, 51
configuring warning light indicator
52
running daily 56
running monthly 60
running quality control test for
medical physicist 65
using menu 54
H
history
event log, sorting 143
retention period, changing 144
History log
auto conformance event 36
History tab, Reporting window 142
I
icons, status, on taskbar 12
individual services, installing 9
informational reminder 134
installation 3
N
new features 3
P
password
entering for privileged user mode
138
privileged user, changing 139
performance classes 132
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P, cont.
photometer
COM port 129
installing 10
TG18 Test 127
Photometer tab
TG18 Test 129
popup warnings, RightLight, disabling
42
primary performance class 132
privileged user, logging on as 138
Properties tab, Reporting window 141
Q
quality control testing
materials/equipment 48
R
Rear Sensor tab, RightLight
configuration 25
reinitializing white level calibration 46
reminder types 134
Reminders tab, TG18 Test 133
report
DIN test 125
viewing results, TG18 Test 137
Reporting service, description 140
Reporting window 141, 142
reports, viewing 140
response function 20
restoring white level calibration 47
retention period, history, changing
144
Return to Success Status button 143
reviewing test events 92
RightCheck White Level test 23
RightLight popup warnings, disabling
42
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RightLight service 15
configuring 17
performing auto conformance test
30
performing manual conformance
test 29, 30, 69
setting auto alert parameters 23,
25
setting manual alert parameters 27
RightLight White Level test 25
running test
MQSA daily 56
MQSA monthly 60
quality control for medical physicist
65
S
saver period
creating 108
deleting 110
schedule, Backlight Saver, viewing
110
scope 48
secondary performance class 132
security information, entering 151
selecting display calibration 84
Service Properties dialog box 149
services
AAPM TG18 Test 126
individual, installing 9
RightLight, configuring 17
services menu 13
SNMP management console 147
SNMP model 147
SNMP V1 146
sorting history event log 143
specifying dynamic range 19
starting Dome CXtra 12
S, cont.
Success Status, returning to 143
suppressing alerts 144
system error icon on taskbar 12
system requirements, Dome CXtra
software 8
T
table
conformance type 40
response type 40
Tables tab, conformance history 91
target white level 18
test
completing TG18 134
criteria for front sensor
conformance 23
criteria for manual conformance
27
criteria for rear sensor conformance
25
defining failure 23
defining TG18 130
MQSA daily 56
MQSA medical physicist 65
MQSA monthly 60
RightCheck White Level 23
RightLight White Level 25
TG18 126
viewing results, TG18 Test 136
test patterns
AAPM TG18 96
adding custom 100
displaying 99
miscellaneous 96
test reminder, MQSA 50, 51
testing scope 48
TG18 Test service
completing 134
Configuration tab 130
description 126
Displays tab 132
Location tab 131
Reminders tab 133
setting up test 128
viewing results 136
traps information, entering 150
U
uninstalling CXtra services and
software 14
utilities 14
V
viewing
reports 140
TG18 Test results 136
W
warning
icon on taskbar 12
reminder 134
white level 18
limit exceedance 2, 19
white level calibration 3
reinitializing settings 46
restoring factory setting 47
White Level Calibration service 44
wizard
manual conformance 29, 30
MQSA testing 54
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