Varian Panels

1700 (4343) Panel

WHEN UPGRADING DO  NOT RECYCLE EXISTING CABLES

Make sure you are using all the cable that come with your system. Older Sound panel cables ARE NOT compatible with the newer systems.

1700 connectors

The back of your 1700 has 3 connection ports

  • Power Cable Port
  • 9-Pin Serial Cable Port
  • Ethernet Port

Power Adapter Port

The power adapter must be at least 20″ from the plate and accessible for the client to reach.

1. Connect the power adapter port to the plate

2. Plug in the 3 prong cord to the power adapter

1700 power supply

1417 power cord

Panel Connection Cable

This cat-5e ethernet cable transfers the images from the panel to the computer. It connects to the computer on the additional ethernet card located at the bottom of the comptuer.

1417 plate cable connector

1417 data cable

9-Pin Serial Connector

This serial cable connects the the plate to the IO Box and runs from the 1417 Power Box to the Receptor Sync on the UIOv3 Box

1700 serial cable

UIOv3 connected

UIO v3

The UIOv3 Box shown here connected with the 9-pin from the plate, the power plugged in, the generator connected, and the foot pedal attached

Panel Positioning

The panel is designed to have the cables come out the right of the x-ray machine.

4343 cables back right

In some cases, you may be unable to have the cables come out the back right. If this is the case, please send a request to Customer Support to rotate the panel 180 degrees to correct the hanging protocols.

1417 (4343) Panel

WHEN UPGRADING DO  NOT RECYCLE EXISTING CABLES

Make sure you are using all the cable that come with your system. Older Sound panel cables ARE NOT compatible with the newer systems.

The Varian 1417 panel measures 14″ x 17″ (43cm x 36cm). This panel can be installed in several different ways:

  • Sound Bucky Tray
  • On top of the existing bucky tray
  • Inside the existing film tray

The 1417 features an external Power Box that also houses the connections to the IO Box

1417_power box

1417 Power  Box

Due to the thinness of the plate, the power supply and connections are housed in the Power Box. The plate plugs in to the power box with the provided Plate Connector Cable.

Plate Connections

  • Power Cord – plugs into the wall outlet
  • Cat-5 Ethernet Cable – runs from the Power Box to the network card on the bottom of the acquisition computer
  • Plate Connector Cable – connects to the plate and extends the cable length of the plate cable
  • 9-Pin serial cable – connects to the UIOv3 Box’s Receptor Sync connection

Plate Connector Cable

Connects the plate to the Power Box and extends the length of the cable on the plate.

1417 plate connector

1417 connection

1417 9-pin

9-Pin Serial Connector

This serial cable connects the the plate to the IO Box and runs from the 1417 Power Box to the Receptor Sync on the UIOv3 Box

Cat-5 Ethernet Cable

This cat-5e ethernet cable transfers the images from the Power Box to the computer. It connects to the computer on the additional ethernet card located at the bottom of the comptuer.

1417 data cable

1417 plate cable connector

UIOv3 connected

UIO v3

The UIOv3 Box shown here connected with the 9-pin from the plate, the power plugged in, the generator connected, and the foot pedal attached

Panel Positioning

The panel is designed to have the cables come out the right of the x-ray machine.

1417 cables back right 2

If you use the existing film tray (Bennets, Transworlds, etc) it may not be possible to pull the cables out the back. If you place the cables out the front, please send a request to Customer Support to rotate the panel 180 degrees to correct the hanging protocols.

1417 Plate in film tray removable

Centering a Panel

Centering a panel is a very important part of the installation. Centering a plate with our software is much easier than in film. We do ask to be as close to centered as possible. This tutorial will show you how to get most efficiently center your panel.

Some important things to remember about centering your panel

  • Center to the x-ray field, not the light field
  • Use the cross hair cursor as a measuring tool
  • A centered panel looks professional

1. Remove the table top. Centering should always be done (when possible) with the plate visible.

2. Collimate out large enough so that the light field shows just shy of the plate.

3. Place objects in all 4 corners, such as coins, washer’s etc. Place an a washer in the center of the crosshairs and one last item, a marker, etc. in the lower left quadrant.

4. Close SmartDR and open Viva.

5. Take a shot in Viva using the Acquire Image button. Use the 90 degree tool to adjust your plate position. Click NO when asked if you’d like to save the position until you your image mirrors the panel.

button_acquire

Viva 90 rotate button

6. Using the cursor as a makeshift measuring tool, check the left, right, front and back of the x-ray field. Adjust your panel as needed and take another shot.

viva_cursor tool

7. Continue until your plate is centered. If you are within 1/2 of the cursor crosshair, you are within Sound Tolerance.

NOTE: If you have moved your plate as far back as possible and are still off centered and are using a Summit Innovet, you may be able to use a 3/16″ Allen Wrench and adjust the tube rod.

  • Clockwise moves the light field towards you
  • Counter Clockwise moves the light field towards the tube stand

8. Once your plate is centered, secure the plate with the provided Veclro. Take one last shot to ensure our plate is centered. Then replace the tabletop.

Power Supply

Both the Varian 1417 and 1700 are powered by external power supplies. These power supplies should be

  • Accessible
  • Located no closer than 20″ from the panel
  • Connected to a power strip

The best spot for placing the Power Supply is

  • Velcro’d at the bottom of left or right of the table
  • Behind the X-ray toward the bottom

DO NOT PLACE THE POWER SUPPLY WITHIN 20″ OF THE PLATE

The power supply can create electrical interference and cause image quality issues with the panel.

Do not place the power supply

  • Within 20″ of the plate
  • Under the plate
  • Inside the x-ray table
  • Under the table top

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