Varian Panels

1717 V3 AED (Auto Exposure Detection) Panel

The Varex 1717G V3 panel features automatic radiation exposures detection. This panel utilizes the clinic’s existing foot pedal and requires NO UIO Box.

The power and plate data cable connect directly to the panel. The cables are designed to come out of the back right. If this is not able to be achieved, the SmartDR software can be rotated for correct image positioning.

The 1717V3 works best with the Sound Bucky or Summit DR Bucky, however there are times when other modifications are needed. Please see our Bucky Tray section for additional information.

 

The back of your 1700 has 3 connection ports. Only 2 of these are utilized with the 1717G V3 Panel

Used Ports

  • Power Cable Port – connects to power supply
  • Ethernet Port – connects to the SmartDR computer to transfer the image

Unused Ports

  • 9-Pin Serial cable port is not used

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

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 data cable

Panel Positioning

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

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.

Gain Calibration

You will notice that the gain calibration process has changed slightly. Please click here to view how to correctly calibrate your AED panel.

1717C (Cesium) RC AED (Auto Exposure Detection) Panel

The Varex 1717C RC is a cesium thin-form factor  panel that utilizes automatic radiation exposures detection. This panel utilizes the clinic’s existing foot pedal and requires no UIO Box. The thin form factor allows this panel to fit into any X-ray film tray.

The panel connects with a pig-tail cable to a Varex power supply box. The Varex power supply box has a network cable connection that connects to the SmartDR Acquisition station to allow for data transfer.  The cables are designed to come out of the back right if placed in a bucky tray. If it is placed in a film tray, the cables should come out the front left. If this is not able to be achieved, the SmartDR software can be rotated for correct image positioning

The Varex 1717C RC panel power features 2 ports

  • Power Cable Port – connects to power supply
  • Ethernet Port – connects to the SmartDR computer to transfer the images

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

3. Connect the plate sync cable

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 data cable

Panel Positioning

The 1717Cesium RC panel is designed to fit into an existing film cassette, a Sound DR Bucky Tray, or on top of an existing bucky. The default is to have the plate cable come out the back right. If this is not possible, place the cable in the needed position and change the SmartDR Default Rotation to allow the clinic’s images to appear in correct manner on the screen.

Gain Calibration

You will notice that the gain calibration process has changed slightly. Please click here to view how to correctly calibrate your AED panel.

AED Foot Pedal

The AED Panels are triggered by direct radiation from the x-ray machine. If you are installing on an x-ray machine that is currently using film or a service pedal, there is nothing more to do than plug in the plate.

If you have a system that was previously integrated through the foot pedal into an IO Box or has no foot pedal, Sound includes a 4 wire foot pedal .

There are multiple ways you can connect your foot pedal:

  • Directly to the Prep, Comm, Exp circuit of the x-ray board
  • Spliced into the existing foot pedal
    • For 3-wire systems, splice the two foot pedal commons together
    • For 4-wire systems, use the diagram to connect the proper prep and expose commons.

1717 V2 (4343) Panel (Requires a UIO Box)

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 (Requires a UIO Box)

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.

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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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