SmartDR Premier Canon Packing
Sound’s SmartDR Premier utilizes the Canon Panel with Sound’s SmartDR Software. The Canon panel has the ability to function in both tethered and wireless mode.
Your equipment will arrive as normal, with the SmartDR being in one large box, containing several small boxes inside.
SmartDR Premier Canon Hardware
The following instructions walk you through setting up the SmartDR Premier Power Sync Box. A detailed video is below as well.
Loosen the metal nut near the connector.
Loosen the plastic strain relief. This will allow you to easily feed enough cable to attach the connector.
Remove the plug with a flat-head screwdriver from the back of the power-box.
Place the cable into the slot and loosely tighten the metal nut.
Attach the connector to the circuit board. You can feed cabling through as needed with the strain relief undone.
Tighten the outside strain relief to keep the cable from moving.
Tighten the inside metal nut. This may require needle-nose pliers. DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN.
Ensure the cable is connected to the FRONT Molex connector by the chassis next to the relay. DO NOT connect it to the Generator Integration in the middle of the board.
Replace the cover and all the screws.
Step 3: Connect the Panel to the Power Supply
The panel is designed to have the power buttons and power tether connector facing the front, with the connector on the front left. In some cases, this is not possible. Position the connector in the best possible configuration.
The power connector will magnetically lock into place.
Plugin the power to the Canon Power Box and connect it to a grounded outlet
Plug in a network cable to any network port on the back of the box. This cable will connect to Port 1 on the Acquisition Computer.
Press and hold the Power Button on the panel. The blue lights will turn on letting you know the panel has power.
Step 6: Connect the Computer
Attach the wall mount to the wall. If you are having trouble with the screws, we recommend using 1/4″ – 20 x 2.5 ” machine stews for easier assembly.
Run the cables through the wall mount for easy attachment to the computer.
- Plate Cable
- Network Cable
- Power Supply Cable
Remove the strain relief on the computer and attach it behind the choke and reattach.
Plug the Plate Cable into Port 1
Plug the Ethernet / Network Cable into Port 2
Attach the SmartDR Premier Recovery Media to the back of the wall mount, behind the monitor.
Attach the SmartDR Sticker to the Wall Mount
The panel is designed to be positioned to accommodate the power connector
Position: Front Left – Preferred
This is usually placed in a film tray or the Sound Bucky. This is a preferred position as it allows easy access to the Power Button on the panel.
Position: Back Left or Front Right
This is generally used in OEM bucky trays with a closed front. This may still allow access to turn the power on and off. If the Power Button is not easily accessible, please show the customer how to access the panel.
Position: Back Right
If possible, this position should be avoided at all costs as it does not allow the user access to the Power Button. In the case that it is needed, please ensure that the customer has access to the pane.
Securing the Panel
Securing the panel takes on a few forms that provide cable strain if the panel will be stationary or positive stops, such as a film bucky, that allow a customer to use the panel both in and outside the table.
Stationary Panel: Will Not Be Moved
If the hospital will not be removing the panel, then align the panel with X-ray Field by taking shots in SmartDR Premier. Once you have the system centered, secure the panel with Velcro.
Before closing up the table, ensure that you have provided adequate strain relief for the cable. This will allow the power connector to be unplugged if directly pulled by a human, but will not allow it accidentally be unplugged by the normal operation of the X-ray machine.
Removable Panel: Will be removed and used tabletop or in another manner
SmartDR Premier Software Setup
Step 1: Initialize the Software
Press the Power button on the bottom right of the All-In-One Computer Screen
The SmartDR Premier software should automatically start. If it does not, click the Windows key on the keyboard or press the Windows logo in the bottom left of the screen
Select SmatDR Premier logo from the Start Menu
At the Login Screen, enter the username: sound and password: sound and press the login button.
The upper right-hand side of your screen, you will see the panel information bar and the settings menu.
Clicking the panel information bar will show you the current status of the panel.
Clicking the menu icon (hamburger menu), will show the menu items.
Select SETTINGS from the hamburger menu.
Click the DICOM button to access the DICOM settings.
Select the Storage tab
Click Add Button
Enter the SmartPACS information or their preferred DICOM server. Select Supports Auto Send.
Click the Save Button
Click the Ping button from the screen. This will ping just the server’s IP address, let’s you know it is online. The Ping Information window will display the results. Click the Close button to close the screen.
Click the Echo button to test that the DICOM information is successful. Close the screen by clicking the close button
Add the AIS Server Information. Select SUPPORT AIS.
If you have a Modality Worklist, click the Worklist menu
Repeat the steps above to add.
Save the settings by clicking the Save button
SmartDR Premier allows you to set users specific to the software. Each user can have their own username and password. ,
Select Users from the Menu selection.
Select Add to add a new user.
Enter the user information.
Username: This is the username to log into the software only. No spaces are allowed
First Name: This is the First Name that will show in the DICOM tags
Last Name: This will be the last name that will show in the DICOM tabs
Password: The password to log into the software. This must be 5 characters long
Select Vet or Tech
For your main user (defaults to the Sound user), select the preferences on the right to Search for Patient, Patient ID, and Owner.
SmartDR Premier Panel Calibration
The SmartDR Premier Panel Calibration is done within the SmartDR software. The calibration consists of 4 shots and will provide you an automatic exposure level. You must be within 20% for a successful calibration.
A Successful Dose message will appear
- Successful Does = 80% – 120%
- Failure Dose = anything outside ± 20%
If you have a successful dose, continue as in Step 4 to prep, trigger, and fire the machine. Record your technique and the success dosage.
Then press Close
If at anytime the calibration fails, the system will reset itself and you will be able to repeat. If needed, press the Cancel button to stop the calibration.
If a customer is interested in having their SmartPACS or SmartDR on a Domain, Firewall, or install Anti-Virus, their IT company can do so. Please note that network security is the responsibility of the customer.
ALWAYS TEST THE SYSTEM TO ENSURE IT TAKES IMAGES, SENDS IMAGES, AND CAN VIEW IMAGES PRIOR TO TURNING ON ANY SECURITY.
Ensure that the customer has the reimaging media in case there is an issue.
Ports to unblock on a firewall and Anti-Virus: 80 (web), 104 (DICOM), 443 (Auto-Updates)
Canon Panel Grounding (Self Test 6 Failure Fix)
If your Premier System Self Test #6 fails, you may need to ground the power box.
Usually, this is due to pattern noise in the image. Check the integrity of the grounding and shiellidng of the sensor and power box. Check the cable and the clamps for the cable shield. Make sure the sensor is electrically isolated from the x-ray system including the stand/positioner. Look for external sources of noise. Noise will be most pronounced in the white areas of the images. ihg density results in less signal at the sensor and therefore lower signal to noise ratio. One can more easily look for noise in an image if making an exposure with the lowest kVa and mAs settings of the generator.