• Frequently Asked Questions

  • Galileo Positioning System (GPS) FAQs

  • What is a GPS?

    The Galileo Positioning System (GPS) is a mobile device that is used for Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA) for both Posterior and Anterior Approach, which helps the surgeon ensure proper implant fit. A built-in PACS streams pre-op X-rays from private practice and send intra-op X-rays back to central PACS.  Battery power allows for device to be moved from room to room efficiently. The GPS has dual monitors for viewing pre-op and intra-op images.

    The Posterior Approach obtains an image in 6 seconds using a wireless DR Panel.  The Surgeon’s Checklist™ provides the capability to perform measurements such as cup abduction angle and cup anteversion angle, automatically prompts patient rotation correction suggestions, and measure limb length and offset.

    For Anterior Approach procedures, the unit connects to any C-Arm.  The Surgeon’s Checklist™ provides Radiographic ellipse overlay for inclination and anteversion angles.  Digital overlay of pre-op and intra-op limbs for LLD and offset verification.  Illoischial line to tear drop angle allows for accurate inclination.  Surgeons Checklist™auto detects bony landmarks.

    The GPS can have the Posterior option only, the Anterior option only or both on one GPS.

    What are the components of the GPS?

    The GPS consists of a cart which contains a UPS (uninterruptible power supply), Solid State Computer, Dual 24” Monitors, Isolation transformer and Wireless Adapter.

    The Posterior option has a Wireless DR Panel, Bucky with Grid and Router or System Control Unit.

    The Anterior Approach option has a Frame Grabber and BNC Converter with BNC cable (Connects to C-Arm).

    How do I schedule a Demo of the GPS?

    Select the Contact Us tab or contact your local DePuy Synthes sales representative.

    What applications does the GPS support?

    Currently Total Hip and Knee are supported.  Other applications are being implemented such as Trauma, Spine, Shoulder, etc.  Contact Radlink or your local DePuy Synthes sales representative.

    What Operating System does the Computer run?

    Windows7 64-Bit.

    How do I power the GPS on?

    Connect the Power cord to the wall receptacle.  All components (UPS, Monitors, Isolation Transformer, Router/System Control Unit) except the computer will power on.  Turn on the computer via the power button.

    How do I power the GPS off?

    The GPS should be shut down by selecting “Shut Down” from the Windows Task Bar.  Once the computer has completely shut down the power can be disconnected from the wall receptacle.  Failure to shut the GPS down properly will result in the Raid rebuilding which was cause the system to respond slowly.  Improper shut downs can also cause corruption to the Windows O/S and installed software.

    How do I burn a CD?

    Be certain the study has been completed.  The study is completed by selecting “Complete Study” at the top of the Worklist page with the study open.  From the Worklist (Select Study) if the patient study does not appear in the Worklist you will need to search for the study using the patient name or ID.  Select “Burn CD” at the top of the Worklist.  In the far left column highlight the patient(s) study or studies that you want to burn to CD.  Select “Burn” at the bottom right corner.   Note:  You can select multiple studies by holding the “Ctrl” key and clicking in the far left column.

    Why is the GPS Beeping?

    The GPS has a UPS (Uninterruptable Power Supply).  If it is unplugged from an outlet it will beep while it is on battery power.  The UPS should be plugged into an outlet due to battery life is limited.  It will get power from the power source.  Note:  When the UPS is unplugged from the wall receptacle it should be turned off.  There will be no lights illuminated.

    Can I import pre-op images from other sources to the GPS for viewing during the procedure?

    DICOM 3.0 Compliant Images from other sources can be imported into the GPS System.  There is an icon on the Pre-Op Desktop (Top Monitor) labeled “Shortcut Incoming”.  Insert your CD or Flash drive into the GPS Computer.  Copy the DICOM files only to the incoming folder on the Pre-Op Desktop.  The images will appear when the Radlink Pro Imaging is opened.

  • CR Pro FAQs

  • Can the CR-Pro be installed in a mobile van?

    The CR Pro was not designed for mobile applications, however, the Sealed Fiber-Optic Laser technology is more robust and shock-resistant than conventional CR optics technology.  If the CR Pro is properly mounted on shock and vibration-isolating mounts in an air-conditioned, UPS-equipped van, then it should be possible to move it to a location in the van, and then operate the CR Pro within the van.  However, under no circumstances should the CR Pro be operated while the van is moving or the engine is running.

    Can CR-Pro images be transmitted for viewing at other locations?

    The CR-Pro DICOM Send capability allows images to be transmitted to any DICOM on the network device that can receive.

    Can a remote viewing station operator retrieve or "pull" images from the CR-Pro?

    Radlink’s optional Integrated Archive Solution provides the DICOM Image Server capabilities.  This allows a viewing station operator to remotely query and retrieve images form the CR-Pro.

    Can image processing be performed while the plate is being processed?

    Yes, once the plate has been scanned and is in the Erase Cycle, then the user can adjust the image.

    Does the CD Burner provide a viewer?

    The CR Pro CD Burner automatically embeds a DICOM viewer on each CD burned.  The user can optionally load any third party viewer into the system to be burned to the CD.

    What is the recommended PM schedule?

    Traditional CR systems utilize a series of precision tuned optic and mechanical optical components to physically sweep the laser beam across the plate. These optics require regular cleaning and calibration which needs to be performed frequently.

    How long do the Image Plates last?

    Radlink uses the Agfa Image Plate, which Agfa quotes as having a life of at least 100,000 exposures.  Since the plate transport in the CR-Pro neither bends nor touches the plate in anyway, plate life is maximized and the full 100,000 exposures should be realized.

    Is the CR-Pro's display suitable for primary diagnosis?

    This display is intended to provide a reference view for the X-ray technologist to use for Quality Control.  The CR-Pro utilizes a 1.3 Mega Pixel display with a 300:1 Contrast Ratio.

    Does the CR-Pro provide a complete solution?

    The CR-Pro utilizes a new and proprietary technology that replaces this optic path with a Sealed- Fiber-Optic Laser Distribution System that delivers the Laser light directly to the surface of the Image Plate at specific predetermined points.  The fiber-optic light delivery system is inherently fixed in place and requires no cleaning or calibration schedule.  The only maintenance required is periodic cleaning of the air filters and checking the mechanical components for alignment and, if necessary, removal of dust or other debris.

    Can the images be printed?

    The CR-Pro supports both DICOM film printers, such as the Codonics Dry Laser or Sony Film Station, and Post Script printers, i.e. standard office and photo printers.

    How many images can be stored?

    The  Pro Image Integrated Archive Solution provides two 250MB disks, this will store 11,000 mirrored (two copies, one on each disk) x-ray images. The Pro Imaging External Archive System Provides one Terabytes of internal RAID storage and one Terabyte of external RAID storage, this will store 44,000 mirrored x-ray images.

    What about the HIPPA requirement for offsite image storage?

    Radlink’s Disaster Recovery Utility provides cost effective removable magnetic archive for off-site storage.