• Radlink GPS – DR System for the Operating Room

      The Radlink Galileo Positioning System™ (GPS) with Surgeon's Checklist™ software is a digital radiography system tailored to the operating room. This DR system offers surgeons the capability to stream pre-operative images into the OR and compare them to intra-operative images acquired by a C-Arm, in the case of anterior approach THA, or a flat panel detector, in the case of posterior approach THA.
      Our user-friendly software was designed by orthopedic surgeons to allow for accurate length and angle measurements, and helps surgeons assess component positioning, limb length discrepancy, and femoral offset intra-operatively.

      6 second image acquisition = 48 minute time-savings ($8,000 cost-savings) in a typical hip replacement surgery
      The Radlink GPS comes standard with a digital flat panel detector that captures X-ray images from any brand of X-ray generator and displays them on a 24" touch screen monitors within six seconds. A second 24" touch-screen monitor displays the patient's pre-op image for the surgeon to reference during the procedure.

      Based on studies conducted using the Radlink GPS during a posterior approach hip replacement surgery, the operating room staff saves an average of 48 minutes per complete procedure, resulting in ~$8,000 of cost savings (assuming the standard operating room functions at ~$10,000/hour).

      Surgeon's Checklist™:  Proprietary software designed by surgeons, for surgeons
      Radlink has worked extensively with orthopedic surgeons who've helped design software that perfectly suits their needs in the operating room.  Radlink's Surgeon's Checklist™ software offers easy-to-use scale calibration, distance and angle measurements, and easy-to-follow steps that guide hip surgeons through the process of ensuring proper implant fit using both pre-operative and intra-operative images.

      Improved implant fitment
      Surgeon's Checklist™ software is designed to reduce post-operative dislocation rates, Limb Length Discrepancy (LLD) and femoral component failure rate.
      Large surface area than a C-Arm
      The Radlink GPS comes with two 24" monitors, offering 2.4 times the viewing area of a C-Arm's 10x10" image.

      Wireless configuration to any brand of X-ray generator
      Weighing just 6 pounds, our 14" x 17" digital flat panel detector  is compatible with any brand of X-ray generator and does not require any (sync) cable-connection to the x-ray generator because of its Automatic Energy Detection technology. The FPD also comes with a built-in handle for ease of use and fits into virtually any bucky system designed for 14x17" standard cassettes.
    • Not invasive to patient
      No pre-operative CT-scan or reference pins are required. 

      Quantitative data for surgeons to defend their work
      The GPS offers quantitative data for surgeons to use during litigation that they performed their work correctly. Measurements are saved in the patient's file as are the surgeon's notes.

      Reviewing and streaming in Pre-Op images
      The Radlink GPS comes standard with dual 24" touchscreen monitors. This allows surgeons the capability of comparing intra-op images taken during surgery to pre-op images loaded onto the GPS. Images can be loaded via  iPhone/iPod/iPad dock, a CD, USB drive, or can be streamed in from the surgeon's private practice.

      The Radlink GPS is available with an optional local PACS which allows surgeons to upload pre-op images to the GPS prior to surgery. Radlink uses the embedded local PACS to overcome hospital constraints that may prohibit streaming external pre-op images through the hospital PACS system to the GPS. This configuration allows surgeons to save only the intra-op images to hospital PACS, while being able to send complete studies (pre-op & intra-op images with annotations) back to their private practice for reference.
      Mobile Cart Configuration
      The Radlink GPS is a mobile DR system that can be moved in between various operating rooms to provide flexibility and cost savings. The GPS unit and the flat panel detector each have their own separate mobile carts. This offers our customers the option to purchase only one panel to be shared among multiple operating rooms, each with its own GPS unit.  Given that the flat panel detector is a substantial portion of the complete system cost, this presents additional potential cost-savings to customers looking to use this system in multiple surgery locations.

      Made in USA
      All Radlink products are designed and manufactured in Southern California at our high tech manufacturing plant. Our technical support team is also all located in the US to respond to any issues you may have.

    Basic Information:

    Market name: Radlink GPS (Galileo Positioning System)

    Model: Radlink GPS 2200 (Available in 120V or 230V power)

    Revision Level: Rev. 3.0

    Software Revision Level: 3.8

    Purpose: Picture Archival Communication System (PACS)

    Potential Wireless Acquisition types: Digital Flat Panel Digital Detector (FPD)

    -Available in GadOx & CsI Scintillator

    Potential Wired Acquisition types: Video Input Signal (from BNC cable connection)

    Detector Interface: Available in Wireless & Wired with tether cable

    Dimensions: 20.3” (Width) X 23.5” (Length) X 67-78” (Height Range)

    Weight: 206.6 lbs. (Image Console Cart), 84.6 lbs. (Bucky Cart)

    Safe Working Load: 94 kg

    Body Type: Two Carts: Image Console Cart & Bucky Cart

    Operating System: Windows 7 Professional

    Integrated Software: Radlink Pro Imaging Software Suite & PACS

    Includes: ViewPro Application, Preview Images, Image Acquisition, Image Processing, Image Manipulation, Overlay Templating, Overlay Line/Angle Measurements

    Regulatory Certifications: Radlink FDA 510(k) #: K142718

    External Standards:

    IEC 60601-1 (Medical Electrical Equipment Safety)

    IEC 60601-1-2 (Medical Electrical Equipment EMC)

    IEC 60601-1-6 (Usability for Medical Devices)

    Radio Frequency Compliance: U.S.A. FCC Part 15 Subpart B & Subpart C

    Expected Device Lifetime (GPS): 5-7 Years (Without Flat Panel Detector)

    Expected Device Lifetime (FPD): 5 Years – Vieworks & Perkin Elmer

    Accuracy of measurements: 0.2mm

    Note: Tolerance is dependent on position of patient relative to position of DR Panel and X-ray generator for posterior approach THA procedures and on C-arm resolution for anterior approach procedures.

    Device Classifications:

    - Class II ME Equipment

    - No Sterile Parts, Applied Parts, Detachable Parts, Disposables

    - Not intended for use in oxygen rich environment

    - Suitable for continuous operation mode

    - No High Voltage Terminals or multiple socket outlets

    - GPS contains no PEMS required for basic safety or essential performance

    - GPS contains no cooling liquids or oil lubrication systems

    Overall Electrical Configuration:

    Power Consumption: Average of 80-90 Watts

    Input Voltage: 110/220 V (50-60 Hz)

    Fuse Type: 110 V (5 Amps), 220 V (3 Amps)

    Input Current: 0.3-1.2 Amps (AC)

    X-ray Energy Range: ~40 kVp ~ 150 kVp

    Operating Temperature Range: 50 – 95 degrees Fahrenheit (10 – 35 degrees Celsius)

    Humidity Range: 30% ~ 70%

    Atmospheric Pressure Range: 80 kPa – 106 kPa

    Maximum Altitude of Operation: 2000 meters (or less)

    Ingress Water Protection Rating: IP20 – No Liquid Protection, Solids protection 12.5mm

    Transport & Storage Atmospheric Conditions:

    Temperature Range: 14 – 113 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 – 45 degrees Celsius)

    Humidity Range: 30% ~ 70%

    Atmospheric Pressure Range: 80 kPa – 106 kPa

    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.