Frequently Asked Questions
This document provides a listing of the frequently asked questions about NAOMI.
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How long does the scintillator or CCD sensor last?
A scintillator lasts more than 10 years if there is no external damage such as a strong impact or condensation. CCD sensor lasts approximately 5 years, or 50,000 x-ray exposures. Even if something happens and the panel needs to be repaired, the maintenance cost is minimal because NAOMI is composed of multiple units of CCD sensors, which are widely used in many applications.
What is the maintenance cost?
The only maintenance required for NAOMI is to keep it clean. In contrast, film system would require you to maintain the film processor, chemical, and waste disposable. Only the running cost is electricity for operating the NAOMI sensor and PC.
Can we print on film?
Yes. In case you would need to print an x-ray image on a film, you would need a dry imager printer.
Where can I see NAOMI?
We are performing the interactive live demonstration, The NAOMI Show, everyday. Please contact us to setup a schedule.
What do I need in order to go digital?
You can immediately upgrade your existing x-ray machine to digital with NAOMI. You only need NAOMI and a PC.
How is it different to take x-rays if I go digital?
The process of taking x-rays is almost the same as conventional film-based x-rays. However, NAOMI does not require the handling of a plate, preparing film and chemicals for development.
Why is NAOMI so affordable?
Almost all DR systems in today’s market use an “amorphous silicon” to detect x-rays and digitize it to an x-ray image. Amorphous silicon is not widely used for other applications, but it has very high production costs. The RF SYSTEM lab uses an advanced application of CCD (charge coupled device) sensors, that are commonly used in many other applications, like a digital camera. By applying CCD cameras, we successfully developed digital x-ray sensors that acquire x-ray images with high resolution at the lowest production cost possible.
Do I need each different sized sensor?
14"x17" (35x43cm) will allow you to take 3 different image sizes. With the click of a mouse, you can take 14"x17"(35x43cm), 11"x14"(28x35cm), and 8"x10" (20x25cm) image sizes.
Can I view the x-ray images on another PC such as in an examining room?
Yes, you can connect the PCs with a LAN connection. This allows you to share the x-ray images from the x-ray room with the patients in the exam room.
How do I send images to other doctors/radiologists?
You can copy the images on a CD, send them in an email, or transfer them to PACS server.