Image Filing System VK-2 - Kowa

Image Filing System VK-2

High Performance Digital Imaging Software

The VK-2 is a high performance digital imaging software system designed to help physicians access current patient data across multiple workstations, quickly review images with patients, and view all information needed to make informed clinical decisions in just one location. The VK-2 Digital Imaging Software easily captures and stores retinal photographs taken from Kowa retinal cameras as well as images from other sources including a scanner.

Features and Benefits

3 Instrument Input in 1 Imaging System

Choice of Variable Inputs

Y/C, VBS/RGB, Composite or USB, IEEE1394

Up to 3 Different Digital/Video Observation Devices

1-Click Switch

Sophisticated Image Capturing

Automatic Switching of FA and Color

In ICG, FA mode, high speed capturing (1 frame/sec, depends on CCD camera), and timer are displayed on the monitor (linked to Kowa Fundus Cameras).

Multiple Timers (in FA mode)

1-click switch

Selectable for management of several patients' timer counts.

Colors of "Clock" mark change to help you recognize active timer counts.

Link to Perimeter

This unique function allows total management of fundus images and perimetry results.

Stereo Assistant makes stereo images easy to obtain through simple instructions.

Variable mode set from the Trigger input

VK-2 supports high resolution cameras for best detailed images possible.

  • 2.1 Megapixel Digital Color CCD Camera, Kowa "KD-211C"
  • 1.4 Megapixel Digital B/W CCD Camera, Kowa "KD-144iF"
  • 3 CCD RGB Color Camera, "Sony* DXC Series"
  • Specific Nikon** Digital SLR Camera

Patient Observation Lineup of the best tools for informed consent

Patient Education

Image comparisons enhanced with the square function (2 images) cropping images for better views

Reference (Template) image

Patient images can be compared with stored reference image.

64 reference images can be stored.

(8 reference images per 8 reference categories.)

Fully equipped for informed consent

Image Processing According to Diagnostic Needs

Simple click on Image Processing Toolbar for ideal image display (sharpen image, gamma process,enhance image, contrast, brightness, analysis with RGB filter, negative image, flip image, zoom, measure length, measure cup/disc ratio, measure angle, loop, undo, original, reference [template] image).

Translucent Toolbar

The toolbar has a level of transparency to make the displayed image visible through it, to help better visibility of the display. The toolbar changes to full opacity (no transparency) when the mouse cursor overlaps (toolbar translucency and orientation are customizable).

Database System Designing imaging treasures

Multiple Image Display

Easy analysis with 2, 4, 6, 9, 16, 36 images displayed at the same time.

Multiple Image Display

Display change to negative with just 1-click on the "NEGATIVE" button on the toolbar

Capture Type Toolbar

Easier view with a simple click on the toolbar for multiple display of images of the same capture type among color, FA, ICG, slit and others.

Detailed Database Viewer

The detailed database viewer provides advanced searching, viewing, image processing, printing, and reporting for the VK-2 database.

Extended Functions Simplicity for perfection

Stereo Viewer

Featuring Kowa's unique moving 3D image.

Montage Function

This function is enhanced with an advanced algorithm to obtain panorama images that are easy to observe. Automatic positioning with fine rotation adjustment and smoothing function is also available.

Magnifying Glass

The mouse cursor changes into a customizable magnifying lens (when the left mouse button is pressed).

And More

Merge and subtract, noise reduction, histogram chart, analysis of gray level, auto enhance (multiple display), each enhance function, red free filter processing, edit data, input data, search data.

High Capacity Storage and Archive Unlimited data bank of your own

  • CD-R, DVD-R, DVD-RW optical media for easy archive.
  • Support Twain32 image scanner.
  • Selectively archive enabling savings of selected data to any media.
  • Direct copying of images to external disk drive.
  • Opening and addition in the VK-2 database of other image files (JPEG, BMP).

Special Functions Always identifying every image

E-mail Function

Quick and easy sending by e-mail of selected images. Furthermore, together with the selected images an "inf.txt" file is automatically attached with the corresponding patient information.

Montage Function

To facilitate documentary handling.

Direct Image Printout

* Sony is a trademark of Sony Corporation.

** Nikon is a trademark of Nikon Corporation.

Specifications: VK-2
Monitor Analog RGB or DVI-D
Image Input Y/C, VBS/RGB, Composite, USB, IEEE1394
Image Processing -Basic processing with 1-click (sharpen image, gamma process, enhance image, contrast, brightness, analysis with RGB filter, negative image, flip image,
Variable Mode Sets -Variable Mode Set from Trigger Input -ICG, FA mode 1 second B/W capture with timer on the display linked to Kowa fundus camer
Supported Cameras -Kowa digital color camera KD-211C (capture speed approximately 1 second) -Kowa digital B/W camera KD-144i -3 CCD RGB color c
Varaible Archive Methods -Store the image after image processing -Support archive (CD-R, DVD-R, DVD-RW and removable hard disk) -Direct copying of ima
Easy Operations -Direct start up -Direct image printout -Suport for Twain32 image scanner
CPU Celeron® 2GHz or Higher
Memory 1GB or higher of RAM required for digital camera (KD-211C [capture speed approximately 1 second], Sony® DXC series, specific Nikon® digital SLR camera
Hard Disk 2 Hard Disks Recommended: C drive for system, D drive for data (image and database) (Separate system and data drives to ensure image security in event of system failure)
Video Card XGA card: More than 8MB memory (1024 x 768 pixel, 24 or 32 bit)
USB Port 2 Point or Higher (Recommended)
Archive Drive CD-R, DVD-R, DVD-RW Drive (Supported by Adaptec Direct® CD or Packet Writing Software)
OS Windows® 7 (32 bit/64bit)
Open PCI Bus Slot For Video Capture Board x1, Digital Capture Board for KD-211C (or KD-630C) x2, IEEE 1394 for KD-144i x1
Power Supply 300W or higher required for digital camera capturing

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