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The Phillips IQ provides an HTML report for constancy QA that can be imported into a schedule. Refer to the manufacturer's documentation for instructions and placement of the provided phantom.
The analysis provides the following results:
- Head CT
- Head Noise
- Head Uniformity
- Body CT
- Body Noise
- Body Uniformity
- CT Statistics
- Spatial Resolution Impulse Response
- Slice Width
The measurements are completely automated, requiring the user only to drag and drop the PDF(s) into the web-based software interface. A detailed report is created.
The test requires an HTML file. Refer to the reference manual from the manufacturer for details on exporting the HTML file. It is necessary to use the file naming convention or to select "Philips HTML IQ Constancy QA Import" in the Type field in the upload widget to identify the phantom. If using the filename to identify the image, use "philips_iq_constancy" somewhere in the file name. Below is an example of selecting the image type in the upload widget:
Add files to the upload queue by drag them from a Windows Explorer folder to the drag and drop folder and release them. Alternatively, by clicking on the Add Files button to the lower right of the control, a windows file selection dialog will open, and files can be selected for upload. Under either method, multiple files may be selected for upload at once.
If the automatic upload checkbox is checked (the default), then file uploading will start immediately as files are added.
If the automatic upload button is turned off, the file upload process must be started manually by clicking the Start upload button on the lower right of the control. To clear the upload queue, click the Clear button.
Once file series have been uploaded, they will be displayed below the upload control. To remove a series from the queue, click the Cancel button beside the series. To start processing, click the Start Processing button. A description for the image series can be added at this point. Click the Edit button next to the series. Type a description for the series into the text box that appears below Description, and either click Save or press the enter key. The description can also be edited after the images have been processed. Descriptions will appear in the report with the analysis of the series.
While files are being processed, users may perform other tasks such as data entry.
The following tables show the tests to select in the template builder corresponding to the supported analyses.
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Philips IQ HTML Import
Philips HTML IQ Constancy QA Import
Detailed Discussion of Measurements
For information on how the measurements were derived, please see the manufacturer's reference manual for the measurement device.
Below is an example of the report generated: