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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

RTR-4N™ Portable Digital X-Ray Inspection System

SAIC's RTR-4® X-ray imaging systems are fully portable and compact, designed to rapidly perform X-ray based inspections in the field. The RTR-4N™ configuration consists of a portable X-ray source, an integrated digital imager, and powerful notebook computer. It is used for both Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Non-Destructive Inspection applications.

RTR-4 systems are the only fully-digital portable X-ray systems with ground level imaging available to Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) professionals, meeting the intended purpose of enhancing the safety margin for EOD technicians and innocent civilians. The RTR-4N imaging system with its optional integrated wireless feature is the world's most popular portable digital x-ray system, and provides the ability to quickly and efficiently search for weapons, drugs, and contraband in areas too difficult or time-consuming to search by hand.

The RTR-4N digital X-ray system is compact, rugged, and portable, which allows it to be useful in a number of scenarios. A few examples of RTR-4 applications include:

Improvised Explosive Device (IED) evaluation and disposal. Bomb technicians from a variety of law enforcement, military, and airport security organizations use RTR-4 systems to investigate suspicious packages for the presence of IEDs.
Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) disposal personnel employ the RTR-4N system with Large Area Imager to evaluate unexploded ordnance and determine fusing condition.
Mail and package evaluation in a mailroom scenario, as well as point-of-entry examination of personal belongings at special events.
Customs personnel utilize the RTR-4N system to x-ray and investigate private vehicles and other odd-shaped objects not appropriate for an x-ray baggage scanner.
Non-Destructive Evaluation/Testing/Inspection (NDE/NDT/NDI) for process control of component assembly, honeycomb aerospace structures and wood building structures.
Portable Notebook Control Unit: The lightweight and powerful notebook computer possesses all the capabilities necessary to acquire and process images, enabling rapid threat assessment.
Powerful and Fast Processor: Notebook computer with Pentium® IV processor provides rapid processing of acquired data.
Large Display for Image Evaluation: The notebook computer display is large, with additional pixels to allow easy image evaluation and enhancement.
Image Analysis Software: Software includes full image analysis methods, such as smoothing, contrast stretch, subtracting, embossing, etc.
High-Capacity Hard Disk, Increased Memory, Built-in CD/RW and USB Ports: Some of the many notebook features that increase the effectiveness and productivity of the user.
Single Case for Transport and Storage: All components are conveniently stored in one hardened foam-lined case for easy, safe, efficient transport and storage.
Wireless Capability: A new integrated wireless option provides a digital and encrypted wireless connection from the Control Unit to the Imager and X-Ray Source with no add-on boxes. The operator, as well as other personnel and property, remain a safe distance from the potentially dangerous item being evaluated.
Upgrades: Several available options allow easy upgrade from the RTR-4/ARS system to the RTR-4N Notebook computer based system, creating an all-in-one case design.
The RTR-4N system is a small, lightweight, and durable portable x-ray imaging system that produces better image quality, less noise, and more contrast than typical analog systems. The RTR-4N system's digital transmission means no image degradation. The RTR-4N system operates without film— images are instantly displayed and can be saved in an industry-standard format.

Data is immediately available after the X-ray image is acquired and can be processed and reviewed as the inspection is being completed.

This product is available for purchase on the General Services Administration Law Enforcement and Security Equipment Contract GS-07F-0210J. Visit GSA Advantage for more information on purchasing.

More News On portable Device
A new portable X-ray system, which can generate instant images and which allows for state-of-the-art dentistry to occur anywhere, will be making the rounds at area schools this season, according to the Augusta Regional Dental Clinic.
A $2,500 gift from the Augusta Health Care (AHC) Community Health Foundation helped the regional clinic purchase the portable X-ray system. Donations from the Staunton/Augusta Rotary Club and the American Dental Association also contributed to the program, which required about $20,000 to launch.

The system will be traveling to elementary schools in Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County over the next few months. Any student can be screened for oral health issues and given a dental assessment including free X-rays, sealants, and recommendations for follow-up treatment, said Margaret Hersh, executive director of the Augusta Regional Free Clinic, in a press release sent out by the AHC Community Health Foundation.

Parents at the school were given prior notice of the services available on site and asked if they wanted their child to participate, she explained.

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