Useful for medical ultrasound images?

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by kflaig, Nov 8, 2005.

  1. kflaig

    kflaig Guest

    I'm trying to figure out if I can use a computer running Windows XP MCE to
    take the place of a Sony medical grade video machine (SVO 9500-MD) for use
    with my ultrasound equipment. The Sony is a S-VHS recorder that has these
    features:

    Digital frame memory (field/time selectable, 8 bit depth) allows noiseless,
    crystal clear "freeze"

    Built-in time base corrector produces stable color playback clarity in
    freeze, normal play and jog/shuttle modes

    Outstanding luminance and chrominance performance

    The bottom line is that the computer would have to record from the video-out
    on the ultrasound machine with quality equal to the Sony and allow me to view
    it frame by frame if needed, again with the same quality as the Sony.

    Any ideas?
     
    kflaig, Nov 8, 2005
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  2. kflaig

    kflaig Guest

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    kflaig, Nov 9, 2005
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  3. If it were my medical practice, I would definitely NOT use MCE for this
    purpose. MCE was designed as a consumer machine, not a (mission critical)
    business machine. From a software standpoint you could probably do this but
    I wouldn't recommend it.

    Dana Cline - MCE MVP
     
    Dana Cline - MVP, Nov 9, 2005
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  4. My 2 Cents,
    A computer is a computer...
    The only Diffrence of what you have and what your trying to do, Is software
    based.
    The sony you have, has a video capture card, With some software... I bet if
    you had that same card installed on your media center it would work just the
    same...
    Plus you would need a decent video card/Monitor to reproduce the colors as
    close as possible to the real thing...For the control part, it would most
    likely have to be with the video capturing software... Unless you could find
    a plug in for the media center interface... (the Blue screen)
    As far as media center portion of XP, you would probally only be able to
    view the pictures in your photo albums.

    Well, these are my thoughts.
     
    TriggerfingerEd, Nov 9, 2005
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  5. You can see a demo here.
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/mediacenter/default.mspx
    You can record live tv with a Tv Tuner via Coax...
    Not all media center computers you buy at the store come equipped with Tv
    tuners, sound cards.... and Companys like Hp, gateway, dell.... etc.. Dont
    equip thier machines with Top notch stuff. They make em medi Yoker and charge
    you pretty
    penny for them... Media center is actually Windows XP,,, but has a user
    friendly interface for you to manage you entertiainment stuff, like music,
    "Home Movies" Photos, and play Dvd and watch and record TV... THats it...and
    do all this with a tv remote control...Basically good for your home theater
    at home or a college student that can have all thier stuff in one place..

    For what your going to want to do, I mean you looking for clarity and
    precision... Your going to have to Tweak your machine and put High end
    components on it. Or make one from scratch with all the bells and wistles..
    Or you other option is to buy a sony wich someone has custom built. I.E. the
    company that you bought your original pc from..
     
    TriggerfingerEd, Nov 10, 2005
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  6. kflaig

    kflaig Guest

    Part of my problem is that I really don't understand what the MCE computers
    are setup to do. I just assumed that if I get a MCE computer it comes with a
    video caputure hardware. Does it? If it does does it caputure with the same
    quality as the S-Video Sony VCR? The monitor is not a worry since it would be
    played back through the monitor that comes with the ultrasound machine.
     
    kflaig, Nov 10, 2005
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