Most of the time when you go to the hospital it’s a game of “hurry up and wait.” You rush to get the medical attention you need, and then wait for what seems like forever until you finally see a doctor. Why is that? Well, sometimes it’s because doctors have to transport patients from one room to another to run computed tomography (CT) scans and X-rays to make sure the diagnosis is correct and that previous surgeries were successful.
Researchers at Korea Institute of Industrial Technology have figured out a way to help doctors save time and complete diagnostics and surgeries more efficiently. Their solution is a mobile X-ray imaging system that enables surgeons to operate more precisely and check a patient’s status instantly.
The research team used NI LabVIEW software and NI hardware to develop the mobile X-ray imaging system because of the expandability of the NI CompactRIO platform. Because this complicated system requires many different sensors, hardware, and controllers, the CompactRIO platform’s versatility helped to build the system by easily adding the appropriate modules.
With LabVIEW, the researchers created the mobile X-ray system in three months and provided the reliability, expandability, and ease of operation they were aiming for. LabVIEW also helped the researchers create a user-friendly interface and the core technology of the system, saving them development time.