Medgrade Medical Grade Media

1 Is the drive recognized? Make sure that the drive is recognized by your system. If not, check the connections and restart the system with the drive switched on. Please also check if the drive matches the MO-disk type (e.g. a drive laid out for 2.3 GB cannot handle a 5.2 GB disk).

2 Does the busy lamp change to "ready mode"? With most drives, the busy lamp goes off (some drives the lamp changes to green). After the drive has been recognized, insert MO-disk and wait until busy lamp is ready.

3 Error message appears on your monitor after the busy lamp shows "ready". Repeat step 2 with another MO disk, if possible with a disk that has been used before successfully. If the system functions in this combination try again with the disk that failed previously. The system should now work satisfactorily. If the same error occurs again, the disk may have a problem.

4 Is your disk formatted? Please check if the disk is "high level" formatted for your operation system (e.g. Windows or Mac). If not, make sure there is no data on the disk and apply the high level format yourself. If the formatting has been successful, the disk should work well.

5 What problems may occur while applying the high level format? An error message should inform you about the failure cause. If on the disk the error message says, "write protected" the write protect switch should be manually changed over. After that the high level formatting should be retried.

6 When is a drive problem likely? If the same problems re-occur with more than one disk there could be a problem with the drive. To test, please select disks from different lot numbers if possible.

7 When is a disk problem likely? If the same problems occur with disks of the same lot in different drives, it could be possible the disks are contaminated (e.g. dust, grease) or the previous data has not been written properly on the disks.

8 What is DICOM? This standard, DICOM, was developed to:
- Promote communication of digital image information, regardless of device manufacturer.
- Facilitate the development and expansion of picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) that can also interface with other systems of hospital information.
- Allow the creation of diagnostic information data bases that can be interrogated by a wide variety of devices distributed geographically.

These standards specified a hardware interface, a minimum set of software commands, and a consistent set of data formats.

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