The Equus Ultra HD DR System
The Equus Ultra is an Equine DR System with easy to use intuitive Metron Software. With its, Unique patented Guided Mark up routines Metron’s Equine Software is leaps and bounds ahead of the competition. A complete DR System in a case for use in the field
- DR Panel – 100 micron Ultra High Definition (Varex/PE) 30×25 Cesium Iodide, AED with direct panel to laptop wireless communication (no routers etc.); standard cassette size, 1.8 KG, with a rugged panel protection cover and handgrip; industry-leading MTF and DQE
- Full HD (1920×1080) 15 or 17-inch Laptop with minimum i5, 8 GB RAM and 1 TB HDD; completely configured and ready to go
- Hard or soft carry case with dedicated protective slots for each component
- Full Metron version 8.xx top of class Lumina equine imaging software with dedicated equine mark up tools, and new optional “Intellect Module” Neuro Net “Deep Learning” fully automatic user functionality
Neural Networks & Deep Learning
The term “Neural Network” has been given to a certain form of computation performed by specialized software that in some ways mimics how we think the human brain works. The figure below shows a neural network, where each circle represents an artificial neuron. This neural network has 2 ‘hidden layers’ of neurons, which makes it a rather small (or shallow) neural network.
Some networks in practical use today have 150 or more layers of interconnected neurons – and so they are called “deep” networks. The term “Deep Learning” refers to techniques which enable these software programs to train the artificial neurons so that they ‘learn’ to give the correct output. The correct output might be to identify a cat in a photo or to steer a driverless car along a country road.
At EponaMind we were early developers of neural networks and we are the first company to release a veterinary imaging product that makes use of them. In our Metron software version 8.1 and later, we offer the Intellect Module (US patent pending) which brings the power of neural networks to our imaging products.
With the Intellect Module, our Metron software can automatically label equine radiographs and photographs.
Along with the ability to recognize the anatomy of the horse, Metron’s Intellect Module can accurately pick key-points in images to make measurements – automatically without human help.
When a radiograph is acquired with a Metron-based DR system with the Intellect module, the image is automatically calibrated and hoof measurements made, as shown in the video above. What you are watching in this video is quite amazing – the computer has been taught to pick the points on the radiographs – and it’s picking them at a human-expert level! Our Metron users have been picking these points for the past 17 years since we introduced the product, and now, as of release 8.1 in 2017, we have taught the computer to do the picking – thanks to neural networks trained by Deep Learning. No other veterinary imaging software on the market today can do this, Metron’s Intellect Module is US Patent Pending.