Take a Moment to Get Acquainted with the Unique Features of Vidisco’s Xbit Software

By Tamir Aluma and Rachel Lieberman


Vidisco’s proprietary Xbit software features a sophisticated digital radiology imaging database that can store, manage, sort and retrieve thousands of images. In addition to storing X-ray images, the database also keeps records containing associated annotation files, identifying information (project, location, date and time), and attached files such as technical specs and external images. All of this data can easily be retrieved repeatedly.


Images enhanced with the help of this software can be saved and easily retrieved from the database for future use. Here are 4 unique tools that make use of the database’s special features, creating extra value for the user of digital radiology imaging.


Bomb Data Center

The Xbit database has extensive storage capabilities when it comes to storing data, images, external files, videos and more. This makes it ideal to serve as a bomb data center shared by different EOD teams worldwide. The sharing of images is easy, quick and safe. All of the images are saved in a protected format, which includes not only the X-ray image but all of its associated information in a “bundle.” Query and search are easily conducted, as is importing or exporting images.


Easy to Use Database 


Organic Detection Control

Any user equipped with a Vidisco flat panel and the XR-DE Plus (or XR-DE) module can perform organic detection. Organic detection assists in highlighting organic/inorganic materials. This is especially helpful when searching for explosives or drugs – both of which are organic substances which will show up in orange in the Dual Energy image.

XR-DE Plus Module


The Dual Energy image is stored in the database in two modes; a regular X-ray shot of the image and the corresponding mode featuring the detection colors, for future reference. Organic detection is activated by the software with a click of a button; within seconds organic identification of a suspicious object appears on the screen for immediate analysis.


Dual Energy Image in the Database


Automatic Subtraction Tool

The Automatic Subtraction Tool enables automatic comparison and detection of differences and hidden objects when studying 2 seemingly identical images. The images below contain an example of a telephone inspection: Image number 1 features a telephone without a hidden object. Image 2 features the same type of telephone with a hidden object. Image 3 shows the Subtraction result – an image of the detected bug.


Manual Subtraction in 3 stages


Subtraction can be used as a helpful tool in routine security inspections of items such as cell phones, laptops and other electronic devices. The inspection team prepares a database of “clean” images of popular models for reference when inspecting similar objects on a daily basis. Subtraction can be used to compare between a “clean” database image of a similar inspection image, and a current image in order to detect bugs, explosives or other irregularities. The tool is activated at the click of a button. The comparison is fast and automatic. This tool helps to prevent human error.


Automatic Stitching Tool

Vidisco’s Automatic Stitching Tool enables the user to automatically connect several X-ray images through the Xbit software. For instance, if a large ordnance device is X-rayed, the user can take 2, 3 or even 6 X-ray images and save each one in the software database. By selecting all of the relevant images and clicking the "ST" button, the software will stitch the selected images into one complete and seamless image. This stitched image can also be recorded in the database for future reference. The image below demonstrates how this function works:


The Automatic Stitching Tool

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