Ocean Next™ software

Since its launch, Ocean™ has been the market-leading software for X-ray QA, addressing customers’ needs all the way from Quick, for daily checks, to advanced QA with workflow, automation, and traceability in Professional in easy steps.

Ocean Next™, our latest software development, continues to be central to our X-ray solutions and is compliant with all our Piranha and Cobia meters.

The new power in X-ray QA software

The importance of dedicated software applications to conduct professional QA is growing. Excel is flexible but simply not enough to meet the demands for traceability, compliance, and efficiency.

If you want a swift, easy-to-use application for routine controls, or a customized application with workflow, automatic tests, and traceability, the new Ocean Next™ software suite provides you with both options.

The software’s recognition and efficiency make it central to our X-ray solutions, and it is compliant with all our Piranha and Cobia meters as well as the new Scatter Probe.

By using Ocean Next™, you can plan the measurements in advance, create checklists, add information as a pop-up window for a specific exposure, and include instructions to simplify the work for you and your co-workers using a streamlined user interface.

Choose from three different license levels: Quick, Advantage, and Professional.

Ocean Next™ is prepared for Cloud Connections and enhanced services that will be launched in 2021!

Quick: for swift QA

Start measuring within seconds. The application detects what instrument and probes you have connected to assist you the best way possible – just “Plug n Play”. The interface adapts, and all the measured parameters are displayed on one screen. The results and waveforms can be retained in the database for later review and compiled in a report.

Advantage: for streamlined QA measurements

For more advanced QA measurements than Quick, the Advantage license enables customization of templates to suit your specific needs. Predefined workflows, automation of steps, and graphs. In the Studio View, you can design single-page templates (including analysis and checklists) and important reports, e.g. with your own logo and own layout.

Professional: complete QA system for superior efficiency and compliance

For trend analysis and full traceability of your measurements. Ocean Next Professional allows you to build a holistic solution for your X-ray QA, by storing your measurements in a searchable database structured to your individual needs. The archived measurements are available for quick and intuitive retrieval.


Download RTI Ocean™ 2014 software

The market-leading Ocean™ 2014 is still available. Download RTI Ocean 2014™ software.

Ocean Next™ key features

  • Customized application with workflow, automatic tests, and traceability
  • Updated user interface for recognition and efficiency
  • Enhanced reporting functionality in Quick Check
  • Upgraded with simplified templates and measurements structure
  • Runs on both computers and tablets - choose the display you want
  • RTI Academy training courses available - see the Academy webpage

The new RTI Scatter Probe to use with Ocean Next™

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RTI Ocean Next™ software specifications

Which version of Ocean Next™ suits you best?

  • Built-in display function
    Quick/Advantage/Professional
  • Save function
    Quick/Advantage/Professional
  • Basic report printing
    Quick/Advantage/Professional
  • Basic Excel connection
    Quick/Advantage/Professional
  • Advanced report printing
    Advantage/Professional
  • Advanced Excel® connection
    Advantage/Professional
  • User-defined tests & checklists
    Advantage/Professional
  • Analysis with pass/fail limits
    Advantage/Professional
  • Reporting
    Advantage/Professional
  • CT Dose Profiler support
    Advantage/Professional
  • Single-page templates
    Advantage/Professional
  • Multi-page templates
    Professional
  • Site database
    Professional

Analyses available in Ocean Next™ Professional

  • Accuracy
    Evaluates the accuracy of measured parameters. It calculates the deviation between a measured value and a set value (reference value) and compares against specified pass/fail criteria.
  • Reproducibility
    Evaluates the reproducibility of measured parameters. It calculates the difference from the mean value, coefficient of variation, and standard deviation.
  • mA linearity
    Evaluates the mA linearity. It compares the mA/exposure value of the different mA stations. It can be used with mA/time and mAs generators.
  • HVL
    Calculates half-value layer based on a number of exposures with increasing added filtration. The calculated half-value layer is compared to the specified pass/fail criteria.
  • Quick HVL
    Compares the direct measured half-value layer to specified pass/fail criteria.
  • CTDI
    Calculates CTDI based on five CT dose values measured in different positions in a CT phantom. It calculates CTDI, weighted CTDI, and normalized CTDI.
  • AGD (ACR, EUREF, or IAEA)
    Calculates the average glandular dose according to the rules specified by ACR, EUREF, or IAEA.
  • Min./Max. limits
    Compares the specified parameter to a high and/or low accepted limit. It can be used with all measured parameters and the user-calculation column.
  • Checklist analysis
    Analyze the result of a checklist - if it passed or failed, how many fails, and how many warnings there were.
  • AEC evaluations
    AEC kV compensation, AEC mA compensation, AEC reproducibility, AEC reciprocity, AEC field balance, AEC density correction.
  • Graphs
    This analysis is used to plot two different columns against each other. You can do a line or polynomial fit to your data points. It calculates the Correlation Coefficient and Coefficient Determination and allows you to set your own pass/fail criteria.
  • User calculations
    Build your own calculations for any values in Ocean, and apply other analyses such as accuracy, reproducibility, and max./min. limits.

Support

1. Do you have the latest software?
It is always good to have the latest update for your instrument. This is because we continuously make improvements and fix bugs.

2. Have you read our FAQ?
For the most common application and measurement issues, we have collected the answers in one place, please visit our FAQ page. This is so that you will get a quick answer to your question.

3. Have you checked the application notes?
In our application notes, you will find answers, solutions, and tips for some specific measuring tasks that may arise. Here you will also find instructions on how to measure some unusual X-ray machines and new measuring set-up.

4. Contact your local distributor
Your local representative – our extension in the world – is an expert on RTI’s products and can help you to answer your questions and support you. This way you can get help in your time zone and in your own language.

5. Contact us
We encourage you to contact us if you have questions or problems. We are here to help you and be your partner in your everyday working life.

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