Canon launches three new Digital Radiography detectors





LONDON, September 5, 2011 – Canon, world-leader in imaging solutions has announced the availability of three new additions to its flat panel Digital Radiography (DR) detector range, extending the mobility, versatility and highresolution diagnostic imaging capabilities available to medical institutions.
 
Each of the new Canon DR detectors has an improved resolution of 125 micron (μm) and an increased level of sensitivity to deliver higher image quality. They have been designed to deliver on the promises of improved portability and ease of use for the benefit of users, as well as convenience and improved imaging capabilities that directly benefit the patient.
 
Canon CXDI-80C Wireless Digital Radiography (DR) System
 
As Canon’s first compact wireless DR system, the CXDI-80C Wireless builds on the success of Canon’s renowned CXDI-70C Wireless DR system, while achieving reductions in size and weight. Combining versatility, very high image quality and very high sensitivity in a more convenient and compact size, the CXDI-80C Wireless is a small area detector that delivers added convenience and freedom during diagnostic examinations.
 
With its lightweight but robust design and an imaging area of 27 x 35cm, which is similar in size to a conventional imaging cassette, the CXDI-80C Wireless is ideal for extremity imaging and has the added benefit that it can fit into an incubator X-ray cassette tray in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU).  When the CXDI-80C Wireless is used with the CXDI-70C Wireless DR system, the combination of advanced wireless DR detectors cover all high quality imaging requirements in low dose general radiography, including imaging of the skull, chest, abdomen and extremities.
 
Canon CXDI-501 Digital Radiography Systems
 
With their new glass substrate, impressive image quality and portability, the new Canon CXDI-501 series DR detectors allow radiographers to deliver efficient diagnosis and high quality patient care, with the added convenience that low detector weight and super-slim design brings. 
 
Versatility is boosted to new heights as the Canon CXD-501 series detectors not only include a detachable cable but can also fit into most existing bucky cassette trays. The CXDI-501C and CXDI-501G DR systems feature a 35 x 43cm imaging area and each weigh 3.1 kilograms. Boasting exceptional X-ray photon conversion efficiency, the CXDI-501 series detectors also incorporate a high
quality 9.5 megapixel Canon LANMIT image sensor with a pixel pitch of 125 μm and are available with either a Caesium Iodide (CsI) scintillator (CXDI- 501C) or Gadolinium Oxysulphide (GOS) scintillator (CXDI-501G).
 
The CXDI-501 DR system produces ultra-fast image output, allowing radiographers and medical personnel to view an image just three seconds after X-ray exposure. The latest Canon CXDI-NE imaging software, also supplied, helps users to streamline workflow by reducing the number of operational steps required to complete a patient examination to the absolute minimum, automating many actions and presenting information in a clear and concise manner. 
 
The CXDI-501C/G and the CXDI-80C Wireless detectors will be available in the fourth quarter of 2011.
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About Canon Medical Systems
 
Canon has been an innovator in Medical applications for 70 years. Since 1940, (when Canon’s first medical application was introduced – an innovative X-Ray application for tuberculoses screening), Canon has delivered lots of world’s first in the area of radiography and eye care. Today Canon’s extensive line of digital radiography systems and eye care diagnostic equipment is used in areas of hospital environment, medical and screening centers as well as a wide range of terrains with portable needs. Canon is continuously working on enhancing patient care, image quality, portability, flexibility and workflow. 
 
For further information about Canon Medical Systems, and details of local distributors
 
About Canon Europe
 
Canon Europe is the regional sales and marketing operation for Canon Inc., represented in 116 countries and employing over 11,000 people across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
 
Founded in 1937 with the specific goal of making the best quality camera available to customers, Canon’s tireless passion for the Power of Image has since extended its technology into many other markets and has established it as a world leader in both consumer and business imaging solutions. Its solutions comprise products, ranging from digital compact and SLR cameras, through broadcast lenses and portable X-ray machines, to multi-function and production printers, all supported by a range of value added services.
 
Canon invests heavily in R&D to deliver the richest and most innovative products and services to satisfy customers’ creative needs. From amateur photographers to professional print companies, Canon enables each customer to realise their own passion for image.
 
Canon believes that considering the interests of society and the environment is an integral part of good business practice. This is embodied in its corporate philosophy Kyosei – ‘To live and work together for the common good’.
Further information about Canon Europe is available at: www.canon-europe.com
 
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