Canon Introduces Its Newest Addition To Its Family Of Portable Digital Radiography Systems At SCAR Show
Canon Expands Its Line of Portable DR Systems With The New CXDI-50C To Provide High-Quality, Filmless Image Capture with Minimal X-Ray Exposure for Patients
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., April 26, 2006 - Taking portable digital radiography (DR) technology to a new level, Canon U.S.A., Inc., will showcase the latest addition to its family of portable DR systems - the Canon CXDI-50C - at the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology (SCAR) Show, April 27th-30th, in Austin, Texas.
The Canon CXDI-50C portable, lightweight DR system provides high quality, filmless image capture for a broad range of radiographic applications, including trauma, ICU and bedside exams. The large 14-inch x 17-inch imaging area and portable design - just under an inch thick (0.9 inches) and weighing only 10.6 lbs - allow the Canon CXDI-50C DR system to be especially useful with patients who have limited mobility and for capturing images at angles that are difficult to set with fixed devices.
“All Canon DR systems help to reduce exam times, increase patient throughput and can contribute to substantial cost and labor savings. This new high sensitivity DR system will deliver images at low X-ray doses, especially important when imaging children and the chronically ill,” said Tsuneo Imai, director and general manager, Canon Medical Systems. “The new Canon CXDI-50C DR system can help to deliver amazing efficiency and effectiveness, allowing users to preview images seconds after exposure, and capture subtle contrast and fine image details that might otherwise appear over or underexposed on conventional film.”
Featuring proprietary, advanced Canon LANMIT (Large Area New-MIS Sensor and TFT) detector technology, the Canon CXDI-50C DR system delivers high-quality diagnostic images efficiently with minimal X-ray exposure to patients, making it ideal for pediatric and orthopedic use. This new portable DR system consists of a Canon Amorphous Silicon (a-Si) Flat Panel Detector and a Cesium Iodide (CsI) scintillator, allowing for extremely effective X-ray absorption and high signal-to-noise performance.
The Canon CXDI-50C DR System has network capability and is compatible with the latest standards for medical device communication, including the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM ®) Standard. Its highly versatile Ethernet 10/100 Base T connectivity and DICOM 3.0 compatibility enables seamless data transfer to any DICOM hard copy output device, Picture Archival Communication System (PACS) or Radiology Information System (RIS) for printing, archiving and remote viewing of images.
Optical and Imaging Heritage of Canon
Canon has a strong optical and imaging heritage. This heritage has allowed Canon to make a significant mark in the medical imaging market, particularly when it comes to high-quality, affordable DR solutions and innovations. With its solid heritage and expertise as a foundation, Canon continues to develop and deliver medical imaging solutions that will set the standard for industry innovation for years to come.
Since 1997, Canon Medical Systems has introduced seven generations of flat panel sensors (the Canon CXDI-11, Canon CXDI-22, Canon CXDI-31, Canon CXDI-40G, Canon CXDI-40C, Canon CXDI-50G and now, the Canon CXDI-50C flat panel sensors), offering a full range of DR system solutions for various applications.
Canon delivered the industry’s first portable DR system - the Canon CXDI-31 DR system - in 2001. Its second generation portable DR system - the Canon CXDI-50G DR system - is a light-weight, large imaging area (14-inch x 17-inch) DR system that was honored with a 2005 Industrial Design Excellence Award (IDEA) from the Industrial Designers Society of America and BusinessWeek Magazine.
Canon Medical Systems has installed more than 950 DR sensor panels throughout Canada, the United States and Latin America, part of more than 2,900 DR systems that have been installed worldwide by the Canon family of companies.
About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc. delivers consumer, business-to-business, and industrial imaging solutions. The Company is listed as one of Fortune’s Most Admired Companies in America and is rated #35 on the BusinessWeek list of “Top 100 Brands.” Its parent company Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ) is a top patent holder of technology, ranking second overall in the U.S. in 2005, with global revenues of $31.8 billion. For more information, visit www.usa.canon.com.
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