With the launch of AeroDR NS, Konica Minolta’s new flat panel detector, the process of upgrading from CR to DR has become easier than ever. The 14×17’’ portable detector supports the user with a complete workflow solution and is compatible with any existing static RAD room and mobile RAD system.The ImagePilot software enables the user to register patients, acquire & view images, perform measurements & reports and archive them using a miniPACS functionality.
For various applications, there are specific user tools available: optional tools include dedicated Orthopedic & Veterinary tools and a Bone-Suppression feature. This function processes an image so as to render the clavicles and the ribs ‘attenuated’, thus making it easier to diagnose thorax images.
The biggest advantage of using AeroDR NS instead of a CR workflow is that the acquisition cycle time is much shorter, being reduced from several minutes to a few seconds.
Other features of the AeroDR NS detector are:
- a pixel size of 150µm, a CsI scintillator and 72% MTF so delivering high image quality allowing high confidence diagnoses
- ‘Automatic Exposure Detection so there is no need for cable connections to the X-ray generator
- An internal Access Point which can send the images directly to the screen within seconds
- AeroStorage allows working offline if necessary together with the possibilty to store up to 200 images.
The AeroDR NS is specifically relevant for medical imaging professionals who are considering upgrading from analog or CR to DR, but don’t have a sufficient budget for the purchase of a complete new Digital RAD room.