Konica Minolta Launches KDR Flex and AeroDR Glassless Detectors

Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. is launching the KDR Flex Overhead X-ray System, a next-generation, smart radiography system that delivers an array of workflow innovations and includes Dynamic Digital Radiography (DDR). DDR acquires individual images at high speed and low dose. The resulting cine loop enables clinicians to observe anatomical motion over time, enhancing diagnostic capabilities and providing clinicians with a way to visualize anatomy like never before.

The KDR Flex Overhead X-ray System automatically tracks and aligns the tube to the table or wall stand, facilitating precision in positioning. It has the flexibility to be configured as a manual, semi-automated or fully automated system to optimize workflow, reduce operator fatigue and increase patient satisfaction. A powerful X-ray generator and Automatic Exposure Control further optimize image quality and help minimize patient dose. The result is a more effortless system operation that enhances both the technologist and patient experience.

Konica Minolta also introduced its latest innovation in wireless digital detectors. With the AeroDR Glassless Flat Panel Detectors there is no glass substrate, just a thin film transistor (TFT), further decreasing the panel weight and, as important, reducing the distance between the scintillator and electronics for superior sensitivity and outstanding image quality. The AeroDR family of flat panel detectors are renowned for durability, a powerful 7-year power cell warranty and exceptional high definition resolution at 100 µm and 200 µm. AeroDR Glassless Flat Panel Detectors are available in Konica Minolta systems and retrofits to help facilities take advantage of a smart imaging solution for greater efficiency and optimal image quality.

The company also announced that the mKDR Xpress Mobile X-ray System now has US FDA cleared for the DDR option.

With the mKDR Xpress Mobile X-ray System with DDR, clinicians can now capture anatomy in motion and observe physiological changes during respiration or swallow studies, right at the patient’s bedside or in the ER, OR, CCU or ICU. DDR adds significant clinical value to imaging performed at the point-of-care with an exam that is fast and versatile at a low radiation dose.

“Konica Minolta is delivering more capabilities with digital radiography that advance and redefine imaging diagnostics and are available on multiple systems to best meet each customer’s most demanding needs,” says Guillermo Sander, PhD, Marketing Director for Digital Radiography, Konica Minolta Healthcare. “Our commitment is to do more with primary imaging, continually evolving to provide clinicians with diagnostic information never before available. The ultimate goal is to enhance patient care by enabling better decisions, sooner.”

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