Canon develops wireless cassette-sized digital radiology system

25 March 2010

Canon UK has announced the development of the company’s first wireless, cassette-size digital radiography (DR) system: the CXDI-70C Wireless. The prototype of the wireless system eliminates the sensor cable for improved operability while delivering greatly enhanced image quality.

Canon is currently carrying out further development to reduce the weight of the CXDI-70C Wireless and accelerating the development speed, with the aim of realising a market launch in the latter half of 2010.

The new model is positioned as a high-end DR system, along with Canon’s commercially available CXDI-55G/55C, which has enjoyed a favourable reception since its release in 2009.

Canon’s CXDI series of DR systems has received recognition for its rapid display capability, superior image quality, and high reliability. The line-up’s dramatic improvements in performance and operability further contribute to increased diagnosis accuracy and efficient medical examinations.

By eliminating the sensor cable, the newly developed Canon CXDI-70C Wireless enables handling similar to current film-cassette X-ray systems for effortless operability and superior portability. The model’s 35 x 43 cm effective imaging area offers the same dimensions as current ISO4090 compliant film-cassette models, allowing digitalization without the need to modify existing analogue imaging equipment.

The CXDI-70C Wireless incorporates a new Canon-developed glass substrate with a pixel pitch of 125 microns and, despite realizing a higher resolution as compared with the company’s current 160-micron pixel-pitch DR systems, the new model delivers an increased level of sensitivity. In addition, the unit features a Cesium Iodide (CsI) scintillator, which delivers high-quality images while reducing X-ray exposure for the patient.

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