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
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
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
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.