Canon announces four new wireless digital radiography systems featuring Non Generator Connection mode
April 8, 2013
TOKYO, April 8, 2013—Canon Inc., Canon Marketing Japan Inc. and Canon Lifecare Solutions Inc. announced today the introduction in Japan of the new cassette-size CXDI-701C/G Wireless and small cassette-size CXDI-801C/G Wireless digital radiography (DR) systems.*1 In addition to supporting wireless connectivity, the four devices newly incorporate a Non Generator Connection mode, which removes the need to synchronize with an X-ray generator, making possible improved operating ease while facilitating integration with existing systems.
Delivering high resolution and high image quality, the new Canon CXDI-701C/G and CXDI-801C/G Wireless DR systems inherit the same exceptional basic performance as their predecessors, the popular CXDI-70C/G Wireless (released in September 2010/November 2011) and CXDI-80C Wireless (released in November 2011), respectively. The CXDI-701C/G and CXDI-801C/G Wireless each newly feature a Non Generator Connection mode, which automatically detects X-ray exposure, removing the need to synchronize signals with an X-ray generator. This feature helps to reduce the amount of imaging equipment required, enabling users to freely select their ideal equipment layout while minimizing investment costs. Furthermore, the devices can be easily combined with existing equipment without significant changes to setups.
The new Canon CXDI-series devices are capable of displaying a preview image in less than two seconds after exposure,*2 an improvement over the approximately three seconds required by their predecessors, allowing users to quickly confirm X-ray images. Additionally, the CXDI-701C/G and CXDI-801C/G Wireless each require approximately nine seconds between image capture,*2 a time interval that has been significantly reduced from the approximately 15 seconds needed by their predecessors. By realizing a shortened time interval, the devices enable quick imaging, contributing to improved procedural efficiency.
Delivering enhanced convenience, the CXDI-701C/G and CXDI-801C/G Wireless include a detachable magnet-type connector that enables the devices to easily be linked to a wiring unit (sold separately). The connector can be attached in one of two directional orientations, facilitating easier maneuvering with the cord. Users can also easily charge the DR systems during image capture using a wired connection without having to remove them from the bucky table or upright stand. Contributing to further operation ease, the wiring unit and DR systems can be powered on and off together.
The CXDI-701C/G and CXDI-801C/G Wireless each incorporate a Canon proprietary flat-panel sensor with a pixel pitch of 125 microns, making possible high-resolution, high-quality diagnostic imaging. The new DR systems, each measuring 15 mm in thickness, come in two body sizes: the CXDI-701C/G measures 384 x 460 mm while the CXDI-801C/G measures 307 x 384 mm. In addition to supporting wireless operation, the CXDI-701C/G and CXDI-801C/G Wireless feature lightweight body designs, weighing approximately 3.3 and 2.3 kg (with battery), respectively. The CXDI-701C and CXDI-801C also include a Cesium Iodide (CsI) scintillator offering superior light-conversion efficiency and reduced X-ray exposure to patients.
Canon will be displaying the new CXDI-series DR systems in Japan at the company’s booth during the International Technical Exhibition of Medical Imaging (ITEM) 2013, an academic exhibition organized as part of the Japan Radiology Congress (JRC) 2013, which will be held from April 12 to 14 at the Pacifico Yokohama Exhibition Hall in Yokohama, just south of Tokyo.
*1 DR systems employ a scintillator that converts X-rays into visible light, and a large-scale flat-panel sensor to directly pick up the light to generate an image.
*2 Excluding during Non Generator mode
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