August 5, 2013 — Canon U.S.A. Inc. showcased its line of radiology offerings at the 2013 American Healthcare Radiology Administrators’ (AHRA) Annual Meeting and Exposition at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Canon demonstrated a variety of offerings designed to help improve the way industry professionals work.
In addition to exhibiting its newest radiology solutions, Canon U.S.A. celebrated a major milestone, as its parent company, Canon Inc., reached 22,000 global unit sales of digital radiology (DR) detectors. This is another benchmark for the company, which entered the market in 1997 with the industry’s first portable DR system, the CXDI-11 Digital Radiography Detector, and continues to be at the forefront of developing DR solutions.
The current Canon detector portfolio offers a range of solutions for a wide variety of applications. For example, the RadPRO1 line of radiography solutions helps healthcare organizations — whether a high-volume hospital, orthopedic center or private practice — produce high quality images at low dose. In addition to fixed room solutions, versatile Canon mobile solutions offer DR portability in a variety of modern settings. Canon, through its subsidiary Virtual Imaging, also offers a series of upgrade solutions that can be easily integrated with most standard analog X-ray equipment and selected competitive mobile systems, providing access to the latest DR technology with Canon portable and wireless flat panel detectors.
Canon U.S.A. featured a variety of these solutions for the healthcare industry at AHRA 2013, including the RadPRO D2-50RF Dynamic Digital RF System. Equipped with the innovative Canon CXDI-50RF Dynamic/Static Digital Radiography Detector (the world's first portable dynamic and static sensor panel), this system is a dual-purpose digital imaging solution that performs both digital fluoroscopy and digital radiography. This device offers flexible portable imaging to satisfy the need for a removable digital detector, which is required for high-volume facilities. The protocol driven RadPRO D2-50RF supports the latest in interactive system communication and features auto-positioning to help improve the user workflow. Other solutions shown:
Mobile Solutions for Streamlined Workflows and Enhanced Patient Care
Healthcare providers can maximize resources and simplify workflows through a mobile and portable radiology solution from Canon. With its compact and easy-to-maneuver design, the RadPro 40kW Digital Mobile X-ray System provides the flexibility of a radiography room on wheels — to bring the radiography room to the patient and allow administrators to maximize office space by reducing the need to have dedicated rooms for specific procedures.
Convenient Upgrade Kits for Effective, Cost-Conscious Device Management
As the industry continues facing tighter budgets and increased patient demands, Canon’s Digital Mobile Upgrade Kits help maximize resources by providing a cost-effective solution that enhances existing radiography devices with the latest digital capabilities. Whether transforming one machine or an entire fleet, these kits provide an affordable option for healthcare professionals interested in bringing outdated existing systems into state-of-the-art systems. Once updated, these devices provide improved imaging capabilities, low-dose examinations and fast processing times.
In addition, Canon U.S.A. showcased:
DR Image Viewer: Created for viewing high-quality images taken with Canon DR systems, Canon DR Image Viewer Software is designed to help streamline workflow and maximize throughput.
Control Software NE: Made exclusively for the Canon DR systems, the CXDI Control Software NE is designed to optimize workflow and reduces the steps needed to complete exams.
For more information: www.usa.canon.com/dr