Technology | May 03, 2010

CR for Mammography Shrinks Pixels for Better Images

May 3, 2010 - Computed radiography (CR) is generally used for standard X-ray imaging. However, CR has been gaining ground with its expansion application for mammography.

As CR for mammography becomes more widely adopted, manufacturers have added the women's diagnostic imaging capability to their CR units. Today, Konica Minolta announced the introduction of the Nano HQ single bay CR system, a mammography-capable, single-bay CR reader.

In addition to existing 175 ?m and 87.5 ?m read capacities, the Nano HQ offers a new 43.75 ?m read function for mammography. This new resolution feature generates smaller pixels designed for greater detail and higher quality images.

The single bay Nano HQ is based on Konica Minolta’s Nano CR, a single-bay system. The Nano HQ includes Konica Minolta’s hybrid processing and linear motor technology for a smooth plate transport mechanism. The unit offers flexibility with its compact design that gives placement options and the ability to choose a control station for the specific imaging needs of large hospitals and private practices alike.

Nano HQ CR's has a processing speed of 80 plates per hour (14 x 14 in) at standard resolution or 51 plates per hour (18 x 24 cm) at 43.75 ?m.

For more information: konicaminolta.us

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