The FDA has given approval to KUB Technologies, Inc., from Milford, Connecticut, to market the firm’s XPERT 20™ tabletop digital radiography system, which was designed for visualization of biopsy specimens, such as breast tissue samples from stereotactic core biopsies. The firm believes that its system will be ideal for smaller clinical facilities, since it is reasonably priced and the device is meant to fit into confined spaces of cramped pathology labs.
From the product page:
This self-contained,shielded cabinet x-ray system offers feature-rich, DICOM compliant, user-friendly software in a cabinet that takes up less real estate than a PC monitor. With zero warm up time, the XPERT 20™ offers AEC (automatic exposure control), auto-calibration, automatic window leveling and the ability to send multiple images, with annotations, to PACS.
A small focal spot x-ray source provides increased visibility and sharpness of detail for lesions and abnormalities in breast tissue samples. With an X-ray source of up to 25kV and 1.0mA, the XPERT 20 ™ provides images with the highest resolution to locate the smallest micro-calcifications. Designed for use in the most limited spaces with complete shielding and other radiation safety features, the XPERT 20 ™ is fully compliant with U.S. Federal and State requirements for radiation safety and operates with only a standard AC power source.