Canon is gearing up to release soon a new wireless cassette-size digital radiography sensor system, the CXDI-70C Wireless. So far the company has a prototype it was showing off at the European Congress of Radiology 2010 in Vienna, Austria earlier this month, and it is touching up the final product to prepare for production.
Canon is currently carrying out such efforts as further reducing the weight of the CXDI-70C Wireless and accelerating the development speed, with the aim of realizing a market launch in the latter half of 2010.
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 analog imaging equipment.
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.