Canon has announced that its CXDI-80C and CXDI-501 wireless digital radiography detectors have received 510(k) clearance from the FDA.
The CXDI-80C wireless digital radiography (DR) detector, which we have discussed before on Medgadget, is the first compact wireless DR detector offered by Canon. Weighing roughly 5.1 lbs., the system builds on the functionality of the company’s CXDI-70C wireless DR detector but is smaller and lighter. The CXDI-80C features an imaging area of approximately 11 x 14-inches in size and can be used with standard-size Bucky trays. Incorporating a 6.1-megapixel image sensor with a pixel pitch of 125 microns and a cesium iodide scintillator, the system is designed to offer high-quality images while limiting X-ray exposure to the patient. When operating on a fully charged battery, the device can produce up to approximately 140 images.
The CXDI-501 series systems are designed to combine high imaging capability with portability. The two detectors are designed to enable fast exam output by enabling medical practitioners to preview an image approximately three seconds after exposure. The Canon CXDI-501C and CXDI-501G DR detectors offer easy installation for most existing Bucky trays. Featuring an imaging area measuring 14 x 17-inches, the two detectors each weigh approximately 6.8 pounds. Offering high light-conversion efficiency, the CXDI-501C and CXDI-501G DR detectors make use of an approximately 9.5-million megapixel image sensor with a pixel pitch of 125 microns. The CXDI-501C uses a cesium iodide scintillator while the CXDI-501G DR relies on an oxysulfide scintillator.
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