Kubtec (Milford, CT) received FDA approval to introduce its KUB 250 neonatal X-ray system to the U.S. market. The KUB 250 is a portable system intended to stay within the NICU.
It’s a low dosage system that the company claims to produce the highest resolution images available of any competing product. It offers 96 micron pixel size at a radiation up to 40% lower than from other X-rays. The detector is placed within the incubator, on the opposite side of the child, and the X-ray tube is positioned using an articulating arm just outside the glass. The baby doesn’t have to be moved or otherwise troubled during the procedure.
At 24 inches (61 cm) on a side, about the width of the touchscreen monitor on top of the unit, the KUB250 was meant to be small enough to fit next to incubators that often have little extra space around them. There’s a barcode scanner built-in for tracking patients’ images and connectivity to hospital PACS systems for quick uploading of captured X-rays.
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