Canon Medical Components USA Inc, a subsidiary of Canon Inc, announces new products line-up at the Radiology Society of North America (RSNA) conference and annual meeting, held November 27 through November 30 at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois (Booth # 8127, North Hall Level 3). RSNA 2022 is a global radiology forum where the power of imaging, education and collaboration come to life. Canon Medical Components USA Inc is displaying a number of innovative products, some that are now available for the first time in the United States.
The CXDI-Pro series of wireless digital radiography (DR1) devices
The Canon CXDI-Pro wireless digital radiography systems are designed to support the demands of medical imaging departments for cost-effective solutions without compromise. These new wireless detectors provide features that optimize workflow and offer the high quality and reliability that you have come to expect from Canon.
The CXDI-Pro series employs the lightweight, CXDI-703C Wireless sensor unit, which weighs approximately 2.9 kg. The new series, designed to reduce the physical burden on patients, inherits the same IP55 standard3 compliant dust and water resistance of predecessor models allowing for frequent cleaning of the imaging portion and protecting the device in operating rooms and other environments where stray droplets are common. The device design also has fewer connection seams and visible screw heads in surfaces that come in contact with patients.
The CXDI-Elite series of wireless digital radiography (DR) devices
The CXDI-Elite series has high sensitivity, high image quality, and an ultra-lightweight, ergonomic design for ease of handling long battery life and AED4 function. This makes the CXDI-Elite the ideal digital radiography detector for mobile applications or any general x-ray need. The unique functions, Intelligent NR and Built-in AEC5 assistance expand the digital radiography possibilities.
New “Built-in AEC Assistance” technology for digital radiography (DR)
The CXDI-Elite series is Canon’s first digital X-ray imaging system to utilize Built-in AEC Assistance6 technology designed for general X-ray imaging. With this technology, the device’s X-ray image sensor allows for automatically terminated exposures without the use of an additional receptor (ion chamber, solid state paddle, etc.) This function works via both wireless and wired communication, which enables the optimization of X-ray dose without an external AEC sensor, even in free-position imaging such as bedside.7
New “Intelligent NR” technology for control software8 for CXDI series of digital radiography (DR) devices9
This Intelligent NR is new technology for DR control software that utilizes AI technology to reduce digital radiography image noise. Intelligent NR is based on Canon’s proprietary AI technology that utilizes deep learning and has been trained using approximately 3,000 X-ray images obtained over the course of the company’s long history of developing the CXDI series of clinical imaging. Intelligent NR will provide radiologists with high-quality diagnostic images containing signiﬁcantly less grainy noise with no noticeable loss of detail. This should make improved diagnosis possible for their patients.
Intelligent NR makes it possible to reduce the noise content without losing the ﬁne details of the anatomy, even in low dose regions. Intelligent NR results in an optimal diagnostic environment, especially for infants and pediatric patients where dose is a prevailing concern. But the image improvement will benefit all patients and exam types by providing superior images even in inherently noisy conditions such as the dense anatomy of the abdomen. This new technology has the potential to support better-quality diagnoses on the front line of medical treatment and make possible high-quality imaging with reduces X-ray dosages for patients.
1DR systems employ a scintillator that converts X-rays into visible light, and a large-scale flat-panel sensor to use the light to generate a digital image.
2Including weight of battery pack.
3Permanent resistance is not guaranteed.
4AED stands for “Automatic Exposure Detection.”
5AEC stands for “Automatic Exposure Control.”
6Available as an optional purchase. Exposure termination is controlled by the x-ray generator and this feature requires connection to that system to be implemented by the manufacturer.
7In an environment with exceptionally strong radio interference, it may be recommended to use a wired rather than wireless connection. As with any AEC operation, appropriate exposure factors with a reasonable backup time should be set.
8Paid software that displays images captured by CXDI-series DR systems on a PC or other terminal. Intelligent NR is compatible with CXDI Control Software v.3.10 and above.
9Compatible devices: CXDI-710C Wireless, CXDI-810C Wireless, CXDI-410C Wireless, CXDI-720C Wireless, CXDI-820C Wireless, CXDI-420C Wireless, CXDI-420C Fixed.
[Source(s): Canon Medical Components USA Inc, PR Newswire]