Toshiba America Medical Systems has received FDA clearance for the Kalare R&F digital X-ray system with a dynamic flat panel detector (FPD). The system is designed to reduce scatter radiation during X-ray procedures by up to 95%, and will be on display at the upcoming Radiology Society of North America conference in Chicago November 30 to December 5.

An enclosed table design limits radiation exposure for both patients and staff, while a 17-inch-by-17-inch panel enables quality images without an increase in dosage. The design also helps reduce panning time for exams requiring fluoroscopy, such as a barium swallow, and prevents periphery image distortion, leading to higher image quality and better diagnoses.

“Adding an FPD to the Kalare enables clinicians to obtain more information from the images faster, resulting in quicker, more accurate patient diagnoses,” said David Sloop, director of the X-ray Vascular Business Unit for Toshiba. “But beyond the clinical benefits, this technology offers these improvements in conjunction with a far safer environment for both patient and provider.”

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