REALiS Installation LCOS Projectors from Canon USA Inc

Canon USA Inc, Lake Success, NY, introduces the REALiS Installation LCOS Projectors. Incorporating multiple features for convenient installation and maintenance, the new REALiS WUX5000 and WUX5000 D Installation LCOS Projectors utilize Canon’s fourth-generation AISYS (Aspectual Illumination System) optical technology to maximize the display capabilities of the LCOS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon) imaging panels. The REALiS WUX5000 D Installation LCOS Projector has all the features of the WUX5000 model plus a DICOM Simulation mode designed to reproduce medical images such as x-rays, CT scans, and MRI images with 21-step grayscale gradation. (516) 328-5000

Fraxion from Elekta

The Fraxion head frame from Elekta, Norcross, Ga, helps ensure accuracy and precision in stereotactic radiation therapy (SRT) of cancer targets in the brain and cranium. It is the first system to integrate all proven cranial immobilization options in a single solution. The patient can be immobilized with a thermoplastic mask, with the vacuum mouthpiece, or a combination of both systems. Precise repositioning is possible as the system is directly connected to the treatment table and microadjustments are possible via easily accessible screws for full 6D patient positioning. The partial and full head thermoplastic masks provide alternative immobilization options for noninvasive setup, without compromising accuracy. Combining the thermoplastic mask with the vacuum mouthpiece increases flexibility in setup options, allowing optimal setup based on the patient’s needs. (770) 300-9725

Aero DR Wireless Flat Panel Detector from Konica Minolta

The Aero DR Wireless 17″ x 17″ Flat Panel Detector (FPD) from Konica Minolta Medical Imaging USA Inc, Wayne, NJ, has received US Food and Drug Administration clearance. It is the world’s first, wireless 17″ x 17″ FPD weighing only 7.92 pounds. The increased imaging area of the Aero DR FPD improves clinical workflow and patient care by offering users more versatility in positioning patients and allowing for more clinical data on every exposure, which may decrease the number of exposures needed for studies that require imaging a larger region of interest. Aero DR detectors incorporate Konica Minolta’s own cesium iodide (CsI) scintillator that boasts ultra-high detective quantum efficiency (DQE). These detectors also take advantage of Konica Minolta’s low-power circuitry design, which decreases read-out noise and further raises quantum efficiency. (800) 934-1034

Yeti USB Microphone from Blue Microphones

Yeti USB microphones from Blue Microphones, Westlake Village, Calif, help to meet a need in radiology for a better microphone solution in voice recognition, dictation, and transcribing. Currently integrated in labs across the country, Yeti has already proven a successful option for Anthro Corp, a manufacturer of radiology desks (pictured). Yeti features Blue’s premium microphone capsules in a proprietary array that allows four recording patterns: cardioid (for one person dictation), stereo (wider pickup pattern capturing audio further right and left), omni (for multiple people dictation or discussion), and bi-directional (for front and back pickup). Featuring a standard mic thread, Yeti can be attached to a boom stand or gooseneck mount offering unlimited placement possibilities to accommodate any workspace. For portability, Yeti also includes a custom-designed desktop stand. (818) 879-5200

Biograph mCT PET-CT from Siemens

The US Food and Drug Administration recently cleared the features associated with the new Biograph mCT positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET-CT) scanner from Siemens Healthcare, Malvern, Pa. The new Biograph mCT enables precise measurement of the metabolic processes and data quantification, including the assessment of neurological disease and cancerous tissue, as well as cardiac blood flow (perfusion). The Biograph mCT offers accurate and reproducible quantification in PET-CT imaging by ensuring optimization of each element of the imaging chain—with an emphasis on the fine volumetric image resolution, daily system calibration, accuracy of attenuation correction using automated co-registration algorithms, and more automated, user-independent, and reproducible standardized uptake value (SUV) calculation methods for daily clinical practice. (800) 888-7436

Temporal Comparison Software from Riverain Technologies

Riverain Technologies, Miamisburg, Ohio, has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Temporal Comparison software. This software electronically compares current and prior chest x-ray images and can help identify nodules that may be early-stage lung cancer. The technology zeros in on differences between current and prior chest x-rays of the same patient, drawing attention to what may be an emerging or enlarging tumor. The software aligns and registers the two patient images to produce a difference image, which allows radiologists to pinpoint even subtle changes that show up more clearly than on a traditional x-ray. Riverain’s Bone Suppression software removes the bones from the image, then the Temporal Comparison software accentuates changes between the two images, making any differences more conspicuous. (800) 990-3387

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