Canon Medical Systems is introducing a new size for its high-definition flat-panel detector, the 12-by-16 inch Hi-Def detector, which joins the company’s 12-by-12 inch high-definition detector.

“All those things which the device does that were impossible to see with conventional flat-panel detectors become overly abundant with Hi-Def detector technology,” says Adnan Siddiqui, MD, PhD, FAHA, director of neurological stroke services, Kaleida Health; CEO of The Jacobs Institute; and professor of neurosurgery at The University at Buffalo.

Now available on Canon Alphenix interventional systems, the 12-by-16 inch high-definition flat-panel detector features a 76 micron resolution for resolving fine details. The hybrid 12-by-16 inch panel is combined with high-definition flat-panel technology that results in resolutions of 2.6 lp/mm (Standard) and 6.6 lp/mm (Hi-Def detector).

“We’re taking outcomes driven innovation in interventional imaging one step further than ever thought possible with the availability of Hi-Def on all of our cardiac and vascular systems. Having Hi-Def provides improved image quality and interventional imaging efficiency at a lower dose for all clinical specialties (IR/IO, IN, and IC), which will be very important for clinicians and for patients,” says Bill Newsom, managing director, Vascular Business Unit, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc.

Evolving minimally invasive treatments for vascular diseases, such as stroke, embolization, and aneurysms, places increasing demands for high definition real time imaging to aid the interventionist in catheter position and deployment of devices such as balloons, coils, stents, or flow diverters, the high-definition detector provides higher spatial resolution modes with sharper and visually improved images, compared with those of traditional FPD images.

Canon Medical is showcasing Alphenix Hi-Def detector technology at this year’s virtual Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting from November 28-December 2.

Featured image: The larger 12-by-16 inch Hi-Def detector can help improve visualization during peripheral and abdominal procedures in Interventional radiology, oncology, neurology, and cardiology. (Canon Medical Systems)