Innovations in mobile X-ray will facilitate dynamic imaging


konicaKonica Minolta Healthcare Americas has announced that the company’s Dynamic Digital Radiography (DDR) technology, enabling the visualisation of anatomy in motion, will be available on the mKDR Xpress mobile X-ray system. The mobile system will also be compatible with the newest technology in wireless flat panel X-ray detectors, the AeroDR glassless high-definition detector. These new advancements in X-ray technology will be introduced at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2022 Annual Meeting (10–13 July, Phoenix, USA).

DDR is the next evolution in X-ray, enhancing diagnosis and management of pulmonary diseases and orthopaedic conditions. DDR enables clinicians to visualise the dynamic interaction of anatomical structures, such as tissue and bone, with physiological changes over time. DDR is a series of individual digital images acquired at high speed and low dose. In the same study, clinicians can acquire static and dynamic images. The resulting cine loop delivers up to 40 seconds of anatomy in motion in a diagnostic-quality view with a simple acquisition performed on a conventional system.

“Pairing DDR with the high-performance mKDR Xpress enables clinicians to elevate patient care with mobile X-ray at the point of care in a hospital,” Guillermo Sander, the company’s marketing director for digital radiography explained.

The mKDR Xpress delivers exceptional imaging performance in a small footprint at the bedside or in the emergency department, operating theatre, or intensive care unit. On-board charging for two detectors and front and back storage for detectors and accessories help technologists meet the most demanding mobile X-ray imaging needs. A tube-mounted graphical user interface and image preview function help ensure clear images are visible quickly, improving efficiency.

“Konica Minolta is imagining more possibilities with diagnostic radiography and mobile X-ray to help clinicians meet their most demanding imaging needs, providing solutions that redefine what radiography can do,” Sander added. “We envision a world where advanced X-ray capabilities provide the immediacy of information that clinicians need, at a lower cost than other imaging systems, so they can make better decisions, sooner.”


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