AeroDR builds on the foundation of high image quality that Konica Minolta is renowned for. The flat panel detector incorporates Konica Minolta’s Cesium Iodide (CsI) scintillator that boasts high detector quantum efficiency (DQE) for high-quality images and dose efficiency. By combining the CsI panel and Konica Minolta’s image processing technology from its top-rated REGIUS systems, the AeroDR assures end users of consistent and reliable high quality imaging.
The lightweight, wireless AeroDR 14”x17” panel weighs only 6.3 lbs. and incorporates a unique battery design for extended life and short charge cycles. AeroDR provides either a Universal Fit solution for converting existing analog rooms to digital suites, or a full room radiography solution when combined with a new x-ray purchase. With a detector design that fits existing wall stands and bucky trays without modifications, AeroDR helps a facility maximize its investment in existing X-ray imaging equipment by delivering a truly universal fit digital imaging solution.
Simple Innovation — a cornerstone of Konica Minolta’s product development — continues with the AeroDR imaging console. Workflow improvements include an in-room sub console which delivers the ability to control imaging parameters patient side, allowing more time for the technologist to focus on the patient. The AeroDR imaging console also controls Konica Minolta CR devices allowing Konica Minolta customers to enjoy the same look and feel for their Computed Radiography and Digital Radiography front ends.
Scintillator Direct-Contact Technology
The AeroDR boasts a new Thin Film Transistor DR panel that reduces scatter and enhances image quality. Konica Minolta succeeded in creating a new technology whereby a CsI scintillator is made to contact directly over a TFT＊1 sensor panel without any protective layer in between them. This technology has made it possible to guide the light emitted from the scintillator to the photodiode without causing the light to be dispersed at the interface with the TFT sensor.
High Image Quality
The optimal combination of the AeroDR detector using a Konica Minolta CsI scintillator combined with the newly developed low noise readout ICs delivers a high DQE＊3.
At the same time, we achieved the wider dynamic range of DR comparable to CR. This means that in a radiography of shoulder joints, for example, the AeroDR permits describing the skin line accurately even when the radiographic conditions change along the way.
Universal Solution for the Existing X-ray Room
The AeroDR detector is the same as an ISO 4090 compliant film cassette in size so that it will fit any existing wall-stand or table bucky tray.
Shared FPD Solution
AeroDR can be used anywhere with “the Shared FPD Solution.” As soon as AeroDR is registered to any X-ray room, AeroDR will be ready to use in the X-ray room immediately.
Quick Preview and Smart GUI
After exposure, a preview image immediately appears on the display of the new CS-7 console in less than two seconds for a fast, efficient workflow. The CS-7 has a user-friendly graphic interface adding new and powerful proprietary functions. GUI design can be modified to customer preferences flexibly….
New Battery Technology Achieves Lightweight Yet Rigid Body
The lithium ion capacitor has a charge and discharge cycle life that is tremendously longer than a lithium ion battery and does not markedly decrease in capacity even after it has continuously been used for many years. Therefore, it is possible to build environmently friendly technology directly into the AeroDR. The structure of the cassette case has become so simple that it is possible to significantly reduce the weight of the cassette and increase the mechanical strength. Plus, the completely sealed cassette can be wiped clean with approved cleaners—further helping your department achieve proper infection control protocols.
Reliable, Rapidly Rechargeable and Long-Life Battery
The lithium ion capacitor, which charges quickly in a battery charger or through a tethered connection, has a long charge and discharge cycle life that does not need to be replaced during the expected life cycle of the detector. If the capacitor gets exhausted in an emergency, AeroDR can still produce over 10 images after being recharged for only three minutes.