Konica ImagePilot Aero

  • Konica ImagePilot Aero

Konica ImagePilot Aero

For facilities with continuous, high volume imaging, the ImagePilot® Aero is an innovative wireless Digital Radiography imaging solution that provides superlative image quality, X-ray dose efficiency, and significantly increased productivity all while assisting with long term cost management.

Product Description

ImagePilot® Aero

The Konica Minolta ImagePilot Aero combines the workflow and imaging efficiencies of the extremely lightweight, wireless AeroDR® flat panel detector with the ease-of-use of ImagePilot imaging software. Our AutoPilot automatic image processing enables users of all experience levels to effortlessly achieve superb, consistent image quality.

Our cassette-sized ImagePilot Aero panel combines a fast three-second image display with a lightweight and rugged, carbon fiber unibody design, creating a convenient to use and highly durable system.

Being wireless gives you the flexibility to perform virtually all examinations without the constraints of a wired system. Plus, the innovative battery design significantly reduces charge time and improves work-flow efficiency thus increasing patient throughput and technologist productivity.

Only ImagePilot Aero can be backed by a five year TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) plan to help you protect and better manage your imaging investment.


ImagePilot Aero significantly enhances imaging performance and workflow.

Three-second preview

The ImagePilot Aero provides the imaging speed demanded by many practitioners to increase their exam throughput and patient comfort. Images are viewable within three seconds of exposure completion and cycle times are as low as 9 seconds.

Power Management

The AeroDR® panel uses a lithium ion capacitor power supply, not a battery. This power supply lasts longer between charges and, unlike battery powered systems, never requires replacing. The lithium ion design also means quicker full charge (30 minutes) and the ability for a stat short charge (eg. A 3 minute charge can last several exams). Not having to replace and discard batteries is environmentally friendly and cost effective.

ImagePilot-Aero-DR-shared-wirelessWireless DR Workflow

The wireless AeroDR panel enables versatile acquisition, from in-bucky to cross table to standing exams. With no cables to manage, users can get more done, more safely and with less effort.

ImagePilot Viewer - Zero Footprint Viewer

Use an iPad to easily view images from any room in the office.


Konica Minolta has long been known for the reliability of its products. This well-earned reputation continues with the Digital Radiography product line. Digital Radiography customers must carefully select products from reputable vendors as well as products with design characteristics that maximize their uptime and minimize total cost of ownership over the product life. Konica Minolta’s ImagePilot Aero technology contributes to this through its DR panel design and ImagePilot platform architecture. Greater reliability means greater economic value.

DR panel structure

The structural design of the AeroDR panel significantly increases durability. The carbon fiber monocoque (unibody) design has no battery compartment to compromise the external body integrity. Because it is carbon fiber, it is stronger than steel and lighter than aluminum. As a result, the panel can absorb more stress and is less susceptible to damage from being dropped.

The completely sealed cassette can be wiped clean with approved cleaners—further helping your department achieve proper infection control protocols.

Image Quality

The AeroDR panel is designed and manufactured by Konica Minolta. We use a CsI scintillator for increased detector quantum efficiency (DQE). It is physically grown onto the image detector in our factory, providing optical efficiency unlike any other design. The CsI crystals form “light pipes” that guide the X-ray generated photons to the receptor layer of the panel rather than a granular scintillator that scatters the photons.

As a result of the physical structure, detector efficiency is maximized. This translates to sharper images, excellent dose efficiency, and better patient care - for clinical confidence demanded in today’s healthcare environment.

Easy Transition to DR

ImagePilot Aero also simplifies any transition to DR. From automated image processing to the all-in-one design, facilities will be performing exams and be fully functional in very little time.

AutoPilot Image Processing

AutoPilot automatic algorithms provide incredibly consistent image quality right out of the box. Additionally, AutoPilot helps compensate for technologist and technique variability. New users produce superb diagnostic images effortlessly. There is no need to designate body part, exam, or view details. Just take the desired exposures and AutoPilot does the rest.


The all-in-one design of ImagePilot means one user interface for acquisition and viewing. This translates to a quick learning curve. ImagePilot can provide both acquisition and PACS, so there is only one system to maintain and upgrade over time.


Acquisition Only – Alternatively, ImagePilot can be configured for acquisition only systems for sites that already have PACS. These customers will still benefit from AutoPilot.

Five year TCO packages

Unique to the clinic market, the Five Year Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) packages protect your investment. Designed to eliminate installation, maintenance and IT costs typically associated with digital imaging, the Five Year TCO provides peace of mind with unlimited parts coverage, 24x7 technical support, software upgrades and real-time, secure cloud based collaboration and archive.



The AeroDR is Konica Minolta’s revolutionary Digital Radiography technology. AeroDR is an ultra light, wireless 14"x17"digital flat panel detector. The AeroDR panel fits existing buckys and various standard 14"x17" cassette accessories. AeroDR utilizes an amorphous silicon based array combined with a Cesium Iodide scintillator which delivers excellent DQE and maximizes the end user’s opportunity for dose efficiency while maintaining image quality.

The component specifications are listed below:

AeroDR System 14"x17" inch detector  
Type Portable flat panel detector based on amorphous silicon
Scintillator Cesium Iodide
Detector External Size 384.2 x 460.2 x 15.9 mm
Weight 2.9 kg / 6.4 lbs
Pixel Pitch 175 μm
Image Field Size ~14"x17"
Maximum Patient Weight Withstands 100kg circular concentrated weight, 80 mm in diameter
Power/Communications Tether Optional
WLAN Standard IEEE 802.11a
WLAN Encryption Default AES encryption
Dynamic Range 4 significant digits
Image Previews < 3 seconds
Cycle Time 13 seconds or less
Power Supply Charging time empty to full 30 minutes with docking station
Power Supply Operating Time 5.5 hours typical / 200 images/charge
Power Supply Expected Lifetime 7 years (50,000 charge/discharge cycles)

ImagePilot Aero systems include a docking station which allows rapid charging of the panels.

AeroDR Docking Station  
Detector Battery Charging Automatic charging in Docking Station
Power Requirements 100/110/115/120/220/230/240 VAC, Single Phase 50/60 Hz
External Size 604 (W) x 301 (D) x 193 (H) mm / 23.8 x 11.9 x 7.5"
Weight 7.5 kg (16.5 lbs)

AeroDR I/F Unit II - Interface Box

Number of AeroDR connections Wired Connection: Up to 2 Wireless connection: Up to 4
Power Requirements AC 100/110/120 V±10%, single phase 50/60Hz
Power Consumption With the AeroDR connected: Approx. 80VAWithout the AeroDR Detector connected: Approx. 33VA
External Dimensions 18.1 x 7.1 x 11.2” (460 x 180 x 285mm) W x D x H
Weight 27.5lbs (12.5kg)

Wireless Access Point

Wireless Access Point  
Communication Standards IEEE 802.11a (Wireless LAN)IEEE 802.3u 10/100 Base-T(X) (LAN)IEEE 802-3af (Power Over Ethernet)
Power Requirements Supplied from the AeroDR Interface unit via Ethernet cable. 48 VDC PoE [IEEE 802.3af complaint]
External Size 53.6 (W) x 135 (D) x 105 (H) mm2.1 (W) x 5.3 (D) x 4.1 (H) inches
Weight 0.85 kg (1.87 lbs)
WLAN encryption WPA-PSK (AES)

IPA 5 and 6

ImagePilot Imaging Stations

The Imaging Station for each configuration offers varying performance levels depending upon the hardware included. Below are the basic details of the computers used in the three ImagePilot Aero configurations.

Tower PC for ImagePilot Aero LP

HP z420 Workstation
600W Tower Chassis
Intel Xeon CPU
2TB (1TBx3) RAID 5 HDD
N-Vidia Quadro 600 GFX Graphics



Desktop PC for ImagePilot Aero SP

HP z230 Workstation
Small form factor
Intel Xeon CPU
1TB (1TBx2) RAID 1 HDD
N-Vidia Quadro K600 GFX 1GB Graphics


Desktop PC for ImagePilot Aero ACQ

HP z220 Workstation
Small form factor
Intel Core i3-3220 CPU
Intel HD Graphics 2500 (on board)


HP 19” LCD Display

Display Size (Diagonal): 19"
Resolution: 1280 x 1024
Display Pixel: 0.294 mm
Brightness (Typical): 250 cd/m²
Viewing Angle: 170° horizontal; 160° vertical
Input signal: 1 VGA; 1 DVI-D; 1 DisplayPort

IPA 11

Eizo RadiForce MX210

Size 54 cm / 21.3" (540 mm diagonal)
Native Resolution 1600 x 1200 (4:3 aspect ratio)
Display Size (H x V) 432.0 x 324.0 mm
Pixel Pitch 0.270 x 0.270 mm
Display Colors 8-bit colors: 16.77 million from a palette of 1.06 billion colors
Viewing Angles (H / V, typical) 178°, 178°
Brightness (typical) 300 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio (typical) 1000:1
Input Terminals DVI-I x 1, D-Sub mini 15 pin x 1

Eizo RadiForce MX241W

Size 61 cm / 24.1" (611 mm diagonal)
Native Resolution 1920 x 1200 (16:10 aspect ratio)
Display Size (H x V) 518.4 x 324.0 mm
Pixel Pitch 0.270 x 0.270 mm
Display Colors 10-bit colors (DisplayPort): 1.07 billion (maximum) colors
8-bit colors: 16.77 million from a palette of 68 billion colors
Viewing Angles (H / V, typical) 178°, 178°
Brightness (typical) 320 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio (typical) 1000:1
Input Terminals DVI-I x 2, DisplayPort x 1


Eizo RadiForce MS231WT

Size 58 cm / 23" (584 mm diagonal)
Native Resolution 1920 x 1080 (16:9 aspect ratio)
Display Size (H x V) 509.7 x 286.7 mm
Pixel Pitch 0.2655 x 0.2655 mmDisplay Colors 8-bit colors: 16.77 million colors
Viewing Angles (H / V, typical) 178°, 178°
Brightness (typical) 250 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio (typical) 3000:1
Input Terminals DVI-D x 1, HDMI x 1, D-Sub mini 15 pin x 1


Viewing angle Up to 178° horizontal/178° vertical
Brightness* 370 nits (cd/m2)
Contrast ratio*1000:1, 3000:1 (Dynamic)
Native resolution 2560x1600 @ 60 Hz , 4.1 Million pixels
Color Support 1.07 billion displayable colors
Input signal DisplayPort and DVI-D connectors;

IPA 4b

Minimum Requirements for Client Station Software Only License

PC – Pentium IV 2.66GHZ or higher, 1GB RAM, 160GB HD, CD/DVD RW.
Windows XP Pro or Windows 7 32-bit OS
Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6.0 or higher
Color Monitor with at-least 1280 x 1024 screen resolution (recommended)


NAS Devices

4TB Buffalo Terastation NAS – four 1TB drives in RAID 5 configuration – used in Extended Storage NAS and Backup NAS options
8TB Buffalo Terastation NAS – four 2TB drives in RAID 5 configuration – used in higher capacity Backup NAS option