Portable DR systems announced by Canon
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. –
Canon Canada Inc., a leader in digital imaging technologies, has
unveiled two new digital radiography (DR) systems - the Canon CXDI-55G
Multipurpose Portable Flat Panel Detector and the Canon CXDI-55C Premium
Portable Flat Panel Detector.
“We invite people to witness how our extensive investment in imaging
research has produced extraordinary achievements with the introduction
of two new portable, flat panel DR solutions,” said Mason Olds, Senior
Vice President of Canon Canada’s Imaging Systems Group. “Now more than
ever facilities and practices are looking for ways to mainstream their
operations without sacrificing quality patient care. The Canon CXDI-55G
and CXDI-55C flat panel detectors offer a variety of configuration
options to help meet their diverse needs.”
The Canon CXDI-55G and CXDI-55C flat panel detectors are the thinnest
flat panel detectors the company has offered to date, just 1.5
centimetres (0.6 inches) thick, the same thickness as a standard film
cassette. Offering an effective imaging area of 35.5 x 43 centimetres
(14 x 17 inches), both models accommodate a wide variety of locations
including skull, spine, chest, abdomen, and extremity examination.
Weighing just 3.4 kilograms (7.5 pounds), the Canon CXDI-55G and
CXDI-55C flat panel detectors are light enough for use in trauma centres
and Intensive Care Units (ICUs), simple to grip and handle so that both
the patient and X-ray technician can comfortably hold it in place during
The Canon CXDI-55G and CXDI-55C flat panel detectors both feature a
detachable sensor cable for time effective transport and simple
installation. The detachable sensor cable provides power to the unit and
transfers data, and X-ray images can be confirmed on an optional preview
monitor virtually immediately after exposure. If another exposure is
required, the detector will be ready in seconds due to a fast refresh
The Canon CXDI-55G and CXDI-55C flat panel detectors offer extensive
workflow capabilities, and are compatible enabling seamless data
transfer to any DICOM1 device, PACS or RIS for efficient data
management, printing, archiving and remote viewing of images. Such
workflow efficiency can mean less wait time for patients as well as
higher patient throughput and less of a burden on staff.
Canon’s extensive optical imaging heritage has allowed the company to
make a significant mark in the medical imaging market, particularly when
it comes to high-quality, affordable DR solutions and innovations. With
its solid heritage and expertise as a foundation, Canon continues to
develop and deliver medical imaging solutions that will support its
status as an industry innovator for years to come.
Since 1997, Canon Medical Systems has introduced 14 generations of flat
panel sensors including - Canon CXDI-11 Canon CXDI-22, Canon CXDI-31,
Canon CXDI-40G, Canon CXDI-50G, Canon CXDI-40C, Canon CXDI-40EG, Canon
CXDI-50C, Canon CXDI-40EC, Canon CXDI-60G, CXDI-40G COMPACT, Canon
CXDI-55G, Canon CXDI-55C and the Canon CXDI-60C - offering a full range
of DR system solutions for various applications.
Canon has installed more than 3,400 DR sensor panels throughout Canada,
the United States and Latin America, part of more than 8,900 DR systems
that have been installed worldwide by the Canon family of companies.
About Canon Canada Inc.
Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, the company employs 1,400 people
at its offices nation-wide, servicing the Canadian market from coast to
coast. Innovation and cutting-edge technology have been essential
ingredients in Canon’s success. Canon’s leadership in imaging, optical
and document management technology and solutions is based in large part
on the thousands of patents the company has secured throughout its
history. For the 16th consecutive year, Canon Inc. is among the top
three US patent recipients. The company’s comprehensive product line
includes networked multifunction devices; digital copiers (colour and
black and white); printers, scanners, image filing systems and facsimile
machines; calculators, digital camcorders, digital and analogue cameras
and lenses; semiconductor, broadcast and other specialized industrial
products. Canon supports programs that help preserve and protect the
environment. The company instituted the Clean Earth Campaign in 1990,
which assists various environmental and recycling initiatives. The
Campaign has also supported leading environmental organizations, such as
World Wildlife Fund - Canada and the Canon Envirothon.
For more information, visit www.canon.ca
Posted Aug. 27/09.