Canon unveils wireless DR detector system
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Canon Canada
Inc., has introduced the company’s first wireless detector, the CXDI-70C
Wireless Digital Radiography System. Featuring a versatile
35.5-centimetre (14-inch) by 43-centimetre (17-inch) image area, same
dimensions ISO 4090 film cassette and cable-free image transfer, the new
wireless detector weighs less than 3.6 kilograms (8 pounds) - the
lightest wireless detector in industry to date - and provides medical
practitioners with greater device portability and high image quality.
Building upon the success of the Canon CXDI-55G/55C DR Systems in the
high-performance DR systems market, the CXDI-70C Wireless Digital
Radiography System helps deliver fast, reliable high-resolution images.
The CXDI-70C Wireless also incorporates a new Canon-developed glass
substrate with a pixel pitch of 125 microns and despite realizing a
higher resolution as compared with the company’s current 160-micron
pixel pitch DR systems, the new model delivers an increased level of
In addition, the unit features a Cesium Iodide (CsI) scintillator, which
delivers high-quality images while reducing the X-ray exposure to the
patient. The CXDI-70C Wireless DR System is an ideal solution for all
radiography systems, including mobile systems.
“Medical professionals can now carry a durable, lightweight
standard-size detector without a wire and easily slip it into a table
bucky or stand,” said Ian Macfarlane, Senior Vice President, Sales &
Service Operations of Canon Canada Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of
Canon USA. “The Canon CXDI-70C Wireless DR System still has many of the
benefits and capabilities as other detectors in the Canon Digital
Radiography line, including previewing high-resolution images within 3-5
seconds after exposure on the new CXDI Control Software NE.”
By eliminating the sensor cable, the newly developed Canon CXDI-70C
Wireless also enables handling similar to current film cassette X-ray
systems, resulting in effortless usability and portability. With the
development of an easy-to-use, portable DR system, care-givers are able
to save a significant amount of time during equipment setup versus older
machines and spend more time providing quality patient care.
Optical and Imaging Heritage of Canon
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 fourteen generations of
flat panel sensors (the 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 flat panel sensors, Canon CXDI-60G, CXDI-40G
COMPACT, Canon CXDI-55G, Canon CXDI-55C, Canon CXDI-60C and the Canon
CXDI-50RF Dynamic/Static Digital Radiography System), offering a full
range of DR system solutions for various applications.
About Canon Canada Inc.
Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, the company employs 1,200 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. 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
Posted January 13, 2011