June 26th, 2013 – Health care facilities that have x-ray analog devices can implement digital imaging upgrades using their current imaging equipment with the help of a new deal between GE Healthcare and Konica Minolta Inc. to globally distribute Konica Minolta’s AeroDR cassette-size digital x-ray imaging retrofit.
While the deal does not include Japan, the two partners have now agreed to expand their strategic alliance, with GE Healthcare distributing AeroDR not just within the United States, but globally as well, using GE Healthcare sales channels.
The AeroDR, introduced a light, compact wireless-type cassette digital x-ray device, contributing the advantages of high image quality at low x-ray dose* compared to computed radiography. The agreement will enable healthcare facilities that have x-ray analog devices to implement digital imaging upgrades using their current imaging equipment. In addition, a selection of three cassette sizes adds versatility: 10”x12” **, 14”x17” and 17”x17”.
The agreement adds the AeroDR panel to the GE Healthcare lineup of digital x-ray devices, thus enabling both partners to accelerate their supply of solutions adapted to the needs of a diverse array of customers. Building on the solutions to meet a broad range of customer needs globally the alliance contributes to innovation in healthcare.
*The irradiated dose is received by a sensor panel, directly acquiring the image digitally, and thus providing superior image quality, as well as shorter imaging times.
** Work in progress in some countries
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