Konica Minolta has launched the AeroDR 3 1417HD, a wireless digital radiography system. The AeroDR 3 1417HD is the new model of Konica Minolta’s AeroDR series that is suitable for use in a wider range of environments, including a patient’s bedside, intensive care units, emergency departments, and operating rooms as well as radiography rooms.

With the sensor panel’s sampling pitch (pixel size) of 100 ?m, the AeroDR 3 1417HD delivers very high resolution. Plus, it allows orthopedists to capture images of fine structures, such as the bone of a finger, even when enlarged, thus contributing to enhanced diagnostic accuracy.

With its efficiency in detecting x-ray photons and wider dynamic range, Konica Minolta’s AeroDR series enables users to capture high-quality images at approximately half the dose compared to conventional film-based radiography and computed radiography. What’s more, the AeroDR 3 1417HD model is powered by a lithium-ion capacitor, which has no risk of catching fire due to overcharging or through the impact of an accidental drop.

The AeroDR 3 1417HD weighs only 2.6 kg and is one of the lightest cassette-type DRs. The cassette is provided with a recess, along the peripheral edge of the rear surface, which allows radiographic technologists to hold the machine body securely with one hand by putting their fingers in the recess. This also can eliminate a risk of the machine falling accidentally, reduce the burden on the arm of the holder, and enhance the efficiency of radiographic images being taken.

For more information about this technology, visit Konica Minolta.