Konica Minolta Medical Imaging announced that its AeroDR wireless flat panel detector is now compliant with the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Publication 140-2, a US government security standard that is required by the Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs healthcare facilities for all wireless communications.

The FIPS 140-2 standard is an information technology security accreditation program for hardware and software solutions used in US government departments and industries, such as VA hospitals, that collect, store, transfer, and disseminate sensitive but unclassified information. According to Konica Minolta, the compliance covers the company’s family of AeroDR flat panel detectors and the CS-7 control station.

“With this compliance, VA hospitals can now implement any of our AeroDR wireless flat panel detectors and be assured that any patient data transmitted through our system meets one of the most stringent security standards that exists today,” said Guillermo Sander, senior product manager of digital radiography at Konica Minolta Medical Imaging.

AeroDR transmits patient imaging data wirelessly, which can help improve workflow and clinical productivity by enabling near real-time access to patient images. The absence of a cable is intended to facilitate patient positioning and make it a suitable solution for portable x-ray applications.

According to Konica Minolta, this compliance with the FIPS helps the company deliver on its commitment to primary imaging solutions and the veteran community. The company reports that the first fully functional FIPS 140-2 solution was implemented and tested at a VA facility in Dayton, Ohio.

For more information about the company’s primary imaging solutions, visit the Konica Minolta website.