Varian Medical Systems showcased several x-ray imaging components at the recent European Congress of Radiology (ECR) conference in Vienna, Austria, including its Cardinal CT tube and 4336W and 2530W wireless detectors. Such technologies utilize software to enable greater patient throughput for manufacturers of mammography, fluoroscopy, angiography, cardiology, and cone-beam CT (CBCT) systems.
“As the industry moves from analog to digital, we can offer our customers a full imaging chain that provides them with an expedited path to new product development for the global market,” says Carl LaCasce, Varian Imaging Components’ vice president of sales and marketing.
Varian’s Cardinal CT tube, for instance, integrates into new CT equipment and is also a direct replacement for the Stargate/CTR-2150 tube. Along with having a high heat capacity, the Cardinal tube expedites the imaging process by delivering increased throughput.
Furthermore, the wireless detectors Varian showcased at ECR come in two sizes: 43 x 36 cm and 25 x 30 cm. The latter system—a portable radiographic panel—features special modes for imaging extremities and is compatible for neonatal procedures as well as midsize radiographic applications such as CBCT and ear, nose, and throat procedures. Finally, the portable 43 cm x 36 cm detector is optimized for dose efficiency, low electronic noise, and high wireless transmission rates.
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