RSNA 2017 New Product News Roundup: Samsung, Vieworks, Canon

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Multi-purpose Portable Flat Panel Detector for Digital Radiography, VIVIX-S 1417N (PRNewsfoto/Vieworks)

RSNA is an international society of radiologists, medical physicists and other medical professionals with more than 54,000 members from 136 countries across the globe. The Annual Meeting is the world’s premier radiology forum, drawing approximately 55,000 attendees each year. Here are some of the notable new product announcements made at the show this year.

Vieworks to Highlight Digital X-ray Imaging Detectors at RSNA 2017

Vieworks exhibited its latest flat panel detector, VIVIX-S 1417N, with new features for addressing a busy workflow in medical facilities at RSNA 2017. In February, Vieworks received FDA clearance for its VIVIX-S 1417N, a 14-inch-by-17-inch flat panel detector for general radiography. Joseph Choi, strategic marketing team leader for Vieworks, says that AnytimeTM, Vieworks’ automatic exposure detection (AED) feature, which takes away the need for a cabled connection between the X-ray system and generator, helps set the detector apart from the company’s competitors.

“AnytimeTM is well recognized for superior AED performance in the industry for its high reliability and high sensitivity without compromising image quality compared to a DR line trigger,” Choi says.

AnytimeTM uses a separate AED trigger sensor, and the VIVIX-S 1417N does not create artificial defects as the whole of the flat panel detects X-ray signal to create images, Choi says. Anytime is also highly sensitive to the X-ray dose, sensing doses as low as 10 nanogray, still providing high-quality images.

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Samsung Unveils New Innovative Mobile CT OmniTom(R) at RSNA 2017
Samsung Electronics debuted its OmniTom® mobile 16-slice computed tomography (CT) scanner at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2017 Annual Meeting at McCormick Place in Chicago. OmniTom® received 510(k) FDA clearance for the U.S. market on August 18 of this year.

The release of OmniTom® is the latest demonstration of Samsung’s leadership in CT imaging. OmniTom® features an array of improvements from Samsung’s award-winning CereTom CT scanner, including:

David Webster, VP of Sales at Samsung Neurologica, is explaining innovative features of its newly launched mobile CT OmniTom® (PRNewsfoto/Samsung Electronics)
  • Improved workflow: OmniTom® is the world’s first mobile imaging device with omni-directional wheels, maximizing mobility and allowing easier and quieter movement in small spaces.
  • Superior image quality: 16-slice (0.625 mm per slice) advanced data acquisition system with effective dose optimization.
  • Expanded use: Maintains a small footprint ideal for mobile use while increasing the gantry opening to 40 cm for improved coverage of adult head and neck, and full body pediatric scanning.
  • Enhanced safety system: OmniTom® features an internal drive system, making portability less strenuous, while also offering smart-sensing collision avoidance software to maximize control and patient safety.

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New Canon Digital Radiography Systems to be Showcased at RSNA Annual Meeting, Highlighting Ergonomic Design
Canon U.S.A., Inc. joined with Virtual Imaging, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., to announce that Canon Inc. has refreshed its lineup of CXDI digital radiography detectors to provide healthcare professionals with beneficial features to help streamline their digital x-ray process with the release of the CXDI-710C, CXDI-810C and CXDI-410C Wireless Detectors. The recently launched detectors are lightweight and IPX7 rated devices that feature limited on-board image storage capability when operated in Standalone Mode and an ergonomic detector design.

“Canon Inc. has a storied history of imaging excellence and this reputation is maintained throughout our entire product portfolio, including our diagnostic imaging devices,” said Tsuneo Imai, vice president and general manager, Healthcare Solutions Division, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. and president, Virtual Imaging, Inc. “This superb quality, combined with the reliability expected from Canon devices, is prevalent in our new wireless detectors. These new devices were designed to help improve the overall experience of the patients and technologists.”

CXDI-710C Wireless Digital Radiography System (PRNewsfoto/Canon U.S.A., Inc.)

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