AeroDR PREMIUM, the world''s lightest cassette-type Digital Radiography detector with improved robustness.

Konica Minolta
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Main features:

• The world''s lightest weight at 2.6kg

• Improved load resistance and drop impact resistance

• Waterproof (IPX6)

• Reduced waiting time due to shortened exposure intervals

Since 2011, Konica Minolta has been marketing AeroDR wireless cassette-type DR detectors that enable wireless transfer of image data. The products have received high praise from numerous healthcare professionals due to excellent handling derived from their lightweight and robust characteristics, and AeroDR has greater dose efficiency compared to CR.

Konica Minolta has now launched AeroDR PREMIUM (14 x 17") that weighs just 2.6kg – making it the world''s lightest radiography detector – and features even greater handling ability.

Cassette-type DR detectors such as AeroDR are frequently used to carry out radiography in patients'' rooms. Radiographers often have to handle the cassette-type DR detector with one hand while supporting the patient with the other during exposure. For this reason, a lightweight product is required so radiographers can handle it with ease. Konica Minolta reviewed the housing and component designs to develop AeroDR PREMIUM, which is approximately 10% lighter than the conventional AeroDR 1417HQ series.

Konica Minolta also received more requests for heavy-duty features following the expansion of locations where the detectors are being used, such as operating rooms, emergency care sites, and disaster areas. To meet these requirements, Konica Minolta has improved the product''s resistance to load and drop impact, and has enhanced robustness by creating a waterproof design.

Furthermore, the cycle time between exposures has been drastically reduced to approximately half the time required by conventional AeroDR 1417HQ series. This reduces the time required to carry out the exposure process and thus, reduces the burden on patients.

Konica Minolta believes that AeroDR PREMIUM will promote the use of cassette-type DR detectors in a greater number of healthcare facilities, and further improves the efficiency of digital image diagnosis.

Konica Minolta will continue to strive and develop cutting edge healthcare imaging technologies in order to provide new value to customers through high-quality products, services, and solutions.

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AeroDR PREMIUM, the world''s lightest cassette-type Digital Radiography detector with improved robustness.

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