AeroDR is the easiest way to achieve digital workflow. Preserve your investment and maintain economic value in existing radiography rooms with the AeroDR detector that fits existing equipment. Gain the clinical confidence you need for patient care decisions with the fast, high-quality and reliable AeroDR!
AeroDR builds on the foundation of high image quality that Konica Minolta is renowned for. The flat panel detector incorporates Konica Minolta’s Cesium Iodide (CsI) scintillator that boasts high detector quantum efficiency (DQE) for high-quality images and dose efficiency. By combining the CsI panel and Konica Minolta’s image processing technology from its top-rated REGIUS systems, the AeroDR assures end users of consistent and reliable high quality imaging.
The lightweight, wireless AeroDR 14”x17” panel weighs only 6.3 lbs. and incorporates a unique battery design for extended life and short charge cycles. AeroDR provides either a Universal Fit solution for converting existing analog rooms to digital suites, or a full room radiography solution when combined with a new x-ray purchase. With a detector design that fits existing wall stands and bucky trays without modifications, AeroDR helps a facility maximize its investment in existing X-ray imaging equipment by delivering a truly universal fit digital imaging solution.
Simple Innovation — a cornerstone of Konica Minolta’s product development — continues with the AeroDR imaging console. Workflow improvements include an in-room sub console which delivers the ability to control imaging parameters patient side, allowing more time for the technologist to focus on the patient. The AeroDR imaging console also controls Konica Minolta CR devices allowing Konica Minolta customers to enjoy the same look and feel for their Computed Radiography and Digital Radiography front ends.
(17" x 17" weighs 7.9 lbs)
(10" x 12" weighs 3.7 lbs with lithium ion capacitor)
High Image Quality
Scintillator Direct-Contact Technology
We succeeded in creating a new technology whereby a Csl scintillator is made to contact directly over a TFT* sensor panel without any protective layer in between them. This technology has made it possible to guide the light emitted from the scintillator to the photodiode more efficiently and with less noise.
High Image Quality
The optimal combination of the Aero DR detector using a Konica Minolta manufactured Csl scintillator with our newly developed low noise readout ICs delivers high DQE.*
At the same time, Aero DR delivers a wider dynamic range for DR which is comparable to CR. This means that in a radiograph of shoulder joints, for example, the Aero DR extended dynamic range permits visualizing the skin line accurately even when the radiographic conditions change along the way.
Light Weight & Durable
Durable Monocoque Structured Cassette
We adopted the “monocoque case” to ensure reliable operation even under substantial shock or load. Since the battery is incorporated in the cassette, the Aero DR has no notch for battery replacement which is known to reduce the structural integrity of the case. Because of this, the Aero DR cassette case is light weight and high in strength. The load bearing performance of the Aero DR wireless FPD cassette is the same as that of our CR cassette.
World’s Lightest Weight Wireless FPD
The Aero DR Detector is the lightest FPD in the world weighing
as little as 2.9 kg (6.3 lbs) and supports wireless networking which transmits captured images to the console. The Aero DR Detector
is also available in a 17 x 17" size and weighs a mere 7.92 lbs. Technologists can easily perform non bucky exams such as
table top or cross table projections.
Easy Workflow & Reliability
Universal Solution for Existing X-ray Room
The Aero DR detector is the same size as an ISO 4090 compliant film cassette and will therefore fit any existing standard size wall-stand or table bucky tray.
Roaming FPD Solution
Aero DR can be used anywhere with “the Shared FPD Solution.” As soon as Aero DR is registered to any X-ray room it is immedi- ately ready to use.
Quick Preview and Smart GUI
After exposure, a preview image quickly appears on the display on the new CS-7 console in less than two seconds. The CS-7 has a user-friendly graphical user interface (GUI) adding new and powerful proprietary functions. The GUI design can be modified to meet customer preferences and flexibility needs.
New Energy-saving, Rapidly Rechargeable, Long-Life Battery In a Light, Durable Case
Aero DR provides enough energy to acquire over 10 images by the capacitor being recharged for only three minutes. A lithium ion capacitor, the world’s newest technology, was chosen for its power saving advantage and because it has a charge and discharge cycle life that is longer than that of a lithium ion battery. It won’t need to be replaced during the expected life cycle of the detector and, the rigid structure of the case is strong yet so simple it significantly reduces the weight of the cassette.
Battery Life Cycle: 5-7 years
Charging time Empty to Full: 30 minutes with battery charger
Operating Time: 5.5 hrs for 200 images