The DR 18M flat panel digital X-ray detector is designed for Digital Radiography (DR) mammography.
The directly deposited CsI-based scintillator and 76 μm pixel pitch resolution deliver the high image quality needed for mammography examinations. The cassette-sized AED detector is compatible with analog mammography X-ray modalities, enabling an easy and vendorneutral upgrade to DR, and leveraging the radiography department’s existing investments.
THE EASIEST WAY TO GO DIRECT DIGITAL FOR MAMMOGRAPHY
The DR 18M detector supports an easy, vendor-neutral upgrade of your analog X-ray mammography modalities to Digital Radiography (DR). The cassette-sized detector is designed to fit in the 18×24 buckys standard to analog mammography.
The Automatic Exposure Detection (AED) enables seamless use with analog X-ray mammography systems, since it avoids the need for synchronization with the modality and therefore any electrical connection to the X-ray system. The absorption of the detector is designed to be compatible with the Automatic Exposure Control (AEC) of the mammography X-ray units. To switch from conventional or CR mammography, only a modality alignment is needed.
IMAGE QUALITY: HIGH DQE AND LOW DOSE
The scintillator of the detector uses directly deposited CsI. Combined with the high resolution pixel pitch of 76 μm, it delivers the excellent image quality required for digital mammography examinations.
The high Detective Quantum Efficiency (DQE) and pixel size support lower radiation dose for patients. In addition, the lossless AED feature of the detector is, due to the simultaneously sensing of the X-ray, not increasing the patient dose.
CASSETTE-LESS WORKFLOW: FASTER AND MORE EFFICIENT
The DR 18M provides all the advantages of Direct Digital, while enabling you to maximize the use of your existing equipment. Part of Agfa’s DR Mammography solution, it includes the NX image acquisition workstation with MUSICA image processing.
The preview and the MUSICA processed image display only takes a few seconds after exposure. The cassette-less solution provides a range of workflow benefits that improve productivity and speed up exam time. The detector can remain in the bucky at all times; there is no need to charge batteries with this wired solution.