Konica Minolta Launches Aero Wireless DR at RSNA

Wayne, NJ, November 28, 2010 - Konica Minolta Medical Imaging unveiled today a new wireless DR system - Aero DR - that builds on the company's foundation of providing easy-to-use, high-quality imaging systems. The system is being introduced at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), being held November 28 to December 2 in Chicago.

Aero DR 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 ultra-high detector quantum efficiency (DQE) for high-quality images even with minimum X-ray dose exposure. By combining the CsI panel and Konica Minolta's image processing technology from its top-rated REGIUS systems, the Aero DR assures end users of consistent and reliable high quality imaging.

The lightweight, wireless Aero DR panel weighs only 6.3 lbs. and incorporates a unique battery design for extended life and short charge cycles. Aero DR 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, Aero DR 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 Aero DR 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 Aero DR imaging console also controls Konica Minolta CR devices allowing Konica Minolta customers to enjoy the same look and feel for their CR and DR front ends.

"As with our REGIUS family of products, Aero DR was designed to provide high quality imaging and operating efficiency for imaging facilities and radiology departments," says Darren Werner, Digital Products Marketing Manager. "Ease of use and reliability is central to our product development and Aero DR will continue to provide our customers with the quality they have come to expect from Konica Minolta."

Aero DR has received FDA clearance and is available for immediate sale in the U.S.

Konica Minolta Medical Imaging

Konica Minolta Medical Imaging is a leading manufacturer/distributor of digital and traditional imaging products for diagnostic use by hospitals, imaging centers, clinics and private practice physicians. Leading products include the REGIUS family of Digital Radiography systems, the DRYPRO family of laser imagers, medical, laser and specialty films and film processing equipment. For more information regarding Konica Minolta products and services, please visit medical.konicaminolta.us.

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