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Digital Radiology Guides the Hands of the Surgeon When It Matters the Most

Surgeons’ hands are known for their legendary performance in the most intricate patient operations.

Yet those hands, no matter how experienced, are only as accurate as the eyes that guide them. This is of critical importance since a slight error in spine surgery for example, can have a dramatic impact on patient health.

Thales’ innovation in digital radiology technology provides healthcare professionals with unparalleled visual support through the sharpest-ever radiological image detection and interpretation solutions.


Doctors, Patients and Hospitals All Benefit

Beatriz Matesanz, Head of Marketing for Radiology, says “Thales’ leadership in digital radiology is based on 60 years of technological innovation which have resulted in over 400 patents. Our systems - X-Ray detectors and imaging chain platforms - are unsurpassed in image quality and in their reliability and durability. Therefore, it is no surprise that a Thales detector is used in over half of radiological patient examinations worldwide.”

Beatriz adds, “Nowadays, surgeons can ‘see’ more clearly through fluoroscopic (dynamic) images on the spot. Furthermore, the excellence in radiography image quality today gives radiologists a much higher level of confidence for diagnosis.”

However it’s not only radiologists and surgeons who benefit. Our twenty years of innovation in flat panel detectors have culminated in a 40% decrease in radiation dose for patients versus previous technologies, such as computed radiography. Flat panel detectors now provide a more comfortable experience for the patient, as well as offering major efficiency gains for hospitals.”


Portability for Excellence and Efficiency in Hospital Care

Thales’ latest patented breakthrough product in the digital radiology field is a clear example.  The recently unveiled Pixium® Portable 3543 DR detector is the world’s first ever standalone device with Embedded Patient Identification. This function allows images to be taken at the patient’s bedside and then automatically attributed for interpretation in the radiology room. It provides greater productivity to hospitals by facilitating daily work. This device offers the most advanced technology in a lightweight and portable format.


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