How is radiology going digital?

 
Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and end-users in the field of dynamic radiology now have new detectors and imaging solutions to further enhance patients’ examinations.
 
Our latest additions to the Pixium® range will be on display for the very first time at the 79th China International Medical Equipment Fair (CMEF) from 11th to 14th of April 2018. The amorphous silicon Pixium® 3040 and 2020 detectors, the new CMOS range for the Pixium® 2121 and the new generation of Radio-fluoroscopy large format detectors are all joining the Interventional Pixium® family.

 

Digital radiology becomes the standard

Conventional radiology has been transformed by the use of digital images.  Flat panel detectors made from amorphous silicon or CMOS are at the heart of this digital revolution. The new digital technology (detector and associated image processing solution) is the result of many years of experience and high-quality expertise. The technology has brought about new competitive products which respond to market needs. These systems are also safer for patients as they use a lower dose.

Digitalisation also opens the door to new functions such as tomosynthesis and 3D imaging. Radiography and fluoroscopy equipment manufacturers constantly demand new and innovative imaging solutions, new applications and features in order to add value to their systems.

 

Newcomers in the Pixium® Family designed for the interventional market

The digital technologies produce greater quality images at a lower dose for end-users and patients, which helps OEMs to make their systems more attractive on the market. Thales is driving the shift from conventional technologies to digital state-of-the-art flat panel detectors.

Always thinking ahead, Thales has already developed the Pixium® range, the largest dynamic portfolio on the market for digital radiology. The Pixium® family covers a full range of sizes in centimeters (Pixium® RF 4343FL, Pixium® 4343RF, Pixium® 3040, Pixium® Surgical Imaging Suite with the Pixium® 3030 and Pixium® 2121, Pixium® 2020, Pixium® 2630, Pixium® 2121 and Six 650) dedicated to all existing applications (cardiovascular, surgery, neurology, fluoroscopy, dental, CBCT, etc).

Thanks to Trixell technology - Pixium® CsI (Cesium Iodide) scintillator on an amorphous silicon matrix and high technology CMOS available for SIX 650 and Pixium® 2121, Thales detectors deliver a high image quality.
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Most recently, Thales has launched the Pixium® 3040, a state-of-the-art flat panel detector, specifically designed for 2D and 3D interventional radiology (vascular, oncology, neuroradiology) as well as CBCT (Cone Beam Computerized Tomography) machines. The 3040's features (variable rate mode, zoom, multiple gains) also make it a versatile solution for general radiology applications.
 
Thales aims to help OEMs, hospitals and healthcare professionals make it a seamless transition from conventional to flat panel detectors.  To support this, Thales is launching the Pixium® 2020 at CMEF 2018, which is suitable to the large majority of systems using conventional XRII 9’’.

 

Imaging solutions giving radiologists and surgeons the best possible image

Thales’ expertise in medical imaging dates back to the 1950s. In that time, Thales has consistently pushed the boundaries of technological innovation.  For example, Thales was the first to develop DR imaging in the 1980s, with the first clinical tests taking place in a cardiology ward in 1993.

We aim to make it easy for OEMs to deliver the highest image quality possible and add value to their applications by providing complete systems which include the detector and its associated image processing solution.
 

Thales’ latest dynamic imaging solutions

The multi-purpose ArtPix™ DRF joins the existing EZ2GO platform in the ArtPix™ family. It enables healthcare professionals to be even more efficient, versatile and precise by delivering outstanding image quality (high resolution - 10 bits) in real time.
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The system is fully customisable and the end-user can easily personalise features such as the user interface, display configuration, image quality and room peripherals.

The flexibility and reactivity of the system can reduce costs for medical staff by enabling a higher number of patients to be seen, whilst allowing them to maintain the highest standards of care.
Learn more about how ArtPix™ DRF works in this video or read European Hospital's article here !

Our main objective: helping surgeons by providing images on the spot

The solution is compatible with our Pixium® Surgical Imaging Suite including the Pixium® 3030 and Pixium® 2121. These detectors are designed for equipment such as mobile and fixed C-Arms, Cathlab, fixed interventional rooms and Cone Beam CT machines.
Thales ICS features cutting-edge processing algorithms and vascular features to deliver a post-processed image to the system with reduced latency. This guarantees both outstanding low dose performance and high-quality images with seamless integration with existing applications.
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Thanks to the image tuner accompanying ICS, image processing parameters can be adjusted in just a few clicks, dramatically reducing development efforts for integrators.

Watch our Imaging Chain Solution in action below!
 
Healthcare professionals are under immense pressure to deliver high quality care, often in difficult circumstances. They are always in need of the best technologies in order to keep up with these demands, and this is what Thales aims to deliver.