In terms of flat-panel technology, Thales has gone one step further by developing post-processing software installed on a lightweight tablet which is paired with an FPD to create a totally mobile imaging subsystem, ArtPix Mobile EZ2GO
. This has greatly increased work flexibility and autonomy, not to mention time saved from fewer commutes.
Although the size has been reduced from large machines to compact systems, the amount of storage has greatly improved, for example, one flat panel imaging system can store several thousands of images compared to the traditional one-shot X–ray technology. Furthermore, due to the sensitivity of the detectors, this higher quality image is generated using 40 to 50% less radiation dose.
Imagine a doctor standing at the patient’s bed, holding a tablet, seeing inside the patient’s body, displayed clearly and in real time. Thales’s technologies give doctors "x-ray eyes", pretty cool right?