US OKs Varian's portable digital radiography technology:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Varian Medical Systems has received US FDA 510(k) clearance for its PaxScan 4030 digital radiography system - a small, lightweight, portable device that can be used in general medical diagnosis procedures as well as military field hospitals. The product combines a computer workstation with imaging software and an amorphous silicon flat-panel image detector. It is less than half the size and around half the weight of conventional film-based or computerised radiography systems. It can be unpacked and set up in just 10 minutes by a single operative and an X-ray image can be generated and displayed on a monitor within around seven seconds, says the Palo Alto, California firm.
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