FDA Clears Carestream’s Small Digital Radiography Detector

June 20, 2013

Carestream received FDA clearance for a new wireless digital radiography detector designed for low-dose pediatric exams.

Carestream received FDA clearance for a new wireless digital radiography detector designed for low-dose pediatric exams.

The smaller detector, which is expected to begin shipping in the third quarter of this year, is also designed for orthopedic and general radiology applications. For pediatric exams, the detector can fit into a tray under an incubator in the pediatric ICU, according to the company.

The DRX2530C detector measures 25 cm x 30 cm and has high detective quantum efficiency (DQE) which can lead to lower doses than computed radiography cassettes or gadolinium scintillator detectors, the company said.

For orthopedic and general exams, the detector can be positioned for tabletop exams such as knee, elbow, and skull.

 “The new DRX 2530C detector addressed a need voiced by healthcare providers worldwide for a smaller detector that could deliver important imaging advantages in pediatric and orthopedic environments,” Diana L. Nole, president of Carestream’s digital medical solutions, said in a statement.