GE introduces fixed and portable DR products

November 29, 2005

GE Healthcare launched a new digital radiography line at the RSNA meeting Monday. The first two members of the Definium line are a portable and a fixed digital radiography system.

GE Healthcare launched a new digital radiography line at the RSNA meeting Monday. The first two members of the Definium line are a portable and a fixed digital radiography system.

The fixed room Definium 8000 promises to support more exams per hour, provide immediate access to images within seconds, and instantly transmit images to multiple locations. The company's newest portable digital x-ray system, the Definium AMX 700, replaces GE's long-standing AMX system, offering an integrated digital solution for transport throughout the hospital.

Both systems are built around GE's amorphous silicon flat-panel detector technology.

Definium 8000 can be configured simply as a single wall stand or as a comprehensive radiographic room. The user interface for the new autopositioning overhead tube suspension includes a touchscreen user interface, motorized five-axis movements, and 90° rotating screen.

The fixed room DR system offers advanced clinical functionality. Auto Image Paste provides a single view of the human anatomy, particularly the spine and legs, with no visible seam lines. Images are composed of data drawn from up to five acquisitions. The system automatically moves into position from one acquisition to the next.

VolumeRAD provides multiple high-resolution images of the chest, abdomen, extremities, and spine by acquiring and assembling a series of low-dose projection images during a single sweep of the x-ray tube.

The compact Definium AMX 700 is engineered with large casters and wheels to minimize shock and vibration, thereby protecting the built-in flat-panel detector. The self-propelled unit is designed to glide easily through tight quarters, according to the company, at speeds up to three miles per hour.

Features include a large field-of-view measuring 16 x 16 inches, a new digital touchscreen display, digital microprocessor controls, autoprotocol assist interfaces with RIS work list, and intelligent collimator edge detection. Smart Window features can save valuable technologist time when reviewing acquired images.