Canon introduces new size for “highest resolution” flat panel detector on the market 

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Canon Medical Systems is introducing an all-new size for its high-definition flat panel detector for vascular and interventional radiology procedures, a press release from the company reports. Canon claims that the 12”×16” high-definition detector provides more than twice the spatial resolution of conventional flat panel detectors, helping clinicians see fine details in complex interventional procedures.

The new 12”×16” detector joins the existing 12”×12” high-definition detector to provide clinicians with the ideal size for their unique procedural needs, the release details.

“All those things which the device does that were impossible to see with conventional flat panel detectors become overly abundant with high-definition detector technology,” said Adnan Siddiqui, director of neurological stroke services, Kaleida Health; CEO, The Jacobs Institute; and professor of neurosurgery, University at Buffalo (Buffalo, USA).

Now available on Canon’s Alphenix interventional systems, the 12”×16” high-definition flat panel detector offers the highest resolution in the market, according to the company’s press release.

Made up of what Canon asserts to be the world’s first true high-definition detector—with 76-micron resolution—for resolving fine details, the hybrid 12″x16″ panel is combined with high-definition flat panel technology that results in resolutions of 2.6lp/mm (standard) and 6.6lp/mm (high-definition detector). 

Evolving minimally invasive treatments for vascular diseases, such as stroke, embolisation and aneurysms, increases the demand for high-definition, real-time imaging to aid the interventionist in catheter positioning and deployment of devices like balloons, coils, stents, or flow diverters. To this end, Canon claims its high-definition detector provides higher spatial resolution modes with sharper and visually improved images compared with those of traditional flat panel detector images.

Canon is also showcasing its Alphenix high-definition detector technology at this year’s Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting (28 November–2 December 2021, Chicago, USA and virtual).


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