This exhibition has ended.
We are thankful to the many visitors who attended.
The world’s largest radiological exhibition was held recently at the RSNA scientific assembly and annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois. With our theme “The POWER OF safire… Evolving the Science of Imaging…”, Shimadzu showcased its lineup of systems incorporating Safire direct-conversion flat-panel detector, as well as their cutting-edge applications. Well-received in North America and ranked first-place in customer satisfaction by an independent American evaluation agency, we presented our latest lineup, together with clinical cases, for perusal by the many visitors.
The Shimadzu booth, with our logo against a carpet of red, our symbolic color.
The Sonialvision safire 17 incorporates a large field-of-view 17-inch direct-conversion flat-panel detector, and provides high-resolution images for a variety of examinations ranging from the gastrointestinal tract to orthopedics. As a multi-purpose table, this system has amassed results in a wide range of fields. At this exhibition, clinical images were introduced, enabling visitors to ascertain the impressive utility of a wealth of applications including Tomosynthesis and Slot radiography. Given heightened concerns over radiation exposure, tomosynthesis, which requires only minimal exposures, was of particular interest, drawing comparisons with CT in the society's publications.
With its large field-of-view 17-inch direct-conversion flat-panel detector, the Bransist safire is capable of covering the vasculature of the entire body, with only a minimal number of angiography and panning. At the exhibition, visitors were able to ascertain the rapidity of the operations provided, using the actual system. In addition, cardiovascular imaging from our cutting-edge SUREenginePRO high-speed, real-time image processing was on display, a mechanism that achieves both reduced radiation exposure and high-resolution images. Further, Shimadzu introduced CT-like imaging of the liver region, and our roadmap functional cerebral vascular imaging, which is capable of overlaying actual images with 3D images, enabling visitors to ascertain the impressive utility of this system in the area of medical treatment.
The large monitor has yet to receive approval by the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act,
Visitors had a chance to experience firsthand the high-level operability of the RADspeed series, which is capable of speedy radiography preparations including auto positioning with a single touch of a button. In addition, the next-generation collimator, of which filters were exchanged in response to the radiography menu, supporting reduced radiation exposure, was a frequent topic of inquiry from visitors, given the heightened interest in reducing exposure.
Recipient of 2010 Best in KLAS Awards
RADspeed was selected, for the second consecutive year, as the Best in KLAS (Digital X-ray) award recipient by KLAS Enterprises, an independent evaluation agency based in Orem, Utah
Shimadzu introduced a number of the latest clinical cases with respect to advanced applications, Tomosynthesis, Slot radiography, and CT-like imaging, extending the utility of the Safire direct-conversion flat-panel detector. Their predominance was evaluated by a significant number of visitors. In terms of Tomosynthesis, which is expected to increase in applicability, Shimadzu introduced helpful new cases for evaluation from the field of orthopedics. These included imaging observation of the periphery of artificial joints, which is difficult with CT.
Cumulative worldwide sales of the MobileDaRt Evolution digital mobile X-ray system have reached about 700 units since the series was first released, thereby promoting the conversion of mobile units to digital radiography across the globe, particularly in the United States and Europe. The MobileDaRt Evolution booth was crowded with a significant number of visitors, from start to finish. The exhibition brought together actual systems from our ample lineup for visitors to evaluate. This included the large field-of-view, flat-panel detector type, which supports emergency medicine and disaster relief with a maximum output of 32 kW, and the compact flat-panel detector type, suited to NICU examinations.