Knife Edged Solution with Image-Guided Surgery


Detection Technology has announced its news on image-guided surgery by debuting the X-Panel 2222s to enhance C-arm X-ray systems. The X-Panel 2222s is a digital X-ray flat panel detector series that includes application-optimized variants for mobile and mini C-arms. The X-Panel 2222s equips C-arms with premium quality, low-dose imaging at fast scanning speeds.

“We have designed the X-Panel 2222s to be a new trendsetter for dynamic, ultra-low dose imaging in its target markets. Switching from the still widely used image intensifiers to digital flat panels is an attractive option with our CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) technology-based solutions. We can guarantee improved imaging performance, yet system integration is straightforward for faster time-to-market and notable total cost savings. The X-Panel 2222s comes with a mechanical outline that suits existing X-ray system designs, and strong worldwide service,” says Jyri Tolonen, Product Manager in the Medical Business Unit.

“Mobile C-arm X-ray systems are used for a variety of diagnostic imaging and minimally invasive surgical procedures in the operating rooms. The segment’s smaller systems, called mini C-arms, are used in clinics for sports medicine, orthopedic and podiatric imaging. In both use cases, small system form factors that take less space and a larger field of view (FOV) that is unaffected by geometrical distortions are highly appreciated in addition to imaging quality. This is something that only flat panel detectors provide for image-guided surgery.”

The X-Panel 2222s features a high-resolution zoom mode with native 100 μm pixel pitch, ultra-low noise with close to 1 ADU (analog-to-digital unit) temporal dark noise (@14bits), and a large active area of 222-by-216 mm. It makes grayscales clear with its true 16-bit analog-to-digital conversion. It is equipped with a fast sensor that provides up to 60 full frames per second through 5 GigE (Gigabit Ethernet). The X-Panel 2222s is proven to be inherently ultra-stable, even in cases of longer scans. However, stability has been further enhanced with an in-built feature that virtually cancels the drift.


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