Konica Minolta Healthcare is transforming the future of X-rays

WAYNE, NJ, Nov. 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. Today announced the introduction of the primary U-arm (DR) digital radiography (DR) and mKDR Xpress™ mobile digital radiography systems. in selected countries in Latin America. *Selected by many healthcare facilities across North America, the KDR Primary and mKDR Xpress will complement Konica Minolta’s existing portfolio of CR systems, modified DR solutions and PACS across the region. In addition, both systems are designed for future integration of dynamic digital radiography (DDR), Konica Minolta’s advancement in radiography that enables clinicians to monitor anatomical motion over time, enhancing diagnostic capabilities and providing clinicians with a way to visualize anatomy like never before.

“As a leading provider of DR systems in North America, Konica Minolta is pleased to bring advanced DR systems to Latin America,” says Bruce Ashby, Vice President of Sales for DR Solutions at Konica Minolta Healthcare. Our solutions are backed by exceptional sales, service, and applications teams that are dedicated to ensuring our customers’ success. The introduction of the KDR Primary U-arm and mKDR Xpress are just the first steps towards offering some of the most innovative imaging solutions available today in the Latin American region.”

The KDR platform is a cost-effective solution to ease the transition from film or CR to DR and improve quality of care by streamlining workflows and improving clinical productivity. It is an advanced digital X-ray system with a small footprint, making it ideal for nearly any clinical setting – hospitals, clinics, urgent care centers, orthopedics, and general practices – to provide high-quality general radiography services in exam rooms at the lowest cost. outer space. Full range of motion enables all imaging offerings with the KDR Primary system, making it a versatile imaging solution for patients standing, sitting, lying or in a wheelchair. Includes an integrated 17″ x 17″ detector that captures high-resolution digital images in seconds.

The mKDR Xpress delivers exceptional imaging performance in a small footprint at the bedside or in the ER, OR, CCU, or ICU. With a slim design and collapsible pole to make it easier to use in tight spaces, the mKDR Xpress can be easily transported wherever needed. Onboard shipment of two detectors and front and rear storage of detectors and accessories help technicians meet the most demanding mobile X-ray imaging needs. The unique on-tube graphic user interface and image preview function help ensure clear images appear quickly, improving efficiency when time counts.

“Digitizing radiography offers many benefits to the provider and patient, including faster workflows for shorter scan times and the ability to capture higher quality images at a lower dose,” says Ernesto Marquez, Vice President and General Manager, Latin America Region, Konica Minolta. “Following our initial launch in Mexico, we will bring KDR Primary and mKDR Xpress to other markets and countries pending regulatory approvals. We look forward to helping our customers in Latin America realize the benefits of digital technologies and will continue to provide the service and support healthcare organizations need as they transition to the digital imaging environment.” .

* The KDR Primary and mKDR Xpress are cleared for commercial use in several Latin American countries and approval expires in others.

About Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc.
Konica Minolta Healthcare is a world-class provider and market leader in medical diagnostic imaging and healthcare information technology. The company’s focus is to contribute to life-changing developments by transforming primary photography, allowing the invisible to be seen. Primary imaging, which is the most common medical imaging technique, includes X-ray, ultrasound, and imaging management systems. By developing these readily available technologies, we can provide greater diagnostic capabilities to the largest number of people.

With nearly 150 years of endless innovation, imaging is in Konica Minolta’s DNA. From its roots as a camera and film manufacturer, the company has developed its own technology and continues to develop technologies for visualizing the invisible. Innovation allows the company to be a strong strategic partner, understanding what value means to customers and how Konica Minolta’s innovations can meet specific needs and lead to better decisions, sooner.

Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. Headquartered in Wayne, NJ, is a division of Konica Minolta, Inc. For more information about Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook, or visit https://health.konicaminolta.us.

Mary Beth Massat
mass media

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