Varex is highlighting several new technologies and products at ECR 2020, including a nanotube (NT)-based x-ray tube, a new Z platform family of digital detectors, and photon-counting digital detectors.
NT2518C is a curved-array 25-emitter tube prototype that's designed for use in static digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) systems; the technology could potentially also be used for other industrial and medical applications, according to the company. Varex notes that these technologies have not been approved or cleared for any diagnostic or preclinical use at this time.
For cardiovascular applications, Varex is introducing liquid metal bearing (LMB) technology to its x-ray tube portfolio with FP-1596-LMB, an anode end grounded tube; G-507X-LMB extends the technology to CT applications. Varex points out that LMB technology removes the delay from exposure to boost time, as these types of tubes are continuously rotating and can achieve near-instantaneous high-power exposure.
Finally, 4343W is a wireless flat-panel digital detector designed for digital radiography (DR) systems. The panel fits standard 17 x 17-inch bucky trays and has a 5-GHz wireless connection for robust communication. It can be used with table, above table, chest stand, and mobile cart applications, according to Varex.
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