FDA Clears Xpress CR Mammography for Sale in U.S.

FDA Clears Xpress CR Mammography for Sale in U.S.

FDA Clears Xpress CR Mammography for Sale in U.S.

Wayne, NJ, January 12, 2012 – Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas USA announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the Xpress CR Digital Mammography upgrade for sale. The clearance specifically applies to the company’s CP1M 18 x 24 and 24 x 30 cassettes and the use of the CS-3 control station with the REGIUS 190 and 210 readers.

By intelligently recognizing cassette types, the award-winning* Xpress CR system delivers digital imaging solutions for both general radiography & mammography application with one easy-to-use, cost-effective solution. The Xpress CR Digital Mammography upgrade provides consistent and reliable high quality images with the most advanced phosphor receptor available, Cesium Bromide (CsBr), which delivers a high level of detective quantum efficiency (DQE).

“Konica Minolta’s digital mammography solution creates new value for our users by enabling them to conduct mammography exams on the same reliable, efficient and easy-to-use Xpress CR,” says Darren Werner, Digital Products Marketing Manager at Konica Minolta. “With our Cesium Bromide mammography plate, users are assured of high-quality mammography imaging, while simultaneously achieving a lower total cost of ownership than other solutions currently available.”

At the heart of this mammography upgrade solution is Konica Minolta’s exclusive ultra high resolution 43.75 um pixel size. This superior resolution combined with highly advanced mammography image processing algorithms and specially designed CR Mammography cassettes and plates deliver unparalleled, consistent image quality. Technologists can focus their efforts on patient care due to the intuitive and easy to use Xpress CR imaging software and equipment environment.

The CS-3 Control station offers a robust imaging platform which includes specialized imaging tools for CR, DR and also Mammography imaging applications. Specialized Mammography algorithms include advanced skin line detection and chest wall masking. These tools combined with the ultra high resolution of the REGIUS CR reader allow high quality diagnostic mammography images to be acquired, processed, and then transmitted for reading on a diagnostic workstation.

*Konica Minolta’s Xpress CR was rated “Best in KLAS” in 2009, 2010 and 2011 for multi-cassette CR by the independent research organization, KLAS Enterprises LLC.

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