Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas USA to Collaborate with Summit Industries

Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas USA to Collaborate with Summit Industries

Wayne, NJ, November 25, 2012 – Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas USA announced today that it has agreed to collaborate with Summit Industries, LLC, a manufacturer of diagnostic radiographic equipment, to develop a (full room) digital radiography system that will allow their dealers to utilize the Konica Minolta Aero DR flat panel technology as part of their digital solutions. As part of the collaboration/technology agreement, Summit will design a system/solution where the Aero DR used in these units will have wired communication for rapid data communication and the panels will remain constantly charged.

“By combining the high image quality and reliability of the Aero DR flat panel detector with Summit’s user-friendly, fully integrated digital ready radiographic systems, hospitals and health systems will have access to leading DR technology in a fixed room environment,” says Henry Kobayashi, President and COO, Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas USA. “Summit has a rich history providing high-quality DR and analog systems for nearly 30 years and we look forward to collaborating with them so we can continue to provide our dealer network and customers quality diagnostic imaging solutions.”

“As a leading provider of high-quality digital ready systems and components, Summit Industries, LLC is pleased to join Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas USA in developing new solutions that meet the growing needs of our mutual customer base,” says Tom Boon, President. “Both Summit and Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas USA place a high value on customer satisfaction and I look forward to continuing to exceed expectations with our combined technology.”

The Aero DR flat panel detector incorporates Konica Minolta’s Cesium Iodide (CsI) scintillator that boasts ultra-high detector quantum efficiency (DQE) for high-quality images even with minimum X-ray dose exposure. By combining the CsI panel and Konica Minolta’s image processing technology from its top-rated REGIUS systems, the Aero DR assures end users of consistent and reliable high quality imaging. Aero DR also takes advantage of Konica Minolta’s very low power Ion Capacitor design which decrease read out noise and further raise quantum efficiency.

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