New DR panel offers patient safety features
December 6, 2017
CHICAGO – Thales has unveiled the latest Pixium Portable 3543 DR, said to be the first-ever truly standalone device with Embedded Patient Identification working in auto-detection mode, without connection to any external device.
The French company made the announcement at the annual Radiological Society of North America conference in November.
Thales has been developing healthcare products for decades. Since the launch of its Pixium Portable 3543 DR in 2016, the medical imaging leader has been researching how to ensure images are seamlessly assigned to patients and easily stored.
By working in auto-detection mode, the new Pixium Portable 3543 DR does not need to connect to any external devices, making it easier and quicker to operate than legacy portable systems. This makes for higher efficiencies since practitioners can exam multiple patients at minimal dose, anywhere in the hospital.
A display on the side of the panel shows the number images that have been taken, and another window shows and checks the patient ID barcode using infra-red scanning.
Images can be wireless uploaded to the reading room when the technologist is ready. Thanks to its optimized workflow, errors and stress are minimized and time and money is saved.
Thales has been at the forefront of technological innovation, with a pioneering role in the field of Flat Panel Detectors. The company launched the world’s first wireless portable detector in 2008, followed by the lightest cassette size detector in 2012 (the celebrated 2.8kilo cassette), and unique auto-detection feature performance in 2015.
Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security markets. With 64,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of €14.9 billion in 2016. With over 25,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements. Its exceptional international footprint allows it to work closely with its customers all over the world.