Autopilot Revolutionizes CR By Automating Image Processing For Consistency And Quality
This week at the 94th Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Konica Minolta is highlighting the ImagePilot CR System with AutoPilot Image Processing. AutoPilot is a patented, innovative technique that optimizes image quality while eliminating the need to define and select image processing parameters for each body part and orientation. This simplified image acquisition process uses a universal algorithm that keys on bone - the densest material in most anatomical views - to create consistent, diagnostic quality images.
AutoPilot image processing also remembers the user preferences for various anatomical views and applies these adjustments to refine the image quality of future exposures.
"AutoPilot revolutionizes CR image acquisition by completely automating the process so that virtually anyone can generate consistently superb images with every exposure," says Steve Eisner, Marketing Manager, Konica Minolta. "The value of AutoPilot is apparent in centers that don't have a dedicated radiology staff, such as remote clinics in rural settings, or where technologist's are multi tasking. These sites still need to generate diagnostic quality X-rays on patients upon demand."
One such site, Island Community Health Services (ICMC), located in the island community of Vinalhaven, 15 miles off the coast of Maine, has used the ImagePilot CR with AutoPilot Image Processing Technology over the last six months. Since implementation, executive director Dinah Moyer says, "Since installing this system, only one patient was sent to the mainland for additional testing. Prior to this, 35 percent of our patients were transferred."
Moyer notes that ImagePilot technology is easy to use and requires virtually no maintenance. "We just position the patient and click one button to generate high-quality, impressive images. As a result, we've increased volume on the CR while simultaneously providing our patients with a higher level of care."
Konica Minolta Medical Imaging
Konica Minolta Medical Imaging is a leading manufacturer/distributor of digital and traditional imaging products for diagnostic use by hospitals, imaging centers, clinics and private practice physicians. Leading products include the REGIUS family of Digital Radiography systems, the DRYPRO family of laser imagers, medical, laser and specialty films and film processing equipment. For more information regarding Konica Minolta products and services, please visit medical.konicaminolta.us.
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