Villa High Frequency X-ray Machine – Apollo EZ DR-Wi – Italy
The innovative “DR-Wi” version of Apollo EZ is designed to get the most out of the combined use of the wireless Flat Panel and the analogue remote controlled table with appropriately optimised functions. This solution reduces work times and further improves the quality of the images compared with the use of Computed Radiography systems or with cassette-film combinations, while reducing the dose delivered to the patient. The significant functional versatility of the “DR-Wi” version is given by the focus-detector distance variable up to 180 cm, and by the large 43×43 cm format of the wireless detector, which adequately covers all anatomical regions and allows chest projections to be made directly on the table. Furthermore, the wide flexibility in positioning the X-ray source is functional in performing direct contact and off-table exposures with the Wi-Fi detector. The workflow is simplified even more by the availability of the “Multi-Grid” system, which automatically selects the most suitable anti-scatter grid based on the focus-detector distance set. Should grid use not be required, such as when examining paediatric patients or extremities, the system automatically parks the grid outside the X-ray field, thus resulting in a reduction in the dose delivered. Particular importance has been given to the integration of the automatic “Stitching” procedure, which consists in the automatic acquisition process of a set of X-ray exposures and their subsequent union into a single image, thereby supporting investigation of extensive body areas, such as full-leg and full-spine examinations. All this makes the Apollo EZ DR-Wi a truly multifunctional system, as it combines in a single device all of the applications usually performed with analogue remote controlled tables, conventional radiographic rooms, large format chest stands and CR systems.