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Konica Minolta AeroDR Portable Wireless Solution Now Available on Shimadzu MobileArt Mobile X-ray

TORRANCE, Calif., April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, announced today an agreement with Konica Minolta Medical Imaging to expand the availability of the AeroDR Portable Wireless solution to the advanced MobileArt portable X-ray systems.  The new wireless mobile imaging solution will be available in two configurations—one with a column mounted interface (MobileArt AeroDR-c) and the other with an integrated console interface (MobileArt AeroDR-i).

"Konica Minolta is pleased to expand our relationship with Shimadzu and bring advanced digital imaging technology to more clinical users," says Diane Hunt, Vice President, Konica Minolta Medical Imaging "A key tenant of our Primary Imaging Solutions business is to provide clinicians with the tools they need to deliver cost-effective, high-quality imaging services that enhance the delivery of care."

"Shimadzu has built a reputation for providing high performance imaging solutions and this agreement with Konica Minolta is part of that commitment," says Frank Serrao, Marketing Manager, North America, Shimadzu Medical Systems USA. "We listened to our customers, who told us they wanted options for integrating and mounting the interface console. Konica Minolta takes a similar approach to delivering solutions that meet customers' needs, so it was logical for us to work together to that end."

The MobileArt AeroDR systems offer multiple flat panel detector choices for a variety of uses and purposes, including HQ and Standard resolution 14x17 panel sizes, as well as a smaller 10x12 HQ FPD for pediatric NICU, or dual FPD solutions.

The Aero DR Portable Retrofit systems has been designed to quickly, easily and inexpensively turn your current Shimadzu MobileArt portable X-ray unit into a digital wireless solution. This retrofit solution has a very small footprint (384mm x 384mm x 72mm) and is small enough to be installed and stored inside the cassette storage bin. It is completely self-contained and includes two long life batteries for self-powering operation

The MobileDaRt Evolution, Shimadzu's own DR portable that started this new imaging modality in 2004, was named "Category Leader" by an independent evaluation organization, KLAS Enterprises LLC from 2011 through 2013 inclusive. 

About Shimadzu

Shimadzu Corporation, founded in 1896 in Kyoto, Japan, is a global provider of medical diagnostic equipment including conventional, interventional, and digital X-ray systems. Shimadzu Medical Systems USA is headquartered in Torrance, California, with direct operations headquartered in Dallas, Texas. It maintains sales and service offices throughout the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. Call 1-800-228-1429 ext 145 or visit www.shimadzu.com for detailed information. 

Media Contact: Frank Serrao, Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, 800-228-1429, [email protected]

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