CR X-ray Systems
Siemens Multix Top
Siemens Multix Pro
Siemens Multix Fusion
Computed Radiography X-ray (CR)
Computed Radiography is an imaging technology that refers to the use of Photostimulable Storage Phosphors (PSPs) in image capture and subsequent image digitization for projection radiography applications. The storage phosphors used have the widest latitude X-ray receptor available. The PSPs are manufactured into an Imaging Plate (IP). The imaging plates are housed in a cassette. The patient's x-ray "shadow" is projected onto the IP which captures the energy levels of the x-rays in the PSPs. The cassette is fed into a reader unit. The reader unit removes the IP from the cassette and releases the energy from the PSPs with a laser. The PSPs release the energy in the form of light. The light is picked up by the reader via a light guide and sent through a Photomultiplier Tube (PMT) to an Analog to Digital converter. The data is then sent to exposure recognition software and projected onto a work station as an X-ray image. Computed Radiography is the technology that bridges the gap between film exposures and today's digital radiography (DR). CR allows users the ability to take thousands of exposures on a single cassette which can provide a digital readout within seconds. There is no need for film processing, chemicals and dark rooms. The reader units made them obsolete. The CR cassettes also are very versatile and less sensitive to changes in x-ray techniques. They allow for an optimized Image in every cassette, over a wide range of exposure.