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Apollo DRF goes beyond the separation between radiography and fluoroscopy. The innovative Dynamic Flat Panel Detector operates as a full digital modality for both high resolution radiography and high frame rate fluoroscopy. Images are displayed instantly on the integrated console and all delays due to cassettes or CR plates handling are eliminated. The fully digital image processing and the high dynamic range compensates for exposure variances and allows extensive possibilities to optimize the exposure and processing parameters according to your preferences. According to your workload and patient workflow requirements, you can instantly switch from general radiographic studies, to high volume chest exams, trauma exams, or contrast studies such as gastro-intestinal, urological and vascular investigations.
The innovative Dynamic Flat Panel detector delivers sharp and accurate images to support your diagnosis and is not affected by geometric distortion which is typical of Image Intensifiers. The large 43x43cm - 17"x17" active area is suitable for examination of any anatomic region and provides almost 50% more coverage than a 16" Image Intensifier. The combination of wide coverage and high image resolution extends the application of the fluoro suite to areas such as chest, pelvis and extremities, which can't be done with conventional image intensifier based systems. The high sensitivity of the flat panel technology, the use of low absorption materials and the grid parking capability, allow a consistent dose reduction, especially for paediatric applications.
According to each user-selected procedure, exposure factors, image processing parameters and all table positions are automatically preset. If your objective is a filmless environment, you can also create CD's and DVD's directly from the console with the integrated CD/DVD writer. Should you require printouts of the most significant images, the powerful print menu optimizes the hardcopy utilization. With its full DICOM connectivity, Apollo DRF easily integrates into PACS networks for quick and effective workflow management and image distribution.
The outstanding versatility of Apollo DRF provides a perfect balance between operational efficiency and patient comfort. To facilitate the transfer and positioning of patients, the table can be lowered down to 60cm - 23" delivering immediate benefit for small patients or disabled persons.
The AGS function - Auto Grid Selection - automatically selects one of two grids to match the SID. The grid can also be automatically removed for non-grid applications, such as paediatrics or extremities. The large tabletop size and the patient weight capacity up to 284kg - 626 lb. without restrictions of the table movements open the way to bariatric patients.
The use of one single detector for both fluoroscopy and radiography offers an unparalleled range of applications that includes all the most common general radiographic procedures, gastro-intestinal studies, tomography and vascular studies. Exams can be taken on the table with source to image distance up to 180cm - 71". The large, square detector offers enough field coverage also for those exams such as the pelvis, that are not possible with the traditional Image intensifier. The detector travel reaches the tabletop extremities making it possible to perform weight bearing studies with the patient at minimal height from floor. The optional Stitching function allows to cover the examinations of long body structures, such as the spine and the lower limbs. A series of X-ray exposure are automatically acquired and joined together by the acquisition software in order to obtain a single detailed image of big anatomic areas.
Fluoroscopy exams also take benefit from the large active area of the detector that allows visibility of larger anatomic regions without patient repositioning. The high frame rate makes for precise investigation of the upper gastro-intestinal tract and swallow studies. Digital Subtraction Angiography is available as an optional package and benefits from the large patient coverage without longitudinal repositioning.