Samsung releases its first digital radiography system in US

4 November 2013 (Last Updated November 4th, 2013 18:30)

Samsung Electronics America has announced the US release of its first Digital Radiology (DR) system, the Samsung XGEO GC80, designed to deliver high-image quality, fast results and provide diagnostic confidence across diverse applications.

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Samsung Electronics America has announced the US release of its first Digital Radiology (DR) system, the Samsung XGEO GC80, designed to deliver high-image quality, fast results and provide diagnostic confidence across diverse applications.

The Samsung XGEO GC80 had received 510(k) approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) earlier this year.

Using a Samsung thin-film transistor-based flat-panel digital detector, XGEO GC80 incorporates the company's adaptive local contrast stretching (ALCOS) software with automatic, customisable image postprocessing for optimising contrast and edge sharpness.

The XGEO GC80 provides a spectrum of diagnostic and patient-centric tools aligned to meet the various demands and needs of both care provider and patient.

Samsung enterprise business division group vice-president for health and medical equipment Doug Ryan said the Samsung XGEO GC80 will provide an innovative alternative in the digital radiology market.

"The Samsung XGEO GC80 provides exceptional image quality and departmental workflows through automation that is essential for both provider and patient care," Ryan said.

"The XGEO GC80 provides a spectrum of diagnostic and patient-centric tools aligned to meet the various demands and needs of both care provider and patient."

According to the company, the ergonomic design features complement the Samsung XGEO GC80's advanced image quality.

With its soft-handling robotic technology, clinicians can easily operate the top head unit, even without a side handle.

The simple, intuitive graphical user interface maximises the user experience by applying a consistent user interface to both the top head unit and the workstation.
Different sounds and colors are assigned to each movement of the system.

Applying an audio user interface to each movement helps clinicians determine the location of the top head unit, while keeping patients under observation.

Samsung XGEO GC80 also received Gold Awards from both iF (iF International Forum) and IDEA (International Design Excellence Awards).

According to GlobalData estimates, the digital radiography (DR) systems market in the US was valued at $362m in 2012 abd is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.6% to reach $497m by 2019.


Image: The Samsung XGEO GC80. Photo: courtesy of Business Wire.