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AeroDR Flat Panel Detector

Konica Minolta AeroDR Flat Panel Detector

AeroDR® is the easiest way to achieve digital workflow. Preserve your investment and maintain economic value in existing radiography rooms with the AeroDR detector that fits existing equipment. Gain the clinical confidence you need for patient care decisions with the fast, high-quality and reliable AeroDR!


AeroDR® builds on the foundation of high image quality that Konica Minolta is renowned for. The flat panel detector incorporates Konica Minolta’s Cesium Iodide (CsI) scintillator that boasts high detector quantum efficiency (DQE) for high-quality images and dose efficiency. By combining the CsI panel and Konica Minolta’s image processing technology from its top-rated REGIUS® systems, the AeroDR assures end users of consistent and reliable high quality imaging.

The lightweight, wireless AeroDR 14”x17” panel weighs only 6.3 lbs. and incorporates a unique battery design for extended life and short charge cycles. AeroDR provides either a Universal Fit solution for converting existing analog rooms to digital suites, or a full room radiography solution when combined with a new x-ray purchase. With a detector design that fits existing wall stands and bucky trays without modifications, AeroDR helps a facility maximize its investment in existing X-ray imaging equipment by delivering a truly universal fit digital imaging solution.

Simple Innovation — a cornerstone of Konica Minolta’s product development — continues with the AeroDR imaging console. Workflow improvements include an in-room sub console which delivers the ability to control imaging parameters patient side, allowing more time for the technologist to focus on the patient. The AeroDR imaging console also controls Konica Minolta CR devices allowing Konica Minolta customers to enjoy the same look and feel for their Computed Radiography and Digital Radiography front ends.

(17" x 17" weighs 7.9 lbs)

(10" x 12" weighs 3.7 lbs with lithium ion capacitor)


High Image Quality

Konica Minolta AeroDR Flat Panel Detector

Scintillator Direct-Contact Technology
The AeroDR® boasts a new Thin Film Transistor DR panel that reduces scatter and enhances image quality. Konica Minolta succeeded in creating a new technology whereby a CsI scintillator is made to contact directly over a TFT1 sensor panel without any protective layer in between them. This technology has made it possible to guide the light emitted from the scintillator to the photodiode without causing the light to be dispersed at the interface with the TFT sensor.

1. TFT = Thin Film Transistor

Konica Minolta AeroDR Flat Panel Detector
High Image Quality
The optimal combination of the AeroDR detector using a Konica Minolta CsI scintillator combined with the newly developed low noise readout ICs delivers a high DQE*3.

At the same time, we achieved the wider dynamic range of DR comparable to CR. This means that in a radiography of shoulder joints, for example, the AeroDR® permits describing the skin line accurately even when the radiographic conditions change along the way.

3. DQE = Detective Quantum Efficiency

Easy Workflow and Reliability

Konica Minolta AeroDR Flat Panel Detector

Universal Solution for the Existing X-ray Room
The AeroDR® detector is the same as an ISO 4090 compliant film cassette in size so that it will fit any existing wall-stand or table bucky tray.

Konica Minolta AeroDR Flat Panel Detector

Shared FPD Solution
AeroDR® can be used anywhere with “the Shared FPD Solution.” As soon as AeroDR® is registered to any X-ray room, AeroDR® will be ready to use in the X-ray room immediately.

Konica Minolta AeroDR Flat Panel DetectorQuick Preview and Smart GUI
After exposure, a preview image immediately appears on the display of the new CS-7 console in less than two seconds for a fast, efficient workflow. The CS-7 has a user-friendly graphic interface adding new and powerful proprietary functions. GUI design can be modified to customer preferences flexibly...

Konica Minolta AeroDR Flat Panel Detector

Power-Saving Technology
Patient safety is of primary importance. Konica Minolta has adopted new battery technology-with the lithium ion capacitor--which offers many advantages. The low power panel design also employs low power ICs and a power-saving control—so the AeroDR® is ready when and where you need it for confident patient care decisions.

New Battery Technology Achieves Lightweight Yet Rigid Body
The lithium ion capacitor has a charge and discharge cycle life that is tremendously longer than a lithium ion battery and does not markedly decrease in capacity even after it has continuously been used for many years. Therefore, it is possible to build environmently friendly technology directly into the AeroDR. The structure of the cassette case has become so simple that it is possible to significantly reduce the weight of the cassette and increase the mechanical strength. Plus, the completely sealed cassette can be wiped clean with approved cleaners—further helping your department achieve proper infection control protocols.

Konica Minolta AeroDR Flat Panel Detector
Reliable, Rapidly Rechargeable and Long-Life Battery
The lithium ion capacitor, which charges quickly in a battery charger or through a tethered connection, has a long charge and discharge cycle life that does not need to be replaced during the expected life cycle of the detector. If the capacitor gets exhausted in an emergency, AeroDR® can still produce over 10 images after being recharged for only three minutes.

Konica Minolta AeroDR Flat Panel Detector
From left to right 10"x12", 14"x17", 17"x17"

Konica Minolta AeroDR Flat Panel Detector

AeroDR® Flat Panel Detector 14"x17"
The panel that started it all. AeroDR® 14"x17" detector is ISO 4090 compliant so it fits existing wall stands or table buckys. The world’s lightest panel provides reliable operation in a durable design.

AeroDR® Flat Panel Detector 17"x17"
There is no need to rotate the panel from portrait to landscape and vice versa in the bucky tray depending on a patient’s size when performing chest or abdominal X-ray procedures. The larger image area allows more anatomy to be imaged, thereby reducing positioning errors.

AeroDR® Flat Panel Detector 10"x12"
Right size your imaging solutions with the 10"x12" AeroDR® flat panel detector. Ideal for the NICU and extremity imaging in orthopedic applications, the 10"x12" AeroDR® conforms to international standard dimensions. This allows the detector to be used in incubator trays for examination of newborns, as well as in existing X-ray rooms without any modifications. Reliable and dose efficient, the new AeroDR panel helps improve patient care.


Wireless Digital Radiography System
Detection method Indirect conversion method
Scintillator CsI (Cesium Iodide)
Dimensions (W x D x H) 14"x17" - 383.7 x 460.2 x 15.9 mm
17"x17" - 459.8 x 460.2 x 15.9 mm
10" x 12" - 281.8 x 333 x 15.9 mm
Weight 14"x17" - 2.9 kg
17"x17" - 3.6 kg
10" x 12" - 1.7 kg
Pixel size 175μm
Image area size 14"x17" - 348.95 × 425.25 mm (1,994 x 2,430 pixels)
17"x17" - 424.9 × 424.9 mm (2,428 x 2,428 pixels)
10" x 12" - 245.7 x 296.8 mm
AD conversion 16 bit (65,536 gradients)
Communication Dedicated wired ethernet connection / Wireless LAN ( IEEE802.11a compliant )
WLAN encryption Wireless encryption method : AES / Authentication method : WPA2-PSK
Cycle time 14"x17" Approx. 9.2 sec with a dedicated wired connection and 13.3 sec with a wireless LAN connection.
17"x17" Approx. 9.9 sec with a dedicated wired connection and . 15.5 sec with a wireless LAN connection.
10" x 12" Approx 7 sec with a dedicated wired connection and 9 sec (wireless with a wireless LAN connection.connection)
Dynamic range 4 digits
Battery charging time empty to full Within 30 minutes (when using the AeroDR battery charger) Within 60 minutes (when using the dedicated wired cable)
Battery duration in standby status Approx. 16 hours
Number of exposable images 14"x17" - 200 images / 5.5 hours
17"x17" - 173 images / 4.8 hours
10" x 12" – 146 images / 4.0 hours
*Under conditions that the interval between studies is five minutes and three images are captured in each study, assuming 20 seconds for each exposure to position a patient.
Battery expected life time Above the AeroDR detector product life time
PRecommended storage and usage environment conditions When operating : 10 to 30°C / 35 to 80% RH(ensure no water condensation) When not operating : –10 to 40°C / 20 to 90% RH(ensure no water condensation) In storage : –20 to 60°C* / 20 to 90% RH(ensure no water condensation)
*However, performance warranty period when storing at 60°C is 6 months after packing.

Konica Minolta AeroDR Flat Panel Detector
AeroDR is not intended for Mammography. Specifications are subject to change without notice.