GE Healthcare has received 510(k) clearance for its wireless, digital X-ray detector, FlashPad.

FlashPad is a flexible, wireless detector that features two handles that make it easier to position and maneuver and is designed for digital use based on customer input.

The wireless DR option was engineered to provide high image quality at low dose levels and is capable of being utilised in all routine radiography exams, and specialised areas including, pediatric work, intensive care and trauma, and wherever conventional screen-film systems may be used.

GE Healthcare X-Ray vice president and general manager Anne LeGrand said that FlashPad is a byproduct of direct customer feedback on the challenges facing radiology departments all over the world.

"For the patient, this new solution from GE allows for improved access to critical X-ray technology and for customers, this innovation is a great way for any radiography department to go digital today with an affordable investment which answers the growing demand for advanced applications," LeGrand said.

FlashPad performs the advanced applications like VolumeRAD -which provides physicians multiple high-resolution slice images of the human anatomy, including the chest, abdomen, extremities and spine, using an X-ray system and the other application is Dual Energy Subtraction.