Konica Minolta Advanced Digital Automated U-Arm

KDR™AU System Advanced U-Arm


The compact, efficient KDR™ Advanced U-Arm (AU) System from Konica Minolta Healthcare features an array of advanced design innovations to optimize workflow, increase staff efficiency and improve outcome expediting the diagnostic process and elevating the patient experience. That makes it an excellent option for all settings.

The KDR™ Advanced U-Arm System employs a state-of-the-art, 17”x17” Cesium iodide (CSI) detector that maximizes efficiency and delivers image quality with excellent bone and soft-tissue visualization from a single study exposure, giving you the clarity to reach diagnoses sooner. The system maintains alignment between the X-ray tube and DR panel, regardless of panel angle or swivel arm tilt position. A durable, protective panel enclosure also helps to increase system longevity and stability.

Patient Centric Design

  • KDR™ Advanced U-Arm System automatically swivels into position across a 135˚ range of motion and 35″ of vertical movement, saving valuable time. The advanced detector and Ultra® acquisition software work quickly in unison to enhance the acquired image. Information is instantly retrieved, prompting the system to move to a predetermined position and source-to-image-receptor distance (SID) to save time when positioning the patient.


  • Exams are simplified when the operator can confirm the patient’s information on the tube-mounted or remote console. After exposure the image is captured and displayed for on-screen review within three seconds. Upon approval, the automated preparation begins for the next exam, minimizing time between patients.

Precise Control

  • KDR™ Advanced U-Arm can move from PA to Lateral positions without moving the patient and Independent SID control on the tube and the detector to support all other imaging views commonly required in radiology, including wheelchair and table work.

Automatic Stitching

  • KDR™ Advanced U-Arm offers optional automatic stitching with a three-knob collimator that provides precise manual control over the imaging area to reduce radiation scatter.

KDR® DDR Advanced U-ARM Option

Dynamic Digital Radiology (DDR) is a series of individual digital images acquired at high speed and low dose. The resulting cine loop presents a diagnostic-quality view of the dynamic relationship between anatomical structures while in motion. X-ray in motion supports more precise diagnoses and evaluation of treatment pathways as well as reducing costs by avoiding the need for supplemental imaging exams. Motion quantification is possible with proprietary advanced image processing.

DDR is NOT Fluoroscopy; it is X-Ray that Moves!

  • Dynamic Digital Radiology supports the diagnosis of musculoskeletal conditions by presenting diagnostic detail in full motion.

Enhance Diagnosis and Patient Communication

  • Fluoroscopy and cineradiography are proven diagnostic tools to examine joints and structures at rest and in motion to analyze biomechanics2 and musculoskeletal injury.

The Konica Minolta Advantage for Orthopedic Practices

  • The versatile, compact design of the KDR® AU-DDR system makes it ideal for locations that need to provide superior-quality radiography services even in small rooms.

Superior Image Quality for Confident Diagnoses

  • Konica Minolta’s KDR AU-DDR System employs a state-of-the-art, AeroDR® HD 17˝x17˝ detector that maximizes efficiency and delivers excellent bone and soft-tissue visualization from every study