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CR Wars Episode I: Konica Regius 190 vs. Fuji Carbon XL-2

Posted by Tim Mustapha

Nov 15, 2013 4:33:00 PM

:: 1 minute read ::

CR Wars: Episode IA battle like this doesn't need to be scored by John Williams to be epic. If you're looking for a great CR to pair with your radiography equipment, the two units we're about to compare have a lot to offer and, depending on your unique needs, can stand toe-to-toe.

Keep reading to see vital statistics for the Regius 190 and the Carbon XL-2. With any luck, by the end of this article, it won't take a mind trick to have you saying, "These are the CRs I'm looking for."  




Konica Regius vs. Fuji Carbon:

Feature Konica Regius 190 Fuji Carbon XL2
Plates Per Hour 90 94
Grayscale Output 12-bit 12-bit
Cycle Time 40 seconds 58 seconds
Sampling Pitch 87.5/175 microns 50 microns
Average Price* $23,500 $24,500

*Installed, with 1-year warranty  

As you can see from the specs above, these two models are comparable in a number of ways. So what's the real advantage of choosing either over the other? Good question. Our answer: as a certain diminutive, green fellow might say, "If on you read, learn more you will."


Where the Regius 190 Wins

If you want to read mammo studies, the Regius is the standout. This unit is approved for mammography use in both the US and Europe. The Carbon XL-2 is not mammo-approved in the US.


Where the Carbon XL-2 Wins

For facilities where space is a concern, the smaller footprint of the Carbon XL-2 is a win. The systems are roughly the same width, but the Regius is nearly 8 inches deeper and over 16 inches taller.


Ultimately, the choice comes down to whether or not you plan to read mammo and where in the world you will be working. For general use reading, however, these systems perform comparably and could both be a good fit for your facility.

To find out more about the Konica Regius 190 and the Fuji Carbon XL-2, feel free to contact our resident CR specialist, Tim Mustapha. For more info on other CR models, look out for future episodes of CR Wars.


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Written by Tim Mustapha

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, X-Ray

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