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Kodak Announces Availability of Flexible New Digital Radiography System for Hospitals, Imaging Centers, Clinics


KODAK DIRECTVIEW DR 3000 System Combines Superb Image Quality With Enhanced Productivity, Workflow

AUSTIN, TX, April 27 -- Eastman Kodak Company’s Health Group today announced that it has begun taking orders for its new KODAK DIRECTVIEW DR 3000 System for digital radiography, which will be available in June. The new DR system, which boasts time-saving features and reduced space requirements in addition to superb image quality, recently received 510k clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The DR 3000 system’s operator console enhances productivity while the motorized positioning arm enables the efficient capture of a variety of general radiography exams. In addition to capturing upright and table exams, the Bucky’s tilting feature facilitates angled projections. Automatic positioning for upright and table projections and the constant alignment of the x-ray tube and detector can save time for radiographic technologists and patients.

Preview images are available in less than eight seconds. The detector also features a large 17-x-17 inch image area (43 x 43 cm) that eliminates the need for rotation.

The compact system features an optional moveable table and a floor-mounted stand that does not require wall mounts or ceiling suspension provisions. This creates greater placement flexibility and reduces the cost of installation.

The system’s large cesium iodide detector matrix (3121 x 3121) with 143 micron pixels, combined with Kodak’s proprietary image processing software, produces sharp, detailed images of superb quality.

Like other KODAK DIRECTVIEW DR Systems, the DR 3000 platform includes:

* A single integrated operator console that controls all imaging and generator functions to expedite workflow
* KODAK DIRECTVIEW image processing software for optimized image quality;
* Space-saving design; and
* The same user-friendly, touch-screen operator interface as other KODAK computed radiography and digital radiography systems to help increase productivity and decrease training time.

The DR 3000 system was shown as a works-in-progress at the 2005 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting and has been available in China since late last year.

About Kodak’s Health Group

Kodak’s Health Group, with 2005 revenues of $2.65 billion, is a world leader in supplying the medical and dental professions with advanced healthcare products, services and information technology solutions. Its broad portfolio includes picture archiving and communications systems (PACS), radiology information systems (RIS), healthcare information systems, computed radiography (CR) and digital radiography (DR) systems, laser imagers, mammography and oncology systems, x-ray film systems, dental imaging products, and a range of consulting—as well as repair and maintenance—services.

Kodak is the world’s foremost imaging innovator, providing leading products and services to not only healthcare customers, but to the photographic and graphic communications markets. With sales of $14.3 billion in 2005, the company is committed to a digitally oriented growth strategy focused on helping people better use meaningful images and information in their life and work. Consumers use Kodak’s system of digital and traditional image capture products and services to take, print and share their pictures anytime, anywhere; Businesses effectively communicate with customers worldwide using Kodak solutions for prepress, conventional and digital printing and document imaging; and Creative Professionals rely on Kodak technology to uniquely tell their story through moving or still images.
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