Kodak Introduces Large Array of Powerful New Medical Imaging Products at World’s Largest Radiology Conference
Innovative Digital Imaging Systems Also Will Help Treat Athletes During 2006 Olympic Winter Games.
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 28 -- Eastman Kodak Company today displayed a broad portfolio of new digital imaging and information products at the annual Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conference that can perform a wide range of functions in hospitals, outpatient imaging centers and medical specialty practices.
RSNA is the largest educational forum and technical exhibit for the radiology profession, drawing more than 26,000 attendees from around the world.
The space efficient KODAK DIRECTVIEW DR 3000 System—shown for the first time ever at RSNA—is a works-in-progress solution designed to capture and enhance x-ray images with improved efficiency. This value priced system offers Kodak’s premium image processing capabilities and workflow enhancements. The DR 3000 system’s flexible floor mounted design is an ideal single detector solution for hospitals and diagnostic imaging centers.
Kodak’s Health Group demonstrated other new products at RSNA including:
A works-in-progress solution that will enable Kodak’s computer aided detection (CAD) system for mammography to also run bone mineral density tests. The same women who are screened for breast cancer are often at risk for osteoporosis. Therefore, having a “two-in-one” CAD system can be a great benefit for women’s healthcare centers. The same system that produces mammography images can be used to take an x-ray of a women’s hand. Special CAD software from Kodak will be able to analyze an x-ray of a woman’s hand to produce a report that will indicate the woman’s bone density.
Kodak’s new CR Long-Length Portable Imaging System—a small, portable, lightweight medical imaging accessory for capturing images of bones up to 33 inches long. Kodak’s proprietary stitching software provides a nearly seamless long-length image that is ready for diagnosis without any need for manual intervention by technologists or radiologists. The new system can capture erect and supine medical images in hospital x-ray rooms, surgical suites and orthopaedic clinics, and can easily be moved to conduct patient bedside exams.
KODAK CARESTREAM Solutions—complete image and information systems that enhance communication of patient data across the continuum of care. These solutions, which include KODAK CARESTREAM Radiology Solutions and KODAK CARESTREAM Information Management Solutions, are designed to improve care delivery, patient safety and efficiency while delivering cost savings for radiology departments, healthcare organizations and communities.
The company also announced availability of its KODAK DIRECTVIEW DR 7500 System. This premium digital radiography system offers outstanding image quality and is scalable to meet the space and budget requirements of a wide range of healthcare facilities.
“The new products we are showing at RSNA are the result of big investments we are making in healthcare, and are representative of our expertise across the broad portfolio of products and services that enable the digital transformation of healthcare,” said Kevin J. Hobert, President of Kodak’s Health Group. “We are committed to helping healthcare providers achieve real results—improving both the quality and cost of patient care.”
Medical Imaging at Olympic Winter Games
Kodak also displayed several medical imaging and information systems that will enable healthcare professionals to digitally acquire and view medical images to help treat athletes at on-site medical facilities during the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy.
These systems will enable medical teams at two state-of-the-art Olympic polyclinics—in Torino and Sestriere, Italy—to treat life- and career-threatening injuries, as well as common muscle and ligament tears, for athletes from around the world.
A broad range of Kodak medical imaging and information solutions that will be used to capture, view, manage, print and archive patient medical images will include:
The KODAK DIRECTVIEW DR 9000 System that captures patient x-ray images digitally in seconds;
KODAK DIRECTVIEW CR 850 and CR 950 Systems that offer exceptional image quality and ease of use (with the CR 950 System, a digital image is available for preview in as little as 30 seconds);
KODAK CARESTREAM Radiology Solutions to automate the diagnostic exam process, and enable fast and efficient storage, distribution and on-demand retrieval of a patient’s entire radiology record to authorized users within the polyclinics;
KODAK CARESTREAM PACS for secure and immediate viewing of digital medical images on high-resolution monitors by physicians and radiologists; and
KODAK DRYVIEW Laser Imaging Systems for the printing of digital x-ray exams to radiographic film for sharing with referring physicians or for archival purposes.
In addition, a staff of dentists and assistants will use KODAK digital imaging equipment and film and for intraoral and extraoral dental exams. In the polyclinics, intraoral examinations will be enhanced using our KODAK RVG 6000 Digital Radiography Systems that capture and display images of individual teeth or sets of teeth on a computer monitor to assist in diagnoses and treatment planning. Polyclinics are a primary source of dental care for athletes from all over the world.
About Kodak’s Health Group
Kodak’s Health Group, with 2004 revenues of $2.68 billion, supplies the medical and dental professions with traditional and digital imaging and information systems. Its portfolio includes picture archiving and communications systems (PACS), radiology information systems (RIS), IT solutions, clinical information solutions, computed and digital radiography systems, laser imagers, mammography and oncology systems, x-ray film systems, and dental imaging products. Its services portfolio includes everything from repair and maintenance, to professional services encompassing integration, storage and archiving, secure e-mail services – and much more.
Kodak’s other major businesses include: Graphic Communications – providing customers with a range of solutions for prepress, traditional and digital printing, and document scanning and multi-vendor IT services; Digital & Film Imaging Systems – providing consumers, professionals and cinematographers with digital and traditional products and services; and Display & Components – supplying original equipment manufacturers with imaging sensors as well as intellectual property and materials for the organic light-emitting diode (OLED) and LCD display industries.
KODAK and DIRECTVIEW are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.
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