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Kodak Debuts New Integrated Portable X-Ray/CR System


Affordable system provides high-quality images, efficient workflow

Las Vegas, Nevada, July 28 -- Eastman Kodak Company introduced an integrated portable X-ray/computed radiography system for mobile medical imaging applications. The compact KODAK Point-of-Care CR-ITX 560 System delivers excellent image quality and an efficient digital workflow for a wide range of facilities that conduct standard bedside diagnostic x-ray imaging, including intensive care units, clinics, nursing homes and hospitals of all sizes. The new system was announced at the American Healthcare Radiology Administrators’ (AHRA) annual meeting. It will be available worldwide by November.

“Portable imaging has always been challenging because you don’t have a table and it’s difficult to position patients. The CR-ITX 560 system provides an affordable and practical way for film-based healthcare facilities to achieve increased flexibility and reduced retakes through digital capture of portable exams,” said Mike Marsh, General Manager, Digital Capture Solutions and Vice President, Eastman Kodak Company.

“Our new system also provides increased productivity for healthcare facilities that currently have a digital imaging workflow. This mobile system readily provides digital images for integration into existing networks and eliminates the need for technologists to walk CR cassettes to a central processing area,” he said.

Kodak worked with Siemens Medical Solutions to develop the unit, which combines a tabletop KODAK CR system and Kodak’s image processing software with a Siemens portable X-ray system. The integrated system features a shared user interface and power source. The CR-ITX 560 processes up to 60 images an hour and supports multiple plate sizes. Images are available for review in just 38 seconds on the system’s touch screen monitor. The system can acquire up to 100 images on a single battery charge.

The new portable system has hospital information system/radiology information system (HIS/RIS) compatibility so that worklists containing patient identification and image study requests can be downloaded. The CR-ITX 560 supports DICOM Store and DICOM Print capabilities and uses a standard network outlet for communication. In addition, the system can operate over a wireless network connection through its laptop’s WiFi adapter.

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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