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Kodak Shows Multi-Purpose DR System for Mid-Size Hospitals, Imaging Centers, Orthopaedic Practices


Company’s Health Group Also Taking Orders for KODAK DR 7500 System

Chicago, Ill, November 28 -- Eastman Kodak Company demonstrated a new multi-purpose digital radiography (DR) platform, the KODAK DIRECTVIEW DR 3000 System, as a works-in-progress solution at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). The company also announced it is accepting orders for its KODAK DIRECTVIEW DR 7500 System, which can be configured to meet the space, application, workflow and budget requirements of a wide range of healthcare facilities.

The DR 3000 system’s motorized, floor-mounted U-arm design will be able to perform a variety of general radiography exams including those with cross-table positions. The compact system will include a moveable table. Its cesium iodide flat panel detector will provide a 17 x 17-inch imaging area.

“Mid-size hospitals, outpatient imaging centers and orthopaedic practices will be attracted to the flexibility and ease of use of our new DR 3000 platform,” said Mike Marsh, General Manager, Digital Capture Solutions, and Vice President, Eastman Kodak Company. “It will present the opportunity for patients around the world to benefit from the highest standards of digital medical image quality.”

Like other KODAK DIRECTVIEW DR Systems, the DR 3000 platform will include:

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

The KODAK DIRECTVIEW DR 7500 System offers a unique wall stand capable of three-axis movement to capture upright, horizontal and cross-table projections. This platform also features a fixed, elevating table with four-way float that provides flexible patient positioning. Auto-positioning capability moves the equipment to predefined positions with a press of a button and minimal manual adjustment is required.

Kodak markets a broad portfolio of computed radiography and digital radiography systems that equips hospitals, outpatient imaging centers, orthopaedic practices and other healthcare providers with digital image capture for x-ray imaging studies.

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.
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