Technology | July 09, 2007

Digital Imaging with Portable X-Ray Generator, Computed Radiography

The KODAK Point-of-Care CR-ITX 560 System is the first integrated digital medical imaging system featuring a portable X-ray generator and computed radiography system. It combines a powerful CR reader and transportable X-ray unit in a single, self-contained package. The system is ideal for a wide range of healthcare facilities, including hospitals, trauma units, clinics and nursing homes. The CR-ITX 560 system reportedly delivers high image quality, accelerates clinical workflow and helps improve staff productivity.
Carestream Health worked with Siemens Medical Solutions to develop the unit, which combines a compact Carestream Health CR system with a Siemens portable X-ray system. The CR-ITX 560 unit features a shared user interface and power source. It processes up to 60 images an hour and supports multiple plate sizes. Images are available for review in 38 seconds on the system’s touch-screen monitor. The system can acquire up to 100 images on a single battery charge and has a storage capacity of 500 images.

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