Technology | August 28, 2006

Kodak Introduces Integrated Portable

Along with the American Healthcare Radiology Administrators (AHRA) 34th Annual Meeting and Exposition came Kodak’s introduction of the Point-of-Care CR-ITX 560. The device is an integrated portable X-ray/computed radiography (CR) system for mobile medical imaging applications.
The CR-ITX 560 can perform diagnostic X-ray imaging right at the patient’s bedside in a number of settings, including intensive care units, clinics, nursing homes and hospitals of all sizes. The unit combines a tabletop Kodak CR system and imaging processing software with a Siemens portable X-ray system.
The system has hospital information system/radiology information system (HIS/RIS) compatibility so worklists containing patient identification and image study requests can be downloaded. It also 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.

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