Eastman Kodak's DirectView DR 9500 features a ceiling-mounted U-arm that contains both a tube and detector for increased mobility and operational flexibility. It allows technologists to capture images of the left and right side of the body without moving the patient.
Two operator interfaces on the U-arm allows technologists to change the X-ray generator parameters and technique settings without leaving the patient or the exam room. Patient data from a radiology or hospital information system can be transferred to the system’s operator console, as well as to the operator interfaces on the U-arm.
DR 9500 is scheduled to be available worldwide in the second quarter of 2007.