Carestream enhances digital mammography portfolio

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Dec. 6 – In a move to enhance its portfolio of digital mammography solutions, Carestream Health introduced a new platform for its CR-based digital mammography solution at the 93rd scientific assembly and annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago last week. They also displayed a fully featured digitizer that converts film-based mammograms to digital images.

Pending FDA approval, the Kodak Directview CR mammography feature is currently available in Canada, Europe, Australia, Asia and other areas outside the United States. The mammography feature is available on the new Kodak Directview Classic and Elite CR systems as well as Kodak Directview CR 850/950/975 systems.

As part of the latest CR software upgrade, the Classic and Elite CR systems offer expanded mammography functionality. CAD software for CR-based mammography systems is offered in countries where the mammography feature is approved for use.

Carestream’s new Kodak Digitizing System automatically processes up to 50 film images without operator intervention. The system provides automatic identification and orientation of images. Patient data are also retrieved automatically. The digitizer accepts 18 x 24 cm and 24 x 30 cm film.

Carestream’s CAD solution for digital mammography platforms, breast MRI and breast ultrasound is a work-in-progress. The breast image registration software performs automatic registration of current and prior breast exams which allows changes in microcalcifications or other abnormalities to be closely examined.