A new portable x-ray generator and CR system from Carestream Health Inc., is now available in the U.S. and Europe. The system was developed with Siemens Medical Solutions.
Carestream Health said that it has received over a dozen orders for the Kodak Point-of-Care CR-ITX 560 System since it began shipping to customers in May in the United States, Canada and Europe. The system is scheduled for availability later this year in China and other countries.
The CR-ITX 560 system combines a CR reader and a transportable x-ray unit in a single, self-contained package, for use at hospitals, trauma units, clinics and nursing homes.
“Not only does the CR-ITX 560 eliminate the need to carry cassettes to remote CR readers, it also enables technologists to verify image quality at the patient’s bedside,” said Michael Marsh, president, digital capture solutions, Carestream Health.
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 system also has hospital information system/radiology information system compatibility so that worklists containing patient identification and image study requests can be downloaded and used offline while the system is in use remotely. The CR-ITX 560 also supports DICOM store and DICOM print capabilities, and can operate wirelessly.