Carestream introduces Kodak Dryview 6800 laser imager
Carestream Health debuted its Kodak Dryview 6800 laser image system at the 93rd scientific assembly and annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) last month in Chicago.

The Dryview prints from a full range of modalities including CR, DR, CT, MRI, ultrasound, PACS, digital fluoroscopy and full-field digital mammography. The imager has the capability to print every image with 650 ppi resolution, which meets the spatial resolution needs of digital mammography.

Daniel H. Torborg, product manager, explained the usage of film has been reduced, “but there is still a need.” He said that physicians want smaller imagers to save on the cost of film, and the imager offers five sizes of film, from 8 x 10 inches to 14 x 17 inches and its newest size, 10 x 12 inches, which is optimal for CR and DR, according to the company.

Torborg said that a print order can be sent from anywhere in the network and its multilingual touch-screen interface and instructional video simplifies operation and training.

Carestream also previewed its work-in-progress Kodak 5800 laser imager, a more compact imager, which will be available in 2008.