FDA clearance granted for Kodak New DR

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Eastman Kodak Co. said this week it received 510k clearance from the FDA for the KODAK DIRECTVIEW DR 7500 System and will begin shipping the radiography system to customers in the fourth quarter of 2005.

The system was first shown at the 2004 annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America.

Kodak's DR 7500 system features a wall stand capable of three-axis movement to capture a wide range of upright, horizontal and cross-table projections. The system also features a fixed, elevating table with four-way float that provides flexible patient positioning. Auto-positioning capability moves the equipment to predefined positions with a press of  button, Kodak said.