Kodak rolls out new CR unit

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Eastman Kodak Company this week debuted its new single-cassette digital x-ray capture system, the KODAK DIRECTVIEW CR 825 System. It is designed to fill a growing demand for computed radiography (CR) systems by orthopaedic practices, diagnostic imaging centers and small hospitals.

The system features an integrated CPU (central processing unit) with storage for 2,000 images and an internal UPS (uninterruptible power supply) to protect the user from internal or external causes of unplanned shutdown, including network outage and power failure. Also, it processes cassettes without them physically entering the reader, which avoids the potential for jams and obstruction by other objects. 

The CR 825 shares a user interface and DIRECTVIEW PTS Software with other KODAK CR and DR systems. In addition, the CR 825 system supports accessories and software including KODAK DIRECTVIEW EVP Software for advanced image processing, KODAK DIRECTVIEW Remote Operations Panels and DICOM store and work list management software.

The new system will process 60 plates an hour (based on 35 x 43 cm cassettes) and use the same reliable rigid cassette as the KODAK DIRECTVIEW CR 850 and CR 950 systems. The CR 825 system is designed for use in the United States and is scheduled to be available in July.