Kodak soups up imaging technology at veterinary clinic

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The latest digital medical image capture and information management systems from Eastman Kodak's Health Imaging Division will be deployed at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, North Grafton, Mass. Tufts University is the first veterinary school in the country to purchase this equipment.

According to Kodak, Tufts recently ordered a Kodak DirectView PACS System 5 to store, manage and transmit digital medical images and related information, along with two Kodak DirectView CR 500 computed radiography systems to capture digital x-ray images at its animal hospitals. With this equipment, digital medical images of sick or injured animals can be captured in seconds and transmitted to radiologists, veterinary specialists and other professionals for immediate diagnosis and consultation.

Digital capture of x-ray images is becoming more widely used at veterinary facilities in the United States and throughout the world. The same digital medical imaging technology being installed at Tufts will also be used at the Equestrian Center in Athens to capture x-ray images of horses during the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.