Carestream releases laser imager

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Carestream Health launched a new tabletop laser imager for mammography and general radiography applications at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago, Nov. 30 through Dec. 4.

The company said its Dryview 5850 laser imager addresses the need for laser-quality film output from full-field digital mammography and CR-based mammography systems. With two on-line film trays, it can support DICOM printing for mammography and general radiography onto five film sizes: 20 x 25 cm, 25 x 30 cm, 28 x 35 cm, 35 x 35 cm and 35 x 43 cm. It will offer a D-max up to 4.0 and 508 pixels-per-inch output.

Currently a work in progress, Carestream said its Dryview 5850 is scheduled to be available worldwide in the first half of 2009.