Kodak enhances CR dosimetry package

Eastman Kodak Company will announce enhancements to its dosimetry package for the company’s computed radiography (CR) system for radiation oncology at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) annual meeting in Orlando, Fla., next week.

The dosimetry option for the KODAK 2000RT CR Plus System allows physicists to perform an assortment of beam and IMRT quality assurance (QA) procedures — along with the platform’s existing ability to capture portal localization, verification and simulation images required for radiation therapy patients. The 2000RT CR Plus System is an “all-in-one” CR system for therapy, simulation and dosimetry imaging, Kodak said.

The latest version includes a new tool that equips physicists to check dose uniformity in a focused area of the QA image. This new capability will be available in the third quarter.

In addition to showing its fully featured digital capture platform, Kodak is demonstrating its CARESTREAM Information Management systems that enable oncology treatment centers to store and manage patient information, treatment plans and images captured by a variety of different systems — all from a central database. These systems also are equipped to integrate oncology images with other clinical and non-clinical imaging and information systems to improve productivity and efficiency while reducing overall costs. Facilities can elect to store and archive information on-site or utilize a Kodak-hosted storage, the company said.