Carestream Health Shows Industry’s First Cassette-Size, Wireless DR Detector As Work In Progress At AAOS

Company Also Displays Its Orthopaedic PACS Solution

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 25 — Carestream Health, Inc., showed the industry’s first cassette-size, wireless digital radiography (DR) detector, as well as a user-friendly orthopaedic PACS solution, at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) meeting this week. The CARESTREAM DRX-1 System, shown as a work in progress, will be available in many regions of the world in the second quarter of 2009. The KODAK CARESTREAM PACS, MX-Ortho Solution is currently available in the United States and Canada.

The DRX-1 System will provide an affordable, smooth transition to a highly productive DR workflow since it can be deployed in all applications where a 14 x 17 inch (35 x 43 cm) x-ray cassette would be used. This system does not require modification of existing x-ray rooms, which can enable increased adoption by orthopedic practices as well as other healthcare providers. The DRX-1 system will deliver high-quality preview images in about five seconds. Its compact size and light weight further enhance convenience and throughput. 

The company’s orthopaedic PACS is a Web-based platform that allows for image review and use of advanced measurement tools including Cobb angle, Coxometry, Goniometry and pelvis measurements; long-length image review; edge enhancement; as well as image viewing and adjustment options. This solution includes Carestream Health’s streaming technology to speed digital image transfer even over low bandwidth networks. Floating user licenses allow a registered user to simultaneously log into the Web server from multiple exam rooms or locations through a single user login account.

Carestream Health also offers orthopedic practices a comprehensive portfolio of both DR and CR systems. Several other traditional DR systems are available and the company offers a full family of desktop, single-cassette and multi-cassette CR readers. The company also demonstrated its desktop single-plate KODAK Point-of-Care CR 360 system, which is designed to fit the needs of small- to medium-volume practices and healthcare providers. It can be mounted on a wheeled Z-cart for mobile imaging. Images from Carestream Health’s CR and DR systems can be integrated with a PACS system and output to radiographic film using a KODAK DRYVIEW 5800 Laser Imager.


About Carestream Health, Inc.

Carestream Health, Inc., is a leading provider of dental and medical imaging systems and healthcare IT solutions; molecular imaging systems for the life science research and drug discovery/development market segments; and x-ray film and digital x-ray products for the non-destructive testing market. Headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., and serving customers in more than 150 countries, Carestream Health is an independent company operating within the family of companies owned by Onex Corporation (TSX: OCX.TO) of Toronto, Canada. For more information about Carestream Health, contact your Carestream Health representative or visit

CARESTREAM is a trademark of Carestream Health, Inc.

KODAK is a trademark of Kodak used under license.