New MIN-R 2000 Plus Film

Mammography Film Delivers Gains in Image Quality While Providing Greater Processing Stability and Fewer Artifacts

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 18 — Carestream Health today launched an enhanced version of its popular KODAK MIN-R 2000 Film for mammography that delivers image quality enhancements along with improved processing stability and reduced processing artifacts. The new MIN-R 2000 Plus Film is being launched worldwide and is available for order in many countries including the United States and Canada.

The new mammography film offers advantages for MIN-R 2000 customers including:

  • Higher-D-max and mid-scale contrast
  • Cooler, bluer image tone favored by radiologists and mammographers
  • Reduced handling and processing artifacts; and
  • Greater stability and less sensitivity to processing variables.

For most applications, the new MIN-R 2000 Plus Film should not require changes to x-ray equipment or significant adjustments in exposure. The new film uses the same screens and cassettes as the KODAK MIN-R 2000 Film.

The double-emulsion MIN-R 2000 Plus Film is used with a single intensifying screen. It is compatible with all KODAK MIN-R Screens and can be used with orthochromatic mammographic screens from other manufacturers. For optimal results, healthcare facilities should use KODAK processing chemistries, screens, cassettes and processors.

Carestream Health offers a comprehensive portfolio of mammographic imaging solutions including its premium KODAK MIN-R EV Film, mid-tier MIN-R 2000 Plus Film and value-tier KODAK MIN-R S Film as well as digital imaging products. Its mammographic film systems are designed to address diverse imaging and processing needs worldwide.

For more information on Carestream’s digital and film-based women’s healthcare products and systems, please visit http://carestream.com/Medical/Products/womenshealthcare.

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Carestream Health is a worldwide provider of dental and medical imaging systems and healthcare IT solutions; molecular imaging systems for life science research and drug discovery/development; x-ray film and digital x-ray systems for non-destructive testing; and advanced materials for the precision films and electronics markets.

For more information about the company’s broad portfolio of products, solutions and services, please contact your Carestream Health representative or visit www.carestream.com.

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