Carestream Ships 15,000th Vita CR System; Has Provided Almost 30,000 Tabletop CR Systems to Healthcare Providers Worldwide

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 30 — Carestream’s continuous innovation in CR technology has enabled thousands of facilities across the globe to convert to high-quality digital imaging with CARESTREAM Vita CR and Point-of-Care systems. The company announced it has shipped its 15,000th Vita CR System and has installed almost 30,000 tabletop CR systems since the company’s first Point-of-Care system became available.

CARESTREAM Vita CRThese easy to use and highly reliable tabletop systems make it possible for small to mid-size hospitals, clinics and practices to achieve the convenience and flexibility of excellent quality digital images at an affordable price. CARESTREAM Vita CR systems perform general radiology and long-length exams and are also suitable for military, mobile, veterinary and other diverse imaging environments. Carestream’s Vita CR family includes the CARESTREAM Vita,CARESTREAM Vita LE, and CARESTREAM Vita XE CR Systems. Throughput ranges from 30 to 69 plates per hour for 14 x 17 inch cassettes.

“Our portfolio of CR systems enables imaging services providers to expand their workflow and capabilities by migrating from film to CR systems and then to our family of DR systems that produce digital images in seconds,” said Heidi McIntosh, Carestream’s Marketing Manager for Global X-ray Solutions. “We have designed our imaging solutions with a modular approach that is right for today and ready for tomorrow.”

Carestream’s Image Suite software allows patients to be registered on-site or remotely using a Web-based interface, and each X-ray system’s touch screen allows users to quickly and easily select desired body parts and views to speed the imaging process. Technique information can be acquired automatically, eliminating the need for manual entry and the possibility of inconsistent X-ray exposures among different users.

Carestream software also allows images to be enhanced using slide bars on the screen to adjust brightness, contrast or detail. Specialized measurement tools provide diagnostic information for chiropractic, orthopedic or mammography imaging. Imaging providers can use automatic or manual stitching to paste individual images together to create the long-length view that is desired. Radiology reports can be generated on multiple workstations throughout a facility and optional software allows facilities to manage and view images from CT, MR and ultrasound imaging systems.