Carestream Molecular Imaging has introduced a new digital x-ray imaging platform that produces high-resolution radiographs of medical, life science and material science research specimens. The new Kodak DXS 4000 and KODAK DXS 4000 Pro systems will be available in the US in the fourth quarter of 2007, the company said.
Carestream Molecular Imaging group is a division of Carestream Health Inc., which was formed this year when Onex Corp. bought Eastman Kodak’s Health Group. The company made the announcement about the DXS (digital x-ray specimen) 4000 systems this week at the Radiological Society of North America’s (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago.
The DXS 4000 and DXS 4000 Pro are shielded, self-contained cabinet x-ray imaging systems that feature a cooled 4-million-pixel CCD camera combined with proprietary phosphor screen technology. With exceptional resolution of up to 25 line pairs per millimeter without geometric magnification, the systems offer the highest resolution available for digital specimen radiography. Kodak DXS systems are ideal for life science and material science applications in areas such as pathology, forensics, agricultural, marine biology and forestry research, Carestream Molecular Imaging said.
"We are introducing our new digital radiography systems at the request of many customers who recognize our world-class expertise in x-ray technology," said Shahram Hejazi, PhD, president of Carestream Molecular Imaging. "Our Kodak DXS systems leverage our proven leadership in digital x-ray imaging and broaden our scope in delivering state-of-the-art molecular imaging solutions to medical, life science and now material science researchers."
Additional features and benefits:
- True 16-bit imaging capabilities produce more than 65,000 levels of grayscale for accurate x-ray density measurement
- 10X optical zoom provides a field of view of up to 20 x 20 cm
- Integrated analysis software enables quantification, annotation and databasing of radiography images to enhance the efficiency of research teams.
The Kodak DXS 4000 Pro system offers all of the superior imaging capabilities of the DXS 4000 with the additional benefit of full automation for greater productivity and efficiency, the company said.
Carestream Health Molecular Imaging
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