iCR1000 is a new computed radiography and film scanning system that iCRco is planning to unveil at the RSNA conference.

The system features 16-bit image quality and a throughput of 40 plates per hour in 14 x 17 mode, 60 plates per hour with cassettes of mixed sizes. It also includes flat-scan-path technology and an easy-load feature, according to the Torrance, CA, company.

Also included are touch-screen and edge-processing software and DICOM compatibility. The unit can be wall mounted, and target markets for the system include small clinics, emergency rooms, orthopedic offices, teleradiology applications, and other uses. iCR1000 has FDA clearance, and is available in the U.S. and worldwide at a list price of under $50,000.

iCR2600 is another combo CR/film scanner, also with 16-bit scanning and a 60-plate-per-hour throughput. The product's target market includes small hospitals and large hospitals that install one CR unit per x-ray room. The product has FDA clearance and is available.

iCR VET is a CR unit dedicated to the veterinarian market. Like the other systems, it features 16-bit resolution, throughput of 40 plates per hour, and a flat scan path.

iCR3500 is a transportable CR unit that weighs less than 35 lb. It features 16-bit data capture and a vertical flat scan path, and is designed for military or portable applications, or small clinics where space is at a premium. The unit has FDA clearance, and will be available in the U.S. in December and worldwide in January 2005.

Finally, DR-1000 is a digital radiography device with 50-micron resolution in an 8 x 10 format. The system will be displayed as a work-in-progress, and will be targeted at mammography clinics and portable x-ray and nondestructive testing applications. It is expected to be available in the U.S. by the end of 2005.

By Robert Bruce
AuntMinnie.com contributing writer
November 11, 2004

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