The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has given marketing clearance to a tabletop laser imager from Carestream Health for digital mammography and general radiography applications. The company will begin taking orders immediately for its CARESTREAM DRYVIEW 5850 Laser Imager and has already begun shipments in the US and other countries.
The new laser imager - featuring 508 pixels-per-inch output - addresses the need for affordable laser-quality film output from full-field digital mammography (FFDM) and CR-based mammography systems. The imager, with two on-line film trays, supports DICOM printing for mammography and general radiography. Carestream Health’s laser imagers are available in three models that range from tabletop systems designed for imaging centres, small hospitals and clinics to fully featured units designed for high volume, multi-modality output for hospitals of all sizes.