Kodak introduces its lightest-ever film cassette

June 21, 2000

A new film cassette for medical imaging can reduce patient radiation exposure, while its lighter weight means reduced technologist fatigue. Eastman Kodak has reengineered its X-Omat cassette with panels of a patented composite material that allows

A new film cassette for medical imaging can reduce patient radiation exposure, while its lighter weight means reduced technologist fatigue.

Eastman Kodak has reengineered its X-Omat cassette with panels of a patented composite material that allows for significant weight reduction as well as a decrease in x-ray absorption.

The 35 x 43-cm cassette has been reduced from 5.5 pounds to 4.1 pounds. The decrease in x-ray absorption is achieved with a low-absorption front panel that reduces patients’ exposure to x-rays by 5% to 20%, according to Kodak, depending on the type of exam being performed.