Portable, affordable CR system fills value niche

November 29, 2005

Budget-strapped healthcare providers can bootstrap their way into digital imaging with a new low-cost CR system from Radlink.

Budget-strapped healthcare providers can bootstrap their way into digital imaging with a new low-cost CR system from Radlink.

The CR Pro, introduced at the RSNA meeting, delivers high-resolution, diagnostic-quality images using sealed fiberoptic laser technology developed by the company.

The low-maintenance CR Pro requires little or no internal calibration or adjustment during its service life, according to Radlink. It also demands little downtime for cleaning and preventive upkeep.

Because of its small footprint (3.86 square feet), CR Pro can fit into just about any workflow setting, including a stand-alone operation or a PACS or teleradiology environment. The console-based unit can be wheeled anywhere in facility. It is sold as a turnkey solution for portable, mobile, and remote applications.

The system supports plate sizes ranging from 8 x 10 inches to 14 x 17 inches and can process per hour approximately 31 plates measuring 14 x 17 inches or 44 plates measuring 8 x 10 inches. It provides a gray-scale resolution of 16 bits per pixel, according to the company, and supports a wide variety of application options, including DICOM print and modality work list.