Eastman Kodak Company


Kodak Introduces New DRYVIEW Laser Imaging Film For Use with All DRYVIEW Imagers

CHICAGO, Dec. 1, 2003 — Eastman Kodak Company today launched a new KODAK DRYVIEW Laser Imaging Film that offers greater visibility of subtle details due to lower noise and better density uniformity. This new film replaces Kodak's previous generation laser imaging film and will be available worldwide by early next year.

The new DRYVIEW film is compatible with all KODAK DRYVIEW Laser Imaging Systems, including the recently introduced KODAK DRYVIEW 8900 Laser Imaging System. Kodak is one of the only vendors to offer a single film product that is compatible with all of its dry laser imaging systems, which greatly simplifies inventory management.

"We continue to offer new innovations in our digital output portfolio as evidenced by the recent introductions of the DRYVIEW 8900 laser imager and this new film," said Gregory Cefalo, Director of Marketing for Digital Output, Kodak's Health Imaging Group. "We believe healthcare providers will require high-quality radiographic film output from digital imaging modalities for many years to come."

Like Kodak's previous DRYVIEW imaging film, the new film is inserted into cartridges that can be loaded in less than 10 seconds in full roomlight. Kodak's cartridge recognition technology enables DRYVIEW laser imagers to recognize the film type, size and lot as well as the number of sheets remaining in the cartridge. Tests under American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and ISO methods indicate DRYVIEW film is archivable for 100+ years when stored at ANSI-recommended temperatures, and far exceeds requirements for oncology and pediatric applications.

The KODAK DRYVIEW product line pioneered the use of dry laser imaging technology, which eliminates the need for chemical development of radiographic film. Kodak has produced and shipped more dry laser imagers than any other vendor. Kodak's dry laser imaging technology received a Green Chemistry Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for preventing hundreds of millions of gallons of liquid waste annually.

About Kodak's Health Imaging Group

Kodak's Health Imaging Group is a world leader in developing, manufacturing and marketing intelligent imaging products from analog to digital. Its portfolio includes computed radiography (CR) and digital radiography (DR) systems, laser imagers, picture archiving and communications systems (PACS), radiology information systems (RIS), traditional mammography and x-ray film systems, dental imaging products and various services offerings. The group, with 2002 revenues of $2.27 billion, has served the global healthcare community for more than 100 years.

The Health Imaging Group and Kodak's other major businesses—Commercial Printing; Commercial Imaging; Display & Components; and Digital & Film Imaging Systems—together are leading participants in infoimaging, a $385 billion industry created by the convergence of image-and-information technology. Infoimaging unites three closely related imaging markets that enable end users to more easily capture, process and share images and information: devices (such as Health Imaging's CR and DR systems), infrastructure (online networks and delivery systems for images, including PACS) and services & media (software, film and paper).

For more information about Kodak's Health Imaging Group, contact your Kodak representative or visit Kodak's web site at www.kodak.com/go/health.

KODAK and DRYVIEW are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.
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