Mouth, tooth or jaw injuries are less likely to sideline athletes competing at the ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games, Aug. 13-29 in Greece, thanks to imaging equipment and consumables provided by Eastman Kodak Company.
Kodak, a worldwide sponsor of the Olympic Games, will furnish dental digital and film imaging technology to help Olympic Polyclinic doctors rapidly diagnose injured or ill athletes. The company is also providing medical imaging equipment to assist in the examination of non-oral injuries or illness.
The Athens Polyclinic is expected to treat up to 140 patients a day during peak periods. The Polyclinic at the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games performed more than 400 exams.
Kodak's dental technology that will be used in the Polyclinic includes:
** Three TROPHY RVG ui Digital Radiography Systems for immediate, high-quality viewing and diagnosis of intraoral radiography examinations. The RVG ui Systems will be used chairside in conjunction with three KODAK 2000 Intraoral X-Ray Systems (currently marketed outside of North America as the TROPHY ELITYS Intraoral X-ray System);
** KODAK INSIGHT Intraoral Dental Film, Kodak's high-quality, fast-speed radiographic film, which will be processed using KODAK READYMATIC Dental Chemicals;
** A KODAK 8000 Digital Panoramic System (currently marketed outside of North America as the TROPHYPAN Digital Panoramic System) for high-quality diagnosis of overall dental structures of patients;
** Three KODAK 1000 Intraoral Video Cameras (currently marketed outside of North America as the TROPHY STV PRO2 Intraoral Video Camera) for real-time color intraoral examination and patient review;
** One KODAK DX6490 Dental Digital Camera System for capturing photographic images of oral injuries or pathology.
Kodak will provide additional diagnostic and treatment planning capabilities at the Polyclinic through on-site printing technology. Inkjet prints of dental radiographs and photographs will be produced using KODAK DMI paper for dental imaging. In addition, the KODAK 8000 system will be linked to a KODAK DRYVIEW 8300 Laser Imaging System.
Kodak's Dental Systems Group is a leading participant in infoimaging, a $385 billion industry created by the convergence of image-and-information technology. The business, which includes wholly-owned subsidiaries PracticeWorks, Inc. and Trophy Radiologie, S.A., develops, manufactures and markets dental imaging and practice management systems for dental practitioners, including practice management software, intraoral and extraoral dental imaging films, processing chemistry and x-ray equipment; direct-digital dental x-ray technology; digital cameras and accessories for dental applications; photographic-quality paper for printing digital images; COOK-WAITE brand local anesthetics; and a variety of related products and services. Infoimaging unites three closely related imaging markets that enable people to more easily take and share images as information: devices, such as digital cameras and x-ray systems; infrastructure, such as practice management software; and services and media, such as photographic-quality inkjet paper and electronic insurance claims submission.
For more information about Kodak's digital radiography products and practice management solutions, call 1-800-944-6365, visit Kodak's Health Imaging Dental Systems Group website at http://www.kodak.com/go/dental or contact your regional KODAK products representative.