Carestream Health Inc, manufacturer of Kodak Dental Systems, announces that DIQUAD LLC will use its Kodak dental films in the DIQUAD Analyzer—a product that allows dental professionals to ensure the quality of their dental radiographs while minimizing x-ray doses.

As part of the partnership, DIQUAD will include specially packaged Kodak dental films with its analyzer. The dual-film packet contains a Kodak Ultra-Speed dental film and Kodak Insight dental film. Each analyzer also contains a dosimeter, with special filters, to provide dose and beam quality information. Image quality is analyzed by DIQUAD to provide practices with a comprehensive report covering nine image quality and dose measurement values including image sharpness, film contrast, density, base and fog level, processor quality, and patient dose for film or digital images. Each personalized report indicates if the facility meets the established criteria for each measurement.

“We are dedicated to improving image quality and film processing in dentistry while lowering patient dose,” said Joel E. Gray, PhD, founder of DIQUAD. “Kodak Dental Film is the best in the industry, and the unique dual-film packet enables any dental practice to easily use the analyzer regardless of what film the office is using for clinical imaging.” 

[Carestream Health Inc, January 17, 2008]