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Kodak Integrates Image Fusion Software Into Its CARESTREAM PACS Platform


Single Button Activates Siemens’ FUSION7D™ Software

Rochester, N.Y., October 27 -- Eastman Kodak Company announced it has integrated Siemens Medical Solutions’ FUSION7D™ Software that enhances visualization of cancerous tumors and lesions into the latest version of its KODAK CARESTREAM PACS platform. This optional feature is available immediately in the United States, Canada and Europe.

Image fusion software creates a composite image by overlaying image data from PET, CT, SPECT and MR systems so that oncologists have better visualization of anatomic and metabolic information and can more confidently assess tumor volumes and disease progression. Siemens’ FUSION7D software provides advanced visualization tools and registration capabilities that govern how the images are overlaid.

This software can be activated from a KODAK PACS (picture archiving and communications system) workstation by clicking a single button, making it easy for clinicians to use. Four software tiers allow facilities to purchase appropriate functionality for their applications. Each tier can be upgraded at any time.

The newest version of CARESTREAM PACS offers floating licenses that allow access to a specified number of concurrent users from any location inside or outside the institution. This new licensing structure provides improved flexibility, since users no longer need to use a specific workstation to access tools required to perform desired tasks. It can also be more cost-effective for healthcare institutions.

This licensing structure also applies to integrated third-party software offered with the KODAK PACS platform, including image fusion, virtual colonoscopy and orthopaedic templating.

The KODAK CARESTREAM PACS features a highly productive desktop that incorporates built-in cardiac CT functions and native real-time 3D capabilities, as well as integrated software from third parties. The KODAK CARESTREAM architecture can be scaled to meet the needs of small-to-large hospitals and medical practices as well as regional or national healthcare information systems, all within the same software framework.

About Kodak’s Health Group

Kodak’s Health Group, with 2005 revenues of $2.65 billion, is a world leader in supplying the medical and dental professions with advanced healthcare products, services and information technology solutions. Its broad portfolio includes picture archiving and communications systems (PACS), radiology information systems (RIS), healthcare information systems, computed radiography (CR) and digital radiography (DR) systems, laser imagers, mammography and oncology systems, x-ray film systems, dental imaging products, and a range of consulting—as well as repair and maintenance—services.

Kodak is the world’s foremost imaging innovator, providing leading products and services to not only healthcare customers, but to the photographic and graphic communications markets. With sales of $14.3 billion in 2005, the company is committed to a digitally oriented growth strategy focused on helping people better use meaningful images and information in their life and work. Consumers use Kodak’s system of digital and traditional image capture products and services to take, print and share their pictures anytime, anywhere; Businesses effectively communicate with customers worldwide using Kodak solutions for prepress, conventional and digital printing and document imaging; and Creative Professionals rely on Kodak technology to uniquely tell their story through moving or still images.

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KODAK and CARESTREAM are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company. Fusion7D is a trademark of Siemens Medical Solutions.


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