Kodak Announces New Medical Imaging Solutions; Debuts Information System for Outpatient Imaging Centers
Systems Offer Faster, More Accurate Results for Patients
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 8 -- Eastman Kodak Company introduced new medical imaging and information systems designed to enhance efficiency and improve patient care by offering faster, more accurate diagnostic results.
The new products, unveiled this week at the annual meeting of American Healthcare Radiology Administrators, include a digital imaging system and software that improves image analysis and information management.
The introduction of these new products comes at a time when healthcare facilities are replacing traditional x-ray film with digital imaging systems that provide enhanced image quality and flexibility. Consistent with that trend, Kodak today announced the following:
* The KODAK DIRECTVIEW CR 975 System, a computed radiography system that provides better visualization than prior systems for areas of the body that are traditionally difficult to image. Patients may benefit from earlier detection of some conditions and wait times may be shortened due to the CR 975 system’s rapid processing of digital images.
* A new KODAK radiology information system (RIS) designed specifically for outpatient imaging centers that streamlines the scheduling of patient exams and provides tools for better utilization of employees and imaging equipment. This information system also expedites the delivery of reports and images to referring physicians. Patients can often schedule an imaging exam the same day or the next day after it is requested, and results can be available in as little as 48 hours after the exam is performed.
Kodak’s CR 975 and radiology information system are available for immediate order.
About Kodak’s Health Group
Kodak’s Health Group, with 2004 revenues of $2.68 billion, supplies the medical and dental professions with traditional and digital imaging and information systems. Its portfolio includes picture archiving and communications systems (PACS), radiology information systems (RIS), IT solutions, clinical information solutions, computed and digital radiography systems, laser imagers, mammography and oncology systems, x-ray film systems, and dental imaging products. Its services portfolio includes everything from repair and maintenance, to professional services encompassing integration, storage and archiving, secure e-mail services – and much more. Kodak’s other major businesses include: Graphic Communications – providing customers with a range of solutions for prepress, traditional and digital printing, and document scanning and multi-vendor IT services; Digital & Film Imaging Systems – providing consumers, professionals and cinematographers with digital and traditional products and services; and Display & Components – supplying original equipment manufacturers with imaging sensors as well as intellectual property and materials for the organic light-emitting diode (OLED) and LCD display industries.
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