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Kodak Reports Sales of Digital Image and Information Management Systems in Oncology Market


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ROCHESTER, N.Y., August 31 -- Industry-leading oncology treatment facilities, including The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center and Cancer Treatment Centers of America are just some of the radiation therapy centers that recently purchased digital image and information management solutions from Eastman Kodak Company’s Health Group.

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, purchased five KODAK 2000RT CR Plus Systems in just six months, in addition to six 2000RT CR Plus systems already in place. This desktop computed radiography system delivers digital capture of portal localization, verification and simulation images and can support multiple treatment rooms and simulators.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Schaumburg, Ill., recently placed an order for a KODAK DIRECTVIEW PACS System 5 and KODAK CARESTREAM Hosted Information Management Services at its Midwestern Regional Medical Center in Zion, Ill. The KODAK PACS will manage and store 18 months of patient information at the facility. As part of Kodak’s hosted information management services, patient information will also be stored at an offsite Kodak facility for disaster recovery, and Kodak will maintain the facility’s long-term storage archive. Customers pay for these services based on usage.

St. Mary’s Health System Cancer Center, Knoxville, Tenn., ordered a second KODAK 2000RT CR Plus system for its new imaging center.

Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, N.C., ordered a KODAK 2000RT CR Plus system to bring digital imaging to one of its cancer treatment rooms.

Northside Hospital Cancer Center, Atlanta, Ga., purchased a KODAK 2000RT CR Plus system for use at its outpatient center in Roswell, Ga.

Systems Improve Productivity, Convenience

Kodak’s picture archiving and communications system (PACS) equips oncology facilities with efficient management and instant access to patient information. This system features a scalable online archive that can store all types of patient images and records—including radiation treatment plans, images, PET scans, lab results and other records—in a patient file folder.

Kodak also markets its 2000RT CR Plus system for the digital capture of portal localization, verification and simulation images. This CR system replaces the need to use specialized radiographic film and chemical processing for treatment exams. A single 2000RT CR Plus system can support multiple treatment rooms and simulators. This platform can also be integrated with existing practice management systems so that oncologists can view images using existing workstations.

Kodak’s dedicated oncology sales force, along with the company’s Professional Services team, provides consulting and information technology services to help cancer treatment facilities achieve a smooth transition to digital technologies.

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.

For more information about Kodak (NYSE:EK) contact your Kodak representative or visit www.kodak.com.
Note: KODAK, DIRECTVIEW and CARESTREAM are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company
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