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Kodak To Provide Worldwide Service For Cancer Screening Equipment From Fischer Imaging


ROCHESTER, N.Y., February 3 -- Eastman Kodak Company and Fischer Imaging Corporation have signed an agreement that makes Kodak the authorized worldwide service provider for Fischer’s breast cancer screening equipment.

Effective immediately, Kodak’s Health Group will offer post-sale support—including telephone customer technical support and on-site equipment repair and maintenance—for Fischer’s SENOSCAN system for full-field digital mammography (FFDM) and its MAMMOTEST Breast Biopsy System.

Fischer Imaging believes that this agreement will provide its customers with access to repair and maintenance capabilities from a large and highly responsive worldwide service organization. Fischer’s SENOSCAN system enables medical professionals to produce mammograms digitally. Fischer’s MAMMOTEST system is used when suspicious areas are identified from a screening mammogram and a biopsy may be necessary. This system is used to locate and remove some of the tissue in question for additional testing.

“Customers will benefit from Kodak’s expertise in mammography—combined with our global service capabilities—and can count on a high-level of satisfaction regarding their service needs for Fischer’s breast cancer screening equipment,” said Gordon Moore, Worldwide Multi-Vendor Business Manager for Kodak’s Health Group. “Kodak offers healthcare organizations and device manufacturers the opportunity to save time and money by contracting with Kodak to meet a wide variety of service requirements .”

Kodak’s Health Group offers a wide range of services for medical imaging modalities from many manufacturers. Specifically, Kodak provides repair and maintenance, compliance testing and around-the-clock call center support. This service marries Kodak’s expertise in medical imaging with the operational excellence and geographic coverage offered by its extensive Services organization.

About Fischer Imaging Corporation

Fischer Imaging Corporation services and manufactures medical imaging systems for the screening and diagnosis of disease. Fischer Imaging began producing general-purpose x-ray imaging systems in 1910 and is the oldest manufacturer of x-ray imaging devices in the United States. For more information please visit .

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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