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Spectrum Health Orders 18 KODAK CR, DR Systems


Imaging Systems Will Enable Hospitals, Imaging Centers to Implement Efficient Digital Workflows

ROCHESTER, N.Y., October 25 -- Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, Mich., ordered 18 digital image capture systems from Eastman Kodak Company’s Health Group, including six digital radiography (DR) systems and 12 computed radiography (CR) systems. Spectrum Health operates six hospitals and more than two dozen imaging centers in western Michigan.

KODAK DIRECTVIEW DR 5100, 7100, 7500 and 9000 Systems will be installed at Spectrum Health’s Blodgett and Butterworth hospital campuses. KODAK DIRECTVIEW CR 850 and 500 Systems will convert 12 outpatient imaging centers from radiographic film to an efficient digital workflow. The health system previously ordered and installed four KODAK DR systems and six CR systems.

The KODAK DIRECTVIEW DR 7500 System features a wall stand with a unique retractable bucky capable of three-axis movement to capture a wide range of upright, horizontal and cross-table projections. The KODAK DIRECTVIEW DR 7100 System provides outstanding image quality and productivity for table, upright and extremity radiography exams. The KODAK DIRECTVIEW DR 5100 System is designed for chest and other upright examinations for both ambulatory and non-ambulatory patients, while the KODAK DIRECTVIEW DR 9000 System features a U-arm design with a full range of motion that can accommodate chest, extremity, abdominal and trauma exams.

Kodak’s CR 850 is the fastest single-cassette system available for computed radiography, and its CR 500 is designed for high-quality, tabletop imaging in mid- to low-volume areas.

About Spectrum Health

Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system in West Michigan that offers a full continuum of care through its seven hospitals and more than 140 service sites. Its 13,000 employees, 1,400 medical staff members and nearly 2,000 volunteers are committed to delivering the highest quality care to those in medical need. Spectrum Health provided $88 million in community benefits during its 2004 fiscal year. Spectrum Health has earned numerous national awards including being ranked in Verispan’s listing of top 100 Integrated Healthcare Networks. For more information, visit

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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