Carestream Health is shipping 10,000th point-of-care CR system and launches web-based cardiology PACS and portable wireless detector

Rochester 27 October 2009Carestream Health Inc. has made available its new web-based cardiology PACS that provides an efficient enterprise-wide image and information management solution for cardiology data. The CARESTREAM Cardiology PACS is now available in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, The Netherlands and Italy. The company also shipped its 10.000th KODAK Point-of-Care CR System and reports strong worldwide demand for these affordable, tabletop digital medical imaging systems.


This high-quality CR platform enables clinics, private practices and mobile medical imaging applications to convert from film to digital images - providing rapid image capture and distribution along with lower costs. These durable, lightweight computed radiography systems are also used in military field operations, as well as in remote rural areas of developing countries, usually as part of local or regional teleradiology services.

Carestream Health's Point-of-Care tabletop CR systems enable all imaging functions to be performed within one affordable platform that includes: the single-plate CR reader, flexible phosphor screens, advanced image management software and a PC-based review station. The Point-of-Care product portfolio includes three desktop systems designed to meet a variety of imaging volume and budget requirements.

Carestream Health offers a comprehensive portfolio of CR and DR digital medical imaging systems and health care IT solutions to health care providers worldwide.

The company's new cardiology PACS supports improved productivity through the ability to review echocardiography, cardiac catheterization, ECG, nuclear cardiology and haemodynamic results on a single workstation - with fast, easy comparison of priors. The new PACS streamlines work flow by supporting on-site or remote reading of cardiology data from any networked workstation inside or outside of the enterprise. Its ability to consolidate disparate cardiology systems into a centralized solution also can deliver lower total cost of ownership.

Carestream Health's cardiology PACS integrates seamlessly with its radiology PACS, allowing health care providers to use the same workstation for diagnostic reading and clinical review of cardiology and radiology studies.

The company also offers flexible CARESTREAM Information Management Solutions (IMS) that can manage DICOM and non-DICOM information captured by cardiology, radiology and a variety of other patient imaging and information systems. With this platform, hospitals and cardiology practices can consolidate data management throughout the enterprise to help reduce the high costs associated with separate archiving systems. Carestream Health's IMS offering also simplifies business continuity and disaster recovery planning.

In addition Genesis Digital Imaging Inc. and Carestream Health Inc. have signed a multi-year marketing agreement enabling Genesis Digital Imaging to immediately begin selling a new portable wireless detector manufactured by Carestream Health.

Genesis Digital new NEO DR Wireless System includes a 14"x17" detector that sends patient medical images wirelessly to the acquisition workstation in less than five seconds, as well as a generator interface and a total of three rechargeable batteries to assure continuous image capture. The company will market the system in the United States through certified dealers and distributors.

Carestream Health's portable DR detector quickly and cost-effectively upgrades analogue x-ray rooms to digital capabilities without the need to replace existing hardware. The system's wireless capability enables faster patient throughput and increased productivity for radiology procedures.

The NEO DR Wireless System features advanced image processing and modality worklist interface software. With a streamlined work flow and colour touch screen controls, the system is optimized for faster patient throughput, flexibility and increased usability. The system also comes with a choice of 12, 24 or 36-month warranty packages.

In combination with Carestream Health's wireless detector, the NEO DR Wireless System can be integrated into virtually any x-ray room, extending the lifetime of existing equipment, and provides a budget-friendly solution for health care providers of all sizes.

Formed in 2004, Genesis Digital Imaging Inc. is a solutions provider supporting distributors in the medical imaging industry. Genesis has put together hardware, software and digital components into single turnkey packages. These packages are priced to give its distributors a decided advantage over the competition and are backed up with experienced customer service people. Genesis is focusing its attention on the product solutions customers are demanding today.

Formed in 2007, Carestream Health Inc. is a worldwide provider of dental and medical imaging systems and health care IT solutions; molecular imaging systems for the life science research and drug discovery/development market segments; and x-ray film and digital x-ray products for the non-destructive testing market. More company news is available in the VMW August 2009 article Carestream Health takes orders from Erie County MC Corporation for digital medical imaging systems and from Tufts MC for flexible RIS/PACS.

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