News Article | April 25, 2017
ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#DR--The Carle health system purchased Carestream's DRX-Evolution Plus and DRX-Ascend systems to improve radiology productivity and image quality for its hospitals and outpatient centers.
News Article | April 28, 2017
— Global Dental Radiography Systems Industry Report offers market overview, segmentation by types, application, countries, key manufactures, cost analysis, industrial chain, sourcing strategy, downstream buyers, marketing strategy analysis, distributors/traders, factors affecting market, forecast and other important information for key insight. Companies profiled in this report are Danaher, Sirona, Carestream, Planmeca, Vatech, Midmark, Asahi Roentgen, Air Techniques in terms of Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors, Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017). Split by Product Types, with sales, revenue, price, market share of each type, can be divided into • Ordinary Radiography Systems • Panoramic Radiography Systems • CBCT Split by applications, this report focuses on sales, market share and growth rate of Dental Radiography Systems in each application, can be divided into • Hospitals • Dental clinic • Institution Purchase a copy of this report at: https://www.themarketreports.com/report/buy-now/492078 Table of Content: 1 Dental Radiography Systems Market Overview 2 Global Dental Radiography Systems Sales, Revenue (Value) and Market Share by Manufacturers 3 Global Dental Radiography Systems Sales, Revenue (Value) by Countries, Type and Application (2012-2017) 4 Global Dental Radiography Systems Manufacturers Profiles/Analysis 5 North America Dental Radiography Systems Sales, Revenue (Value) by Countries, Type and Application (2012-2017) 6 Latin America Dental Radiography Systems Sales, Revenue (Value) by Countries, Type and Application (2012-2017) 7 Europe Dental Radiography Systems Sales, Revenue (Value) by Countries, Type and Application (2012-2017) 8 Asia-Pacific Dental Radiography Systems Sales, Revenue (Value) by Countries, Type and Application (2012-2017) 9 Middle East and Africa Dental Radiography Systems Sales, Revenue (Value) by Countries, Type and Application (2012-2017) 10 Dental Radiography Systems Manufacturing Cost Analysis 11 Industrial Chain, Sourcing Strategy and Downstream Buyers 12 Marketing Strategy Analysis, Distributors/Traders 13 Market Effect Factors Analysis 14 Global Dental Radiography Systems Market Forecast (2017-2022) 15 Research Findings and Conclusion 16 Appendix Inquire more for more details about this report at: https://www.themarketreports.com/report/ask-your-query/492078 For more information, please visit https://www.themarketreports.com/report/2017-2022-global-top-countries-dental-radiography-systems-market-report%20
News Article | April 17, 2017
“It's hard to believe nearly twenty years have passed since our first dentists' hiking event,” says CFAC executive director and AIM Dental Marketing president Daniel A. ‘Danny’ Bobrow. “We began with Mt. Whitney in 1998. Since then, we've successfully completed hikes of Mt. Rainier, Longs Peak, Mt. Adams, The Grand Teton, Mt. Charleston, The Grand Canyon, Humphreys Peak, Mt. Hood, Mt. Marcy, Yosemite's Half Dome, Oregon's Middle Sister, San Jacinto Peak, The Narrows at Zion National Park, Wheeler Peak, and Pikes Peak (if you notice the count is less than 20, that's because we hiked Mt. Charleston and The Grand Canyon more than once, owing to their popularity),” concludes Bobrow. Past participants, speakers, and supporters have included: Howard Farran, Bill Blatchford, Paul Tucker, Linda Miles, Lorne Lavine, Lisa Philp, Lois Banta, Alisson Farey, Chris Kammer, Benco, Carestream, as well as hundreds of dentists and team members from across North America. “I chose to sponsor someone to represent me on a CFAC Event. Next to my Oral Cancer Cause, CFAC is my favorite example of how practices can Do Well While Doing Good!” Says Linda Miles of Virginia Beach, Virginia. To date, the Foundation has, in conjunction with its in-country partners, treated more than 70,000 children in 5 countries (Guatemala, Nepal, India, Vietnam, and Tanzania) with equivalent care delivered in excess of $10 million. Its goal is to double that level by 2020. “When the earthquake hit Nepal in 2015 we issued an emergency fund challenge to rebuild one of the schools where we stage our clinics that was severely damaged by the quake. Within 24 hours our challenge was met twofold. It’s that kind of generosity, which ensures we will make our vision a reality.” Says Bobrow. To encourage as many dental professionals and teams as possible to join CFAC this year, anyone who refers 5 or more Primary Registrants will be allowed to join the CFAC Team with no further fund raising commitment. Watch event details here. Industry participants will have the chance to introduce Themselves, attend all events, and communicate one-on-one with as many Participants as she/he wishes. KOLs will also be allowed to speak during the Friday Kick Off C.E. Event to be hosted and catered at Banyan’s Provo, UT headquarters. “We're even paying $100 for each Primary Registrant who joins us as a result of anyone’s efforts!” Shares Bobrow. CFAC is also paying up to $1000 (maximum commitment $25,000) to defray a participant's fund raising commitment. Details about this may be viewed at http://www.climbforacause.org/event-registration/. With pre hike events like a zip line course at the Sundance Resort, fly fishing and river rafting down the Provo River, a distillery tour, all culminating in a summit attempt of Mt. Timpanogos, CFAC 2017 promises to be the Foundation’s best ever. Participants are guaranteed to meet like-minded health professionals, network with industry KOLs, earn C.E. credit, have an exciting physical challenge, and a life transforming experience.
News Article | May 5, 2017
Hemel Hempstead, UK: Needing little introduction, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust is one of the country’s largest trusts and teaching centres, providing acute and specialist healthcare for nearly two million people in north west London. The Trust comprises of 5 hospital sites - Charing Cross, St Mary’s, Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea, Hammersmith and Western Eye – and is one of just seven dedicated health science centres in the UK. With academic links to the Imperial College itself, the Trust puts research into practice by applying medical studies and disciplines into their acute healthcare environment. Imperial College Healthcare invests significantly in its staff and resources. With over a million outpatients, 280,000 A&E attendances and 186,000 inpatients, a team of 10,000 doctors, nurses and health professionals support the Trust. One busy area of the hospital is the Imaging Department; nearly 500 staff and the best state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment offer a comprehensive range of radiology examinations. A truly integral part of the Trust’s clinical remit, Imaging uses the latest techniques to support Imperial College Healthcare’s teams in the diagnosis and treatment of the full range of medical problems and their vast range of apparatus supports the 119 modalities and 440,000 examinations. To manage radiology processes and to accommodate the sheer extent of patient examinations, Imperial College Healthcare’s Imaging department required sector-specific software solutions to support the department and provide traceability of appointments and clinical documents. From 2012, Imperial College Healthcare adopted a RIS (Radiology Information System) and PACS (Patient Archiving Communication System) from GE. After 3 years of use, the Trust took the decision to investigate new clinical systems to support the hospitals’ radiology processes. Laurence Musker, Radiology IT Programme Manager, comments: “Imperial College Healthcare started the process to procure a new provider of RIS and PACS. We were looking for improvements in our departmental workflow and needed certain efficiencies that an advanced workflow structure could offer”. Laurence had identified that technologies and radiology IT applications had become more sophisticated and innovative within the 3 years in which they had appointed their legacy system. In addition, the Trust’s own requirements were becoming more complex; more patients, larger administration surges and the sector requirement to “go paperless” brought added clerical challenges. It was becoming vital that Laurence and the Imperial College Healthcare team had a RIS and PACS framework that could not only support the department with clinical images, but bring a level of workflow intuition to smooth departmental practices and allow better management of patients and their bookings. In July 2015, after creating process, user and site criteria, Laurence was confident that the Trust could go out to tender with firm RIS/PACS solution stipulations. He comments: “Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust needed a system that had proven success and could work immediately – straight off the shelf. We formerly ran a function-centric system - which did not allow for an efficient workflow in a very busy hospital environment - but times had changed since our early RIS. We had reached a detailed solution specification and criteria for a patient-centric RIS system.” Contract awarded to Soliton IT and Carestream Along with the emphasis on workflow, the Imaging department also stipulated autonomy of image communications - the Trust needed to send medical images which included routing to GPs and external referrals. They needed a concise interface that could be adopted by any of the radiology staff and used intuitively in point-of-care and examination sessions by radiographers where time-keeping and exam diligence where critical factors. The structure of RIS workflow management and PACS imaging support had to integrate seamlessly – both together to create a united enterprise-wide solution and with the Trust’s other clinical systems to enable fluid patient record sharing, reduction in printing tasks and transparency of clinical data. The potential cost and resource investment of 2 new applications meant that Laurence and his team had to see operational improvements and measurable benefits in the new RIS and PACS solution. In 2015, after assessing the market offerings for both RIS and PACS systems, Laurence appointed products from two market-leading vendors, Soliton IT for RIS and Carestream for PACS applications, with the intention of a compressed 1-year transition from the previous GE technology. Soliton IT, a UK-based RIS developer, had previously assured Laurence of their clinical experience with their excellent reputation in Reporting and VR (Voice Recognition) deployments. Soliton IT’s RIS product, Radiology+, provided Imperial College Healthcare with automation of radiology tasks with its advanced workflow dynamic, including modular features which were customised for both the Trust and individual users. Daily tasks such as scheduling patient appointments, protocolling, vetting, data-entry, inter-departmental messaging and departmental reporting tasks were displayed in intuitive worklist fashion, by clinical discipline, for easy identification. Equally, the “assign to” option allowed redistribution of protocolling and reporting tasks to tackle administration surges and reduce backlogs. In addition, Radiology+ offered an innovative statistics-generation element to the RIS; graphical statistical analysis on area performances highlighted, in quantative terms, where areas for improvement lay. Imperial College Healthcare’s principle of becoming a RIS -driven site was rewarded with quick tangible results. The new radiographic workflow of integrated RIS and PACS made huge differences to reporting procedures, and maintaining patient bookings had become easier due to concise and colour-coded scheduling interfaces available to the administration team. Within 3 weeks of deployment, the Trust had reduced their former appointment backlog and patients’ radiology experience had become smooth and more streamlined. The integration of Caresteam Vue PACS brought additional advantages in terms of clinical imaging functionality. Carestream Health is a worldwide provider of medical imaging systems with specialities in X-ray imaging platforms and a particular focus on PACS development. Their leading PACS application, Vue PACS, provided Imperial with the clinical tools and applications needed for radiologists to perform examinations with advanced visualization and 3D post processing. The combined Soliton IT and Carestream solution was already successfully in use in many other hospitals with seamless integration - bringing enhanced functionality to radiology and Imaging departments. Laurence comments on the compatibility of the 2 systems: “Radiology+ and Vue PACS integrate nicely together - both visually as an interface and functionally to offer improved processes to our radiographers, consultants and the radiology administration team. Radiologists found it easy to report and their workload management was easier to handle.” The changeover encompassed significant data migration which, considering both Soliton IT and Carestream’s previous deployments in large NHS Trusts, Laurence was confident could be handled efficiently and meticulously. Over 143TB (5-million studies) had to be migrated from their previous GE live PACS archive to the new application and Soliton IT showed their technical capability of implementing the data transfer for legacy RIS data with their own scripts. Radiology+ and Vue PACS integrated well with Imperial College Healthcare’s other HIS and OCS applications – Cerner PACS/OCS and Sunquest ICE (for the GP Diagnostic Cloud). Completed within 8-months (ahead of the year’s transition deadline), the dual solution went live on 30th May 2016 and is currently in use by over 300 radiology users. Ever considerate of future system potential, Laurence and the Imperial College Healthcare team have already plans to adopt Soliton IT’s Radiology+ Mobile – a portable version of the RIS with quick-fire data capture and optimised security which is suitable for mobile clinicians. Soliton IT’s additional development of the Trust’s Nuclear Medicine workflow also tackles the complex multi-procedure nature of this discipline, incorporating auto-scheduling for the stages of tiered patient bookings and dose management features. Laurence reflects on the Soliton IT and Carestream deployment at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust: “We had truly set ourselves a challenge with a “Big-Bang” Go Live across 3 large London hospital sites - and we are delighted to announce its success. The Trust was impressed with the integration qualities and emerging improvements of the Carestream and Soliton IT solution, and we were overwhelmed with Soliton IT’s flexibility with our requirements and willingness to adopt, build and develop all our needs into their product.” Maggie Buckley, Project Manager for Soliton IT, was responsible for RIS deployment at Imperial. She comments: “The Imperial College Healthcare implementation introduced several challenges for the Soliton IT Project Team. A previous experience had made the Trust uneasy about the change; we found ourselves working closely with Imperial to both overcome this and instil confidence in the new deployment. This close working relationship enabled us to address concerns, maintain project momentum and overcome any day-to-day issues which this complex installation presented. Imperial College Healthcare’s unique development requirements, whilst technically challenging, were successfully fulfilled and have since been incorporated into our standard deployment package. This will ultimately be of benefit to all our current and future customers. This multifaceted and high-pressure project benefitted from Soliton IT’s commitment and pro-active approach. As a result, we developed an excellent working relationship with the Trust which shall continue throughout the lifetime of the contract.” “When faced with the challenge of bidding to replace the legacy RIS-PACS Solution at Imperial College Healthcare - which included implementing and migrating legacy RIS and PACS data against a very aggressive timetable with associated penalties and liabilities - it became clear that Carestream, as a prospective Prime Contractor for the RIS-PACS-VNA solution at Imperial, would not be able to implement a 100% Carestream RIS-PACS-VNA solution in the restricted time given. We therefore chose to partner with Soliton IT for the RIS element of the RIS-PACS-VNA bid and were delighted to be awarded Prime Contractor for supply of this solution. Carestream sub-contacted the provision of the RIS to Soliton IT who provided a flexible, innovative and customised solution which met Imperial’s requirements and within the time constraints given. The Soliton IT and Carestream Implementation teams worked well together, as did the Commercial Teams who provided Imperial with the flexibility to choose, customise and optimise their workflow and provided them with the flexibility to adjust workflow as new developments become available and evolve over the duration of the 10 year agreement. Carestream looks forward to continuing to work with Soliton IT to meet the needs of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.”
News Article | August 2, 2017
ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Carestream’s manufacturing plant in Windsor, Colo., earned a Colorado Industrial Energy Efficiency award from the Colorado Energy Office. In the past two years, Carestream Colorado has reduced energy consumption by 5.4 percent at its Windsor manufacturing facility. The company’s goal is to achieve an additional 5 percent reduction in energy use from 2015 to 2020. Carestream joined the Colorado Industrial Energy Challenge (CIEC) in 2011 and has reduced energy consumption by 21 percent during the last five years. “We continuously examine our manufacturing processes and product components to identify areas where we can help preserve the environment,” said Cavan Kelsey, Carestream’s Corporate Environmental Health and Safety & Sustainability Director. “Our aim is to reduce energy use by increasing the efficiency of our operations even when we are adding additional equipment to achieve production goals.” The Colorado plant achieved energy savings of 5119 megawatt hours over two years with several major renovation efforts: Carestream Colorado maintains an ongoing list of projects designed to enhance production and reduce energy use. The facility has invested in training a certified energy manager (CEM) to more effectively analyze and prioritize opportunities for energy savings. In addition, Carestream recycles a variety of materials and works to control hazardous waste from product manufacturing and maintenance activities. Carestream is updating its Environmental Management System to meet the new ISO 14001:2015 standard. The latest standard includes goals for sustainable resource use and climate change mitigation, as well as the incorporation of lifecycle thinking into product design. Carestream is a worldwide provider of dental and medical imaging systems and IT solutions; X-ray imaging systems for non-destructive testing; and precision contract coating services for a wide range of industrial, medical, electronic and other applications—all backed by a global service and support network. For more information about the company’s broad portfolio of products, solutions and services, please contact your Carestream representative or call 888-777-2072 or visit www.carestream.com. To view Carestream’s latest news announcements, please visit www.carestream.com/news.
News Article | July 20, 2017
ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital (Bloomington, Ind.) purchased and installed a new CARESTREAM DRX-Evolution Plus (see video link), in addition to two CARESTREAM DRX-Evolution systems and three CARESTREAM DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray Systems. All of the systems deliver rapid image access and enhanced image quality. The 250-bed hospital has eight CARESTREAM DRX detectors in three sizes — 10 x 12 inches, 14 x 17 inches and 17 x 17 inches — to address diverse imaging needs including NICU and gastroenterology as well as inpatient and outpatient exams. “As we began replacing outdated equipment, we conducted a thorough evaluation and selected Carestream DRX systems because they offer advanced features, ease of use, reliability and excellent image quality. We installed Carestream portable X-ray systems first and then began replacing outdated equipment in our X-ray rooms,” said Bruce Riley, Radiology Manager, IU Health Bloomington Hospital. The DRX-Evolution Plus system is located in a room adjacent to the outpatient Radiology/Lab area. “This room’s size and shape did not allow a traditional configuration so Carestream installed a stationary wall stand and table that equip us with the flexibility to capture a wide range of exams,” Riley explains. “We have found that if we have a challenge, Carestream is able to find a solution.” Two DRX-Evolution systems support the hospital’s Level 3 Trauma Center and are located adjacent to it. “We upgraded our trauma center to help deliver rapid access to emergency care in Southern Indiana. We are the only Level 3 trauma center in the IU Health South Central region,” he adds. The hospital’s room-based imaging systems allow technologists to efficiently capture chest, spine, abdomen, extremity, skeletal, cross-table, orthopaedic and neurological exams. One system has long-length imaging software that automatically stitches images together to create long-length exams, which saves time and improves image quality. The DRX-Evolution platform moves the X-ray tube into position to help reduce fatigue and repetitive stress injuries for technologists. Three DRX-Revolution systems capture images in the ED, NICU and are used for bedside exams throughout the hospital. Technologists can view images and change techniques on a tube-based touch screen for increased efficiency and convenience. Being able to use any DRX-1 or DRX Plus detector in any DRX imaging system ensures continuous uptime and greater imaging flexibility. Indiana University Health is Indiana’s most comprehensive healthcare system and is one of only 38 hospitals in the U.S. to be ranked in eight or more specialties by U.S. News & World Report. A unique partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine, one of the nation’s leading medical schools, gives patients access to innovative treatments and therapies. IU Health is comprised of hospitals, physicians and allied services dedicated to providing preeminent care throughout Indiana and beyond. For more information visit http://iuhealth.org/about-iu-health/. Carestream is a worldwide provider of dental and medical imaging systems and IT solutions; X-ray imaging systems for non-destructive testing; and precision contract coating services for a wide range of industrial, medical, electronic and other applications—all backed by a global service and support network. For more information about the company’s broad portfolio of products, solutions and services, please contact your Carestream representative or call 888-777-2072 or visit www.carestream.com. To view Carestream’s latest news announcements, please visit www.carestream.com/news.
News Article | July 11, 2017
ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Twin Cities Orthopedics (Golden Valley, Minn.) recently installed a CARESTREAM DRX-Evolution Plus System (see video link) in its orthopaedic specialty clinic in Waconia, Minn. This clinic is one of the practice’s busiest locations and captures approximately 40,000 imaging studies a year. Its highly trained specialists perform surgical and therapeutic procedures for injuries and conditions of the extremities, joints, spine and neck. Twin Cities Orthopedics has 39 specialty centers that serve patients in the greater Minneapolis area and Western Wisconsin. The Carestream system was purchased through NXC Imaging of Minneapolis, Minn. “The DRX-Evolution Plus produces images that accurately display fine details in anatomy, which is extremely important for surgical planning,” said Rich Sokolis, Lead Radiologic Technologist at the Waconia orthopedic specialty clinic. “And the system’s automated positioning significantly reduces the risk of injuries for our technologists and enables them to maintain high levels of performance and quality as they capture hundreds of images every day.” He adds that the automated DRX-Evolution Plus “offers autotracking and autocentering functions that deliver exceptional accuracy as well as speed. The user interface is so intuitive that our technologists became proficient with the new system in less than 30 minutes.” The system also captures long-length exams, scoliosis studies, weight-bearing images and complex cross-table exams. Carestream’s autostitching software merges up to five images to produce long-length images. “The software produces accurate imaging studies in two minutes and meets the stringent requirements of our orthopaedic surgeons,” he said. An extended tube column equips technologists to conduct standing weight-bearing exams of the foot and ankle and an autotracking feature moves the X-ray tube into position to help reduce fatigue and repetitive stress injuries for technologists. The DRX-Evolution Plus system is equipped with a fixed CARESTREAM DRX Plus 4343 detector in the wall stand and a DRX Plus 3543 detector for use in the table Bucky and for tabletop exams. Carestream DRX detectors can be used with any DRX system to enhance flexibility and boost radiology productivity. Carestream’s table has a four-way floating top and lowers to a height of 21 inches, which is helpful in imaging ill or injured patients. Carestream also offers the OnSight 3D Extremity System that captures high-quality, low-dose 3D images including weight-bearing exams. Being able to capture 3D images onsite allows orthopaedic specialists to diagnose an injury and discuss treatment options with their patients in a single visit. About Twin Cities Orthopedics For more than 75 years, Twin Cities Orthopedics has proudly provided a full spectrum of orthopedic and sports medicine care, devoted to the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of injuries and conditions that affect the body's muscles, joints and bones. TCO’s 115 physicians provide superior quality care across 39 state-of-the-art facilities in the Twin Cities and western Wisconsin. Visit www.TCOmn.com to learn more. About Carestream Health Carestream is a worldwide provider of dental and medical imaging systems and IT solutions; X-ray imaging systems for non-destructive testing; and precision contract coating services for a wide range of industrial, medical, electronic and other applications—all backed by a global service and support network. For more information about the company’s broad portfolio of products, solutions and services, please contact your Carestream representative or call 888-777-2072 or visit www.carestream.com. To view Carestream’s latest news announcements, please visit www.carestream.com/news.
News Article | June 1, 2017
ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Franciscan Health signed a three-year, sole-source agreement with Carestream Health for room-based and portable digital radiography systems (see video link) that includes Carestream’s DRX-Evolution Plus and DRX-Ascend room-based systems as well as its DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray system. The group also can purchase Carestream’s DRX-Excel Plus radiography/fluoroscopy system and DRX detectors as part of a dual-source agreement. Fourteen Franciscan Health hospitals in Illinois and Indiana are part of the agreement for radiology equipment. “Franciscan Alliance decided to standardize to achieve greater consistency throughout the organization. Imaging directors from our hospitals participated in a thorough evaluation of systems from several vendors and unanimously choose Carestream for room-based and portable digital radiography,” said Nancy Sayler, Imaging Director, Franciscan Health Crawfordsville (Crawfordsville, Ind.). “Carestream’s comprehensive family of DR systems and detectors allows us to cost effectively upgrade our capabilities by either adding a DR detector to an existing room or portable system or by purchasing new imaging systems. And Carestream offers the right detector or system to address specific imaging needs within each of our facilities, whether it’s the emergency department, radiology department or outpatient imaging center,” she explains. A fully automated CARESTREAM DRX-Evolution Plus system enables technologists to capture cross-table, spine, abdomen, long-length, scoliosis and other types of X-ray images. A motorized overhead tube automatically tracks detector movement for fast source-to-detector alignment, which reduces fatigue and repetitive stress injuries for technologists. A remote control lines up the X-ray tube to either Bucky to further streamline the imaging process. The CARESTREAM DRX-Ascend offers analog or digital imaging, floor-mount or ceiling-mount tube, a range of table options, an optional wireless DRX detector and an optional autotracking feature. And the CARESTREAM DRX-Excel Plus System delivers the flexibility to capture high-quality general radiography and fluoroscopy exams in one compact system. It delivers accelerated workflow, high-resolution images and a wide range of exams and is easy to operate. Carestream DRX detectors are also part of the agreement. “We were extremely impressed with the design of the DRX Plus detectors. They deliver excellent image quality, are lightweight and can be shared between portable and room-based imaging systems for enhanced utilization,” Sayler adds. “These detectors also meet the highest ISO standard for liquid ingress, which is an important advantage.” The DRX-Revolution is widely recognized for its innovative design that includes a wireless detector, fully automatic collapsible column, exceptional maneuverability, powerful dual motor drive and a long tubehead reach that allows technologists to capture excellent images even in crowded conditions. A trusted leader in providing faith-based, integrated healthcare, Franciscan Health brings together the latest technology, innovative procedures and the brightest, most compassionate people to serve our patients in Indiana, Illinois and Michigan. Throughout our 14 hospitals and many medical practices, we offer a number of nationally recognized Centers of Health Care Excellence. For more information visit www.franciscanhealth.org. Carestream is a worldwide provider of dental and medical imaging systems and IT solutions; X-ray imaging systems for non-destructive testing; and precision contract coating services for a wide range of industrial, medical, electronic and other applications—all backed by a global service and support network. For more information about the company’s broad portfolio of products, solutions and services, please contact your Carestream representative or call 888-777-2072 or visit www.carestream.com. To view Carestream’s latest news announcements, please visit www.carestream.com/news.
News Article | May 23, 2017
ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Carestream Health announced it has received an Innovative Technology contract from Vizient, Inc., for its CARESTREAM OnSight 3D Extremity System. Vizient is the largest member-driven health care performance improvement company in the country. The contract was based on a recommendation of Carestream’s OnSight 3D Extremity System by hospital experts with expertise in this category who serve on one of Vizient’s member-led councils. Innovative Technology contracts are reserved for technologies that demonstrate an ability to enhance clinical care or patient safety, and those that improve an organization’s care delivery and business model. The OnSight 3D Extremity System performs high-quality, low-dose 3D extremity exams using cone beam CT (CBCT) technology. In addition to being compact and easy to install, it captures high-quality 3D images including weight-bearing exams of lower extremities under normal load conditions. Unlike traditional CT systems, the CBCT system has a large-area detector that can capture a 3D image of the patient in a single rotation, which takes only 25 seconds. “This three-year contract will allow Vizient members the ability to streamline workflow and productivity by capturing onsite 3D exams, making a diagnosis and discussing treatment options with patients in a single visit,” said Helen Titus, Carestream’s Worldwide Marketing Director for X-ray & Ultrasound Solutions. “This workflow is also more convenient for patients and can result in faster diagnosis and treatment.” “Due to the number of products and services being released and marketed as ‘innovative,’ member hospitals truly value the thorough innovative technology review process in place at Vizient to help them identify products worth further evaluation at their own facilities,” said Debbie Archer, director of procurement and leader of Vizient’s Innovative Technology Program for suppliers. “After a full review of the OnSight 3D Extremity System, Vizient’s member council agreed this solution offers unique and incremental benefits over other products available on the market today, and recommended it for an Innovative Technology contract. We are pleased to award this new contract to Carestream Health.” Vizient, Inc., represents the combined strengths of the organizations formerly known as VHA Inc., University HealthSystem Consortium, Novation and MedAssets’ Spend and Clinical Resource Management. Since 2003, nearly 2200 new and innovative products and technologies have been submitted through the Innovative Technology Program. Vizient works with member-led councils and task forces to identify and review potentially innovative products. If it is determined that a product is innovative, a contract may be awarded outside of Vizient’s competitive bid cycle. Carestream is a worldwide provider of dental and medical imaging systems and IT solutions; X-ray imaging systems for non-destructive testing; and precision contract coating services for a wide range of industrial, medical, electronic and other applications—all backed by a global service and support network. For more information about the company’s broad portfolio of products, solutions and services, please contact your Carestream representative or call 888-777-2072 or visit www.carestream.com. To view Carestream’s latest news announcements, please visit www.carestream.com/news.
News Article | June 6, 2017
Before the introduction of weight-bearing CT imaging in 2012, patients could get either a weight-bearing radiographic 2D X-ray or a non-weight bearing medical CT scan. X-rays can at times obscure and distort anatomical details, while non-weight bearing CT scans may inaccurately represent joint space and alignment. The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society recommends weight-bearing imaging when possible to get the most accurate assessment. "The image quality and detail captured with 3D weight-bearing CT exams allow the surgeon to view and measure anatomical abnormalities of lower extremities under natural load conditions," said Helen Titus, Carestream's Worldwide Marketing Director for Ultrasound & CT. "The goal of this collaboration is to spread the word about this new imaging modality among orthopaedic specialists." The companies will work together to support the Weight-Bearing CT International Study Group, which is comprised of orthopaedic researchers from leading institutions in the U.S. and Europe. The group is working to create standardized protocols for weight-bearing CT measurements and analysis. The companies' first joint initiative is to co-sponsor an evening scientific session during the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) annual meeting in Seattle, WA. Speakers at this session include Dr. Mark Easley of Duke Orthopaedics in Durham, NC, and Dr. Lew Schon of MedStar Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, MD. For more information about the Study Group, and how to RSVP for the session, please visit www.wbctstudygroup.com. Both companies offer weight-bearing solutions for extremity CT imaging. The devices employ cone beam CT technology and are designed for point-of-care settings, as well as hospitals and imaging centers. CurveBeam designs and manufactures cone beam CT diagnostic imaging equipment for the orthopaedic and podiatric specialties. CurveBeam is headquartered in Warrington, PA. To learn more about CurveBeam, visit www.curvebeam.com. Carestream is a worldwide provider of dental and medical imaging systems and IT solutions; X-ray imaging systems for non-destructive testing; and precision contract coating services for a wide range of industrial, medical, electronic and other applications—all backed by a global service and support network. For more information, please contact your Carestream representative or call 888-777-2072 or visit www.carestream.com. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/curvebeam-and-carestream-health-announce-collaboration-to-promote-weight-bearing-ct-awareness-and-research-300468324.html