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Commitment to Research Earns Carestream 43 U.S. Patents in 2012

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 10:15am
The Associated Press

ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 31, 2013--Carestream was awarded 43 patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2012 for innovations in radiology imaging, healthcare IT, dental imaging and other areas, capping another strong year for technology development across its businesses.

Special software showing locations of tubes and lines on X-ray images is one of many new advances from Carestream Health. (Photo: Business Wire) These new patents include: improvements in digital radiography detectors; advanced image processing techniques for digital radiography, mammography exams and specialty applications; and medical imaging advancements for use in intensive care units, orthopedics and mobile X-ray systems.

The company also earned patents for innovations in its RIS (Radiology Information System) and PACS (Picture Archiving and Communications System) portfolio, as well as new dental imaging advances in intraoral (within the mouth) optical camera systems and radiography sensors.

Rounding out Carestream’s research and development success in 2012 were patents for thermographic printer improvements and new inkjet media formulations for high-quality printing of medical images.

Carestream’s products include digital imaging systems for radiology and mammography; digital printers that output medical images to film and paper; and healthcare IT solutions and services for hospitals and medical practices. Its Dental division develops and markets film and digital imaging solutions, anesthetics and practice management software.

In 2011, Carestream was awarded 47 patents for innovations from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

About Carestream Health Carestream Health is a worldwide provider of dental and medical imaging systems and healthcare IT solutions; X-ray film and digital X-ray systems for non-destructive testing; and advanced materials for the precision films and electronics markets. For more information about the company’s broad portfolio of products, solutions and services, please contact your Carestream Health representative or visit www.carestream.com.

CARESTREAM is a trademark of Carestream Health.

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Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available:http://www.businesswire.com/multimedia/home/20130131005047/en/ CONTACT: Media : Carestream Health Robert Salmon, 585-627-6560 robert.salmon@carestream.com KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW YORK INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH CLINICAL TRIALS MEDICAL DEVICES RADIOLOGY RESEARCH SCIENCE GENERAL HEALTH SOURCE: Carestream Health Copyright Business Wire 2013 PUB: 01/31/2013 10:15 AM/DISC: 01/31/2013 10:15 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20130131005047/

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