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Hospital Used Carestream’s Innovative X-ray Imaging Technology to Image Players at 2013 NFL Combine

Tue, 03/05/2013 - 10:30am
The Associated Press

ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 5, 2013--Delivering exceptionally high-quality X-ray images in just five seconds earned an innovative imaging system an encore performance at the 2013 National Football League Combine. Used at last year’s Combine for the first time, the CARESTREAM DRX-1 detector streamlines the process of capturing medical images for hundreds of athletes. These imaging exams are part of a comprehensive physical conducted at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Leading hospital used Carestream's newest X-ray imaging technology to capture medical images of future players at 2013 NFL Combine. (Photo: Business Wire) The annual scouting combine is a week-long event where select college football players perform physical tests for evaluation by NFL coaches, general managers and scouts in preparation for drafting new players.

“The CARESTREAM DRX-1 detector equipped our staff to conduct a high volume of imaging exams during the NFL Combine while delivering enhanced image quality,” said Todd Stanley, Administrative Director of Radiology, Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital. “Medical representatives of NFL teams appreciate this next-generation technology.” The award-winning Indiana University Health includes Indiana’s most comprehensive academic health center and is one of the busiest hospital systems in the United States. Through its partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM)—one of the largest medical schools in the nation and a global leader in medical education and research—IU Health is uniquely positioned to provide leading edge care and the most skilled clinical teams.

For more information on Carestream’s comprehensive portfolio of digital radiography imaging systems, please visit www.carestream.com.

About Indiana University Health
Named among the “Best Hospitals in America” by U.S. News & World Report for 15 consecutive years, Indiana University Health is dedicated to providing a unified standard of preeminent, patient-centered care. A unique partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine – one of the nation’s leading medical schools – gives our highly skilled physicians access to innovative treatments using the latest research and technology. For more information, visit http://iuhealth.org/.

About U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report is a multi-platform publisher of news and analysis, which includes the digital-only U.S. News Weekly magazine, www.usnews.com and www.rankingsandreviews.com. Focusing on health, personal finance, education, travel, cars, and public service/opinion, U.S. News & World Report has earned a reputation as the leading provider of service news and information that improves the quality of life of its readers. Its signature franchise includes its News You Can Use® brand of journalism and its annual "Best" series of consumer web guides and publications that include rankings of colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, mutual funds, health plans and more.

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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