Looking Forward to ECR 2012

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Robert Ashby Carestream

Robert Ashby, European Communications Manager, Carestream Health

February 10th 2012 is the anniversary of Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen’s passing and will be marked by the second European Day of Radiology.  It’s an event, which for me acts as the perfect springboard into ECR 2012 in March.  A time to remember where the focus of our industry originated, and to pledge to remain true to the sentiments of its founding fathers.

ECR is known very much as a trendsetter – a dynamic service-orientated congress.  It’s a key event in our trade show calendar, well respected and renowned as innovative within the scientific community, something that has led to its year on year growth and improvement.

Carestream has participated in ECR for as long as I can recall and I personally became involved from 1997. In the beginning ECR was a bi-annual event, becoming annual in the late ‘90s, and in all of these years the pilgrimage has been to the beautiful city of Vienna. I’ve been to Vienna many times, and although my time for sightseeing is often limited, I always try to take in the atmosphere of the city, even if it is only during an evening stroll after a meal in one of the many excellent restaurants! But I have still yet to visit the opera!

ECR 2012 is a great opportunity to renew relationships with existing customers and take the opportunity of meeting new customers and demonstrating the portfolio of Carestream solutions:

  • Included on our booth will be the DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray System, which was so well received at RSNA.  I’m particularly interested to discover who’s going to re-enact the fabulous arabesque!
  • You will also be able to see the second-generation CARESTREAM DRX Detector, which is available worldwide.
  • In healthcare IT we’re excited to be presenting our plans for a cloud-based service, part of the CARESTREAM Vue Cloud Services, that will empower patients to view their own medical imaging data and share it with their physicians using secure cloud computing data storage and transmission technologies.
  • We are also featuring a versatile digital printer that outputs black-and-white and colour X-ray images onto film for diagnosis or paper for use by referring physicians–the DRYVIEW Chroma Imager–and the  CS 9300 System,  a high-quality cone beam CT (CBCT) and true panoramic imaging system for ENT and dental indications.

Our products are designed to marry up best-in-class technology and the optimisation of human contact. Carestream understands that contemporary healthcare is about delivering both in equal measure. ECR 2012 gives Carestream the opportunity to demonstrate its breadth of knowledge to everyone attending – I’m looking forward to all of the presentations.  See you in Expo B!

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