Carestream Health Wins Major Order From King’s College Hospital

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Carestream Health Wins Major Order From King’s College Hospital

GENEVA, July 17 ― Carestream Health has been awarded a contract by King’s College Hospital in London to supply two wireless CARESTREAM DRX-1 Systems, four KODAK Directview CR Elite compact, single cassette CR systems and three KODAK Directview CR 975 imaging systems, together with a KODAK Directview CR Long Length Imaging System.

Nationally and internationally recognised, King’s College Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust is one of London’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals, offering a unique portfolio of strong local and specialist services, as well as playing a key role in the training and education of medical, nursing and dental students.

“We chose the Carestream CR as it combines excellent image quality with an unbeatable simplicity of use,” explained Colman Buckley, Radiology Services Manager at Kings College Hospital. “In addition, the QA and data analysis tools will be of tremendous use in improving the already high quality and performance of our Plain Film service,” he added. “The DRX-1 systems will be installed in our existing Outpatient rooms; the image quality and reduced examination time of the DRX-1 system, combined with the short installation time, mean that it should be of immediate benefit to our patients.”

The unique Carestream DRX-1 is a wireless DR detector, the size of a standard cassette, which can be used with existing wall stand or table-based Buckys. The KODAK DirectView Elite CR System is a compact, single cassette CR system capable of producing high quality images, with a footprint compact enough to be placed in an x-ray room or an x-ray control console room. The KODAK DIRECTVIEW CR 975 system maximises throughput and productivity, allowing images to be forwarded directly to multiple networks, even to the examination room, freeing up time for patients, while the KODAK DIRECTVIEW CR Long-Length Imaging System brings the quality and performance of premium DIRECTVIEW CR Systems to long-length imaging.

The Carestream systems will help King’s College Hospital Radiology department continue to provide a comprehensive diagnostic and interventional  radiology service to patients in primary care, from King’s College Hospital and referral patients.


About Carestream Health, Inc.
Carestream Health, Inc., is a leading provider of dental and medical imaging systems and healthcare 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. The company was formed in 2007 when Onex Corporation (TSX: OCX.TO) purchased Eastman Kodak Company’s Health Group. For more information about Carestream Health, contact your Carestream Health representative or visit

CARESTREAM is a trademark of Carestream Health, Inc.
KODAK and DIRECTVIEW are trademarks of Kodak used under license.