Carestream Health Helps Keep SAGA Onboard Medical Facilities Afloat
GENEVA, 9 April - SAGA Cruises, the worldwide cruise line, has installed KODAK Point-of-Care CR 360 Systems from Carestream Health in two of their cruise ships. MS SAGA Ruby, a medium-sized vessel, carries 661 passengers, while the smaller ‘MV Spirit of Adventure’ takes 352 passengers on special interest cruises. The robust, lightweight Kodak CR 360 systems will replace the existing chemical-based processors in both ships’ on-board medical facilities
Dr Gareth Spier, Medical Consultant for SAGA, said he was delighted to have the Carestream Health systems on board. ‘They have already proven to be extremely robust and solve the cross contamination and fluid disposal problems of our previous chemical systems, which is obviously much better for the environment,’ he said.
Both ships take passengers to remote parts of the world. Spirit of Adventure has just returned from cruises down the Amazon and to the Antarctic whilst the SAGA Ruby has recently been to the Arctic, so the on-board medical teams - usually a doctor and two nurses - are very self dependent.
The KODAK Point-of-Care CR 360 System provides throughput of over 60 plates per hour and is designed to fit the needs of small to medium-sized healthcare facilities, providing fast and easy access to high quality images at an affordable price. The small footprint also offers the capability to perform diagnostic imaging functions at the point of patient care. The compact system includes a single-plate CR reader, flexible phosphor screens and a PC-based review station.
Dr Spier summed up: ‘We looked at other solutions but the Carestream Health system was the most robust and suited to our working environment.’
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