With state-of-the-art digital medical imaging and information
equipment from Eastman Kodak Company, send digital images
and reports of injured athletes can be sent by a click
of a mouse to medical specialists at the Attiko University
Hospital in Athens.
The technology includes a Kodak ''picture archiving and
communications system'' (PACS) and a Kodak ''radiology information
system'' (RIS) at the polyclinic, which enables the transmission
of medical images. It also includes a Kodak PACS / RIS
workstation, which will enable physicians to diagnose
from the medical images and reports transmitted by the
our systems allow images to be sent electronically to
remote specialists, an injured athlete does not have to
travel across town for diagnostic imaging services."
said Dan Kerpelman, president of Kodak''s ''health imaging
group'' and a senior vice president of Eastman Kodak Company.
Kodak, a worldwide sponsor of the Olympic games, has equipped
the Polyclinic in Athens with systems that capture x-ray
images digitally in seconds.
The polyclinic is expected to perform medical imaging
studies for up to 140 patients day and to complete more
than 2,000 imaging exams over the course of the games.
After the games, Kodak digital imaging equipment will
continue to provide world-class medical imaging services
for the citizens of Athens. "What is unique about
the Athens games is that the Olympic village polyclinic
will remain after the games have concluded," Kerpelman
said. "Most of the advanced Kodak medical and dental
imaging equipment will be purchased and consolidated into
the polyclinic as a lasting legacy from the games."
''health imaging group'' is a world leader in developing,
manufacturing and marketing intelligent imaging products
from analog to digital and in providing innovative medical-imaging
services, including those to assist customers with interoperability
and other needs. The group, with 2003 revenues of $2.43
billion, has served the global healthcare community for
more than 100 years.
India, the ''health imaging division'' of the company''s
India Ltd., commenced operations in India in early 90''s.
Since then the business has grown manifold from a mere
Rs1crore in 1992 to Rs120 crore in 2003.