Carestream was awarded 43 patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2012 for innovations in radiology imaging, healthcare IT, dental imaging and other areas, capping another strong year for technology development across its businesses. These new patents include: improvements in digital radiography detectors; advanced image processing techniques for digital radiography, mammography exams and specialty applications; and medical imaging advancements for use in intensive care units, orthopedics and mobile X-ray systems.
The company also earned patents for innovations in its RIS (Radiology Information System) and PACS (Picture Archiving and Communications System) portfolio, as well as new dental imaging advances in intraoral (within the mouth) optical camera systems and radiography sensors.
Rounding out Carestream’s research and development success in 2012 were patents for thermographic printer improvements and new inkjet media formulations for high-quality printing of medical images.
Carestream’s products include digital imaging systems for radiology and mammography; digital printers that output medical images to film and paper; and healthcare IT solutions and services for hospitals and medical practices. Its Dental division develops and markets film and digital imaging solutions, anesthetics and practice management software.
In 2011, Carestream was awarded 47 patents for innovations from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
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