Market research and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan has awarded Carestream Health its 2016 North America Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation Leadership. The medical device company received the honor due to its expansion into areas such as orthopedics, intensive care imaging, emergency department imaging, intraoperative imaging, and bedside imaging. Frost & Sullivan’s award also took into account all of Carestream Health’s digital medical imaging technologies, including new fluoroscopy and ultrasound systems, new cone-beam CT technology, and a vendor-neutral enterprise imaging clinical collaboration platform.
“A result of Carestream’s commitment to innovation is its latest flagship digital radiography (DR) product, developed using proven, in-house detector technology,” says Frost & Sullivan Industry Principal Nadim Michel Daher. “This next-generation product builds off of its predecessor, the first-of-its-kind ‘DR retrofit’ offerings.” He adds that it also enables greater workflow productivity, dose efficiency, and image quality without requiring hefty investments.
Carestream’s 2015 launch of the multipurpose DRX-Excel Plus fluoroscopy/radiography equipment also played a role in Frost & Sullivan’s honors. The device, which expands the number of fluoroscopic products, enables healthcare providers to share flat-panel detectors among multiple radiography and fluoroscopy systems.
Furthermore, Frost & Sullivan praised the development of Carestream’s Touch Prime and Touch Prime ultrasound systems, which became available for commercial use in mid-2015. The systems feature an all-touch control panel—which offers tactile feedback on home keys—and a customizable user interface.
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