ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 4 — Carestream Health was awarded 37 new patents in 2019 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for advances in digital radiography, mobile imaging X-ray systems and other healthcare technology areas. The company also received 38 patents in European and Asian countries last year, earning a total of 75 patents.
"These patents demonstrate Carestream's prowess in developing digital imaging technologies to meet medical imaging needs in the United States and worldwide," said Eugene Shkurko, Intellectual Property Counsel at Carestream. "Our researchers are continuously working to enhance diagnostic image quality and user workflow. We are committed to advancing the field of medical imaging as a whole to improve the delivery of care and ultimately benefit patients."
Patents earned by Carestream's scientists and engineers in 2019 include:
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• New medical image capture technologies related to long-length imaging using a single X-ray exposure for full spinal and extremity imaging
• Mobile X-ray cart technology that enables bedside imaging in selectable modes: projection radiography, tomosynthesis and fluoroscopy; and
• Technology advances in image quality delivered by Carestream's growing portfolio of radiology imaging detectors with processing capabilities to calibrate and correct X-ray images in the detector before transmission.
Carestream's broad product portfolio includes 2D and 3D digital medical imaging systems for general radiology and specialty areas such as pediatrics and orthopaedics, as well as digital laser imagers that output medical images to film and paper.
About Carestream Health
Carestream is a worldwide provider of medical imaging systems; X-ray imaging systems for non-destructive testing; and precision contract coating services for a wide range of industrial, medical, electronic and other applications—all backed by a global service and support network.