(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) -- Carestream scours landscape, finds new opportunity
Thirty years ago radiology was on the cusp of an explosion, triggered by the introduction of CT and MR and propelled by the widening adoption of these technologies. Expansion of the imaging universe continued with PET/CT, digital x-ray, and healthcare IT. But now this big bang has begun to cool. New and different opportunities for future growth are swirling into shape. Carestream Health has identified analog x-ray, characterized by clinics, private practices, and small hospitals, as a universe it can explore.
Last month the Rochester, NY, company announced its acquisition of Quantum Medical Imaging, a privately held Ronkonkoma, NY, manufacturer of digital and conventional x-ray. Quantum's portfolio and distribution network complement those of Carestream's high-end, largely internationally distributed products.
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