Carestream wins Antarctica digital x-ray installation

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Carestream Health has installed one of its DRX-Transportable System/Lite units at the Italian-French Concordia scientific station in Antarctica.

The facility is home to 80 scientists during the continent's three-month summer and about 14 during the nine-month winter. A staff physician provides year-round medical care.

DRX-Transportable System/Lite features a tablet PC and a wireless digital image detector, and it helps medical staff diagnose and treat broken bones, hypothermia, abdominal colic, and other illnesses and injuries, according to the firm. The station physician can transmit medical images via satellite to Gemelli Hospital in Rome for consultation, the company said.

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