Kodak Launches Accreditation Advantage Program for Users of Mammography System

Sept. 13, 2001
Program is the only one of its kind available in the U.S.

Eastman Kodak Company is launching a new program to help mammography clinics maintain accreditation as mandated by

the Mammography Quality Standards Act.

The Kodak Min-R Accreditation Advantage Program-the only program of its kind available in the United States-is available free of charge to customers using the complete Kodak Min-R Mammography System.

"The goal of this program is to help clinics optimize their Kodak

mammography systems so that they pass the accreditation review process,." said Margo Robinson, General Manager, Mammography and Oncology and Vice President, Kodak Health Imaging. "We have a similar program in Canada that's been very successful, and we want to bring the Accreditation Advantage to our U.S. customers."

The Min-R Accreditation Advantage Program is available to clinics that use the full Min-R mammography system. If a clinic does not receive

accreditation on first review after following Kodak's recommendations, Kodak will reimburse it for the cost of a second review if certain conditions are met.

"We're confident that an institution that uses the full Kodak Min-R

Mammography System and follows our recommendations will receive

accreditation on the first review," said Carol Rosenzweig, Marketing

Manager, Mammography, for Kodak Health Imaging.

The Min-R Accreditation Advantage will begin in October 2001 for clinics whose accreditation expires in April 2002.

About Kodak's Health Imaging Division

Kodak's Health Imaging Division is a leading participant in infoimaging, a $225 billion industry created by the convergence of image-and-information technology. The division develops, manufactures and markets products for the capture, processing, presentation, distribution and printing of health-related images and information. Among its products are computed radiography and digital radiography systems, teleradiology, laser imagers, desktop medical imagers, picture archiving and communications systems, radiology information systems, and traditional mammography and x-ray films.

Health Imaging has annual revenues of more than $2 billion, and has served the healthcare industry for more than 100 years.

Infoimaging unites three closely related imaging markets that enable people to more easily take and share images as information: devices, such as computed radiography and digital radiography systems; infrastructure, such as networks; and services/media.

For more information about Kodak's Health Imaging Division, call

1-877/865-6325, Ext. 227 (United States only), contact your Kodak

representative or visit Kodak's web site at www.kodak.com/go/health.

(Note: Kodak and Min-R are trademarks.)