SourceOne Healthcare Technologies, Inc. Continues to Meet the U.S. Military’s Needs for Advanced Medical Equipment

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Thirty-four advanced computed radiography systems were shipped from Mentor, Ohio to frontline medical care units in Iraq and Afghanistan.

SourceOne Healthcare Technologies, Inc., one of the nation’s leading distributors of medical imaging systems, equipment, radiographic consumable supplies, and service to healthcare providers, today announced that it has shipped 34 OREX Computer Radiography (CR) Systems from it’s Mentor, Ohio headquarters to the Kelly Air Force Base to be forward deployed into Iraq and Afghanistan.

To date, SourceOne has sold more than 300 OREX PcCR 1417 systems to the U.S. Military. OREX, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eastman Kodak Company’s (NYSE: EK) Health Group, is a leading provider of compact, high-performance mobile CR systems designed to deliver digital patient x-ray images from virtually anywhere via secured satellite.

“Since 2002, we have worked very closely with OREX and key military medical personnel to deliver OREX’s CR solution across many branches of the U.S. Armed Services,” said Jerry C. Cirino, president and CEO, SourceOne Healthcare Technologies, Inc. “We are committed to serving as the U.S. Military’s ‘Integrator of Choice.’”

“The U.S. Armed Services are now benefiting from wide deployment of OREX’s battlefield-proven CR solution which we have backed with extensive training, service and technical support tailored specifically for Level I, II and III medical treatment centers located around the world.”

Weighing only 88 pounds, OREX’s PcCR 1417 small format CR solution is one of the most versatile and flexible compact systems on the market. With an industry leading speed of up to 150 plates per hour, OREX’s CR solution is a complete plug-and-play imaging system that combines filmless laser scanners, erasable phosphor plates, advanced image management software and a PC-based review station.

The U.S. Military selected OREX’s PcCR1417 because of the system’s ability to deliver high quality images with the benefit of a portable desktop configuration. The system is completely enclosed, can be set-up within five minutes, and can withstand the extreme environment of the Middle East. The OREX CR unit is digital, allowing it to meet a range of difficult challenges without the need for developers, darkrooms and chemicals. These attributes make the Orex CR solution valuable in a wide range of settings where traditional X-ray capability is limited or impossible.

With wide deployment of the PcCR1417, the U.S. Armed Forces has been able to streamline its medical imaging procedures resulting in a higher standard of care in military settings. In some field locations, digital patient x-ray images are saved to a CD and sent with the patient to military medical centers for treatment.

In other situations, CDs are sent in ahead of the patient so that preparations for treatment may be made in advance. Complex studies can also be read by radiologists located around the world via teleradiology made possible with secure satellite transmission of images.

“Our relationship with the U.S. Armed Services is a perfect example of our experience in working with best-in-class manufacturers like OREX to create win-win solutions for customers of all types,” said Cirino. “I am proud of our team’s ability to work out a complex deployment strategy making reliable medical diagnostic technology available to the U.S. Armed Services in remote locations around the world.”

About SourceOne Healthcare Technologies, Inc.

Headquartered in Mentor, Ohio, SourceOne Healthcare Technologies, Inc., is a leading provider of imaging equipment and radiographic supplies and services tailored to healthcare facilities, including those transitioning to a digital imaging environment. SourceOne offers broad lines of equipment and consumables as well as e-logistics, sales professionals and field-service engineers which enable customers to turn to SourceOne as the best-in-class source for effective supply chain and medical imaging management. SourceOne is a privately held company of Platinum Equity, a global acquisitions firm specializing in the strategic operation of mission-critical companies. For more information, visit http://www.sourceonehealth.com.

About OREX

OREX was founded in 1996 as Digident with a focus on developing innovative CR solutions for general dental and orthodontist practices. In 2000, the company was renamed OREX Computerized Radiography with an expanded mission to address the wide range of medical applications for D-CR. To date, 4,000 OREX D-CR medical and dental systems have been installed around the world. OREX is headquartered in Yokneam, Israel, with U.S. headquarters in Auburndale, Mass. For more information about OREX, visit http://www.orex-cr.com.

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