Carestream nabs Quantum Medical Imaging

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The Quantum's QV-800 Digital Universal is a direct digital imaging system for emergency departments, traumatology and general radiography applications. Image source: Quantum Medical Imaging

Carestream Health has acquired Quantum Medical Imaging, a privately held manufacturer of digital and conventional x-ray systems.

Quantum’s portfolio will allow Carestream to better serve the specialized imaging needs of community hospitals and clinics globally, said Rochester, N.Y.-based Carestream.

Carestream’s wireless digital detectors are well-suited to high-tier hospital customers, while Quantum, headquartered in Ronkonkoma, N.Y., targets the mid to low end hospital market, imaging centers, orthopedic facilities and medical clinics with its DR, CR and conventional x-ray systems and x-ray system components, Markus Lusser, senior vice president, global sales and services for Carestream, told Health Imaging News.

The acquisition gives Quantum’s dealers and customers access to Carestream’s medical imaging and health IT tools, including Carestream CR systems; the DRX-1 family of wireless digital upgrades; entry level RIS/PACS and archive technologies; and medical film printers. In addition, there is opportunity for Carestream to sell Quantum’s products in international markets.

“The acquisition is a clear win-win,” said Lusser. The companies not only gain broader, complementary portfolios with very little product cross-over but also extend their geographic reach. Carestream sells 70 percent of its products abroad, whereas Quantum sells 90 percent of its systems in the U.S., shared Lusser.

Quantum will be integrated into Carestream’s digital medical solutions unit. CEO Scott Matovich will continue running Quantum’s operations and will report to Diana Nole, president of Carestream’s digital medical solutions unit. Matovich also will manage Carestream’s U.S. dealer channel business.

Quantum’s headquarters, employees and management team will remain in Long Island, N.Y. The company has just extended the lease on its headquarters and manufacturing facility through 2018. The company intends to expand the facility, Carestream said.