A 24 percent increase in digital products and services sales and its acquisition of PracticeWorks helped propel Eastman Kodak Co.'s Health Imaging Group to sales of $631 million in the first quarter.
The 15 percent growth compares with sales of $549 million in the first quarter of 2003. Earnings from operations were $93 million on an operational basis, compared with $109 million in the year-ago quarter.
Highlights included a 24 percent increase in sales of digital products and services.
Health Imaging's sales inside the United States increased to $258 million, up 8 percent from $238 million in the first quarter of 2003. International sales rose 20 percent to $373 million, compared with $311 million in the year-ago quarter.