X-Ray Film Maker Raises Prices by up to 50%, Citing Higher Costs

Carestream Health plans to raise the price for medical and other X-ray film stock by up to 50 percent worldwide, due to price increases for the commodities it uses to make the film, according to a release by Carestream Health.


It will be the company's third X-ray film price hike in less than a year, according to DOTmed News.

Carestream Health said it was passing along ongoing increases in silver, polyester and other resources used to make X-ray films. It said the price of silver has more than doubled in the past year and has risen more than five times in the past six years. Oil prices are up 30 percent in the past year, raising costs of utilities, transportation and the petroleum-based polyester used to make X-ray film.

The company noted that it also sells a broad range of digital imaging solutions that do not involve film.

Read the Carestream Health release on imaging.

Read the DOTmed News report on imaging.

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