News | March 01, 2011

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Purchases Mobile X-Ray Retrofit Kits

March 1, 2011 – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, purchased dual-detector Carestream DRX-Evolution systems and Carestream DRX-Mobile Retrofit Kits for its radiology department. The award-winning, 631-bed hospital will install the DRX-Evolution suites in its Level 1 Trauma Center.

The digital X-ray imaging systems deliver images to physicians for review in as little as five seconds, allowing for rapid diagnosis and treatment. The design also minimizes the need for patient movement, which is especially important for patients who are critically ill or have sustained major injuries.

“After viewing the DRX-Evolution suite in use at other hospitals, we believe it will provide the flexible positioning we need for our ER patients,” said Elisabeth A. Grady, BS, RT(R) (CV), general diagnostic manager of the radiology department at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. “The removable, cassette-size detector will allow us to capture difficult exams while moving our trauma patients as little as possible.”

Grady also said installing DR suites will help the trauma center manage growing patient volumes using its existing X-ray rooms.

The mobile retrofit kits will upgrade existing CR-based mobile X-ray systems to DR technology. This will provide immediate image access for on-site physicians and wireless image transmission to the hospital’s PACS.

The software can display a companion image, based on the original exposure, that is optimized to show the location of tubes and lines. This feature allows physicians to immediately verify that positioning is correct, or to change placement, without even moving the detector. This enhances both the comfort and care of our patients.

The medical center was recognized in 2010 by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine as one of the nation's most wired hospitals. It hosts nearly 750,000 patient visits annually.

The DRX-Evolution suite has a motorized wall stand with extensive range of motion and a fixed, elevating table to enhance patient care in trauma and general radiology areas. The cassette-sized, wireless DRX detectors can be removed from the bucky to provide greater positioning flexibility.

The mobile retrofit kit allows healthcare providers to upgrade selected GE, Siemens and Shimadzu mobile X-ray systems to cassette-sized wireless DR technology. With it, physicians can make diagnosis and treatment decisions while at the patient’s bedside.

For more information: www.bidmc.harvard.edu, www.carestream.com

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