Technology | August 05, 2014

Carestream’s New Motor Assist Feature for Fully Automated DR Systems Can Help Minimize Operator Fatigue

Flexible new feature now shipping for all fully automatic DRX-Evolution orders worldwide

August 5, 2014 — Carestream has added a Motor Assist feature to its fully automated Carestream DRX-Evolution DR (digital radiography) room that allows operators to manually move the overhead tube with assistance from the system’s motors. This capability is now shipping as a standard feature with all new orders for fully automated DRX-Evolution systems worldwide.

“There are many situations where technologists need to manually move the overhead tube into position for an X-ray exam. This new feature activates the motors to help provide power during tube positioning that can help reduce technologist fatigue,” said Helen Titus, Carestream marketing director for X-ray solutions. “This feature provides smooth acceleration, deceleration and braking — all under the control of the operator.”

A three-tiered level of motor assistance is set by the operator, from no assistance to low or high assistance. Field upgrades will be available for fully automated DRX-Evolution systems that are already installed.

The Carestream DRX-Evolution can perform a wide range of general radiographic exams with convenience, productivity and patient comfort. The DRX-Evolution platform offers modular components and healthcare providers can choose from three configurations: Fully Automated, Hybrid and Standard-Q.

The DRX-Evolution platform supports a choice of three DRX detectors, including two cesium iodide detectors (35 by 43 cm and 25 by 30 cm) for high-quality imaging. For maximum productivity, the DRX-Evolution can be configured with a detector in the wall stand and a second detector that is used for table Bucky and tabletop exams.

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