Technology | August 22, 2014

Carestream Announces New Ceiling-mounted Tube Option For DRX-Ascend Imaging System

DRX-Ascend offers cost-effective, fully featured X-ray imaging for hospitals, imaging centers, orthopedic practices and urgent care clinics

Carestream Ceiling-mounted Tube Option DRX-Ascend Imaging Systystem

August 22, 2014 — Carestream has added a ceiling-mounted tube option for its DRX-Ascend system to provide versatile positioning for a variety of imaging exams. The DRX-Ascend system also offers a floor-mounted tube stand, wall stand and a choice of an elevating float-top table or non-elevating table. The new ceiling-mounted tube option is currently available for order and begins shipping in August.

“The DRX-Ascend delivers cost-effective, fully featured imaging that allows hospitals, imaging centers, orthopedic practices and urgent care clinics to select a configuration that satisfies their imaging workflow and budget,” said Heidi McIntosh, global marketing manager for X-ray solutions. “DRX-Ascend users and other healthcare providers are interested in a ceiling-mounted tube because it can deliver flexible patient positioning that helps technologists perform imaging exams in less time, which can lead to greater productivity.”

The DRX-Ascend system can be configured with DRX-1 and DRX-1C detectors. Both detectors fit into the standard Bucky used in X-ray wall stands and tables. In addition, Carestream’s small-format 25 x 30 cm detector, the DRX 2530C, can be used for orthopedic and tabletop exams. Customers can also opt to install a fixed 43 x 43 cm detector for the wall stand.

Carestream’s multi-color touch panel screen mounted at the tube stand gives technologists remote generator control, displays image previews and allows review of previous images for the current patient. The DRX-Ascend system offers several detector holders to help technologists perform cross-table lateral exams as well as other specialty views. Facilities can use a single DRX detector with the system or opt for two or more detectors to maximize productivity and efficiency.

The DRX-Ascend offers users the benefits of Carestream’s advanced image processing software and a consistent user interface across Carestream’s computed radiography (CR) and digital radiography (DR) systems facilitates a smooth transition from CR to DR technology.

For more information: www.carestream.com

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