Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | August 31, 2015

Carestream Releases Faster, Lighter DRX Plus Detectors

Pair of new detectors offer higher image quality at lower dose, faster frame rate

Carestream, DRX Plus detectors, 3543, 3543C

August 31, 2015 — Carestream Health introduced its third generation of digital DRX detectors, the Carestream DRX Plus 3543 and DRX Plus 3543C. The new detectors are faster and lighter than previous generations and offer a host of features to help users achieve higher productivity and improved image quality. Both devices have received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance and are available in the United States and Europe.

The new detectors offer higher detective quantum efficiency (DQE) to enable improved image quality and lower dose. In addition, the newly designed detectors can be submerged in one meter of water for 30 minutes without failure, which achieves IPX Level 7 rating for liquid resistance and the IEC standard 60529. A reduced weight and thinner profile allows even easier handling.

Other advantages include:

  • Fast frame rate provides compatibility with advanced applications in the future;
  • Tri- and bi-color LEDs offer improved feedback of detector status;
  • On-detector calibration file storage means quicker setup of the detector on multiple systems;
  • Faster calibration time, boot time, preview time and full-resolution display time boost workflow; and
  • Beam detect mode (for room retrofit applications) eliminates the need for cable connection to the generator. Image capture will automatically start when the detector senses the X-ray exposure.

Battery life has been significantly increased in the new detectors to enable more imaging between battery changes, and a battery hot swap now allows a quick battery change without a reboot.

The DRX Plus 3543 is designed for general radiography imaging while the DRX Plus 3543C cesium iodide detector offers benefits for pediatric and other dose-sensitive applications. 

The new generation of DRX Plus detectors is designed to work with all other DRX systems within a provider’s environment. These detectors also can be inserted into almost any existing X-ray system to deliver enhanced functionality.

For more information: www.carestream.com

Related Content

Edward-Elmhurst Health Completes CR-to-DR Conversion With Carestream Systems
News | Digital Radiography (DR) | October 20, 2017
October 20, 2017 — Edward-Elmhurst Health of Naperville, Ill., has installed four Carestream DRX-Evolution Plus and D
Carestream Introduces Wireless Tablet-Based DR Converter
Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | October 18, 2017
October 18, 2017 — Carestream Health looks to make converting to...
Konica Minolta Healthcare Highlights New Digital Radiography Solutions at RSNA 2017
News | Digital Radiography (DR) | October 17, 2017
At the 2017 Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2017), Konica Minolta will demonstrate how the...
NIH Clinical Center Releases 100,000-Plus Chest X-ray Datasets to Scientific Community
News | Artificial Intelligence | October 10, 2017
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center recently released over 100,000 anonymized chest X-ray images...
Carestream Showcases Imaging and Healthcare IT Systems at RSNA 2017
News | Information Technology | October 10, 2017
October 10, 2017 — Carestream will be highlighting several of its imaging systems and healthcare...
Kubtec Announces Expansion of 3-D Tomosynthesis Technology
News | Digital Radiography (DR) | October 04, 2017
October 4, 2017 — Kubtec announced at the annual conference of the American Association of Pathology Assistants (AAPA
Virginia Hospital Upgrades DR Capabilities With Virtual Imaging Mobile X-ray
News | Digital Radiography (DR) | September 29, 2017
Virtual Imaging, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A. Inc., announced that Sovah Health – Martinsville (formerly...
Fujifilm Installing New DR Equipment for Three Large Healthcare Systems
News | Digital Radiography (DR) | September 22, 2017
Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently closed new contracts to enhance diagnostic imaging capabilities for...
Agfa HealthCare Celebrates 150 Years at RSNA 2017
News | Enterprise Imaging | September 20, 2017
Agfa Healthcare announced that its exhibition at the 2017 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting...
News | Imaging | September 11, 2017
September 11, 2017 — Innovatus Imaging Corp., a newly created holding company formed by private equity firm Resilienc
Overlay Init