News | Digital Radiography (DR) | March 23, 2016

Indiana Hospital Installs New Carestream DR Rooms, Upgrades Mobile X-ray System

New systems help enhance imaging for emergency room and inpatients

Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health Crawfordsville, Indiana, Carestream, DR systems, mobile X-ray

DRX-Evolution Plus image courtesy of Carestream Health

March 23, 2016 — Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health–Crawfordsville, Crawfordsville, Ind., installed two Carestream room-based X-ray imaging systems and upgraded an existing portable system to enhance the quality and productivity of its radiology services. The Indiana hospital is a member of Franciscan Alliance, one of the largest Catholic healthcare systems in the Midwest.

A new Carestream DRX-Evolution facilitates capture of complex imaging exams in the hospital’s busy emergency department, which captures several hundred X-ray images a day. The system’s wall stand is mounted on a rail, which expedites the capture of cross-table lateral and other complex exams.

“Many of our ER patients are victims of car accidents, other types of accidents or are elderly. We often perform a series of exams so physicians can assess injuries to the chest, abdomen and extremities,” said Nancy Sayler, the hospital’s director of imaging. “This system’s autotracking feature moves the X-ray tube into position for each exam, which allows our staff to capture images in seconds and helps physicians quickly and accurately assess each patient’s condition.”

Seriously ill or injured patients can be imaged in wheelchairs or on stretchers, which eliminates the painful process of moving them to a table.

The DRX-Evolution also streamlines long-length exams by automatically capturing and electronically stitching the images together. “These composite exams are important for scoliosis screening of children and for detecting fractures, misaligned hips and spinal conditions in adults,” Sayler noted.

The hospital also upgraded an existing portable imaging system with a DRX-1 detector. This system captures a variety of exams in the ED as well as bedside exams for inpatients. “This portable system now delivers rapid image access and excellent image quality. Carestream’s specialized software creates companion images from the original image to allow physicians to see tube and line placements and diagnose patients with free air in the chest,” she explained.

The radiology staff often images inpatients with the mobile system instead of bringing them down to radiology, because it’s less stressful for patients and the images are rapidly available to radiologists and physicians.

A DRX-Ascend system is used to image general radiology patients and provides additional capacity when multiple urgent care patients present at the same time.

For more information: www.carestream.com

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