News | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 30, 2016

Hospital also installing DRX-Evolution Plus room, has upgraded existing mobile X-ray system with high-resolution DRX detector

Carestream, Franciscan Health Rensselaer, Indiana, DRX-Excel Plus R/F system, DRX-Evolution Plus digital radiography system

August 30, 2016 — Franciscan Health Rensselaer, Rensselaer, Ind., purchased a new Carestream DRX-Excel Plus radiography/fluoroscopy (R/F) system and a Carestream DRX-Evolution Plus to deliver rapid access to high-quality X-ray images that help physicians assess and treat patients at the critical access hospital. 

“Both systems represent major upgrades to our current equipment,” reported Cindy Reed, the hospital’s director of radiology. “We evaluated the DRX-Excel Plus at RSNA 2015 and were extremely impressed with its efficient design that can increase workflow, reduce manual actions by technologists and help reduce dose.”

Reed and her staff also evaluated offerings from other suppliers. “Carestream’s DRX-Excel Plus system represents a new and improved design. Other R/F platforms operate much like the system we have had for years. Since we are installing a new system, we wanted all the upgrades that come with the latest generation of equipment,” she explained.

Productivity-enhancing capabilities offered by the DRX-Excel Plus include a positioning pedal that allows the operator to have their hands free, which is helpful for interventional exams, and a remote control that can move the table from anywhere in the room. The system offers an ergonomic design and can perform contrast exams using fluoroscopy that can be associated with a radiography image, in addition to specialized contrast procedures that record both fluoroscopy and radiography sequences and interventional procedures. An elevating table tilts for fluoroscopy exams and can be lowered or raised to provide flexible, comfortable imaging for patients with limited mobility including wheelchair patients.

The DRX-Evolution Plus system equips technologists to capture X-ray images using a wall stand and a four-way floating-top table, and is designed to expedite cross-table and other difficult imaging studies. The platform offers an extended tube column, new high-performance generator, motorized wall stand, motorized or non-motorized overhead tube, and an optional table to accommodate patients up to 705 pounds (320 kilograms).

The hospital is making renovations to prepare for installation of both rooms, and it is already using a Carestream DRX Plus 3543C Detector to upgrade its existing mobile imaging system from computed radiography (CR) to digital radiography (DR) technology. “This detector will be shared with the DRX-Evolution Plus system when its installation is completed. Being able to share DRX detectors among all DRX systems enables us to maximize our investment and gain added flexibility,” Reed reported.

For more information: www.carestream.com

Related Content

News | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF)

October 18, 2021 — Long Island Jewish Valley Stream of Valley Stream, N.Y., recently became the first healthcare ...

Time October 18, 2021
arrow
News | Digital Radiography (DR)

September 28, 2021 — GE Healthcare introduced the Definium Tempo, a new fixed, overhead tube suspension (OTS) digital X ...

Time September 28, 2021
arrow
News | X-Ray

September 17, 2021 — Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a leading manufacturer of advanced medical X-ray imaging systems, has ...

Time September 17, 2021
arrow
News | Digital Radiography (DR)

September 16, 2021 — Carestream Health’s advanced medical imaging systems consistently meet the diagnostic imaging and ...

Time September 16, 2021
arrow
Feature | Information Technology | By Kumar Goswami

Healthcare organizations today are storing petabytes of medical imaging data — lab slides, X-rays, magnetic resonance ...

Time September 15, 2021
arrow
Feature | Information Technology | By Chris Patrick

Does it take a global pandemic to change the way providers deliver care? COVID-19 brought an impact to many healthcare ...

Time September 15, 2021
arrow
Feature | Radiology Imaging | By Brendon McHugh

While microwave tomography (MWT) imaging has been around for a few decades, advances in computing power, artificial ...

Time September 14, 2021
arrow
News | RSNA

September 13, 2021 — The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) today announced highlights of the Technical ...

Time September 13, 2021
arrow
News | Digital Radiography (DR)

September 1, 2021 — GE Healthcare introduced the AMX Navigate, a new portable, digital X-ray system designed with a ...

Time September 01, 2021
arrow
News | Digital Radiography (DR)

August 30, 2021 — Carestream Health has enhanced its premium X-ray system, the DRX-Evolution Plus. New features — ...

Time August 30, 2021
arrow
Subscribe Now