News | August 25, 2014

IU Health Bloomington Hospital Deploys Mobile DRX Systems in Critical Care, Surgery and Inpatient Areas

Radiology manager reports DRX portable units deliver rapid image access; are easy to position for bedside exams

IU Health Bloomington Hospital Carestream DRX-Revolution Mobile Systems

August 25, 2014 — Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital (Bloomington, Ind.) recently implemented two Carestream DRX-Revolution mobile X-ray systems with Carestream DRX-1C detectors to deliver rapid image access to high-quality portable exams for patients in all areas of its 250-bed facility. The hospital performs up to 1,200 portable X-ray exams each month.

“Our physicians appreciate prompt access to images for patients in the ER, critical care, surgery and recovery areas, and for bedside exams,” said Bruce Riley, the hospital’s diagnostic imaging radiology manager. “Our technologists report the DRX-Revolution systems are much easier to position for bedside exams than other mobile systems and equip them to capture an excellent image the first time.”

Riley soon discovered the DRX-Revolution was performing 90 percent of the hospital’s portable diagnostic exams. “Technologists were waiting for this system to be available because it was so much faster and easier to use than our computed radiography-based portables. So we purchased a second DRX-Revolution to streamline delivery of portable patient exams,” he said.   

He added that Carestream’s advanced imaging software enhances visualization of tubes, lines, catheters and other medical devices to allow physicians to verify placement and make corrections if necessary.   

The hospital staff has been using imaging systems from Carestream for more than 10 years. It also has three Carestream digital radiography rooms and three computed radiography systems. “Carestream’s imaging systems are extremely reliable and easy to use. Their radiology software streamlines workflow by enabling our technologists to quickly and easily capture high-quality X-ray images,” Riley said.

The Carestream DRX-Revolution mobile X-ray system provides wireless access to images in as little as five seconds, a collapsible column that improves visibility during movement and positioning, and the ability to easily maneuver the system in tight spaces. Carestream’s X-Factor design offers flexibility by enabling each DRX detector to work with all DRX systems within a healthcare provider’s environment.

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