News | Digital Radiography (DR) | September 04, 2019

OSF HealthCare Expands Portfolio of Carestream Imaging Solutions

Illinois health system conducts approximately 400,000 diagnostic imaging exams annually, from Level I trauma center to urgent care centers

OSF HealthCare Expands Portfolio of Carestream Imaging Solutions

September 4, 2019 — OSF HealthCare in Peoria, Ill., recently added a new Carestream DRX-Evolution Plus System to its portfolio of Carestream imaging solutions across the integrated health system’s diverse operations. The imaging portfolio include Carestream DRX-Revolution mobile X-ray systems and Carestream DRX-Ascend systems, along with Carestream DRX-Plus detectors.

“We rely on Carestream for a wide range of solutions that fit all of our different scenarios, all the way from the X-ray rooms in our 629-bed, Level I trauma center to our urgent care centers,” said Lisa A. Stevens, manager of diagnostic radiology, ultrasound and informatics at OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center.

The DRX-Evolution Plus system equips digital X-ray rooms with modular components for custom configurations. OSF Saint Francis uses three of these for orthopedic, pediatric, trauma, musculoskeletal, long-length, cross-table and tabletop exams, as well as chest and abdominal X-rays. The newest installation adds supine scoliosis imaging.  

The medical center uses six DRX-Revolution systems chiefly for emergency and pediatric care. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit within OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois  performs approximately 30 imaging exams every morning, calibrated to the lowest possible X-ray dosage needed to produce a high-quality image. With what Carestream calls the industry’s first mobile X-ray system with a fully automatic collapsible column, the DRX-Revolution is an X-ray room on wheels delivering fast, high-quality images. When testing a next-generation model on loan, OSF staff noticed the machine’s silent operation — a plus around sensitive infants. They also appreciated that Carestream incorporated their feedback into product development. “Our technologists like working with Carestream,” Stevens said. “They feel listened to.”

Carestream has provided imaging systems to OSF HealthCare for about seven years. OSF Saint Francis Medical Center conducts approximately 400,000 diagnostic imaging exams a year, most on Carestream systems.

OSF Urgo centers — urgent care for people on the go — use DRX-Ascend systems, full digital radiography room solutions that save space and offer positioning flexibility. Fifteen systems are installed, with three more scheduled for deployment at OSF Urgo or OSF ambulatory sites.

The health system uses Carestream’s DRX Plus 3543 and DRX Plus 4343 detectors for general radiology; DRX Plus 3543C and DRX Plus 4343C detectors for pediatrics and other dose-sensitive applications; and small-format DRX Plus 2530C detectors for mobile imaging. They also leverage Carestream’s specialty software for long-length image stitching as well as pneumothorax, tube and line visualization.

OSF HealthCare’s broad use of Carestream solutions supports high-quality patient care by enabling standard configurations that provide consistent and high image quality across the health system, Stevens said. Platform consistency also simplifies adoption of new equipment, with no need to spend weeks adjusting images.  

For more information: www.carestream.com

Related Content

Chief among the myriad practical updates to minimize risks for patients and imaging personnel alike is a tiered approach for delaying both outpatient and inpatient cross-sectional interventional procedures

For procedural delays that will not adversely affect patient outcome, Fananapazir and colleagues proposed the following tiered approach for both outpatient and inpatient scenarios: urgent procedures, procedures that should be performed within 2 weeks, procedures that should be performed within 2 months, and procedures that can safely be delayed 2 or 6 months. Courtesy of American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR)

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | June 05, 2020
June 5, 2020 — An...
AIR Recon DL delivers shorter scans and better image quality (Photo: Business Wire)

AIR Recon DL delivers shorter scans and better image quality (Photo: Business Wire).

News | Artificial Intelligence | May 29, 2020
May 29, 2020 — GE Healthcare announced U.S.
Largest case series (n=30) to date yields high frequency (77%) of negative chest CT findings among pediatric patients (10 months-18 years) with COVID-19, while also suggesting common findings in subset of children with positive CT findings

A and B, Unenhanced chest CT scans show minimal GGOs (right lower and left upper lobes) (arrows) and no consolidation. Only two lobes were affected, and CT findings were assigned CT severity score of 2. Image courtesy of American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR)

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 29, 2020
May 29, 2020 — An investigation published open-access in the ...
United Imaging's uMR OMEGA is designed to provide greater access to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with the world’s first ultra-wide 75-cm bore 3T MRI.
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | May 27, 2020
May 27, 2020 — United Imaging's...
There were several new developments in digital radiography (DR) technology at the 2019 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting. These trends included integration of artificial intelligence (AI) auto detection technologies, more durable glassless detector plates, and technologies to pull more diagnostic data out of X-ray imaging. Some vendors also have redesigned their DR systems to make them more user-friendly and ergonomic. 
Feature | Digital Radiography (DR) | May 26, 2020 | By Dave Fornell
There were several new developments in digital rad...
The Breast Imaging and Reporting System (BI-RADS) was established by the American College of Radiology to help classify findings on mammography. Findings are classified based on the risk of breast cancer, with a BI-RADS 2 lesion being benign, or not cancerous, and BI-RADS 6 representing a lesion that is biopsy-proven to be malignant.

Getty Images

News | Breast Imaging | May 19, 2020
May 19, 2020 — Women with mammographically detected breast lesions that are probably benign should have follow-up sur