Carestream DRX detector

Jan. 25, 2012
Affordable digital X-ray systems provide immediate images in diverse patient care settings.

ROCHESTER, New York—Quality, affordable digital X-ray images in about four seconds—with wireless communication that allows clinicians to immediately view images from different locations.

This workflow is the driving force behind the adoption of Carestream Health’s flexible, wireless DRX detectors.

The company has shipped more than 3,300 DRX detectors since launching the CARESTREAM DRX-1, a wireless, cassette-size X-ray detector. Carestream’s comprehensive product portfolio serves diverse applications—from surgical suites, ER/ICU and radiology departments to clinics, imaging centers, nursing homes, and field military hospitals.

The company’s family of DRX-based systems help streamline workflow, improve productivity, and enhance patient care in in-room and mobile environments. For example, these lightweight, digital X-ray detectors can be used in general radiology exam rooms and mobile units during the day. They can be easily moved to serve the emergency department at night.

Carestream’s DRX-based portfolio includes the CARESTREAM DRX-1 System, CARESTREAM DRX-Mobile Retrofit kit, CARESTREAM DRX-Evolution suite, CARESTREAM DRX-Transportable System, and CARESTREAM DRX-Ascend System.

The DRX family also includes a second detector, the cesium iodide-based CARESTREAM DRX-1C, that offers image quality and improved DQE (detective quantum efficiency). The DRX-1C detector’s image quality makes it a fit for orthopedic, trauma, pediatric and other specialty environments, in addition to general radiography exams.

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Patient care in ED, ICU, pediatric ICU, and other environments is enhanced with a Tube and Line Visualization feature that uses a single exposure to display an enhanced companion image with more precise visualization of lines and tubes, which are typically difficult to view.

Allowing physicians to verify correct placements in seconds helps improve patient care and comfort while simultaneously reducing the need for multiple imaging exams.

Carestream’s DRX detectors work with existing X-ray equipment, and can easily be moved to a DRX room or mobile DRX system, a feature the company refers to as the “X-Factor.” Health-care providers can also move the detectors to new imaging systems when existing X-ray systems become outdated.

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