Saturday, January 28, 2012

Carestream Health’s Shipments of Innovative Wireless DRX Detector Reach New High

Affordable Digital X-ray Systems Provide Immediate Images in Diverse Patient Care Settings

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 24 — High-quality, affordable digital X-ray images in about four seconds— with wireless communication that allows clinicians to immediately view images from any location. This compelling workflow is the driving force behind the rapid 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, the radiology profession’s first 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 both 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, and are 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 exceptional image quality and improved DQE (detective quantum efficiency). The DRX-1C detector’s superior image quality makes it an ideal fit for orthopedic, trauma, pediatric and other specialty environments, in addition to general radiography exams.

Patient care in ED, ICU, pediatric ICU and other environments is enhanced with an innovative 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 any DRX room or mobile DRX system, a feature the company refers to as the “X-Factor.” Healthcare providers can also move the detectors to new imaging systems when existing x-ray systems become outdated.

For more information on Carestream’s medical imaging and healthcare IT solutions please visit www.carestream.com.

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About Carestream Health
Carestream Health is a worldwide provider of dental and medical imaging systems and healthcare IT solutions; molecular imaging systems for life science research and drug discovery/development; X-ray film and digital X-ray systems for non-destructive testing; and advanced materials for the precision films and electronics markets.

For more information about the company’s broad portfolio of products, solutions and services, please contact your Carestream Health representative or visit http://www.carestream.com/.

CARESTREAM is a trademark of Carestream Health.

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