Carestream Health has shipped its 2,500th wireless DRX detector, the company announced today. Each DRX detector can be used in multiple systems at a facility. For example, a detector can be used in a mobile unit for early morning rounds at a hospital and then moved to a general radiology room for the rest of the day. Detectors can also be moved from day use in general radiology exam rooms to mobile units that serve the emergency department at night.
"Our growing portfolio of wireless DR systems meets healthcare providers’ needs today and allows them to easily and affordably add functionality in the future using DRX as their foundation. This is what we call the X-Factor approach," said Diana Nole, President, Digital Medical Solutions, Carestream Health. "With configurable, modular components—all powered by the world’s first wireless, cassette-size detector that works across all DRX equipment—we are changing the way people think about the use of DR in radiology.”
The company also introduced two new mobile imaging retrofit kits at the annual meeting of AHRA, the Association for Medical Imaging Management:
- CARESTREAM DRX-Transportable System/Universal Mobile retrofit kit converts existing analog mobile x-ray systems from any supplier to DR technology and
- CARESTREAM DRX-Transportable System/Field Portable kit delivers the benefits of wireless DR for field-based imaging systems from multiple vendors.