Carestream launches two new radiography / fluoroscopy systems

21 July 2015 (Last Updated July 21st, 2015 18:30)

Carestream Health has introduced two new radiography and fluoroscopy (R/F) systems that are designed to provide high-quality, cost-effective imaging.

DRX-Excel Plus

Carestream Health has introduced two new radiography and fluoroscopy (R/F) systems that are designed to provide high-quality, cost-effective imaging.

Called DRX-Excel and DRX-Excel Plus, the systems will improve workflow and perform contrast exams using fluoroscopy that can be associated with a radiography image.

The systems also include specialised contrast procedures that record both fluoroscopy and radiography sequences and interventional procedures.

Carestream Digital Medical Solutions president Diana Nole said: "We are expanding our radiography leadership to include fluoroscopy, which is performed by many of the hospitals and imaging centres we serve.

"We are expanding our radiography leadership to include fluoroscopy, which is performed by many of the hospitals and imaging centres we serve."

"This is a natural extension for both our company and our customers, and enables healthcare providers to benefit from purchasing these systems from a single supplier with a strong reputation for outstanding service and support."

Configured with a table and a tube in one system, the DRX-Excel systems feature an optional integrated flat panel detector, which produces high-resolution images for general radiography, as well as fluoroscopic sequences.

The platform is available as a conventional R/F system that uses either CR cassettes or DRX-1 detectors with an image intensifier.

Both systems provide a source-to-image detector distance of 180cm and also allow for the selection of an image intensifier for fluoroscopy or use of the optional flat panel detector.

DRX-Excel Plus has a 265kg elevating table that tilts for fluoroscopy exams and can be adjusted to provide flexible, comfortable imaging for patients. The DRX-Excel has a fixed table with a weight limit of up to 200kg, with tilt capability for fluoroscopy exams.

The systems are said to support Carestream's X-Factor approach that enables a DRX detector to be shared among an R/F room and other DRX mobile or room-based radiography or R/F systems.

DRX-Excel Plus is available for sale only in the US. Both systems are available in Europe, Asia, Latin America and other countries.


Image: The DRX-Excel Plus system facilitates Carestream Health's entry into the radiography / fluoroscopy market. Photo: courtesy of Carestream Health.