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.
"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.