US clears Carestream mobile x-ray system

19 April 2012 (Last Updated April 19th, 2012 18:30)

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared Carestream's DRX-Revolution mobile x-ray system which improves image quality, manoeuvrability and productivity.

Carestream DRX-Revolution mobile x-ray system

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared Carestream's DRX-Revolution mobile x-ray system which improves image quality, manoeuvrability and productivity.

The DRX-Revolution system incorporates a main 19-inch monitor and an eight inch tube head monitor to provide two work zones, which can further enhance productivity and performance.

The 32kW generator, DRX detector and software of the DRX-Revolution system help radiographers to easily align the tube with a grid, helping them to achieve better image quality and reduce the need for retakes.

The mobile DR system's collapsible column enables unobstructed views for improved visibility and safety while moving the system, while the long tube head reach of the system allows radiographers to conduct X-ray exams despite the crowded presence of bedside medical equipment.

Diana Nole, Carestream Health Digital Medical Solutions president, said the DRX-Revolution is specifically designed to address the needs of radiology professionals who were involved in the product's design process.

"It features an easy-to-position tube head and a compact design that provides improved visibility and greater safety when moving this portable digital X-ray system," Nole added.

The DRX imaging system is suitable for general radiography exams including orthopaedic, trauma, paediatric and specialty care environments. The portable DR imaging system provides a storage space for gloves, sanitisers, markers, paperwork and other items, and also shares the same DRX-1 / DRX-1C wireless detectors, software and graphic user interface as other Carestream DRX products.

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

Image: Carestream's FDA-approved mobile digital X-ray system will help enhance care for critically ill or injured patients. Photo: Carestream.