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Carestream Health, Inc.: Children's Hospital Enhances Image Quality While Reducing Dose Up to 50 Percent for Pediatric Patients



2/21/2013 12:21:35 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 21 — Healthcare providers worldwide are working diligently to minimize imaging exposures—particularly for pediatric patients. Intermountain Primary Children's Medical Center (Salt Lake City, Utah) has risen to that challenge by reducing dose for its pediatric patients by up to 50 percent—while simultaneously enhancing image quality. Carestream’s Pediatric Image Optimization and Enhancement Software is deployed on a CARESTREAM DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray System that captures high-resolution digital images of pediatric patients in the NICU, ER and throughout the hospital. The software contains techniques for each of seven pediatric categories. The hospital equipped its DRX-Revolution with a CARESTREAM DRX1-C cesium iodide detector that is designed for higher-resolution, dose-sensitive applications. Images are available in about five seconds, which helps physicians deliver accurate, responsive care. “Our physicians and radiologists are extremely pleased with the improvement in visualization of soft tissues and small structures for all children, but the difference is especially pronounced in premature babies and infants,” said Casey Dye, RT, the hospital’s Diagnostic Imaging Coordinator.

Carestream’s Pediatric Capture Image Optimization & Enhancement Software offers the ability to select the pediatric patient body size from a range of seven categories. This newly categorized selection allows the system to choose default acquisition parameters and image-processing configurations appropriate for the different types of patients as well as the different detector types Carestream offers.

Intermountain Primary Children's Medical Center, a member of Intermountain Healthcare, is recognized by U.S. News & World Report and other organizations as one of the top children's hospitals in the United States.

For more information on the latest digital medical imaging systems from Carestream Health please visit www.carestream.com.

About Intermountain Primary Children’s Medical Center

Intermountain Primary Children's Medical Center is the children's hospital for Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, and Montana. This hospital is equipped to treat children with complex illness and injury, and is recognized by U.S. News & World Report and other organizations as one of the top children's hospitals in the United States. Primary Children's is owned by Intermountain Healthcare, and is the pediatric specialty teaching hospital for the University of Utah School of Medicine. Intermountain Healthcare is a nonprofit health system based in Salt Lake City, Utah, with 22 hospitals, over 800 physicians in the Intermountain Medical Group, and a broad range of clinics and services. For more information about Primary Children’s Hospital visit www.primarychildrens.org.

About Carestream Health

Carestream Health is a worldwide provider of dental and medical imaging systems and healthcare IT solutions; 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 www.carestream.com.

CARESTREAM is a trademark of Carestream Health.


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