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Crouse Hospital Installs Carestream Health, Inc.'s DRX-Revolution With Specialized Pediatric Software In Its Neonatal ICU



12/19/2013 9:44:41 AM

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ROCHESTER, N.Y., Dec. 19 — Crouse Hospital (Syracuse, N.Y.) installed a CARESTREAM DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray System with Carestream’s specialized pediatric software to help enhance care in its neonatal ICU. The mobile system is equipped with Carestream’s wireless, small-format DRX 2530C detector that fits easily into a neonatal incubator X-ray tray. The cesium iodide detector is designed to deliver high-quality, lower-dose pediatric imaging. The hospital has a 57-bed NICU and is a regional referral center for high-risk neonatal ICU services.

“The DRX-Revolution helps our neonatologists improve care by delivering exceptional image quality and has also helped enable our staff to reduce dose by more than half. The ability to lower dose is especially important for pediatric patients due to the harmful effects of radiation on children and also because these very ill babies often require frequent X-ray exams,” said Brad Hellwig, the hospital’s Director of Radiology.

He adds that Carestream’s pediatric software helps the staff track techniques and exposures. “The DRX-Revolution automatically displays the previous technique so that we can ensure imaging consistency, which is especially important to help physicians detect changes in these very small patients,” he said.

“Physicians also report that being able to view images at the tubehead when they are inserting PICC lines and other devices is especially helpful because they no longer have to leave the bedside to verify correct placement,” adds Beth Wilson, the hospital’s Manager of Radiology. “This speeds the process and reduces discomfort for these very fragile patients.”

Carestream’s specially designed Pediatric Image Optimization & Enhancement Software automatically adjusts and tailors image-processing parameters for any one of the seven pediatric body-size categories. Changes to the noise suppression algorithm and detail enhancement feature are designed to help provide optimal image quality. Carestream’s Administrative Analysis and Reporting Software allows radiology staff members to measure and compare the IEC exposure index and other key parameters for each exam performed, including reasons for rejected images.

The CARESTREAM DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray System is a versatile mobile X-ray system that features a small footprint, exceptional maneuverability, excellent image quality and wireless communication of medical exams.

For more information about Carestream medical imaging and IT solutions please visit www.carestream.com.

About Crouse Hospital

Crouse Hospital is Central New York's largest provider of maternity care services, delivering more than 4,200 babies annually, and is the state-designated regional referral center for high-risk neonatal intensive care services. Crouse also operates one of the longest-running and largest ambulatory surgery programs in the U.S. in two surgery centers near the main hospital complex. Other specialties include comprehensive diagnostic and interventional cardiac care (featuring the region’s only pediatric cardiac catheterization program); surgical services (including the latest advancements in robotic surgery); orthopedics; stroke care (Crouse is a NYS-designated stroke center and the first 'Gold Plus' stroke hospital in Syracuse); oncology; and has the region's only hospital-based chemical dependency treatment services. For more information please visit www.crouse.org.

About Carestream Health

Carestream is a worldwide provider of dental and medical imaging systems and IT solutions; X-ray imaging systems for non-destructive testing; and advanced materials for the precision films and electronics markets—all backed by a global service and support network. For more information about the company’s broad portfolio of products, solutions and services, please contact your Carestream representative or call 888-777-2072, or visit www.carestream.com.

To view Carestream’s latest news announcements, please visit www.carestream.com\news.

CARESTREAM is a trademark of Carestream Health.

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