to enhance patient care. These systems allow physicians to review X-ray imaging exams in about five seconds, which can lead to an immediate diagnosis and faster treatment decisions.
All 12 CARESTREAM DRX Systems are equipped with Carestream’s cesium iodide DRX-1C detectors to improve image quality and help reduce dose. While evaluating the new Carestream equipment, the radiology staff conducted a study with a DRX-1C detector and found that its use helped significantly reduce the dose of radiation used with most X-ray exams. The CARESTREAM DRX-1C detector features high DQE (detective quantum efficiency) and exceptional spatial resolution to enhance image quality and minimize exposure.
“Carestream’s DRX systems with DRX-1C detectors enable us to dramatically improve operational efficiencies while concurrently reducing dose by up to 60% for the patients we serve,” said Ryan Garland, BS, RT(R), Edward Hospital’s Radiology Quality Control Coordinator.
The hospital implemented eight CARESTREAM DRX-1 Systems into existing equipment in their ED and radiology department and used three CARESTREAM DRX-Mobile Retrofit kits to upgrade existing portable X-ray units used for patient bedside imaging in the OR, ICU and ED. The hospital is also installing a fully automated CARESTREAM DRX-Evolution System at its new outpatient center in south Plainfield, Ill. The DRX-Evolution expedites all types of X-ray exams, which can help reduce patient wait times and allows the clinic to handle more patients each day.
“Since our DRX systems can upgrade existing portable and room-based imaging systems, healthcare facilities of all sizes and budgets can afford to implement innovative technology that helps enhance patient care,” said Diana L. Nole, President, Digital Medical Solutions, Carestream Health.
Edward Hospital & Health Services includes the highly-ranked 300-bed Edward Hospital and its Edward Plainfield campus that features a freestanding ER, cancer center, outpatient center, surgery center and physicians’ offices.
For more information on Carestream’s medical imaging and healthcare IT solutions please visit www.carestream.com.
About Edward Hospital & Health Services
As a full-service, regional healthcare provider, Edward Hospital & Health Services offers access to complex medical specialties and innovative programs through our two main campuses in Naperville and Plainfield, plus outpatient facilities and physician office locations throughout the region. Edward Hospital in Naperville has 309 private patient rooms and 4,400 employees, including 1,350 nurses and a medical staff of 1,000 physicians, representing nearly 70 medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties. Ninety-eight percent of the Edward medical staff is board certified. Edward Plainfield features a free-standing ER, Cancer Center, Outpatient Center, Surgery Center and many specialty physicians on our 60-acre campus.
Edward Hospital is the most preferred hospital in the region (National Research Corp. 2010 survey) and has been recognized as a Thompson Reuters 100 Top Hospital® and 50 Top Heart Hospital. Edward Hospital was re-designated as a Magnet hospital for nursing excellence in 2010. It earned its original designation in 2005 and was the first hospital serving DuPage and Will Counties to achieve Magnet status.
About Carestream Health
Carestream Health is a worldwide provider of dental and medical imaging systems and healthcare IT solutions; molecular imaging systems for life science research and drug discovery/development; 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.