Intermountain Healthcare and Carestream Health signed an agreement to implement CARESTREAM DRX-1 systems and CARESTREAM DRX-mobile retrofit kits in Intermountain facilities.

The Carestream systems allow Intermountain Healthcare to convert existing computed radiography and film-based imaging systems to direct digital image capture, which will improve workflow and increase productivity by allowing surgeons and clinicians to review images immediately after they have been produced. The DRX-based systems also enable Intermountain to take advantage of portable imaging systems.

“Implementing digital technology within two rooms, and upgrading two of our portable units at Dixie Regional Medical Center has positively impacted our department both from an economic and efficiency standpoint,” said Gregg Stout, Intermountain’s manager of imaging systems.

“Being able to have imaging information immediately available is significant. Access to patient worklists and transmittal of imaging studies to PACS is completely seamless and transparent,” Stout said.