Carestream Health has announced that the Carestream DRX-Evolution Plus, its newest DRX digital imaging system that was previously described in 24×7, is now available for purchase worldwide. The new system has software and hardware enhancements that are designed to expedite complex medical imaging or radiology exams and support future advanced imaging applications.

The new system is said to be easier to use, boosting productivity and helping radiology technologists capture complex exams that previously required greater effort. According to the company, the DRX-Evolution Plus includes new capabilities that can improve workflow and visualization of anatomy.

The system includes a new design with LED lighting for greater functionality and aesthetics, as well as improved flexibility in high-ceiling rooms via an extended tube column, a new generator, an optional table to accommodate patients up to 705 pounds (320 Kg), and design specifications that are intended to accommodate new advanced imaging applications as they become available.

Additional capabilities of the DRX-Evolution Plus include a wall stand with a Bucky-angulation feature for expediting cross table and other complex x-ray exams, a tube touch screen for changing techniques and view images from the tube, pediatric capabilities such as automatic technique and image processing for seven pediatric body size categories, and bone suppression software for optimized viewing of soft tissue, among other features.

According to Carestream, the DRX-Evolution Plus offers modular components and configurations, and the system reportedly enables each DRX detector to work with all other DRX systems within a provider’s environment. For more information about the DRX-Evolution Plus, visit the Carestream website.