OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and two of its affiliated ambulatory care centers have installed various imaging systems from Carestream, including four DRX-Evolution systems, two DRX-Revolution Mobile X-Ray systems, and five DRX-Mobile Retrofit Kits to enable ready access to high-quality images. A major teaching affiliate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, the 609-bed facility is a flagship hospital for OSF HealthCare.
Debbie Heinz, radiology manager for ambulatory diagnostic services at OSF HealthCare, describes the systems as vital tools in helping physicians and specialists assess and treat patients at the facility’s ambulatory centers.
Further, she explains, “Each center has an imaging system with the wall stand mounted on a rail to facilitate capturing cross-table exams as well as bending exams used to detect and treat scoliosis and other conditions. The wall stand has a fixed Carestream DRX Plus 3543 detector while a removable detector captures table and tabletop exams.”
The system’s autopositioning feature and remote control expedite access to images while eliminating the need for technologists to physically move the x-ray tube into position for every single exam. Because such tasks can cause repetitive stress injuries, Heinz considers this feature an important advantage for staff members.
Two of the hospital’s ambulatory centers use three DRX-Evolution systems; the combined exam volume at those two facilities is 1,500 per month. In addition, DRX-Revolution systems and DRX-Mobile Retrofit Kits will be used at a third facility to help staff provide efficient access to high-quality images in the operating suite, the emergency department, and in pediatric, neonatal intensive care, and inpatient areas.
For more information about these systems, visit Carestream.