Carestream Health will show its latest innovation in medical imaging—the CARESTREAM DRX-Revolution Nano Mobile X-ray system—at the upcoming AHRA conference in Anaheim. The new system, which is pending FDA 510(k) clearance, will use carbon nanotube technology, designed to deliver significantly reduced size and weight when compared to existing mobile X-ray systems.

“We dramatically changed the mobile X-ray imaging market with the DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray system, and we are now debuting the next generation of mobile X-ray systems that will offer important productivity and ergonomic advantages,” says Jianqing Bennett, Carestream’s president of digital medical solutions.

The DRX-Revolution Nano system will use carbon nanotube technology in a lighter weight, non-motorized system that will be easy to move and position, even in cramped critical care areas. The new system is designed to include:

  • Carbon nanotube technology and an advanced lithium iron phosphate battery that contribute to longer life and a weight of approximately 200 pounds;
  • A sleek design with enhanced visibility both over and around the system;
  • A compact footprint that will make it easy to maneuver and position in tight spaces; and
  • Independent controls of the diaphragm without moving the tubehead.

“Detectors that deliver access to high-quality digital images and wireless communication of images have revolutionized radiology workflows,” Bennett reports. “In response to customer feedback, Carestream has continuously expanded its detector portfolio with small and large-format detectors, as well as newer families of DRX Plus and DRX Core detectors that can meet the needs of healthcare facilities of all sizes.”