Rochester, N.Y.-based Carestream Health announces that it has upgraded its DRX-Evolution Plus x-ray system. New features—designed to benefit radiology professionals and patients—help augment workflow and increase patient comfort, Carestream officials say.

“Radiology professionals worldwide capture complex patient diagnostic imaging exams with our powerful DRX-Evolution Plus,” says Jing Chu, worldwide product marketing manager at Carestream. “The latest iteration of this exceptional DR room brings new features to accommodate patients of varying sizes, while performing x-ray exams faster and with ease.”

The DRX-Evolution Plus now features a smaller tube head with a larger display, helping radiographers conduct exams with greater visibility. An extended tube-column offers greater flexibility and can accommodate sites with high ceilings.

An upgraded tabletop has more range, making it easier and more comfortable for patients to undergo an exam. Functional LED lighting has been added in several locations—changing colors as a patient exam progresses—enabling radiographers to easily monitor the exam process from patient positioning through image capture.

Optional Smart Room features for the enhanced DRX-Evolution Plus include Smart Position, Smart Technique, and Smart Collimation to streamline processes, support radiographer productivity, and enhance patient care. Imaging facilities also can add Smart Noise Cancellation, an image processing option of Carestream’s ImageView Software that uses artificial intelligence technology to help reduce noise in an image.

Additional updated features include:

  • A new industrial design
  • Handheld remote control for the tube head and wall-stand
  • An enhanced tabletop that supports up to 320 kg or 705 lbs. with extended range.

Designed for the high-volume imaging needs of large hospitals, clinics, and urgent care centers, the DRX-Evolution Plus features Carestream’s ImageView Software powered by Eclipse, the engine behind the company’s imaging software platforms.