University Health System, San Antonio, was one of the first health systems in the US to install new DRX-Revolution mobile x-ray systems from Carestream, Rochester, NY. The new DRX-Revolution systems are part of an order for five Carestream wireless digital radiography systems to help improve care at University Hospital in the South Texas Medical Center and a new outpatient facility in downtown San Antonio.

The 498-bed hospital has 12 floors and serves as a level-one trauma center for San Antonio and all of South Texas. The University Hospital’s emergency center, intensive care units, surgical suites, and nursing units currently use the systems. Carestream’s DRX imaging systems allow physicians to view x-ray images in about five seconds, which can lead to a rapid diagnosis and treatment.

“Carestream’s DRX-Revolution is our mobile imaging platform for the future. In addition to its superb image quality and exceptional maneuverability, the ability to communicate wirelessly with our RIS/PACS enables images to be immediately read by radiologists and viewed by physicians throughout the hospital,” said Rick Pena, University Hospital’s director of radiology.

In addition to providing better visibility and safety, the DRX-Revolution’s collapsible column helps technologists avoid hitting ceiling-mounted monitors, door magnets, and other equipment.