Carestream recently unveiled a new lower-priced mobile x-ray imaging system that can be purchased as a CR system and easily upgraded to wireless DR technology to gain faster image access and automated features.

The company reports that its Motion Mobile System is available for order in Europe, Latin America, and other countries outside North America and is sold by Carestream representatives and local dealers in those regions. The new system is scheduled to begin shipping in December 2015.

According to Carestream, the portable imaging system features a balanced and articulating arm that equips it to capture most types of imaging exams. The unit is designed to be compact, lightweight, easy to transport and position, and includes a powerful 30kW generator and 8-inch touch screen monitor.

The Motion Mobile System can be used in manual or APR (anatomical programmed radiography) mode for quick selection of exam technique, and push-button or hand-switch controlled exposures. A tilting step is designed to help operators move the unit over uneven surfaces.

The company reports that a cost-effective DR retrofit upgrade provides rapid image capture with DRX detectors, a 19-inch touch screen monitor, and access to advanced features. A DAP and x-ray generator interface automatically acquires DAP and technique information to monitor patient dose, while eliminating the need for manual entry. In addition, Carestream’s DirectView software delivers accelerated image display and delivery to PACS or printers.

This imaging system supports DRX-1 and DRX Plus detectors for good image quality and DirectView software for advanced image management features. The Motion Mobile also supports sharing of a DRX detector among multiple Carestream DRX imaging systems to maximize productivity and enhance a facility’s investment.

For more information about the Motion Mobile System, visit the Carestream website.