Oshawa, Ontario-based Lakeridge Health recently installed three Carestream DRX-Revolution mobile x-ray systems. These systems will enable staff to capture digital radiography (DR) exams in inpatient settings, in addition to the emergency department and in intensive care. Images of the chest, abdomen, and extremities can be captured using these platforms.
Each of the portable imaging systems comes with a Carestream DRX Plus detector, which delivers higher detective quantum efficiency (DQE)—and that translates to improved image quality and lower radiation dose. Further, DRX Plus detectors can be submerged in one meter of water for 30 minutes without failure, thus achieving an Ingress Protection Level 7 rating for liquid resistance and the International Electrotechnical Commission standard 60529.
“This installation was part of a technology upgrade designed to help improve care for critically ill patients. DRX-Revolution systems deliver access to x-ray images in just a few seconds so physicians can make immediate diagnostic and treatment decisions,” says Lydia Antalfy, director of diagnostic imaging at Lakeridge Health.
She adds that converting to DR technology has reduced radiation exposure rates by approximately 30%. This is especially important for critical care patients, who are often imaged to track the status of their condition, according to Antalfy.
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