Carestream Launches Long-Length Imaging Detector

Carestream Health is launching its 510(k)-pending CARESTREAM DRX-LC Detector for capturing long-bone and spine images with a single exposure, making it ideal for pediatric imaging and of people with limited mobility. In contrast, the traditional multi-shot approach requires three to five exposures followed by manipulation and stitching of the images. 

The detector features several advancements, including compatibility with DR mobile systems and mobile retrofits, in addition to X-ray rooms and room retrofits. The mobility of the system and its X-Factor capability allow facilities to use the same detector across multiple DRX systems for all phases of surgical treatment, from pre-planning imaging in the radiology department to capturing images during the procedure in the OR to confirm placement, and for post-operative assessment. Also, the detector can be wireless or tethered. The wireless option eliminates trip hazards in the OR and minimizes the risk of contamination. The DRX-LC Detector has a Cesium (CsI) scintillator for better dose efficiency.

“Hospitals and clinics are looking for a better way to conduct long-length imaging exams that allow for lower dose, quicker exams and fewer repeats. The DRX-LC helps to minimize patient discomfort as the hold time is drastically reduced,” said Jill Hamman, Worldwide Marketing Manager, Global X-ray Solutions, at Carestream. “Its single shot ability also lowers radiation dose and the number of retakes due to patient movement. Further, an increase in image quality and precision provide a higher level of diagnostic confidence when planning treatment.”

The DRX-LC Detector uses ImageView Software, powered by Eclipse, the engine behind the company’s cutting-edge software platform that uses proprietary algorithms and artificial intelligence to amplify the value of the entire imaging chain.

The DRX-LC Detector meets the needs of a variety of facilities—from those that conduct several long-length exams to sites that see a high volume of patients.

“Single-shot long-length imaging delivers tangible improvements in patient comfort and workflow efficiency,” Ms. Hamman said. “The new wireless design, expanded system compatibility and mobile capacity of the DRX-LC Detector lets facilities expand their use of the system, maximizing their investment and bringing the benefits to more users.”

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