Carestream Health (Rochester, N.Y., USA) highlighted cutting-edge medical imaging technologies at the largest radiology meeting in Europe - the virtual European Congress of Radiology (ECR) held in Vienna, Austria from March 3-10, 2021.
The company featured a wide range of products that demonstrated its leadership in digital medical imaging capture and processing, and improved user and workflow experiences. At ECR 2021, Carestream launched the new Carestream Lux 35 Detector, a durable, lightweight glass-free detector for medical imaging. Weighing just under 2.13 kg without the battery, the sleek Lux 35 is the company’s lightest detector to date, making it simpler for technologists to transport and perform beside exams. Its ergonomic design enables easier handling and patient positioning.
Carestream’s medical imaging solutions highlighted at ECR 2021 included ImageView Software with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Smart Features, included on the flexible, scalable CARESTREAM DRX-Compass X-ray System. Powered by the Eclipse engine, ImageView utilizes proprietary algorithms to increase the value of the entire imaging chain, from capture to diagnosis. Carestream also demonstrated its Smart Noise Cancellation Software that uses AI with deep learning algorithms to remove (or cancel) noise and produce images that are significantly clearer than with standard processing. It provides improved anatomy clarity for images acquired at a broad range of exposures and enables customers to better optimize radiation dose. Also on display was its DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray System that provides fast, convenient digital radiography imaging for patients at the bedside and includes higher security features, noiseless navigation, functional LED lighting and in-bin detector charging.
Carestream’s imaging portfolio exhibited at ECR 2021 included its DRX-Revolution Nano Mobile X-ray System that utilizes Carbon Nano Tube (CNT) technology which provides high-quality digital radiography images for patients in tight spaces where size and maneuverability are critical. With a compact footprint and ultra-lightweight design, the portable, non-motorized DRX-Revolution Nano is ideal for chest, intensive care, orthopedic and pediatric imaging. Among the company’s other medical imaging products at ECR 2021 was the Focus 35C and 43C Detectors which, together with ImageSuite software, provide a retrofit solution that easily transforms an existing analog X-ray room into a digital one. Carestream also demonstrated its DRX-Transportable System/Lite that enables healthcare providers to affordably upgrade or transition existing room or mobile computed radiography (CR) systems to digital radiography (DR). The solution features a lightweight wireless tablet that allows for the capture and viewing of images at the point of patient care.
“Our year is off to a great start with the launch of our first glass-free detector for medical imaging. The Carestream Lux 35 Detector is ergonomically designed to ease stress on radiographers and improve patient comfort,” said Michele Ferrarese, Europe Cluster Sales General Manager at Carestream. “Along with ImageView Software with Artificial Intelligence and Smart Features, our product portfolio significantly contributes to improved end-user workflow and image quality.”