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Upgradeable X-ray System Helps Eliminate Obsolescence

By MedImaging International staff writers
Posted on 20 Aug 2020
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: The DRX-Compass X-ray system b(Photo courtesy of Carestream)
: The DRX-Compass X-ray system b(Photo courtesy of Carestream)
Carestream s a flexible and scalable approach to digital imaging that increases workflow efficiency and reduces costs.

The Carestream (Rochester, NY, USA) DRX-Compass X-ray system is an upgrade-friendly unit that mitigates technology obsolescence. A set of advanced features and options allow for easy positioning, decreasing set-up time and increasing throughput. These include vertical auto-tracking and auto-centering, as well as optional auto long-length imaging, especially useful for patients who have trouble standing or young children who are unable to hold still for long periods. An optional tilting wall stand (-20/+90 degrees) supports a wide range of additional exams.

An intuitive, user-friendly graphical user interface reduces training time for technicians and allows for a secure, swipe-and-go login. An image preview display on the tube head allows technologists to remain with the patient during the exam, positioning the unit using color-coded buttons on the tube head handle that match colors on the overhead rails, so that they can know which button controls which movement. With the aid of SmartGrid Image Processing, pristine image quality is available at a lower dose, without the use of a traditional grid. Integrated ImageView Software offers upgraded cybersecurity.

“The DRX-Compass is a system that can be configured to fit most facilities’ budgets and can grow with customers as their needs change, with minimal downtime,” said Steve Romocki, worldwide product line manager for radiology systems at Carestream. “A customer can choose the X-ray components that are ideal for their facility, now knowing the system can be easily enhanced to meet their future needs. This will offer our customers who are still using analog the opportunity to move to a new digital platform and it provides flexibility for what the future will bring.”

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