Presence Saint Joseph Hospital (Elgin, Ill.) installed a CARESTREAM
DRX-Evolution Standard-Q configuration and a CARESTREAM
DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray System to enhance speed and image
quality for inpatient, emergency, and outpatient imaging exams performed
at its 184-bed facility. The quality, safety and access benefits of
these systems appeal to both clinicians and patients.
CARESTREAM DRX-Evolution Standard-Q configuration
"X-ray image quality is significantly improved for our patients with
this conversion, which lowered radiation dose by up to 30 percent. In
addition, our radiologists and physicians report that the exceptional
visualization of anatomy has helped improve care for all our patients,
especially critical care and large or obese patients," said Sandy
Lancaster, CRA, ARRT(R), the hospital's manager of medical imaging.
"The use of advanced digital imaging systems also reduced our rate of
repeat X-ray exams as the original image consistently provides the
diagnostic information that helps enable our radiologists and physicians
to make an accurate diagnosis," Lancaster reported.
In addition to general radiology exams, the DRX-Evolution Standard-Q
configuration also performs outpatient exams since it is close to the
hospital's outpatient imaging center. The mobile DRX-Revolution is used
in the ER, ICU and surgical suites in addition to capturing bedside
"The DRX-Revolution is used all day throughout the hospital because it
delivers immediate image access and excellent image quality, which are
especially important for critical care and emergent exams," Lancaster
explained. "Carestream's advanced imaging software also enhances
visualization of tubes and lines as well as pneumothorax (free air in
the chest cavity), which equips our physicians to make rapid decisions
in critical care situations."
She added that the DRX-Evolution Standard-Q configuration has helped the
hospital's staff achieve its goals of faster image access and higher
imagequality at an affordable price. The digital imaging suite, which
features an overhead tube and a non-motorized wall stand and table, is
used by hospitals around the world.
The CARESTREAM DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray System features exceptional
maneuverability and excellent image quality. Carestream's X-Factor
design offers flexibility by enabling each DRX detector to work with all
other DRX systems within a provider's environment.
For more information about Carestream medical
imaging and IT
solutions please visit www.carestream.com.
About Presence Saint Joseph Hospital
Presence Saint Joseph Hospital in Elgin, Ill., is known for providing
leading-edge technologies and holistic care with compassion for the
individual. We offer a comprehensive range of high quality preventive,
diagnostic and therapeutic services including acute inpatient care,
outpatient care, home health, and educational outreach programs.
Advanced care services include a nationally recognized cardiac program,
certified Primary Stroke Center, accredited regional cancer care center,
orthopaedic and interventional radiology services and a comprehensive
rehabilitation center with a CARF-accredited inpatient unit. PSJH is a
part of Presence Health. For more information, visit www.presencehealth.org.
About Carestream Health
Carestream is a worldwide provider of dental and medical imaging systems
and IT solutions; X-ray imaging systems for non-destructive testing; and
advanced materials for the precision films and electronics markets-all
backed by a global service and support network. For more
information about the company's broad portfolio of products, solutions
and services, please contact your Carestream representative or call
888-777-2072, or visit www.carestream.com.
To view Carestream's latest news announcements, please visit www.carestream.com/news.
CARESTREAM is a trademark of Carestream Health.
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