Radiology Team Reports New Imaging System Enhances Image Quality, Helps Reduce Dose
Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center (Brookhaven, N.Y.) recently installed two CARESTREAM DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray Systems to help enhance patient care. One DRX-Revolution images ER patients and the other system is used for ICU and inpatients throughout the hospital.
“The advanced functionality of the DRX-Revolution system allows our technologists to quickly and easily produce exceptionally high-quality images of seriously ill or injured patients,” reports Chris Schneider, the hospital’s Director of Radiology Imaging Services. “Thanks to its powerful 32kW generator and DRX detector, we have lowered exposures—and the tube and grid alignment system simultaneously enhances image quality by facilitating grid use.”
He adds that physicians also appreciate Carestream’s Tube & Line Visualization Software that instantly verifies placement of tubes and peripherally inserted central catheter lines. “Being able to verify the tubes and line placement in seconds is a huge improvement over waiting for CR images,” he notes. “And this system reprocesses the original image, so we don’t need to perform a second exposure.”
Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center is a 306-bed acute-care, voluntary not-for-profit community hospital that serves Suffolk County residents.
Carestream’s popular family of wireless, cassette-size systems also includes: CARESTREAM DRX-1 System, CARESTREAM DRX-Evolution DR Suite, CARESTREAM DRX-Mobile Retrofit Kit, and CARESTREAM DRX-Ascend System. DRX detectors can be moved from one system to another as needed for the ultimate in flexibility.
About Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center
Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center is a 306-bed acute-care, voluntary not-for-profit community hospital located in East Patchogue, N.Y. Opened in 1956, the Medical Center is comprised of the main campus, two community multi-disciplinary health centers, and a modern state-of-the-art facility located in downtown Patchogue that houses an expanded Hemodialysis Program, Home Health and Hospice/Bereavement Services, as well as an off-site ambulatory Women's Imaging Center. Established in 1956, the Medical Center has grown to serve the needs of 28 communities throughout central Suffolk County. For more information, visit www.brookhavenhospital.org.
About Carestream Health
Carestream Health is a worldwide provider of dental and medical imaging systems and healthcare IT solutions; X-ray film and digital X-ray systems for non-destructive testing; and advanced materials for the precision films and electronics markets. For more information, visit www.carestream.com.