Reliability, redundancy and mobility help provider keep pace with imaging needs Many radiology departments are feeling the pressure of “doing more with less”. For Columbus Regional Health in Indiana, the pressure was literal: the medical provider had to eliminate three RAD rooms yet maintain the same

Imaging Products and Technologies That Can Help Reduce Dose

How is Carestream Supporting Efficient Utilization of Radiation Dose?

DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray Unit

At Carestream we are doing our part to help minimize radiation dose by delivering high-performance image capture systems and specialized software that can help minimize dose while maintaining high image quality. Here are five of Carestream’s dose-related initiatives:

  • Deliver DR detectors with high detective quantum efficiency

Carestream’s DRX Plus 3543C, DRX-1C and DRX 2530C cesium iodide detectors deliver high detective quantum efficiency (DQE), which can produce a higher quality image (defined in terms of signal-to-noise ratio) than a device with lower DQE. Higher DQE can also deliver the same image quality at a lower exposure, which reduces patient dose. Cesium iodide detectors are particularly important for pediatric imaging applications since children’s sensitivity to dose is substantially higher than adults.

  • Offer systems that help optimize radiation dose efficiency

Carestream products offer sophisticated multi-frequency image processing algorithms as well as the flexibility to adjust image processing techniques through the modality’s

[caption id="attachment_3920" align="alignleft" width="112"] Don Thompson, Marketing Manager, Carestream U.S. & Canada[/caption] Patient experience. Cost containment. Clinical Quality. Physician alignment. A recent Advisory Board blog post about the CXO perspective of imaging success reported that the C-Suite places more importance on these factors than volume growth. It’s no