Convert portable X-ray exams to DR, FAST!!!

Nowhere is the processing of CR cassettes more inconvenient than in a portable environment.

So if hospitals had the ability to quickly and easily convert their existing mobile x-ray systems to DR, would they take it?  Indeed they would, according to healthcare providers who are eagerly waiting for commercial availability of a new retrofit kit that equips popular portable systems to use the wireless, cassette-sized Carestream DRX-1 detector for instant, high-quality DR images.

The DRX-Mobile retrofitted with a Siemens Mobilett

With the DRX-Mobile Retrofit Kit, images captured at the point of care are available in seconds and can be forwarded to multiple network destinations via wireless communications or cable plug-in, so clinicians can make a rapid diagnosis and begin immediate treatment.

This new technology also improves patient positioning and comfort by eliminating cables and tethers typically required by most DR-based systems. This makes it ideal for confined spaces, remote locations and imaging of patients with limited mobility in addition to emergency rooms, operating rooms and the ICU.

The flexibility of the DRX detector is unprecedented and now it adds another notch in its belt. Facilities that have already implemented a DRX-1 System or a DRX-Evolution suite can use one of their existing detectors for portable exams. Finally, there’s a fast and affordable way to convert portable exams to DR.

Is your facility experiencing higher volumes for portable exams in any area—ER, OR, ICU and inpatients—and if so, what is driving that growth?

– Eileen Heizyk, Digital Capture Solutions, Carestream Health

Editor’s Note: For complete details and a list of portable x-ray systems compatible with the DRX-Mobile Retrofit Kit, please click here. To watch a demonstration video, click here.


  • June 30, 2017

    Hi ,

    Can you please make me a quote below.

    Your response is highly appreciated.


    Shipping address; Quantico, Virginia 22135

    Environment: each component of the system shall be capable of operating in a maritime environment. Such environment includes aboard ships in port or offshore; small boats, and remote, beach/coastal areas.


    Shall be:

    • a ruggedized tablet style CPU with touch screen (ruggedized outside of equipment case); ruggedized feature may be virtue of a protective cover
    • keyboard and mouse compatible (wireless acceptable)
    • powered by an internal rechargeable battery
    • capable of operating for 2 hours unplugged from a full charge
    • capable of withstanding a fall of no less than three (3) feet onto a hard surface
    • water resistant (capable of withstanding heavy splashing, spills, moist air, and conditions similar in nature or of like condition)
    • Controller shall run OS software compatible with the full (not mobile) version of the community standard X-ray Tool Kit (XTK) software (produced by the Department of Energy (DOE).
    • Capable of processing an image wirelessly through secure direct RF control of the Collector. Secure direct RF is defined as a limited range closed network; that which does not operate using cellular networks (such as LTE, 4G, etc.) nor Internet protocol (IP) supported networks. Direct WI-FI and/or Bluetooth are acceptable, provided basic encryption (ex. WPA2, et.) capability exists.

    Collector (aka panel)

    Shall be:

    • ruggedized
    • capable of withstanding a fall of no less than three (3) feet onto a hard surface
    • water resistant (capable of withstanding heavy splashing, spills, moist air, and conditions similar in nature or of like condition)
    • shall not exceed the required size: 10″x12″ + or – 2″ in each dimension (with nominal collection area of at least 10″x12″
    • powered by an internal rechargeable battery (spare preferred but not mandatory)
    • capable of being controlled (driven) directly through/by the XTK software
    • capable of being hardwired to the Controller tablet in order to allow processing in an ECM environment or when desired by the operator
    • compatible with the Golden XR-150 X-ray source
    • Capable of storing a minimum quantity of 200 high resolution/high dose images and able to download them via a thumb drive or other removable media.

    Size: The entire system with X-ray generator (planned use of Golden XR-150) shall fit into a single standard M9 style backpack to support dismounted mobile operations.

    Components: shall not exceed more than two primary pieces of hardware; and system shall include a charging cable, one each, for the Controller and Collector.

    Operating Temperature: The system shall operate in temperatures ranging from 0° F to 130° F.

    Power Capability: System shall take 40 low dose images (=1 pulse) or ten high dose
    images (=50 pulses) before requiring a recharge.