For the Win-Win: Improved Image Quality and Accelerated Workflow with Digital Radiography (DR)

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Helen Titus

Helen Titus, Marketing Director, Digital Capture Solutions, Carestream

It’s pretty safe to say that we are all going to be happier and better off when we find solutions that work for all parties involved. Even in healthcare, the focus needs to be on win-win situations.

At RSNA this year, a group presented the findings of a study conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital. After collecting 80 chest images of ICU patients, researchers concluded that DR images can be of similar or better quality while improving turnaround time and workflow.

According to Dr. Vogl and Dr. Lehnert of Klinikum of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität, the DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray System accomplishes just that, improving both facility performance and patient experience. Their facility is based in the center of Frankfurt and performs between 200,000 and 250,000 exams each year. After adding a DRX-Revolution, they have seen vast improvements in both image quality and workflow in their bedside imaging exams.

Based on the study, our conversation with Dr. Vogl and Dr. Lehnert, and other customer proven results, it’s becoming clear that the adoption of DR in health facilities means two very important things. First, processes involving patients are being completed in a shorter amount of time. Second, their images are going to be of a higher quality while less radiation dose is administered.

The result – improved healthcare.

Watch our interview with Dr. Vogl and Dr. Lehnert of Klinikum  from RSNA 2012:



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