Carestream Health India Unveils a New DR System Ideal for Small to Mid-size Hospital Radiology Departments & Imaging Centers 

The CARESTREAM DRX-Ascend System is equipped with a wireless digital X-ray detector which offers exceptional flexibility, while its floor-mounted tube stand saves space and reduces installation costs

Mumbai, India; October 24, 2011 – Carestream Health India has recently unveiled the new CARESTREAM DRX-Ascend System, which is designed for small to mid-size hospital radiology departments, imaging centers, clinics and specialists’ offices. The DR system offers a versatile, floor-mounted tube stand and a wide and elevating float-top table with a patient weight capacity of 295 kilograms.

In India, the first CARESTREAM DRX-Ascend System has been recently installed at the state-of-the-art Siddhant Diagnostic Center, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.     

Speaking on the uniqueness of the new DR system, Mr Prabir Chatterjee, Managing Director, Carestream Health India, says, “The CARESTREAM DRX-Ascend System is well suited for smaller rooms, imaging centers and orthopedic applications. This floor-mounted DR system delivers high-end features at an affordable price.”

The system’s floor-mounted design saves space and reduces installation costs, while the wireless, cassette-size DRX detector provides exceptional X-ray positioning flexibility. The DRX detector can be moved from the wall stand to the table and can handle tabletop exams. Higher volume facilities may want to use two detectors to enhance productivity.

The DRX-Ascend features innovative TechVision™ technology that allows technologists to view digital radiography exams, change generator techniques and preview images using a touch panel screen mounted on the tube stand. Allowing a technologist to remain at the patient’s side during the exam simultaneously enhances care and productivity. 

The DRX detectors can be shared with room-based and mobile imaging systems to make the most of the capital investment. For example, a hospital could use the DRX detector in its mobile X-ray system for early morning portable exams and then place it in the DRX-Ascend system for daytime imaging studies.   

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