Carestream Health Now Shipping Its New DRX-1 System

Groundbreaking Cassette-Size DR Detector Enroute To Healthcare Facilities Around The World

ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 18 — Shipments of the industry’s first wireless, cassette-size digital radiography (DR) detector are now underway as planned and on schedule.

Healthcare organizations around the world began placing orders several months ago for the innovative CARESTREAM DRX-1 System, which is designed for general radiology, trauma, orthopedic and many other x-ray exams. Carestream Health, Inc., has orders from around the world and plans immediate shipments to customers in Australia, Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Sweden, United Kingdom and United States.

“Customer response to our innovative wireless detector has been outstanding—and our manufacturing, distribution and support teams are in full swing,” said Diana L. Nole, President, Digital Medical Solutions, Carestream Health. “Healthcare providers are very interested in this system as it offers an extremely attractive option for facilities that want to improve productivity and image quality in existing film or CR rooms, but may not have funds available for larger scale equipment replacement.”

The DRX-1 system incorporates a console and a wireless, cassette-sized DR detector that provides a rapid, affordable conversion for users of radiographic film or computed radiography systems. It requires no modifications to existing analog equipment—which results in very low installation costs—and a healthcare facility can utilize one detector for many types of exams.

The DRX-1 system incorporates the same innovative software and image processing capability as Carestream Health’s CR and DR systems, and delivers the same excellent image quality and productivity as these proven platforms.

More information on the DRX-1 system and other digital medical imaging and healthcare IT solutions from Carestream Health can be found at


About Carestream Health, Inc.

Carestream Health, Inc. is a leading provider of dental and medical imaging systems and healthcare IT solutions; molecular imaging systems for the life science research and drug discovery/development market segments; and x-ray film and digital x-ray products for the non-destructive testing market. Headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., and serving customers in more than 150 countries, Carestream Health is an independent company operating within the family of companies owned by Onex Corporation (TSX: OCX.TO) of Toronto, Canada. For more information about Carestream Health, contact your Carestream Health representative or visit

CARESTREAM is a trademark of Carestream Health, Inc.