Carestream Health Now Taking Orders for New DRX-Evolution

Flexible DR Suite Features Company’s Wireless, Cassette-Size DRX-1 System

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 4 — Carestream Health, Inc., received 510k clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its new CARESTREAM DRX-Evolution and the company will begin taking orders immediately. Shipments for this integrated DR suite that employs the innovative CARESTREAM DRX-1 System are slated to begin this fall.

The CARESTREAM DRX-Evolution marries the positioning flexibility of the industry’s first cassette-size, wireless DR detector with the rapid workflow of a fully-automated DR suite. This breakthrough combination helps simplify even the most challenging views to help maximize productivity and enhance patient care.

By installing a DRX-1 system, healthcare providers can convert an existing x-ray room to DR technology without modifying existing x-ray equipment. The DRX-Evolution makes it possible for healthcare facilities to upgrade to a single- or dual-detector DR suite. The flexibility of the DRX-1 detector delivers compelling advantages, whether an organization is upgrading to a DRX-1 system or planning to adopt a full DR suite.

Carestream Health’s DRX-1 system incorporates a console and 14 x 17 inch (35 x 43 cm) DR detector that provides a rapid, affordable conversion for users of radiographic film or CR systems. The rapid speed of wireless communication delivers images to the console in seconds, and the detector allows for fast and easy patient positioning.

The DRX-Evolution features outstanding flexibility and productivity as a result of its wall stand (with an extending tilt and swing Bucky), fixed elevating table and lightweight DRX-1 detector. Its auto-positioning capability moves the equipment to predefined positions with a press of a button, and the system includes the same user-friendly, touch-screen operator interface as other CR and DR systems from Carestream Health. Its modular components allow healthcare providers to configure the system to fit their space, applications, workflow and budget.


About Carestream Health, Inc.
Formed in 2007, Carestream Health, Inc., is a worldwide 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. For more information about the company’s broad portfolio of products, solutions and services, please contact your Carestream Health representative or visit

CARESTREAM is a trademark of Carestream Health, Inc.