Carestream Health Announces Orders For Innovative Products Based On Its Wireless, Cassette-Size DRX-1 Detector

ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 17 — Demand for the innovative and cost-effective products based on Carestream Health’s wireless, cassette-size DRX-1 detector continues to grow. The company reports strong sales for its newest addition, the CARESTREAM DRX-Mobile Retrofit Kit, in addition to its CARESTREAM DRX-1 System and CARESTREAM DRX-Evolution suite. These products offer a cost-effective way to increase staff productivity and streamline image capture and distribution while helping healthcare providers deliver higher levels of patient care.

Sanford Health MeritCare Hospital (Fargo, N.D.) ordered a CARESTREAM DRX-Mobile Retrofit Kit, which upgrades selected GE and Siemens mobile x-ray systems to wireless DRX-1 technology for greater productivity and enhanced patient care.

Recent U.S. orders for CARESTREAM DRX-Evolution systems include:
  • Kennedy Health System, Cherry Hill, N.J.
  • Sanford Health MeritCare Bemidji, Bemidji, Minn.
  • University Medical Center Brackenridge, Austin, Texas

The following healthcare providers placed orders for CARESTREAM DRX-1 systems:
  • Healthcare Midwest, Kalamazoo, Mich.
  • Sanford Health MeritCare Hospital, Fargo, N.D.
  • Scott & White Round Rock, Round Rock, Texas
  • Texas Center for Joint Replacement, a member of Texas Health Physicians Group, Plano, Texas. The center placed the order through Merry X-Ray Corp. of Grand Prairie, Texas, an authorized dealer.

The CARESTREAM DRX-1 system enables healthcare providers to upgrade existing analog x-ray rooms from CR or film to DR at a fraction of the price of installing a new DR suite. The company also markets the CARESTREAM DRX-Evolution, an integrated, automated digital radiography suite that can perform a wide variety of general radiology and trauma exams.

The DRX-Mobile Retrofit Kit quickly and easily converts selected GE and Siemens mobile x-ray systems to DR using the company’s cassette-size DRX-1 detector. Users can capture and view images in seconds at the point of patient care and use the system’s wireless capabilities to forward images to desired destinations.


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Carestream Health 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.