Carestream Now Taking Orders For New DRX-Ascend System

Wireless Digital X-ray Detector Offers Exceptional Flexibility; Floor-Mounted Tube Stand Reduces Installation Costs

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 26 — Carestream Health announced it is taking orders for its new CARESTREAM DRX-Ascend System, which is designed for small to mid-size hospital radiology departments, imaging centres, clinics and specialists’ offices. The DR system offers a versatile floor-mounted tube stand and a wide, elevating float-top table with a patient weight capacity of 295 kilograms. The DRX-Ascend system will begin shipping internationally in October and is available now in the U.S.

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. DRX detectors 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 detector also offers portability since DRX detectors can be shared with room-based and mobile imaging systems in the DRX family. 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.   
For more information on Carestream’s flexible DRX family of imaging systems and other imaging products please visit


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