FC Barcelona Chooses Innovative Digital Radiography Solution

GENEVA, Switz., January 10―Champions League 2011 and La Liga 2011 winners FC Barcelona has demonstrated their dedication to high quality care of players and staff with the purchase of a DRX-Evolution from Carestream Health.

This versatile digital radiography solution was installed in October 2011 and is now operational at the club‘s new state-of-the-art medical facility at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, with the aim of enhancing diagnosis and streamlining workflow. The single detector and double bucky configuration includes advanced display software plus autotracking and till and rotation packages. A DIRECTVIEW 5700 Laser Imager will also provide clinicians with the flexibility to print films as required for referral purposes.

Dr. Ramon Pi Rusiñol, Sports Medicine Physician at FC Barcelona, said one of the main factors why they chose the CARESTREAM DRX-Evolution System was that “it provides the flexibility to execute any type of radiological exam”, a significant advantage for a sports clinic environment. “This equipment provides us with great image quality, is easy to use, improves our productivity and speeds up our workflow.”

The CARESTREAM DRX-Evolution marries the flexibility of the industry’s first wireless, cassette-size detector with the productivity of a fully automated DR suite. Because the DRX-1 offers virtually unlimited positioning and eliminates the need to move a patient around a fixed detector, healthcare facilities are able to improve efficiency and enhance patient care.

The detector can be removed from the Bucky tray for tabletop views, and the system’s wall stand can be positioned by the table for cross-table views.The modular design can be easily expanded to address changes in radiology workflow and number of exams. It offers a wall stand with six-axis motion and a four-way float elevating table. Healthcare providers can elect to use one, two or three detectors to perform a wide variety of general radiology and trauma exams.

“Installation of the DRX-Evolution will enable FC Barcelona to capture and review images in seconds to speed diagnosis, a particular benefit for trauma patients,” said David Magboulé, Head of Marketing for Carestream Health Spain and Portugal. “The system is an innovative solution for top level athletes as it simplifies even the most challenging views and delivers enhanced patient comfort during the imaging process.”    


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