Health Canada Approves Medical Device License for DRX-Revolution

Innovative Mobile X-Ray System Can Boost Productivity, Enhance Patient Care

ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 1 — Health Canada has issued a medical device license for the CARESTREAM DRX-Revolution Mobile X-Ray System*, which approves its use by healthcare facilities in Canada. This next-generation mobile DR imaging system delivers outstanding image quality, easy maneuverability and numerous productivity-enhancing features. The DRX-Revolution system is expected to begin shipping by June 2012.

“The DRX-Revolution is specifically designed to address needs voiced by more than 80 radiology professionals who were involved in the product’s design process,” said Diana Nole, President, Digital Medical Solutions, Carestream Health. “It features an easy-to-position tube head and a collapsible column that provides improved visibility and greater safety when moving the portable imaging system.”

The DRX-Revolution can enhance image quality for portable exams thanks to its powerful 32kW generator, DRX detector and Carestream software that allows radiographers to easily align the tube with a grid. Grid use can help radiographers achieve high image quality and reduce the need for retakes.

The system’s unique, collapsible column allows unobstructed views for enhanced visibility and safety while moving the system. Its dual-drive system and the ability to make tight, 360 degree turns in small spaces (like those found in the ICU, ED and operating room) equips the unit to be quickly and properly positioned to capture an image.

Carestream’s DRX-Revolution also offers a long tube head reach, which makes it easier for radiographers to quickly and effectively conduct X-ray exams despite the crowded presence of bedside medical equipment. All these features lead to rapid positioning; minimal intrusion on staff and surrounding equipment; and faster capture of high-quality images for use by clinicians.

The system has a main 19-inch monitor and an 8-inch tube head monitor to provide two work zones, which can further improve productivity and performance. Designed as a DR system from the ground up, there is a place for everything: generous storage space for gloves, sanitizers, markers, paperwork and other items.

DRX Family Delivers Ease of Use, Consistent Interface  
With fast, single sign-in (via password or badge swipe) this portable digital X-ray unit can be powered up quickly and ready to go. The DRX-Revolution features the same software and graphic user interface as other CARESTREAM DRX products. A consistent interface allows technologists to proficiently deploy these imaging systems with minimal training.

The DRX-Revolution system also shares the same DRX-1/DRX-1C wireless detectors as the rest of Carestream’s DRX family that includes: CARESTREAM DRX-1 System, CARESTREAM DRX-Mobile Retrofit Kit, CARESTREAM DRX-Evolution modular DR suite, CARESTREAM DRX-Transportable System; and CARESTREAM DRX-Ascend System.

DRX-based systems offer compelling options since these wireless detectors can be used in multiple X-ray systems at a facility. For example, a detector can be used in a mobile unit for early morning hospital rounds and then moved to a general radiology room. DRX detectors can also move from day use in general radiology rooms to mobile systems that serve the emergency department at night. These flexible, affordable imaging systems are an ideal fit for general radiography exams including orthopedic, trauma, pediatric and specialty care environments.


*510(k) clearance pending

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