HealthTrust Purchasing Group Signs Agreement for DRX Imaging Systems

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 25 — Carestream Health has been awarded an agreement for Carestream’s versatile family of DRX systems and Q-Rad Digital DRX Systems with HealthTrust Purchasing Group, a major U.S. healthcare group purchasing organization. Q-Rad Digital DRX Systems are available from Quantum Medical Imaging, a division of Carestream. Carestream’s CR systems are also available under a separate contract.   

The new contract, which begins Oct. 1, 2012, includes the following wireless, cassette-size systems marketed by Carestream: DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray System,CARESTREAM DRX-1 System, CARESTREAM DRX-Mobile Retrofit Kit, CARESTREAM DRX-Evolution DR Suite, and CARESTREAM DRX-Ascend System.

“HealthTrust members now have access to Carestream’s affordable, high resolution, highly productive X-ray systems and wireless DRX-1 detector,” said Doug Spotts, General Manager, US&C Medical Sales, Carestream. “Our DRX systems address a wide range of imaging needs—from orthopedic practices and imaging centers to hospitals and healthcare systems.” 

The DRX-Revolution sets new standards for bedside imaging with excellent image quality, exceptional maneuverability, and a collapsible column that allows safe and easy movement of the system from one area to another.

The DRX-Evolution is a modular DR room that can be configured to fit each user’s budget, space and workflow needs. This system offers special features that can help manage dose, optimize image quality and enhance patient care, especially for critically ill or injured patients.

Easy Conversion of Existing X-ray Systems to DR
CARESTREAM DRX-1 systems allow facilities to quickly and affordably convert existing X-ray rooms to DR, which delivers rapid image access and improved image quality. DRX-Mobile Retrofit kits can be integrated with existing mobile X-ray systems to deliver immediate image access and specialized visualization software for ER, ICU, surgical and in-patients throughout the hospital.

CARESTREAM DRX-Ascend and Quantum Digital DRX Systems are designed for imaging centers, orthopedic facilities, urgent care clinics and hospital radiology departments and offer ceiling and flour-mounted systems with a range of configurations and options.

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About HealthTrust Purchasing Group
HealthTrust Purchasing Group, L.P., ( headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn., is a group purchasing organization that supports nearly 1,400 not-for-profit and for-profit acute care facilities, as well as 10,600 ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices and alternate care sites. With an annual purchasing volume by its members of more than $20 billion, HealthTrust is committed to obtaining the best price for clinically recommended products, ensuring their timely delivery, and continuously evaluating and improving its services to the patients, physicians and clinicians it serves. HealthTrust is closely integrated with the provider-proven capabilities of Parallon Business Solutions ( which include revenue cycle and business process expertise, workforce management solutions, supply chain services and technology solutions.

About Carestream Health
Carestream Health is a worldwide provider of dental and medical imaging systems and healthcare IT solutions; molecular imaging systems for life science research and drug discovery/development; X-ray film and digital X-ray systems for non-destructive testing; and advanced materials for the precision films and electronics markets.

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.