Carestream Shows Smaller-Format DRX Detector as Work in Progress at ECR

Wireless Detector Designed to Offer Significant Advantages for Paediatric, Orthopaedic and General Radiology Exams

GENEVA, Switz., February 12 — Carestream is extending its leadership in the wireless digital radiography market by demonstrating a smaller-format 25 cm x 30 cm CARESTREAM DRX 2530C Detector* as a work in progress. The new cesium iodide detector is designed to offer high efficiency for dose sensitive paediatric, orthopaedic and general radiology exams. 

“Healthcare providers voiced the need for a smaller detector that would deliver important imaging advantages in paediatric and orthopaedic environments, so our engineering team worked to develop the new DRX 2530C detector,” said Diana L. Nole, President, Digital Medical Solutions, Carestream Health. “We are committed to continuously improve our innovative DRX product family with new software and hardware options that help imaging service providers deliver a higher level of patient care.”

The smaller detector is designed to fit into paediatric incubator trays and offer higher DQE (detective quantum efficiency), which can lead to lower dose requirements than CR cassettes or gadolinium scintillator detectors. The new DRX 2530C detector is intended to be used with CARESTREAM DRX-Revolution or CARESTREAM DRX-Mobile Retrofit Kits for mobile imaging of neonatal or paediatric patients.

In orthopaedic and general radiology imaging, the smaller detector is designed to aid in positioning for tabletop exams such as knee, elbow, skull and other exams that require a patient to hold the detector or require a smaller field of view.

Like all DRX detectors, the DRX 2530C is designed for use with the family of DRX systems as part of Carestream’s commitment to help healthcare providers maximise the use of imaging resources while lowering costs.  

Carestream’s DRX Software delivers image processing specific to paediatric views that can optimise image quality by choosing default processing parameters to suppress noise and enhance detail based on patient size.

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