Novation Adds Carestream’s Mobile X-ray System To Its Imaging Portfolio

Company’s ‘X-ray Room On Wheels’ Boosts Productivity, Helps Enhance Patient Care

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 29 — Carestream announced that Novation, one of the nation’s leading healthcare group purchasing organizations, has added Carestream’s new DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray System to its medical imaging product portfolio. The innovative DRX-Revolution imaging system was added to Novation’s existing agreement, which includes Carestream’s versatile family of DRX systems.  

“The DRX-Revolution sets new standards for bedside imaging by providing superb image quality for physicians, comfortable patient positioning, safe and easy movement of the system from one area to another—and higher productivity for technologists,” said Doug Spotts, General Manager, U.S. & Canada Medical Sales, Carestream Health.

The DRX-Revolution produces high-quality bedside X-ray images in less than five seconds. Its extended tubehead and exceptional maneuverability enhance the quality of bedside images while simultaneously making the process more efficient. The unit’s collapsible column offers enhanced visibility to help technologists safely move the unit around bedside equipment and from one area to another. A unique software tool creates companion images from the original exposure: one image is optimized to show tubes and lines so physicians can verify placement, and another optimized image accentuates the appearance of free air in the chest cavity for easier visualization of the pneumothorax Images.

Images are displayed on the system’s console and transmitted via a wireless network to a PACS or other information system.

In addition to the DRX-Revolution, the Novation agreement includes the following Carestream radiology imaging systems: CARESTREAM DRX-1 System, CARESTREAM DRX-Evolution, CARESTREAM DRX-Mobile Retrofit Kit and DRX-Ascend System.

All DRX imaging systems use the same software and graphic user interface, which helps improve productivity and allows technologists to proficiently use any system with minimal training. These systems also share the same wireless detector, which enables detectors to be moved from one system to another as needed for the ultimate in flexibility.


About Novation
Founded in 1998, Novation is the leading health care supply chain expertise and contracting company for the more than 65,000 members of VHA Inc. and UHC, two national health care alliances, Children’s Hospital Association, an alliance of the nation’s leading pediatric facilities, and Provista, LLC. Novation provides alliance members with sourcing services, as well as information and data services. Based in Irving, Texas, Novation develops and manages competitive contracts with more than 600 suppliers. Alliance members used Novation contracts to purchase approximately $43 billion in 2012. Novation recently earned the coveted Ethics Inside® Certification from Ethisphere Institute, a leading international think tank dedicated to the research and promotion of best practices in corporate ethics and compliance, and is the only health care group purchasing organization to earn this distinction. For more information visit

About Carestream Health
Carestream Health is a worldwide provider of dental and medical imaging systems and healthcare IT solutions; 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

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