VCU Health Taps Carestream for 18 Digital X-ray Systems

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 26 — Radiology staff at VCU Medical Center, the comprehensive care center of VCU Health located in downtown Richmond, Va., perform approximately 160,000 imaging procedures a year with six CARESTREAM DRX-Evolution Systems (video), nine CARESTREAM DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray Systems, and three room-based imaging systems that have been converted to DR with CARESTREAM DRX-1 in-room retrofits and the company’s DRX detectors.

VCU Medical CenterThese imaging systems allow rapid access to patient images by VCU Medical Center’s orthopaedic, pediatric, trauma, musculoskeletal and ER specialists as well as other physicians.

Each DRX-Evolution imaging system contains an automated wall stand, a four-way floating table and is equipped with two DRX wireless detectors. Wireless detectors are easily pulled from the table Bucky and used for tabletop, cross-table, and other orthopaedic exams. Automated long-length imaging software provides the ability to automatically align and stitch vertebral and long-bone images together.

With nine DRX-Revolution mobile systems, VCU Medical Center’s technologists can quickly deploy the portable units throughout the ED, OR suites, inpatient units, and other areas within the radiology department. The facility installed Carestream DRX-1 in-room retrofits on three existing imaging systems that are located in the pediatric ED and Nelson Clinic. Each retrofitted room has two DRX wireless detectors that can be used in the wall stand and table. 

The healthcare system is currently converting its existing gadolinium detectors to cesium iodide detectors that deliver better image quality and lower patient dose.


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