Carestream Introduces New DRX-Compass X-ray System

Versatile, Future-Proof Digital Imaging Unit Scales to Meet Growing Technology Needs of Customers

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 6 — Carestream Health has launched its DRX-Compass X-ray System for mid-tier hospitals and medical imaging centers worldwide. The system offers a flexible and scalable approach to digital imaging with an eye to the future, while increasing workflow efficiency and reducing costs.

“The DRX-Compass is a fully digital unit for customers. No matter where they are today, we can build on their system, helping them navigate for where they’ll be tomorrow,” said Steve Romocki, Worldwide Product Line Manager for Radiology Systems at Carestream. “A customer can choose the X-ray components that are ideal for their facility now knowing the system can be easily enhanced to meet their future needs, all while protecting their current investment.”

The CARESTREAM DRX-Compass X-ray System is an upgrade-friendly unit that mitigates technology obsolescence with a set of advanced features and options. It has vertical auto-tracking and auto-centering, as well as an optional tilting wall stand to support a wide range of exams. Developed for easy positioning, this system was designed to decrease set-up time and increase throughput for every facility. Its intuitive, graphical user interface reduces training time for technicians and allows for a secure, swipe-and-go login. The auto long-length imaging option is especially useful for patients who have trouble standing or young children who are unable to hold still for long periods.

The system includes the current version of Carestream’s ImageView clinical acquisition software, powered by Eclipse Imaging processing, to securely enhance productivity and patient care in a single platform. Through this software platform, facilities will have the option to purchase additional capabilities to their DRX-Compass systems as needed over time.

By providing the full benefits of a digital X-ray room, the DRX-Compass is ideal for community, rural and private hospitals. It is also well suited for urgent care centers, orthopaedic and large radiology practices. With the ability to select components for specific locations, the system can easily adapt to space requirements. Developed with customer feedback in mind, the DRX-Compass offers a bridge for healthcare facilities looking to move from an analog or retrofitted X-ray room to a digital system.

“The DRX-Compass is a system that can be configured to fit most facilities’ budgets and can grow with customers as their needs change, with minimal downtime,” Mr. Romocki said. “This will offer our customers who are still using analog the opportunity to move to a new digital platform and it provides flexibility for what the future will bring.”