Hendry Regional Medical Center, based in Clewiston, Fla., has installed a CARESTREAM DRX-Ascend System and retrofitted three existing X-ray rooms and one portable imaging system with CARESTREAM DRX-1 Systems to complete its conversion to digital radiography.

The hospital and its orthopaedic clinic upgraded to digital radiography to achieve improved image quality, lower radiation dose, and offer physicians rapid access to patients’ medical images.

“We conducted an evaluation as part of our transition to DR and selected the DRX-Ascend as our first room-based DR system,” says Ed Chiarelli, director of imaging services at Hendry Regional Medical Center.

“Our orthopaedic specialists and other physicians are extremely pleased with the image quality and speed of access offered by the system, and we have found that Carestream has a well-deserved reputation for quality and service,” says Chiarelli. “So when we began converting the rest of our imaging systems, we elected to use Carestream detectors.”

DRX detectors are also installed in imaging systems that serve the general radiography department and a radiology/fluoroscopy room, as well as a rural satellite health clinic and a portable imaging system.

Chiarelli notes that the ability to use any DRX detector with any DRX imaging system is an important advantage. “We can pull a detector that is not being used from one system and deploy it in another area. This flexibility is especially helpful when our ER gets busy,” he says.