Carestream Health has launched a new DRX-Excel Plus X-ray System, enhancing productivity, image quality, and user-patient experience. This technology caters to various exams, including fluoroscopy and general radiology, delivering real-time images with advanced features.

New features that help simplify workflow and enhance productivity include:

  • Automatic Grid Parking directly linked to the exam. This feature is particularly useful for extremity and pediatric exams. 
  • Automatic Filter Control that selects the proper filters according to the exam and the patient’s morphology. 
  • Touch Screen Interface on the tubehead that displays patient information and exam details as soon as the patient enters the room. Additionally, all table movements can be controlled by the radiographer from the touch screen, enabling easy setup of either fluoroscopy or radiography settings.
  • Automatic positioning of all table axes depending on the selected exam.
  • Flexibility to control table movements with foot pedals, a remote, or from the console depending on the user’s preference.

In addition to improving workflow, the DRX-Excel Plus X-ray System has new features to help limit the radiation dose. A camera integrated into the collimators allows the radiographer to position the patient directly from the console without using fluoroscopy. Also, the Automatic Filter Control feature helps ensure that the radiographer selects the proper dose.

“The expanded features, which are made easily accessible to radiographers, make the imaging workflow more efficient and easier,” says Marco Riolfo, global marketing manager, DR rooms at Carestream. “With increased efficiency, radiographers have additional time to focus on patients, which helps to ease patients’ anxiety and increases their satisfaction with the imaging experience.”

Designed for large and midsize hospitals and medical centers, this system integrates fluoroscopy and general radiology in a compact, cost-effective unit, producing high-resolution images for an efficient workflow across various exams. It comes in a dRF configuration with a single digital detector for both RAD and fluoroscopy, with an option for an overhead tube to enhance flexibility.