DRX-Evolution Systems Support Hospital’s Trauma Center

Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington, Indiana purchased and installed a new Carestream DRX-Evolution Plus, in addition to two Carestream DRX-Evolution systems and three Carestream DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray Systems. All of the systems deliver rapid image access and enhanced image quality. The 250-bed hospital has eight Carestream DRX detectors in three sizes – 10x12 inches, 14x17 inches and 17x17 inches – to address diverse imaging needs including NICU and gastroenterology as well as inpatient and outpatient exams.

“As we began replacing outdated equipment, we conducted a thorough evaluation and selected Carestream DRX systems because they offer advanced features, ease of use, reliability and excellent image quality. We installed Carestream portable X-ray systems first and then began replacing outdated equipment in our X-ray rooms,” said Bruce Riley, radiology manager, IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

The DRX-Evolution Plus system is located in a room adjacent to the outpatient Radiology/Lab area.

“This room’s size and shape did not allow a traditional configuration so Carestream installed a stationary wall stand and table that equip us with the flexibility to capture a wide range of exams,” Riley explains. “We have found that if we have a challenge, Carestream is able to find a solution.”

Two DRX-Evolution systems support the hospital’s Level 3 Trauma Center and are located adjacent to it.

The hospital’s room-based imaging systems allow technologists to efficiently capture chest, spine, abdomen, extremity, skeletal, cross-table, orthopaedic and neurological exams. One system has long-length imaging software that automatically stitches images together to create long-length exams, which saves time and improves image quality.

The DRX-Evolution platform moves the X-ray tube into position to help reduce fatigue and repetitive stress injuries for technologists.

Three DRX-Revolution systems capture images in the ED, NICU and are used for bedside exams throughout the hospital. Technologists can view images and change techniques on a tube-based touch screen for increased efficiency and convenience. Being able to use any DRX-1 or DRX Plus detector in any DRX imaging system ensures continuous uptime and greater imaging flexibility.