IU Health Bloomington Hospital Deploys Carestream’s Mobile DRX Systems in Critical Care, Surgery and Inpatient Areas

Radiology Manager Reports DRX Portable Units Deliver Rapid Image Access;
Are Easy to Position for Bedside Exams

CARESTREAM DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray System provides wireless access to images, a collapsible column that improves visibility, and the ability to easily maneuver the system in tight spaces. (Photo: Business Wire)

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ROCHESTER, N.Y.--()--Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital (Bloomington, Ind.) recently implemented two CARESTREAM DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray Systems with CARESTREAM DRX-1C detectors to deliver rapid image access to high-quality portable exams for patients in all areas of its 250-bed facility. The hospital performs up to 1,200 portable X-ray exams each month.

“Our physicians appreciate prompt access to images for patients in the ER, critical care, surgery and recovery areas, and for bedside exams,” said Bruce Riley, the hospital’s Diagnostic Imaging Radiology Manager. “Our technologists report the DRX-Revolution systems are much easier to position for bedside exams than other mobile systems and equip them to capture an excellent image the first time.”

Riley soon discovered the DRX-Revolution was performing 90 percent of the hospital’s portable diagnostic exams. “Technologists were waiting for this system to be available because it was so much faster and easier to use than our computed radiography-based portables. So we purchased a second DRX-Revolution to streamline delivery of portable patient exams,” he said.

He added that Carestream’s advanced imaging software enhances visualization of tubes, lines, catheters and other medical devices to allow physicians to verify placement and make corrections if necessary.

The hospital staff has been using imaging systems from Carestream for more than 10 years. It also has three Carestream digital radiography rooms and three computed radiography systems. “Carestream’s imaging systems are extremely reliable and easy to use. Their radiology software streamlines workflow by enabling our technologists to quickly and easily capture high-quality X-ray images,” Riley said.

The CARESTREAM DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray System provides wireless access to images in as little as five seconds, a collapsible column that improves visibility during movement and positioning, and the ability to easily maneuver the system in tight spaces. Carestream’s X-Factor design offers flexibility by enabling each DRX detector to work with all DRX systems within a healthcare provider’s environment.

About IU Health Bloomington

Indiana University Health Bloomington has provided leading care to south central Indiana for more than 105 years. As a not-for-profit organization, IU Health Bloomington serves a patient base of more than 415,000 people in 10 south central Indiana counties. It holds Magnet designation as well as Primary Stroke Center certification, is an accredited Chest Pain Center and received approval with commendation from the Commission on Cancer. To learn more about IU Health Bloomington, visit www.iuhealth.org/bloomington or call 812-353-5252.

As the only nationally recognized healthcare system in Indiana, Indiana University Health is dedicated to providing a unified standard of preeminent care. A unique partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine – one of the nation’s leading medical schools – and the depth of experience from the most complete network of highly skilled specialty and primary care physicians, gives IU Health unparalleled strength in delivering assurance to patients. Discover the strength at www.iuhealth.org.

About Carestream Health

Carestream is a worldwide provider of dental and medical imaging systems and IT solutions; X-ray imaging systems for non-destructive testing; and advanced materials for the precision films and electronics markets—all backed by a global service and support network. For more information about the company’s broad portfolio of products, solutions and services, please contact your Carestream representative or call 888-777-2072, or visit www.carestream.com. To view Carestream’s latest news announcements, please visit www.carestream.com/news.

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Contacts

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Robert B. Salmon, 585-627-6560
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Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital implemented two CARESTREAM DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray Systems with CARESTREAM DRX-1C detectors to deliver rapid image access to high-quality exams.

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Contacts

Carestream Health
Robert B. Salmon, 585-627-6560
robert.salmon@carestream.com
or
Robette Brooks, 303-699-8861
rbrooks@ccspr.com