Care New England Hospitals Install 10 Carestream Digital X-ray Systems

Care New England hospitals standardized on Carestream imaging systems because they offer excellent image quality and advanced image enhancement software (Photo: Business Wire)

ROCHESTER, N.Y.--()--Care New England Health System (Providence, R.I.) installed a CARESTREAM DRX-Ascend System (see video link), three CARESTREAM DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray Systems and six CARESTREAM DRX-1 Systems to upgrade existing room and mobile imaging systems to digital radiography (DR). The imaging systems were provided through Radiology Services Inc., a Carestream dealer, and are deployed at Butler Hospital, Kent Hospital and Women & Infants Hospital.

“We standardized on Carestream digital radiography imaging systems because they offer excellent image quality and advanced image enhancement software that delivers the fine diagnostic detail required by our orthopaedic, pediatric, trauma and other specialists,” said Stephen Hopkins, Director of Diagnostic Imaging for Kent Hospital. “Our healthcare system converted to digital radiography to enhance image quality, boost staff productivity and deliver rapid access to images for physicians.”

The health system deployed Carestream’s optional long-length imaging software that automatically captures, aligns and stitches together up to three images. Care New England hospitals also use Carestream’s SmartGrid software and CARESTREAM DRX Plus 3543 and CARESTREAM DRX 2530C cesium iodide detectors to deliver excellent image quality at a lower dose.

At Kent Hospital and Women & Infants Hospital existing portable systems were upgraded to DR and three Carestream DRX-Revolution mobile systems also perform exams for inpatients and critical care patients.

“Our portable systems are equipped with optional Carestream software that can enhance imaging of PICC lines and detection of pneumothorax,” said Gina Demou, Director of Diagnostic Imaging at Women & Infants Hospital. “Carestream’s SmartGrid software delivers excellent image quality and high resolution without the need to use an anti-scatter grid. This has significantly enhanced patient comfort.”

Ms. Demou added that Carestream detectors are well built and have survived drops, been recalibrated and tested, and then returned to service.

About Care New England Health System

Care New England Health System is a trusted organization that fuels the latest advances in medical research, attracts the nation’s top specialty-trained doctors, hones renowned services and innovative programs, and engages in the important discussions people need to have about their health and end-of-life wishes. Backed by a broad range of services—primary care, surgery, cardiovascular care, oncology, psychiatry, behavioral health, newborn pediatrics and the full spectrum of women’s health services—CNE is reinventing the way healthcare is delivered, partnering with our patients to provide the best care possible while working to create a community of healthier people. For more information please visit

About Radiology Services Inc.

Radiology Services (RSI) of Topsfield, Mass., is an industry leader in multi-vendor diagnostic imaging equipment sales and maintenance support since 1978. RSI provides clients the quality expertise, superior service and premium product lines that meet the needs—and exceed the expectations—of the New England diagnostic imaging community. The company markets, installs and services imaging systems in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Maine. For more information visit

About Carestream Health

Carestream is a worldwide provider of medical imaging systems and IT solutions; X-ray imaging systems for non-destructive testing; and precision contract coating services for a wide range of industrial, medical, electronic and other applications—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 1-888-777-2072 or visit To view Carestream’s latest news announcements, please visit

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Release Summary

Care New England hospitals install a CARESTREAM DRX-Ascend, three CARESTREAM DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray Systems and six CARESTREAM DRX-1 Systems.


Robert Salmon, 1.585.627.6560

Robette Brooks, 1.303.699.8861