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Award-Winning University of Florida Health Hospitals Install 16 Portable DR Imaging Systems from Carestream Health

University of Florida Health has purchased and installed 16 CARESTREAM DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray Systems at UF Health Shands Hospital, UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital and the new UF Health Heart & Vascular and Neuromedicine hospitals.

Wed Jan 10 2018By Carestream Health

University of Florida Health (Gainesville, Fla.) has purchased and installed 16 CARESTREAM DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray Systems (see video link) at UF Health Shands Hospital, UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital and the new UF Health Heart & Vascular and Neuromedicine hospitals that opened in December. These facilities have a combined total of 1,091 beds.

These portable imaging systems are used around the clock to perform diagnostic imaging exams in multiple ICU, NICU, OR, ER, burn ICU and pediatric ER areas, as well as inpatient rooms. Both UF Health’s main hospital and cancer hospital average more than 6,650 mobile X-ray exams per month.

Radiographers use CARESTREAM DRX Plus and DRX 2530C cesium detectors in standard and small-format sizes to address the varied imaging needs involved in providing specialty care to a diverse patient population. “Our team decided to select a single supplier for the hospitals to enhance ease of use and productivity. We conducted a thorough comparison of portable imaging systems and unanimously selected the DRX-Revolution platform,” said Jennifer Sirera, Technical Director-Radiology, UF Health Shands Hospital.

“Our staff appreciates the image quality and the maneuverability, extended tube reach, compact size and collapsible tower offered by the DRX-Revolution,” Ms. Sirera adds.  

Technologists can view images and change techniques on a tube-based touch screen for increased efficiency and convenience. Being able to use any DRX detector in any DRX imaging system helps ensure continuous uptime and greater imaging flexibility, according to Ms. Sirera.

 

About University of Florida Health Shands Hospital

University of Florida Health Shands Hospital is among the nation’s best in six adult medical specialties in the 2017-2018 U.S. News & World Report ranking of U.S. hospitals that was released Aug. 8. For the third year in a row, UF Health Shands ranked in more adult and pediatric specialties than any other hospital in Florida—a total of 12, factoring in pediatric rankings released June 27, 2017. For more information please visit www.ufhealth.org.

 

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 888-777-2072 or visit www.carestream.com.

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