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.
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Care New England hospitals standardized on Carestream imaging systems because they offer excellent image quality and advanced image enhancement software (Photo: Business Wire)
“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
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
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 www.carenewengland.org.
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 www.rsixray.net.
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 www.carestream.com.
To view Carestream’s latest news announcements, please visit www.carestream.com/news.
CARESTREAM is a trademark of Carestream Health.
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