The unique demands of paediatric imaging require a systemwide approach to guarantee high-quality imaging at the lowest possible patient exposure to the most sensitive patients. This critical challenge can be overcome by using Carestream’s DRX Plus 2530C higher resolution detector combined with an exceptional image processing software Image View used for post processing the images for further diagnosis.
This newly designed small-format detector is made up of cesium iodide technology and which is extremely high in resolution, capable to capture the fine detail of smaller anatomical structures present in paediatric patients.
Due to the unique X-Factor share ability the detector can be used across with the other Carestream DRX rooms and mobile systems for paediatric imaging. It can be used to capture extremities and other general radiography exams as well, offering valuable improvements in small-format imaging throughout the hospital, be it from the NICU to orthopaedics, surgery or tabletop exams.
Edwin Pinto, XRS Business Manager – India Cluster, Carestream says, “The DRX Plus 2530C provides an ideal solution for paediatric exams, with easy positioning in NICU incubator trays and paediatric ICU. The light weight of the detector makes it easier for patient positioning and the software capability provides a more consistent acquisition and display of images for patients within a given body size and age range.”
Dr Suresh Viswanathan, Managing Director, SKS HOSPITAL & Postgraduate Medical Institute, added, “At our institute we recently installed DRX Revolution portable X-ray along with the DRX PLUS 2530C detector. This detector fits into the neonatal incubator tray allowing X-rays to be taken without disturbing the babies, lowering the possibility of infection and avoids accidental extubation. Our neonatologist also loves the convenience of being able to visualise the images instantly, at the bedside, which is invaluable for confirming the placement of the endotracheal tube as well as confirming or adjusting the position of central lines. Our radiologist has appreciated the excellent image quality achieved at the lowest dose. As an administrator I find being able to use the DRX Plus 2530C detector across all Carestream DRX products results in a quicker return on investment.”