Yeovil Hospital improves mobile X-ray technology


Radiology department unveils Carestream DRX-Revolution system

The radiology department at Yeovil District General Hospital in Somerset has purchased a Carestream DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray System to enable faster and better mobile imaging.

The acquisition follows the installation of a new Carestream PACS/RIS system in early 2013.

Staff in the radiology department, which carries out around 115,000 examinations a year across a range of modalities, previously used mobile CR units to carry out examinations at bedside.

The new Carestream DRX-Revolution mobile unit does away with the need to process CR cassettes in a separate processing area by delivering the X-ray image wirelessly to the PACS from the patient’s bedside.

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Diagnostic services manager at Yeovil, Fiona Rooke, said: “Rapid image acquisition and the ability to check images at bedside means fewer repeats,. We are able to show clinicians high-quality images at bedside so clinical decisions can be made more rapidly, resulting in faster treatment for patients. The Carestream DRX-Revolution is also extremely easy to drive and manoeuvre and the retracting column is especially helpful.”