Carestream launches DR features
Carestream has introduced software for three of its DRX digital radiography systems.

These features are available for order and will be shipping by mid-July with new DRX-1 Systems, DRX-Mobile Retrofit Kits and DRX-Transportable Systems, Rochester, N.Y.-based Carestream said. Existing customers will be able to upgrade existing systems with new software.

New features include:

  • A companion image (from the original exposure) for pneumothorax visualization that accentuates the appearance of free air in the chest cavity. A new ICU package also includes Tube and Line Visualization and automatic image display in the correct orientation.
  • Pediatric-specific image processing that selects default parameters based on patient size.
  • Software for chest imaging outlines areas in the image to alert a technologist if a retake might be needed due to incorrect positioning. Vendor-neutral IEC exposure index values allow technologists to see if they are within the acceptable exposure range.
  • Prior Image Review software allows a user to query and retrieve prior images of the same patient from a PACS to review techniques and positioning.