Carestream Health Launches New Detector for Long-Length Digital Radiography

August 19, 2020

Multi-sensor device captures high-resolution images in seconds with single exposure to reduce dose.

Carestream Health announced Tuesday the launch of its new single-exposure digital radiography detector.

This product – CARESTREAM DRX-L Detector – uses a large field-of-view to capture long-length, high-resolution images for leg-length and spine exams. Not only is it intended to increase productivity in hospitals and imaging centers, but its single exposure also decreases patient discomfort and radiation dose, company officials said.

“The DRX-L Detector captures the entire long-length image dimensions – whether imaging the spine, performing a scoliosis exam or a hip-to-heel exam – with one single shot and one single exposure,” said Jill Hamman, Carestream Worldwide Marketing Manager. “With traditional multi-shot digital radiography and multiple detectors, the technologist has to take separate shots to image the entire spine. That take more set-up time, as well as exam time.”

Securing images in a single shot limits re-takes and any image manipulation due to patient movement, she said. The detector uses Carestream’s ImageView Software with Eclipse Image Processing, and it can be shared with other compatible DRX equipment. In addition, it supports a myriad of Carestream’s existing digital X-ray products, including:

  • DRX-Evolution Plus System/DRX-Evolution System
  • DRX-Ascend System
  • Q-Rad X-ray System
  • DRX-1 System

The product will be available in the United States and Canada, according to a company statement.