Philips RF remote product offers workflow advantages

December 1, 2010
Greg Freiherr

Remote radiography and fluoroscopy systems traditionally have appealed more to Europeans than to practitioners in the U.S. But Philips is betting the time-and design of its new Juno DRF-are right to make a change in old habits. The Juno DRF remote-controlled flat-detector system, recently cleared by the FDA, offers enhancements that Philips Healthcare is promoting in its RSNA booth as the means to faster workflow and patient throughput and maximized return on investment.

Remote radiography and fluoroscopy systems traditionally have appealed more to Europeans than to practitioners in the U.S. But Philips is betting the time-and design of its new Juno DRF-are right to make a change in old habits. The Juno DRF remote-controlled flat-detector system, recently cleared by the FDA, offers enhancements that Philips Healthcare is promoting in its RSNA booth as the means to faster workflow and patient throughput and maximized return on investment. 

The system combines everything needed for digital radiography and fluoroscopy applications, including all common radiographic procedures, gastrointestinal studies, tomography, and vascular studies. Its open-access design, characterized by a 180-cm (71-inch) Source Image Distance (SID), or distance between the x-ray source and detector, and table capacity of up to 284 kg (626 pounds) position the system for use in bariatric studies, according to Philips.

For customers who prefer to work with controls nearby, Philips offers comprehensive digital radiofrequency room solutions with two digital detectors in a vertical stand or in the EasyDiagnost Eleva table, thereby combining high-quality digital radiography and fluoroscopy.

The ability to add a choice of components and the flexibility to upgrade the system anytime allow customers to create a room customizable to changing needs, according to the company, from a single-detector version to a high-end, full digital room solution.

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