Computed Radiography (CR) System
enhances efficiency in general paediatric and emergency imaging
Computed Radiography (CR) System. At least 50% of general radiology exams today are still based on projection radiography. Computed radiography (CR), a more cost-effective way to digitise a department, continues to be a viable alternative to digital radiography (DR). Hence, hospitals are seeking to make this environment more efficient and effective to meet the growing demand for high-quality, cost-effective care.DX-S is a new CR system launched to fill the gap between traditional CR and DR. A highly flexible system, it is specifically adapted for decentralised and in-room use. Two innovative technologies, DirectriX and Scanhead, provide the high image quality and high-speed imaging that are sought to bridge the gap between traditional CR and DR. DirectriX is a needle-based detector technology. Particles are more structured, almost cellular, guiding the light with minimal loss. Scanhead is a line-to-line CR stimulation and light collection technology that increases the speed of throughput. A full range of imaging exams can be performed directly at the point of care, whether for general radiography, paediatric or emergency applications. Radiology personnel are able to remain with patients during image capture and processing, reducing examination time and enhancing patient satisfaction. Dr Kint, Radiologist at the Maasland Hospital in Sittard, The Netherlands, had this to say about the new imaging system: "Once we started using it, we immediately noticed a clear difference in our way of working. The new system is much more compact, and can be installed easily in an examination room. The cassettes are read much more quickly, and the image appears on the monitor much faster. Minutes are saved with every examination."