UC Irvine Medical Center Installs 14 Digital X-ray Imaging Systems From Carestream Health

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ROCHESTER, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–UC Irvine Medical Center — which has been rated as one of the nation’s best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for 17 consecutive years — purchased 14 digital X-ray systems from Carestream Health.

UC Irvine Medical Center installed six CARESTREAM DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray Systems (see video link), one CARESTREAM DRX-Ascend System and retrofitted seven mobile and room-based imaging systems with CARESTREAM DRX Plus, DRX-1 and DRX 2530C detectors.

Carestream’s portable imaging systems are used for diagnostic X–ray exams in the medical center’s ER, trauma center, NICU and ICU, as well as inpatient rooms. In addition, three existing portable systems were upgraded with Carestream detectors. The hospital captures up to 6,000 mobile X-ray exams per month while its room-based Carestream detectors capture up to 700 exams per month.

Technologists, radiologists, physicists and PACS administrators participated in a comprehensive review of portable X-ray systems and DR detectors before selecting Carestream.

“Our team wanted imaging systems and detector upgrades that could address our need for enhanced productivity, image quality and ease of use and Carestream’s systems meet these needs,� said Mike Schneider, Radiology Director, UC Irvine Medical Center. “Being able to use any DRX detector in any DRX imaging system helps ensure continuous uptime and greater imaging flexibility.�

Two ED rooms and two radiology rooms in the hospital’s new wing have been upgraded with Carestream detectors and a DRX-Ascend System was installed at the Gottschalk Plaza Medical Center on the UC Irvine Health campus.

About UC Irvine Health

UC Irvine Health comprises the clinical, medical education and research enterprises of the University of California, Irvine. Patients can access UC Irvine Health at physician offices throughout Orange County and at its main campus, UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange, Calif., a 417-bed acute care hospital that provides tertiary and quaternary care, ambulatory and specialty medical clinics, behavioral health and rehabilitation. U.S. News & World Report has listed it among America’s Best Hospitals for 17 consecutive years. UC Irvine Medical Center features Orange County’s only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, high-risk perinatal/neonatal program, Level I trauma center and Level II pediatric trauma center, and is the primary teaching hospital for UC Irvine School of Medicine. UC Irvine Health serves a region of more than 3 million people in Orange County, western Riverside County and southeast Los Angeles County. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Carestream Health

Carestream is a worldwide provider of medical imaging systems and IT solutions; X-ray imaging systems for non-destructive testing; and precision contract coating services for a wide range of industrial, medical, electronic and other applications—all backed by a global service and support network. For more information about the company’s broad portfolio of products, solutions and services, please contact your Carestream representative or call 888-777-2072 or visit www.carestream.com. To view Carestream’s latest news announcements, please visit www.carestream.com/news.

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Brad Bennett

Brad Bennett

Brad grew up in a small town in northern Iowa. He studied chemistry in college, graduated, and married his wife one month later. They were then blessed with two baby boys within the first four years of marriage. Having babies gave their family a desire to return to the old paths – to nourish their family with traditional, homegrown foods; rid their home of toxic chemicals and petroleum products; and give their boys a chance to know a simple, sustainable way of life. They are currently building a homestead from scratch on two little acres in central Texas. There’s a lot to be done to become somewhat self-sufficient, but they are debt-free and get to spend their days living this simple, good life together with their five young children.