University Health System, in San Antonio, Texas, US, has become one of the first health systems in the country to implement Carestream DRX-Revolution mobile X-ray systems.

The health system will use new DRX-Revolution systems, part of an order for five Carestream wireless digital radiography (DR) systems, to improve care at University Hospital in the South Texas Medical Center and a new outpatient Clinical Pavilion in downtown San Antonio.

The DRX-Revolution systems are currently used at University Hospital’s emergency centre, intensive care units, surgical suites and nursing units.

"Facilities are impressed with its image quality, compact size, maneuverability and a host of advanced features that make it faster and easier to deliver high-quality patient care."

University Hospital radiology director Rick Pena said, "Carestream’s DRX-Revolution is our mobile imaging platform for the future. In addition to its superb image quality and exceptional maneuverability, the ability to communicate wirelessly with our RIS/PACS enables images to be immediately read by radiologists and viewed by physicians throughout the hospital."

Carestream’s DRX-Revolution system enables physicians to view X-ray images very quickly, which can assist in rapid diagnosis and treatment.

Carestream Health Digital Medical Solutions president Diana Nole said that earlier adopters of DRX-Revolution gave positive feedback on the system.

"Facilities are impressed with its image quality, compact size, maneuverability and a host of advanced features that make it faster and easier to deliver high-quality patient care," Nole added.

Two DRX-Revolution mobile X-ray systems are being used by University Health System for portable exams throughout the hospital while the third one will be installed in its 250,000ft² outpatient Clinical Pavilion scheduled to open in early 2013.

A Carestream DRX-1 system is mounted in one of the hospital’s outpatient clinics and a Carestream DRX-Mobile retrofit kit was deployed to upgrade an existing mobile imaging system used for portable exams in the hospital’s EC.