Our Clean Sweep Live Auction is coming up fast! Next Tuesday, September 26th at 9:30AM EST

DOTmed Home MRI Oncology Ultrasound Molecular Imaging X-Ray Cardiology Health IT Business Affairs
News Home Parts & Service Operating Room CT Women's Health Proton Therapy Endoscopy HTMs Mobile Imaging
Current Location:
> This Story

Log in or Register to rate this News Story
Forward Printable StoryPrint Comment


X-Ray Homepage

Dr. Linda Pauliks Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach name medical director of pediatric & congenital cardiac imaging

Children undergoing CT scans for head injuries at risk for radiation overexposure Roughly half of kids visiting ER receive scans

NuVasive releases LessRay software technology system in the U.S. Allows for lower dose while still retaining high image quality

FDA gives nod to Hitachi’s Supria True64 CT System Economy compact model system that consists of a premium image quality chain

Radiology Partners to acquire Southwest Diagnostic Imaging Joining with SDI 'represents about a 25 percent increase' in RP's size

Purchasing Insights: Service contracts for a CT scanner Insights on one of a hospital's biggest service decisions

CVR Medical’s Carotid Stenotic Scan device shows promise in clinical trials Will it replace CT for stroke diagnosis?

New contrast-enhanced micro-CT technique generates 3-D visualizations of the heart Important implications for atrial fibrillation

Determining pediatric radiation dose and CT image quality with quantitative method A systematic way to ensure safer imaging

Study found 54 percent of vertebral fractures were not reported by radiologists Expert calls for greater vigilance during routine imaging

3 rooms, 2 mobiles
and 1 retrofit kit

UK health system goes fully digital with Carestream X-ray technology

by Lauren Dubinsky , Senior Reporter
Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust’s radiology department in the U.K. recently decided to go fully digital.

The Trust, also known as QE Gateshead, is in its final stages of installing three Carestream DRX-Evolution Plus digital X-ray rooms, two DRX-Revolution mobile X-ray systems and a DRX Mobile retrofit kit.

Story Continues Below Advertisement


NEW CXDI-710C and CXDI-810C Wireless Digital Radiography Systems. NEW CXDI Control Software NE Version 2.16 for Windows® 7 and 10. Click for more information>>>

QE Gateshead was founded in 2005 and runs the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Dunston Hill Day Hospital, QE Metro Riverside and Bensham Hospital. There are a total of 3,400 staff members and 580 hospital beds across all facilities.

So far, two of the DRX-Evolution Plus rooms have been installed in the Trust’s main radiology department. One of the DRX-Revolution mobile systems is in the ICU and the other on general wards. The retrofit kit is for the special care baby unit.

“Staff have found the new technology very easy to switch to, and this has been supported by our having the same technology in multiple rooms and as mobile units,” Elaine Dickson, radiology services lead at the Trust, said in a statement. “The new equipment is also ergonomically superior to previous equipment we used, which was another significant reason for choosing it.”

She added that the fully-digital environment is also beneficial for patients. The Trust is now able to provide more timely service to patients and has been able to achieve local key performance indicators by reducing wait times.

In January, Columbus Regional Health in Indiana installed a CARESTREAM DRX-Evolution Plus system in its updated emergency department. More recently, in March, UnityPoint Health in Wisconsin installed two systems for its orthopaedic and general radiology patients.

X-Ray Homepage

You Must Be Logged In To Post A Comment

Increase Your
Brand Awareness
Auctions + Private Sales
Get The
Best Price
Buy Equipment/Parts
Find The
Lowest Price
Daily News
Read The
Latest News
Browse All
DOTmed Users
Ethics on DOTmed
View Our
Ethics Program
Gold Parts Vendor Program
Receive PH
Gold Service Dealer Program
Receive RFP/PS
Healthcare Providers
See all
HCP Tools
A Job
Parts Hunter +EasyPay
Get Parts
Recently Certified
View Recently
Certified Users
Recently Rated
View Recently
Certified Users
Rental Central
Rent Equipment
For Less
Sell Equipment/Parts
Get The
Most Money
Service Technicians Forum
Find Help
And Advice
Simple RFP
Get Equipment
Virtual Trade Show
Find Service
For Equipment
Access and use of this site is subject to the terms and conditions of our LEGAL NOTICE & PRIVACY NOTICE
Property of and Proprietary to DOTmed.com, Inc. Copyright ©2001-2017 DOTmed.com, Inc.