Healthcare Industry News: X-ray imaging
News Release - November 16, 2010
Toshiba Introduces the RADREX-i Standard X-Ray SystemNew Streamlined X-Ray System Provides Economical Solution to Improve Workflow and Diagnostic Capability
TUSTIN, Calif.--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)-- Obtaining advanced diagnostic imaging equipment to improve workflow and provide highly accurate diagnoses in a cost-effective manner is a requirement for healthcare facilities today. To meet this challenge in X-ray imaging, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. introduces the RADREX™-i Standard, a digital radiographic (DR) system to provide technologists with a straightforward, easy-to-use system.
The RADREX-i Standard system allows facilities to stay competitive by replacing film or CR cassette processing with a digital system to increase productivity and diagnostic accuracy. RADREX-i Standard was designed to improve workflow for radiology departments by offering simplified components, including ergonomic, user-friendly controls on the overhead X-ray tube, as well as advanced image processing for increased diagnostic confidence.
“The RADREX-i Standard was designed with simplified components and streamlined features to make it the perfect solution for technologists,” said Doug Ryan, vice president, Marketing and Strategic Development, Toshiba. “Facilities replacing film or CR cassette processing with digital imaging will significantly increase productivity and their ability to obtain high-quality images quickly.”
In addition to being an economical option for healthcare facilities, the system fits inside the majority of existing radiology rooms, making installation quicker and easier. This decreases downtime and allows facilities to provide advanced patient imaging more quickly after purchase.
The RADREX-i Standard also offers the flexibility to perform out-of-bucky work with a 14”x17” tethered portable detector, allowing radiology departments to image gurney and wheelchair patients, as well as perform cross-table imaging and image patients while standing. The portable detector improves patient comfort as it allows the patient to be imaged without being moved.
The RADREX-i Standard also includes a 500-pound table weight limit, a 300 kHU X-ray tube and an 80-kW generator, allowing hospitals to image a variety of patients quickly.
Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. will provide information on the RADREX-i Standard at this year’s Radiological Society of North America’s (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago, Nov. 28 – Dec. 3, 2010 (Booth #3435, South Hall).
With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems markets, sells, distributes and services diagnostic imaging systems, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging research for all modalities in the United States. Toshiba Medical Systems Corp., an independent group company of Toshiba Corp., is a global leading provider of diagnostic medical imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, such as CT, Cath & EP Labs, X-ray, Ultrasound, MRI and information systems. Toshiba Corp. is a worldwide leader in technology, electronic and electrical products, digital consumer products, electronic devices and components, power systems, industrial and social infrastructure systems and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875 and today operates a global network of more than 742 companies with more than 204,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing $68 billion. For more information, visit Toshiba’s website at www.medical.toshiba.com.
RADREX is a trademark of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation.
Source: Toshiba America Medical Systems
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