Carestream unveils first wireless DR detector

“Carestream Health has released a wireless digital radiography (DR) detector that is the size of a standard cassette and can be used with existing wall stand- or table-based buckys.”

I personally think that this is a fantastic idea. I first heard about the wireless DR suite about 2 months ago but seeing that that expected release date is in the first quarter of 2009i makes me excited – simply because of the workflow enhancements that can come out from it.

“The Carestream DRX-1 system incorporates a console and a wireless 14- x 17-inch cassette-size DR detector that provides conversion for users of radiographic film or computed radiography (CR) systems, requiring no modifications to existing analog equipment, according to Carestream. The DRX-1 system also delivers preview images in less than five seconds.

The company also said its wireless detector can be used wherever it is needed—with the wall stand bucky, table bucky, or for tabletop shots and other difficult views.”

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