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Award-Winning San Antonio University Health System Converts to Carestream Digital X-ray Systems


University Health System's main hospital in San Antonio, Texas, has an
impressive reputation for delivering outstanding patient care. For the
past seven years, U.S. News & World Report has ranked it as
the best in the San Antonio area.

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University Health System's main hospital in San Antonio, Texas, recently installed 17 Carestream ima ...

University Health System's main hospital in San Antonio, Texas, recently installed 17 Carestream imaging systems (Photo: Business Wire)

The hospital installed five CARESTREAM DRX-Evolution Plus Systems (see
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DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray Systems
that provide rapid access to
high-quality images throughout the 740-bed facility.

"Converting to digital radiography allows us to achieve excellent image
quality, rapid image access and impressive staff productivity that can
expedite diagnosis and treatment," said Russell Anthony, University
Hospital's Radiology Supervisor.

"Our service engineers track imaging performance for imaging systems and
detectors. They are extremely pleased with Carestream's advanced
diagnostics and remote monitoring capabilities—as well as the ability of
Carestream's service team to resolve many issues remotely," Mr. Anthony

Three room-based
imaging systems
and three mobile imaging systems deliver fully
featured, high-quality imaging in the hospital's fast-paced emergency
department. DRX-Evolution Plus and DRX-Revolution systems also are
installed in the trauma center and the new pediatric ED. Room and mobile
exams reach 18,000 imaging exams a month.

"Carestream software tracks sensors on each system and detector so our
service engineers know about each knock and drop. They know which
technologist was using the system and how badly the system was damaged,"
according to Mr. Anthony. "This monitoring ensures that our systems are
performing at peak capacity. It is also a testament to the durability of
Carestream's systems because they are extremely reliable even with hard

Each DRX-Revolution travels an average of 180 miles a month, according
to the hospital's service engineers. "These mobile imaging systems are
used around the clock and we have been extremely pleased with both their
performance and durability," said Mr. Anthony.

Each imaging system is configured to maximize productivity for its
imaging environment. The ED's room-based imaging systems have fixed
detectors in the wall stand and a wireless detector for table and
tabletop exams, while the trauma center is configured with a 17 x 17
inch wireless detector in the wall Bucky and standard-size wireless
detectors for table and tabletop exams.

"We elected to have fixed detectors in the wall stand in the ED because
this expedites complex exams while simultaneously reducing the risk of
dropped detectors," Mr. Anthony reports.

The pediatric ED has one standard-size detector and a small-format 10 x
12 inch CARESTREAM DRX 2530C cesium iodide detector that allows
technologists to capture high-resolution X-ray images of babies with a
minimum dose. The small-format detector fits into incubator trays, which
avoids the need to move fragile infants who are connected to multiple
tubes and lines.

The hospital also retrofitted two fluoroscopy rooms, several general
radiography rooms and one portable unit with DRX detectors to convert
these systems to digital radiography.

About University Health System

University Health System is a nationally recognized teaching hospital
and network of outpatient healthcare centers, owned by the residents of
Bexar County. In partnership with UT Health San Antonio, it is a leader
in advanced treatment options, new technologies and clinical research.
For the past seven years, U.S. News & World Report has ranked
University Hospital as the best in the San Antonio area. University
Health System is Bexar County and South Texas' first health system to
earn Magnet status. Magnet status offers patients reassurance they are
being cared for by a team of nurses with a proven track record of
providing excellent care and positive outcomes for their patients. For
more information please visit

About Carestream Health

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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
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