Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust invests in Carestream DRX-Revolution mobile units

Deployment helps to meet increasing demand on services

Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust has invested in two CARESTREAM DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray units.

The Revolution mobiles will be used across 42 wards on the Derriford Hospital site in Plymouth, including four critical care units.

Derriford Hospital is a large trauma and multi-modality site with more than 900 beds and is part of the largest hospital trust in the south west of England, providing a full range of general hospital services to around 450,000 people in Plymouth, North and East Cornwall and South and West Devon.

The hospital previously used a combination of mobile CR and wired DR units that will be replaced by the Revolutions.

Lead radiographer at Derriford Hospital, Jeanette Snowden, said: “The Revolution’s Wi-Fi facility enables images to be delivered to medical and surgical teams with no delay, having an immediate and positive impact on the delivery of high-quality patient care.”

The innovative Carestream DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray System is the industry’s only mobile X-ray system with a fully-automatic collapsible column. Powered by a wireless DRX detector, the unit gives superb image quality.

“We expect the units to significantly free up capacity to help meet increasing demand,” said Snowden.

“They are radiographer friendly and image quality is excellent. We also expect minimum downtime, with excellent engineer support from Carestream.”

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