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  • Have you looked at Dental Digital Radiography lately? :: Medray, Dublin, Ireland
    Singapore Healthcare Groups Purchase Tracking Effects of X ray Radiation in C Baylor University Medical Center Purchas RSNA 2013 Understanding the Importance Med News October 2013 Medray Invest In N I Market Image Gently Have you looked at Dental Digital Radiography lately Date written 13 06 2014 FILM VS DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY HAVE YOU LOOKED AT DIGITAL LATELY For many dentists transitioning to digital radiography after using film for most of their careers seems like a monumental change However the benefits for your dental practice as well as the patient are clear Consider this chart Film Radiography vs Digital Radiography Film Digital Requires ongoing film and chemistry costs Minimal recurring expenses after initial purchase Chemicals must be disposed of properly No chemicals involved Spaced needed for storage and darkroom More room for patient care Image processing may take several minutes Images can be displayed instantly Poor exposure may require retakes Images can be enhanced with software Images cannot be adjusted or optimized Images can be colorized magnified and enhanced Images lack patient id and time stamp and must be filed could get lost Images can be immediately stored on computer s hard drive Lower initial purchase cost Higher initial cost however requires no consumables Difficult and expensive to share Easy and inexpensive sharing Now let s break it down from both a practice operational perspective and a patient perspective Dental Practice Benefits Main Patient Benefits By switching to digital you can clear out your film and chemical storage room and darkroom in order to have more productive space Patient experience is improved by less waiting and often shorter visits Although film provides excellent resolution waiting on the images to be processed can be time consuming and unproductive What s more if you have to retake an image you can lose even more time Fortunately digital radiography is much faster rather than waiting for an image to be developed and scanned you can see it instantly Saves patients time during the initial and re care exams quick turnaround times and enhanced work flow can decrease the likelihood of patients having to return for future appointments Lower dose than film images is important to patients as well as more quality time with doctor and staff Because digital images can be enhanced through digital imaging software you can provide faster and better diagnoses Improves patient communication through enhanced images and patients will feel more confident about their diagnosis take ownership of their dental issues and be more likely to accept treatment While film radiography involves environmentally unsafe chemicals that need to be safely disposed of digital radiography is much cleaner and greener Going green contributes to a better environment for your patients and community alike Home Digital Radiology Radiology Supplies Veterinary Dental Uniforms NDT Dosimetry Consumables Clearance Lines Support Medray Imaging Systems Unit B5 Clonlara Avenue Baldonnell Business Park Dublin 22 Ireland Phone 353 0 1 466 3773 Fax 353 0 1 466 3800 Medray UK Ltd Forsyth House Cromac Square Belfast BT2 8LA

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  • 7 REASONS WHY THE DRX-REVOLUTION IS A RADIOGRAPHER'S DREAM MACHINE :: Medray, Dublin, Ireland
    had never been done before They really wanted to design the DRX Revolution from the ground up to be a digital portable x ray system that was more efficient for radiologic technologists To do this Carestream not only went to more than 50 healthcare sites but we also observed radiographers conducting exams They even returned to the sites to show them design sketches and get their input With the DRX Revolution portable rounds are now different Finally radiographers have an easy mobile DR system that was designed for the way they want to work not the way they ve always done things So in the spirit of motivational quote sharing here are seven reasons told in quotes from DRX Revolution users why a portable imaging system that challenged norms is now most likely to be the machine in a radiographer s dreams Technologists Radiographers stand in line waiting for the DRX Revolution to come back from a portable because they want to use the Revolution The collapsible column allows the technologist to see over the portable machine so we are certainly able to see anyone coming down the hallway Mike Foley Director of Radiology Physical Occupational Therapy Tufts Medical Center The moveable collapseable column is one of the many benefits rad techs love about the DRX Revolution An image recall feature allows technologists to pull up the last three exams for each patient and copy the techniques that were used to help ensure consistency Two technologists conduct 20 25 inpatient exams each morning in just 45 minutes It used to take four technologists 1 5 hours with CR based portable systems Chief Technologist Chris Vineyard University Health System San Antonio With wireless technology they no longer have to watch out for the various cords that once tethered detectors to the X ray machine Wireless digital X ray technology makes our jobs a lot more efficient and a lot easier There s less running between patients rooms and if we get a bad image we can retake it immediately Susan Moody Radiologic Technologist and Clinical Manager of Portable and OR imaging University of Rochester Medical Center Thanks to its powerful 32kW generator and DRX detector we have lowered exposures and the tube and grid alignment system simultaneously enhances image quality by facilitating grid use Chris Schneider Director of Radiology Imaging Services Brookhaven Memorial Hospital DRX Revolution systems contain an automatic radio frequency identification RFID reader that signs in technologists using RFID chips in their badges This automatic process ensures that we have an accurate record of which technologist is using the machine for each exam It s also much more convenient for the techs By the time they touch the machine they are already logged in for use Todd Stanley Administrative Director of Radiology IU Health Methodist Hospital DR technology made it easier to keep the images attached to the correct patient even when they came into the hospital without identification While everyone was double checking patient IDs on exam orders

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  • Q&A: DIGITAL BREAST TOMOSYNTHESIS :: Medray, Dublin, Ireland
    3 What are the challenges health facilities face when implementing DBT Financial Cost is a challenge due to the lack of reimbursement As patients become more aware of the benefits that DBT can bring they re asking for it Even with the lack of reimbursement many facilities are adding DBT to prevent a loss of patients to other facilities offering this technology and or to provide better patient care Technical Technical challenges include the size and format of DBT data DBT images can be very large several times the size of conventional mammograms so the transfer and storage of this data can be challenging Additionally some acquisition device vendors have been generating data in a proprietary format due to the lack of a DICOM standard format in the past and in some cases still storing data in a proprietary format This presents challenges for healthcare facilities looking to standardize their data or use a mixture of vendor products Product As healthcare facilities add DBT to their breast imaging procedures many are finding that their existing storage and viewing solutions do not yet support this technology This presents the facilities with the challenge of how they are going to store and view this data Workflow DBT creates more data than a a conventional mammogram increasing the time to read a case Just like when digital mammography was first introduced users are experiencing a learning curve with reading the images with the use of workstations and the tools they provide In addition some workstation vendors have very limited if any tools to optimize the reading of DBT exams which magnifies the challenge 4 How do providers overcome these challenges Financial Some facilities are absorbing the costs by marketing the value of DBT and bringing in more patients Others are charging the customer an extra fee to help offset the costs Technical The data size challenge is overcome by careful planning of the network infrastructure and storage requirements Acquisition device manufacturers are recommending a 1Gbps network to accommodate the image transfers so facilities are either planning for this when building new or upgrading their existing infrastructure We have found that in addition to adequate network bandwidth the use of lossless compression and intelligent routing pre fetching of data are extremely important to efficiently move such large amounts of data around transparently to the user This is especially true when reading is performed across multiple facilities and or remotely Regarding the data format DICOM now supports a new SOP Class that specifies how such data can be transmitted in a standardized format for interoperability between various vendors equipment Most acquisition device vendors have adopted this standard but existing proprietary data and in some cases newly acquired data still remain in proprietary formats To address this issue some acquisition device vendors are offering a service where the proprietary data can be converted to DICOM standardized data This needs to be planned for ahead of any implementation of DICOM compliant equipment since the conversion process can

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  • Medray (N.I.) Installs Digital Room at Belfast City Hospital :: Medray, Dublin, Ireland
    How Can Bone Suppression Improve Chest R New Bone Suppression Software Upgrading Your Portable X ray Fleet Benefits of Carestream s DRX Family Equipment Solutions for Medical Imaging Preparation Support is Key to Safe British Veterinary Association BVA use DRX Systems Applauded by Leading H C Pr 5 Ideas to be Implemented in 2014 Right for Today Ready for Tomorrow Two Singapore Healthcare Groups Purchase Tracking Effects of X ray Radiation in C Baylor University Medical Center Purchas RSNA 2013 Understanding the Importance Med News October 2013 Medray Invest In N I Market Image Gently Medray N I Installs Digital Room at Belfast City Hospital Date written 09 05 2014 Medray Imaging Systems are delighted to have installed a Carestream DRX Evolution Room into the x ray department of Belfast City Hospital BCH The Belfast City Hospital Trust is a 900 bed modern university teaching hospital providing local acute services and key regional specialties including renal medicine and transplantation and a comprehensive range of cancer services The provision of high quality treatment and care continues to be its primary objective The Carestream DRX digital room has replaced ageing analogue equipment and follows on from last year s purchase of a Carestream DRX Revolution mobile at the hospital to replace an analogue mobile This latest installation took place at the end of April and was followed by application training L to R Amanda Wilson Jason Roddy Medray N I Denise Sinclair Christine Robinson Radiography Site Lead Pamela Compston Siobhan Crowley Sales Director Medray Rebecca Mitchell Superintendent Main x ray Amy Stewart Rebecca Mitchell Superintendent Main x ray stated following the successful addition of the Carestream DRX mobile to our equipment list in 2013 the staff in the x ray department of BCH were delighted to take delivery of the new Carestream DRX Evolution to continue the on going upgrade of equipment within the department The image preview is available within 6 seconds enabling high patient throughput and the automatic functionality means far less manual handling for staff Rebecca added now the hospital can offer a fully digital service The new Evolution room is feature rich with motorisation of the tube gantry auto positioning auto centring and auto tracking The wireless cassette size DRX Detector delivers superb digital x ray images increased latitude and high contrast image detail with EVP Plus software Home Digital Radiology Radiology Supplies Veterinary Dental Uniforms NDT Dosimetry Consumables Clearance Lines Support Medray Imaging Systems Unit B5 Clonlara Avenue Baldonnell Business Park Dublin 22 Ireland Phone 353 0 1 466 3773 Fax 353 0 1 466 3800 Medray UK Ltd Forsyth House Cromac Square Belfast BT2 8LA United Kingdom Phone 44 2890 511 236 Fax 44 2890 218 001 All Rights Reserved 2016 medray ie Terms and Conditions Privacy Statement Disclaimer Cookie Policy Opening Times Monday Friday 09 00 17 00 Out of hours support For comprehensive service contract holders 087 8475186 Web Development by KL Studios Ireland United Kingdom Digital Radiology DR CR Analogue Room Calscan C

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  • Carestream's Newest Image Acquisition Available on iPads :: Medray, Dublin, Ireland
    Medical Imaging Preparation Support is Key to Safe British Veterinary Association BVA use DRX Systems Applauded by Leading H C Pr 5 Ideas to be Implemented in 2014 Right for Today Ready for Tomorrow Two Singapore Healthcare Groups Purchase Tracking Effects of X ray Radiation in C Baylor University Medical Center Purchas RSNA 2013 Understanding the Importance Med News October 2013 Medray Invest In N I Market Image Gently Date written 30 04 2014 Carestream s Newest Image Acquisition Mini PACS Software Receives FDA 510 k Clearance for Viewing on iPad Mobile Devices New Tablet Viewer Option Can Help Enhance Patient Care at Urgent Care Facilities Imaging Centers and Physicians Offices Carestream s newest version of Image Suite Software has received FDA 510 k Clearance for a Tablet Viewer option that allows viewing of X ray imaging studies on the iPad 2 This capability is now available in many countries around the world Users of Carestream s latest version of Image Suite Software can add the Tablet Viewer Option while users of previous generations of Image Suite software can upgrade to the newest software to gain access to the Tablet Viewer and other advanced features Image Suite delivers a flexible image acquisition processing and storage platform that supports Carestream s wireless DRX 1 systems as well as CR imaging systems and an optional mini PACS Image Suite offers Web based patient scheduling image review and reporting and flexible archiving solutions This versatile offering is ideal for urgent care facilities imaging centers and physicians offices With the Tablet Viewer consultations can be more personal since patients will be able to see evidence of their disease or condition on X ray images as a physician is explaining diagnosis and treatment options said Heidi McIntosh Carestream s Global Marketing Manager for X ray Solutions Physicians can also view patient images from home or any remote location on their iPad 2 mobile devices by logging into their mini PACS system Image Suite Delivers Advanced Reading and Reporting Tools Carestream s optional mini PACS also delivers advanced reading and reporting tools and supports a wide variety of specialty measurement tools including Lippman Cobb angle goniometry and coxometry The software also supports transfer of images to OrthoView software for pre operative orthopaedic planning and templating Image Suite systems provide DICOM storage for MR CT and ultrasound exams and allows users to create edit and view reports Users can output imaging exams to CD DVDs DICOM printers and other PACS systems Home Digital Radiology Radiology Supplies Veterinary Dental Uniforms NDT Dosimetry Consumables Clearance Lines Support Medray Imaging Systems Unit B5 Clonlara Avenue Baldonnell Business Park Dublin 22 Ireland Phone 353 0 1 466 3773 Fax 353 0 1 466 3800 Medray UK Ltd Forsyth House Cromac Square Belfast BT2 8LA United Kingdom Phone 44 2890 511 236 Fax 44 2890 218 001 All Rights Reserved 2016 medray ie Terms and Conditions Privacy Statement Disclaimer Cookie Policy Opening Times Monday Friday 09 00 17 00 Out of hours

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  • Five Steps to Better Digital Radiography Asset Utilisation :: Medray, Dublin, Ireland
    ray assets across the organization How many systems from different vendors do you have Where are the systems in their lifecyle Which detectors are moveable Are your detectors wireless or tethered Create a spreadsheet that details each system its age software maintenance contracts available upgrades and if it s in working order Step 2 Chart Asset Utilization For each system capture the image volume exam throughput and uptime requirements Indicate if detectors are being shared between systems and if the detector is being used 24 7 Note degrees of required equipment redundancy Document any staffing considerations for each asset Is there a technician who only works with portables or specific vendor systems Step 3 Develop Growth Projections Forecast market changes and the potential impact on your volumes Could a planned closure of a nearby hospital within the year drive up imaging volumes in your ER or trauma center Will a change in local population demographics drive surgical volumes Step 4 Identify Workflow Modifications Analyze the three data sources collected in the previous steps What changes to department workflow and or purchases could lower redundancy improve equipment utilization and unlock capacity for growth For example Move an underutilized wireless DR detector from your DR room bucky to a portable for morning rounds Then return the wireless detector for peak DR room volume Finally redeploy the same detector to the ER for the night shift Use a common CR and DR software interface to ensure all techs can operate all systems and move easily from one piece of equipment to the next Purchase a second wireless detector for the radiology room second shift to make technicians working alone more efficient Step 5 Review Asset Replacement Strategies Look for modular ways to continually advance your capabilities while still leveraging your legacy technology Work with your vendor to determine if you need to replace a whole system or if upgrading a component like a detector could extend the life of your investment Let s look at a scenario where changes in wireless DR detector utilization could have a significant impact on the ability to respond to volume growth Hospital A has an extremely busy ED Trauma area With capital constraints the most they could afford in the last few budget years was CR technology Funds this year are limited but there is money available An inventory of their x ray assets finds that they have two full x ray rooms one chest room and three portable units all over 10 years of age The radiology director is projecting a continued an increase in volumes as a nearby hospital has recently closed and ED Trauma volume is now significantly higher The hospital determines the best use of funding is to convert one x ray room and a portable system to DR at the same time By retrofitting the portable and purchasing two detectors for the x ray room the second detector can be shared with the portable during off hours In the future when parts

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  • How Can Bone Suppression Improve Chest Radiographic Images? :: Medray, Dublin, Ireland
    C Pr 5 Ideas to be Implemented in 2014 Right for Today Ready for Tomorrow Two Singapore Healthcare Groups Purchase Tracking Effects of X ray Radiation in C Baylor University Medical Center Purchas RSNA 2013 Understanding the Importance Med News October 2013 Medray Invest In N I Market Image Gently How Can Bone Suppression Improve Chest Radiographic Images Date written 09 04 2014 Chest radiography is vital to diagnosing lung diseases A high signal to noise ratio SNR is crucial if an image is to be determined as appropriate for diagnosis and it becomes the mission of the acquisition system to leave as much noise out as possible Bones specifically the posterior ribs and clavicles are the usual noise culprits in chest imaging The ability to decrease that noise can provide radiographers with an improved well defined image and allow the radiologist to make the proper diagnosis A tool such as bone suppression software allows the noise of the ribs to be significantly decreased and require no additional procedure or radiation dose The software is designed to suppress the high contrast bone structures while maintaining the contrast detail level as closely as possible to that of the original images Learn more about this technology and the process of Carestream s Bone Suppression Software having recently received FDA approval and being part of the Directview v5 7 release in the whitepaper Bone Suppression for Chest Radiographic Images Home Digital Radiology Radiology Supplies Veterinary Dental Uniforms NDT Dosimetry Consumables Clearance Lines Support Medray Imaging Systems Unit B5 Clonlara Avenue Baldonnell Business Park Dublin 22 Ireland Phone 353 0 1 466 3773 Fax 353 0 1 466 3800 Medray UK Ltd Forsyth House Cromac Square Belfast BT2 8LA United Kingdom Phone 44 2890 511 236 Fax 44 2890 218 001 All Rights Reserved

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  • Carestream :: Medray, Dublin, Ireland
    Ideas to be Implemented in 2014 Right for Today Ready for Tomorrow Two Singapore Healthcare Groups Purchase Tracking Effects of X ray Radiation in C Baylor University Medical Center Purchas RSNA 2013 Understanding the Importance Med News October 2013 Medray Invest In N I Market Image Gently New Bone Suppression Software Date written 08 04 2014 Carestream s newest image acquisition software that includes innovative features for its portable and room based CR and DR systems is now commercially available worldwide The software s optional bone suppression feature which recently received FDA clearance creates a companion image from the original exposure that can improve visibility of lung nodules and other pathology by suppressing the appearance of posterior ribs and clavicles Carestream s current software already offers companion images that can enhance visualization of tubes PICC lines and pneumothorax an abnormal collection of air or gas in the pleural space that separates the lung from the chest wall The software s new IHE Dose Reporting capability will collect radiation dose information via the IHE Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise Radiation Dose Monitoring Profile from all CARESTREAM DR and CR systems and distribute it to a healthcare provider s PACS Carestream demonstrated its ability to collect and share radiation dose information during the IHE North America Connectathon held earlier this year Our new software collects radiation dose details from our CR and DR systems and sends this data to PACS systems that support the IHE dose monitoring profile said Helen Titus Carestream s Marketing Director of X ray Solutions We are one of the first companies to provide radiation exposure data for CR and DR systems using the IHE profile This information can then be linked to management systems that enable dose monitoring and reporting for each patient Software Designed to Support Transition from CR to DR The new software will allow a single console to support one CR and one DR system or two CR systems from Carestream to help boost workflow save valuable space and lower costs Users will be able to identify CR cassettes or DR detectors view patient demographics and review images from one console for both imaging systems The software also will offer other workflow improvements This new software will support both CR and DR systems to smooth the transition and expansion to digital radiography for hospitals and imaging facilities of all sizes Titus explained The new software will be available for CARESTREAM DRX systems and CARESTREAM DIRECTVIEW Classic Elite and Max CR systems It will be offered as an upgrade to these CR and DRX platforms already installed at customer sites worldwide Home Digital Radiology Radiology Supplies Veterinary Dental Uniforms NDT Dosimetry Consumables Clearance Lines Support Medray Imaging Systems Unit B5 Clonlara Avenue Baldonnell Business Park Dublin 22 Ireland Phone 353 0 1 466 3773 Fax 353 0 1 466 3800 Medray UK Ltd Forsyth House Cromac Square Belfast BT2 8LA United Kingdom Phone 44 2890 511 236 Fax 44 2890 218 001 All Rights Reserved 2016

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