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The radiology department underwent a complete renovation to provide the lowest radiation available on the market. The two X-ray suites are equipped with Carestream Evolution Digital X-ray machines. The wireless, cassette-sized DRX detector and EVP Plus image-processing software deliver superb image quality. Detectors are standard cassette size and wireless. They can be used in the tray or tabletop to obtain images. The automated overhead tube has auto-positioning for convenience and efficiency.

The Carestream Revolution portable X-ray machine is the industry’s only mobile x-ray system with a fully automatic collapsible column. Powered by a wireless DRX detector, the Revolution is an X-ray room on wheels. An EOS 2D/3D-imaging suite was added to the department. EOS captures whole body images of a standing or sitting patient in a single scan without any stitching or vertical distortion. Frontal and lateral digital images of any length can be obtained simultaneously, with an outstanding image quality. EOS performs two X-rays simultaneously, while using the lowest dose possible. The radiation dose from EOS is one-eighth the dose of a normal image. The two low dose digital images obtained can be processed on the sterEOS® station, allowing personalized 3D bone modeling of the patient in a weight bearing position (spine and/or lower limb) and automatic calculation of clinical parameters.

In the operating room, we have added an Orthoscan flat panel mini c-arm, and two GE OEC 9900 c-arms, with Ziehm Vario 2D/3D c-arm and the hologic mini c-arm we previously acquired.

As we move forward, we will stay on the cutting edge of technology to provide the lowest radiation possible to our patients.