Newly-installed imaging equipment benefits patients, improves workflow

July 12, 2017

Since 2016, Frisbie Memorial Hospital’s Imaging Services had been amidst a department-wide equipment upgrade as it transitions away from computed radiography (CR) to digital radiography (DR). Moving to DR is advantageous because it has “improved image quality and is safer for patients because the radiation dose is lower. The technology allows for quicker and more efficient exam turn-around times and increases reliability by replacing older equipment with new,” said Imaging Services Director, Eric Calabrese, RT(N),(CT), CNMT.

Thus far, Frisbie has completed DR upgrades / replacements in its emergency department and at Barrington Walk-In Care as well as newly-installed DR X-rays in its imaging department. Presently, the hospital is in the process of upgrading its fluoroscopy room to a new GE Precision 500D R/F DR system. The upgrade is expected to be completed early September 2017.

Installation of the new Precision 500D R/F is the latest in a series of departmental upgrades / replacements since last year’s installation of the state-of-the-art GE Revolution EVO CT scanner. The EVO scanner is considered cutting-edge for its intelligent technology, including its signature clarity imaging system, ASir-V, designed to help clinicians acquire high-quality images using lower doses of radiation – up to 82 percent less than earlier models – contributing to more confident diagnoses at lower exposures for patients.

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