By staff writers

March 26, 2012 -- Carestream Health has completed the installation of five DRX-1 systems and nine DRX-Mobile retrofit kits for Alegent Health of Omaha, NE, as part of an enterprise-wide conversion from computed to digital radiography (DR).

The conversion took place over the past 60 days at the hospital enterprise's five hospitals. Using Carestream's X-Factor technology, the DR detectors are shared among multiple systems to ensure maximum utilization. Detectors used with portable imaging systems during early morning and evening rounds are moved to general radiology rooms or x-ray systems in the emergency department during the day.

The radiology departments have been able to reduce patient dose exposure by more than 30% while also achieving image quality improvements with the switch to DR technology, according to Alegent Health.

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