As part of the upgrade, Erlanger Health, which includes five hospitals and four outpatient imaging locations, is installing one CARESTREAM DRX-1 system in a general radiology room at each hospital.

In addition, the healthcare system is deploying five DRX-Revolution systems at the main Baroness campus to serve its Level 1 trauma center, 100-bed multi-specialty ICUs and provide mobile imaging for other inpatients.

The company said the installation of Carestream’s Vue RIS and PACS upgrade is scheduled to begin in early 2013.

Erlanger Health System clinical services vice president Blaine Morris said purchasing DRX systems was part of the healthcare system’s commitment to move from CR to DR technology.

"Carestream’s RIS delivers embedded voice recognition and advanced features that can improve our workflow," Morris added.

"Upgrading our PACS will deliver enhanced tools for radiologists and allow viewing from remote locations, and our clinicians and referring physicians will be able to obtain mobile access to images and reports."