To automate X-ray examinations, improve patient care and enhance departmental workflow

Toshiba America Medical Systems (Toshiba) has installed its 100th Radrextm-i X-ray system worldwide at Aurora Health Care’s newly opened Aurora Wilkinson Clinic. The system’s patient-focused design enables health care facilities to automate X-ray examinations, improving patient care and enhancing departmental workflow.

The company claims that Radrex-i’s automated features save time by automating the technologists’ selection of the right exam and quick positioning of the X-ray system. These features include, auto-tracking to eliminate the need to manually position the X-ray tube detector by providing synchronisation for table and wall-stand tracking.

It also includes auto-collimation to save crucial time for the patient and technologist by automatically selecting the correct collimation size for the patient’s body part.

Reportedly, Aurora Health Care has purchased four Toshiba Radrex-i DR systems. Three of the Radrex-i systems are used at its newly opened Aurora Wilkinson Clinic, located on the Aurora Summit Medical Center campus in Oconomowoc. One system is used for general radiology, and another is used for chest imaging.

Moreover, the third Radrex-i system, which includes auto-stitching capabilities, is used for orthopedic work, including long-leg and scoliosis studies. The fourth Radrex-i system will be installed in the new hospital ED being built at Aurora Summit Medical Center, near the clinic.

Jay Lundberg, manager of capital equipment technology at Aurora Health Care, said: “We purchased the Radrex-i to help reduce radiation exposure, while also improving patient throughput and workflow at our high-volume Aurora Wilkinson Clinic. The orthopedic department at the clinic is very busy, and the Radrex-i is already helping to image patients safely and quickly with outstanding image quality.”

Robert Micer, director of X-ray vascular business unit at Toshiba, said: “The 100th installation of the Radrex-i worldwide is a testament to the patient-focused design and the system’s ability to improve patient outcomes and enhance technologist efficiency. With a full set of automated features, the Radrex-i system allows health care facilities the ability to perform more exams involving a wider range of applications.”