Chicago, Ill., USA – Royal Philips Electronics today introduced the Juno DRF and the DigitalDiagnost – ER Wireless systems, two innovative diagnostic X-ray solutions that represent the next step in patient care. Featured at the 96th annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago, these creative systems uphold Philips’ commitment to integrating technologies in a smart way to help enhance patient outcomes and increase value for healthcare systems.
Gene Saragnese, general manager, Imaging Systems, for Philips Healthcare, said “Although X-ray is a well-established modality, what we’re offering this year is truly brand-new: DigitalDiagnost – ER Wireless system is a dedicated digital radiography solution for emergency room, recovery, and trauma environments,” adding “Through the Juno DRF and DigitalDiagnost – ER Wireless offerings we’re taking precision radiography and fluoroscopy to the next level by placing technologies where they are most needed, particularly in an emergency situation, as well as aiding hospitals with cost-effective solutions that facilitate patient care.”
Introduced for the first time in the U.S., the Juno DRF, a remote-controlled flat detector system, is a combination of digital radiography and fluoroscopy applications in one system allowing a wide range of applications. The system’s dual imaging mode increases room utilization, and also permits faster workflow and increased patient throughput. The two-in-one system is able to aid in all common radiographic procedures, gastro-intestinal studies, tomography and vascular studies. Its unique Source Image Distance (SID) of 180 cm (71”) and the high table weight capacity of up to 284 kg (626 lbs), without any restrictions for movements, permits diverse exams and patient types. An optional stitching function and vascular imaging package also extend the system’s capability. The Juno DRF has been for sale in Western Europe since January 2010.
Eldon Dyer, director, Diagnostic Imaging, Yuma Regional Medical Center, Yuma, Arizona, said “Our facility was very attracted to the Juno DRF system for its clinical flexibility, patient comfort, and its capability as an all digital platform to increase our department’s overall efficiency,” He added “The extra high-weight capacity, remote capabilities and flexible room configuration offer real advantages to our clinical team, and provide our patients the comfortable experience they expect.”
By eliminating hardware and peripheral equipment that typically hinders access to the patient, the DigitalDiagnost – ER Wireless radiography configuration facilitates access to critical patients in emergency rooms (ER), trauma units and recovery bays. The rugged wireless portable detector with built-in handle and cable-free design permits simple maneuvering for even the most difficult anatomical views, enabling the system to be seamlessly integrated into the ER. The wireless portable detector also helps minimize the risk of interference with life-saving equipment. The Juno DRF is still not available for sale in Canada.