Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) today introduced the Juno DRF and the DigitalDiagnost - ER Wireless systems, two versatile 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 innovative systems uphold Philips' commitment to integrating technologies in a smart way to help enhance patient outcomes and increase value for healthcare systems.
"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," said Gene Saragnese, general manager, Imaging Systems, for Philips Healthcare. "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, combines digital radiography and fluoroscopy applications in one system enabling a wide range of applications. The system's dual imaging mode increases room utilization, and also enables faster workflow and increased patient throughput. The two-in-one system is capable of 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, allows for diverse exams and patient types. An optional stitching function and vascular imaging package also expand the system's capability. The Juno DRF has been for sale in Western Europe since January 2010.
"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," said Eldon Dyer, director, Diagnostic Imaging, Yuma Regional Medical Center, Yuma, Arizona. "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 eases 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 enables simple maneuvering for even the most difficult anatomical views, allowing the system to be seamlessly integrated into the ER. The wireless portable detector also helps minimize the risk of interference with life-saving equipment.