Morris Hospital in Grundy County has installed the Ultimax X-ray system from Toshiba America Medical Systems to streamline diagnosis and improve patient throughput.
The Ultimax is equipped with fingertip controls that include three dose modes that can instantly reduce radiation.
The system also features three filters to reduce hard and soft X-ray exposure and virtual collimation to reduce fluoroscopy exposure.
Toshiba said the Ultimax’s all-digital technology allows Morris Hospital to perform both general radiography and interventional radiology procedures in a single examination room.
The system’s overhead X-ray tube and digital chest board allow to conduct standard chest, hand, foot and neck X-rays, as well as more specialized procedures such as myelograms, arthrography exams and lumbar punctures.
The interventional radiology team at Morris Hospital used the system to conduct various interventional procedures, including peripheral interventions, percutaneous nephrostomy and peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) line placements, among others.