Digital X-ray room speeds up procedure by 28 seconds and prevents retakes

Royal Philips launches DigitalDiagnost C90 which enables more patients to be seen without compromising patient care

The DigitalDiagnost c90 from Philips

Philips launches new DigitalDiagnost C90 – a premium digital X-ray room with improved workflow and enhanced patient positioning tools to help reduce patient waiting times

  • DigitalDiagnost C90 is the latest Philips’ innovation allowing radiography departments to see more patients per day and shorten patient wait times
  • C90 provides a live tube head camera, versatile room configurations, and exam automation technologies to support radiographers in delivering better patient care

Royal Philips has launched its DigitalDiagnost C90, a new ceiling-suspended digital radiography system.

The system offers a live tube camera, versatile room configuration capabilities, and exam automation technologies that work harmoniously to provide improved patient and radiographer experiences.

Designed to meet the imaging needs of the most-demanding institutions, the C90 helps reduces procedure length, allowing more patients to be seen comfortably without compromising patient care.

The DigitalDiagnost C90 integrates the Philips Eleva X-ray user interface platform and a live camera, which helps improve the patient positioning process by placing the radiographer’s positioning tools on the Eleva tube head while the radiographer can remain at the patient’s side.

This reduces the number of movements for the radiographer between the patient and the control panel, which can speed up workflow by up to 28 seconds per examination.

With 67.5% of X-ray retakes resulting from incorrect patient positioning, the C90 can help to minimise time-consuming repeats, and decreases patient waiting times for a smoother, more-effective experience.

“As radiographers we welcome any advancement in digital X-ray that can improve patient positioning and image quality, enhance the workflow of departments and provide optimal patient care.” said Emily Keyte, paediatric team manager radiographer at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

“As a dedicated paediatric imaging department, the system is a great addition to the digital X-ray service and allows us to meet the workflow demands.

As radiographers we welcome any advancement in digital X-ray that can improve patient positioning and image quality, enhance the workflow of departments and provide optimal patient care

The system ensures high-quality images are produced in a timely manner, providing a positive patient experience.”

With the touchscreen and a live camera features built into the Eleva Tube Head, patient positioning is improved by giving radiographers a clear view of the collimation area, which can help alleviate potential imprecise collimations, such as with obese patients.

And 94% of users asked think the live camera images at the workstation helps to avoid retakes.

As well as enhancing department workflow, the DigitalDiagnost C90 can be used as an educational tool.

Unlike other digital X-ray rooms, it allows student radiographers to observe positioning from the control room without having to crowd the patient and make them uncomfortable, supporting more-efficient, patient-centric teaching practices.

The C90 also uses new image processing software to provide the highest-quality images of any anatomical area and to remove bone structures from chest images for an unobstructed view of the lung fields and soft tissue, which results in more-confident diagnoses.

“Radiography is vital to many areas of medicine and our aim is to support clinicians provide the best for their patients by delivering the most-advanced tools,” said Paddy Lightfoot, modality specialist for DXR at Philips.

“By developing next-generation software that drives workflow efficiencies as well as advanced imaging capabilities, radiographers can deliver faster exams, with more flexibility, without compromising on diagnostic confidence and patient care.”