SHELBYVILLE, IL – HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital recently installed a Carestream Q-Rad DRX digital X-ray System and upgraded its existing portable X-ray and radiographic/fluoroscopy imaging systems to digital radiography (DR) with Carestream DRX Plus 3543C cesium iodide detectors. The new systems deliver rapid image access and excellent image quality with reduced x-ray dosage.

“The Q-Rad system is a great addition to our facility and captures cross-table exams as well as standing hips and knees, bone, pediatric and general radiology exams,” said Amy Waddington, manager of radiology. “Our orthopaedic and pediatric surgeons are extremely pleased with our ability to deliver rapid access to high-resolution images.”

The imaging system’s table also supports bariatric patients and lowers to 21 inches, which is an important advantage.

“This table is accessible for severely ill and injured patients and delivers greater convenience and safety for both our patients and our technologists,” Waddington explains.

The hospital constructed a new radiology room that will feature a Carestream Q-Rad DRX Digital X-ray System with a ceiling mounted x-ray tube. This system offers advanced image processing and patient radiation dose monitoring capabilities. It will perform general x-ray imaging and optimize results for immobile, bariatric, pediatric and other patients with complex issues.

Prior to selecting Carestream equipment, the hospital’s radiology staff evaluated both imaging systems and detectors.

“We wanted flexible, fully featured systems but we also realized the image quality and flexibility of the detectors was extremely important. We have been pleased with the performance and durability of both the detectors and systems,” Waddington said.

Q-Rad Systems can be configured with analog or digital technology, a floor or ceiling tube stand, as well as table, wall stand and other accessories to match a hospital’s workflow needs.
About HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital
Since its inception in 1916, HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital in Shelbyville (GSS) has been dedicated to excellence in healthcare for those living and visiting their communities. GSS has accomplished this by providing comprehensive health services and meeting the needs of patients served through their compassionate care, business integrity and community responsibility. GSS provides a 24/7 emergency department that is fully staffed by physicians and highly-trained nurses, and also features inpatient and outpatient services, including a 24-hour laboratory and an imaging department that meets today’s highest standards for diagnostic imaging technology. GSS has an advanced surgery department and an acute inpatient care unit. Dedicated to being a hometown hospital, GSS’ home health and rehabilitation departments are committed to excellence with a team of professional nurses and therapists providing a variety of medical services and rehabilitative therapies, all designed to help patients heal in their own environment. The group of visiting specialists in the outpatient clinic works closely with GSS to help keep the healthcare services local even if a specialized procedure or exam is required. GSS strives to be the first choice for the community’s healthcare needs. For more information about HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital, visit   

About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high-quality Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 15 local systems and physician practices in Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan and two in Green Bay).  HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis,
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