Developing technology in Radiology

Radiology is a very important tool in diagnosing and dealing with many diseases and helping with treatment and its outcome. Advancements in Technological digital imaging have helped send the images immediately all over the world so they can be seen at the same with as the transmitting staff member. Radiology is one of the most important diagnosing tools for many diseases and has become an important role in helping monitor patient’s treatment and predicting its outcome.

The future of x-ray lies mainly in direct digital radiography (DDR). In the United States, Direct Digital Radiography is being used more and more but medical facilities and doctor’s offices purchasing the equipment is rising slowly but steady and it is expected to increase into double digits in the next three to four years. In the medical community, change means growth into better quality images and productivity. Having the capability to have quick pictures of high-resolution images, and the possibility of seeing them in seconds, is crucial to patient care. Many medical facilities have realized that DDR is very effective at helping with digital workflow issues.

The old way was an okay solution at the time but it still took a lot of time and slowed things down. DDR not only helps with keeping workflow going but it can cut down on the patient’s dose of radiation. Using smaller amounts of radiation on patients is a huge step in the x-ray and medical community. Also, as new companies enter the medical marketplace, prices have dropped significantly in the past ten years. In recent years, medical facilities and doctor’s offices have found it more affordable to move up to DR.” Many hospitals were hesitant to move to Direct Digital Radiography, saying that they felt that they didn’t have the patient volume to justify the extra cost.

More affordable systems are changing that thought process especially with Direct Radiography sales going up and CR sales going down. Wireless DR has changed imaging for the entire radiology industry, especially in the United States; wireless machines have made x-raying even more flexible. By having the flexibility to freely position when taking exposures, having better workflow, better quality of images, having the benefit of low dosages of radiation, and instant imaging brings the benefits all together in one package. It has improved workflow in the hospital and outpatient offices, and it works even in the most difficult situations.

A portable, wireless unit such as the MobileDiagnost DR has the same quality of images and creates the same workflow efficiency as using a high-end DR room. Being able to use it as a portable unit helps staff to easily take images of non-mobile patients, and it takes fast exposures for critical patients, children, and bariatric patients, and do so in a way that is cost-effective. Using the new DigitalDiagnost wDR which is a compact, mobile base unit works well, you are able to take it to any area of your facility, wherever you need to do work portably. Using a portable unit with its flexibility doesn’t mean giving up image quality, how it performs, or power. It also allows for medical facilities to help each other. You can help other doctors save time, which in the scheme of things is huge.

Imaging Advantage is recommended as one of the largest providers of technology based radiology services in the country. They will help you with services such as providing you with an educated staff, medical management, and assistance with providing your emergency department with the most up to date, state of the art, technology that is offered today, and around the clock teleradiology.