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One of the most exciting products for the private practice market is the New Cassette sized Wireless DR Panel from Viztek. The PACS and RIS software specialists have taken the DR upgrade market by storm in the last few years. They have introduced DR technology to thousands of Private practice medical offices from all over the world. Their latest release is the 14×17 Cassette sized WiFi DR Detector.
By having instant access to a patient’s records, physicians are able to chart their observations and treatment immediately, thereby increasing the amount of time spent with each patient and/or increasing the number of patients seen in a day. Also, billing the insurance provider electronically, and receiving payment electronically saves days, or even weeks waiting for reimbursement.
Radiology departments in healthcare facilities all of the world have undergone major changes in the past few years. New technology has been a major player in bringing new systems for capturing, storing and accessing the diagnostic images and patient data efficiently. Among the systems used are PACS and RIS. PACS or Picture Archive Communication System is used for storing and distributing Radiographs and other Diagnostic Images, in their digital format and archiving them for easier access or distribution in the future.
The need for a PACS system depends on the size of the clinic. If your clinic has multiple doctors and viewing stations, it is a good idea to implement a PACS environment. Even with smaller clinics, you can implement a mini PACS system that allows you to add more viewing stations without going for the full setup.
Patient exposure to radiation depends not just on the technique used, but also on the imaging protocols of the particular institution. However, multiple studies conducted in the past few years have revealed that generally, in comparison to CR and the conventional X-ray methods, Digital Radiography systems can lower the radiation doses that patients are exposed to.
Digital X-ray systems have come a long way in a short period of time and are considered extremely helpful for improved and accurate diagnostics. More than anyone Orthopedic Surgeons depend largely on Imaging technology. They are making the transition to DR and replacing their conventional X-Ray film or CR imaging system with Flat Panel Imaging technology.
You will never buy a traditional radiography room ever again. The integrated an easy to use Straight Arm All in One DR is the perfect solution for your new office. The Flat Panel Detector offers the Highest image Quality at the lowest dose possible for your patients. This Compact DR system is an integrated system for all conventional radiographic applications in combination with a High Frequency Generator, makes the Compact the most advanced system available. It can be further configured depending on your exact clinical requirements.
Flat Panel Digital X-ray Detector or the FPXD is the latest development in x-ray technology. Have you ever wondered how they work? FPDs can normally be categorized into two segments – direct and indirect. The two different terms refer to the technique used to create images. While the former uses direct conversion detectors, the latter uses indirect conversion detectors. In the paragraphs that follow, the two methods will be discussed in detail.
The digital revolution has brought about many changes in many fields, Medical Imaging being one of them. One of the most significant changes to have taken place in this area is that of Digital Radiography (DR). Digital Radiography has greatly revolutionized workflow and efficiency.
Flat panel detectors or FPDs use advanced Digital X-ray technology. Much like in digital video and photography, the basis for flat panel imagers in FPDs is solid state IC (integrated circuit) technology. A flat panel detector comprises a glass sheet covered by a thin amorphous silicon layer.
The performance of the Samsung Flat Panels has been outstanding thus far. Image quality is great and you will reduce dose compared to CR or CCD based X Ray systems. By removing the step of running CR cassettes through a reader you will save minutes on each study you perform. With the Samsung DR Retro fit panel you will acquire your image in only seconds.
In June of 2011 Nassau Community College on Long Island, NY installed (3) Vatech Flat Panel X-Ray Detectors for their Radiologic Technology program. Now the students can learn on the most update technology in Digital Imaging. The mission of the Radiologic Technology Program at Nassau Community College is to provide an educational experience that prepares competent, entry level health care providers in the practice of radiologic technology.
From the time you push down the exposure switch you receive your image directly to your PC Workstation or Laptop in 1-2 seconds. Positioning is very easy and the detector itself only weighs 7.4 lbs. And the best part is you do not need to buy a new Podiatry X-Ray machine. You can use your 30 year old X-Cel that has been working for you for years!
The New NDT or Security Vidisco DR system is an excellent, cost-effective solution for customers seeking a product that offers a unique combination of outstanding penetration, high resolution, immediate analysis tools, a large-image, and a rugged, reliable Flat Panel.
In May of 2011 Dr. Berner was the first Chiropractic Doctor in the United States to have installed Flat Panel Digital Radiography on his Video Fluoroscopy X-Ray system. The Vizion 17×17 Detector was retrofitted by his X Ray dealer to provide the highest image quality in combination with his Fluoro machine.