Consider the last few years in X-ray equipment trends and the old adage “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” quickly becomes, “If it ain’t broke, upgrade it to digital”. Digital radiography flat panel detectors are a popular way to extend the life of portable X-ray systems by enabling them with direct digital capabilities.
While we agree that flat panel detectors are both an effective and economical way to bring digital radiography to your portable scanning, that economy begins to decline if (heaven forbid) the worst happens and your panel is damaged in a collision or fall as it rides around your facility.
The goal of this article is not to stir up fear, however, it is to encourage preparedness! To that end, we'll break down the protective capabilities and cost of a protective housing for your digital radiography (DR) flat panel detector.