When people contact us about upgrading from analog to digital radiography (DR) they’re usually already aware of the more obvious benefits. Faster scanning, increased patient throughput, and better image quality always seem to come up in the conversation, but there’s also a lot more that can be gained from upgrading. Here are a few additional benefits of DR:
DR eliminates moving and carrying film cassettes around.
Lower overall cost of ownership
The ROI from the improved patient throughput of a DR system is significant significant enough to give it a lower overall cost of ownership than analog.
No chemicals or film processing
This makes DR a more environmentally-friendly option. DR eliminates the recurring cost of processing chemicals and film. It also frees up the time and money involved in disposing of them after they are used.
Multiple storage options
Digital images can be stored using both on-site and off-site PACS.
Digital images are extremely portable
Images captured with a DR unit can be transferred on a CD, on a flash drive, or in an email.
Removing film from the equation frees up space in your facility and eliminates a consumable from your shopping list.
The acquisition speed offered by DR allows off-site doctors the ability to read images almost instantaneously after they are captured.This provides faster diagnosis, response time, and better patient service.
Watch the video below for a bit more about the benefits of digital rad systems:
If you’d like to upgrade your analog X-ray system to digital, we’d love to talk over what’s on the market with you so you can choose the best option for your site. To learn more, use the button below.
Written by Tim Mustapha
Tim Mustapha is the Product Manager for X-Ray Equipment at Block Imaging. Along with product knowledge and industry insight, he strives to bring his passion for building working relationships to every project he’s part of. When he’s not helping people make great equipment decisions, Tim loves spending time with his wife and 5 children, playing sports, and geeking out on Star Wars.