DR panel buyers have a lot of options these days. So, in a wide field of choices, what's the best pick? To help you decide, we're comparing two popular models: the Vieworks ViVIX N and the Konica AeroDR Premium.
Take a peek at the specifications below to see which of these panels will fit better for your clinical needs and your budget.
|Specification||Vieworks ViVIX N||Konica AeroDR Premium|
|Panel Weight||6.4 lbs.||5.7 lbs.|
|Face Load Capacity||660 lbs.||660 lbs.|
|Pixels||2560 x 3072||1994 x 2430|
|Battery Life||8 hours||8.2 hours|
|Drop Height||3 ft.||Unavailable|
|Cycle Time||10 seconds||6 seconds|
|Pixel Size||140 µm||175 µm|
Considering the specifications above, these two panels are neck-and-neck in pros and cons. Depending on the features most important to you, they both have their advantages.
Where the ViVIX N Wins
If Image clarity and quality are the highest priorities, the Vieworks N has an advantage with its smaller pixels. The panel also has the edge in durability with both water and dust resistant properties and a drop height rating of 3 feet (AeroDR drop rating unavailable).
Where the AeroDR Wins
If speed is the most important factor, the Aero DR has a slight advantage, especially for extremely high-volume clinics. Although 4 seconds doesn't seem like a long time and .7 lbs. doesn't seem like a lot of weight, they add up over the course of months and years.
Ultimately, while panel specs do represent the quality of manufacturing, other factors to consider are the power of the X-ray source, skill of the rad tech, and the viewing software. That said; neither of these panels is a bad pick. Both shine in their respective strengths, and still hold things down relatively well in their areas of "weakness," if you can call them that. At the end of the day, only careful consideration of your traffic level, your intended usage, and your budgetary outlook will point you to the very best fit.
If you have any questions about the spec above or digging deeper into your very best DR panel fit, we're ready to help you. Use the button below to start the conversation. And don't forget to ask about scheduling a side-by-side panel demo!