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DR Panel Comparison: Vieworks ViVIX N vs. Konica AeroDR Premium

Posted by Devinn LoVette

May 2, 2018 4:51:00 PM

:: 1 minute read ::

vivix n vs aerodrDR 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.

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The Specs

Specification Vieworks ViVIX N Konica AeroDR Premium
Panel Weight 6.4 lbs. 5.7 lbs.
Resistance(s) Water, dust Water
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
AED Yes Yes

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.

The Takeaway

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!


Written by Devinn LoVette

author of blog post

Devinn LoVette is an Account Executive at Block Imaging. In his role, Devinn finds and creates opportunities for Block Imaging and our partners to give a second life to medical imaging equipment. Outside the office, he is a youth pastor at City Life Church, an avid athlete, and a high school basketball coach.

Topics: X-Ray

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