Welcome, healthcare professionals! We're thrilled to delve into the transformative advantages of cloud-based PACS for your practice. As experts in the field of medical imaging, we understand the unique demands of each type of medical practice, and chiropractic is no exception. We've seen first-hand the benefits of transitioning to cloud-based solutions and aim to share our insights with you.
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Welcome to Patient Image’s blog! We understand that when it comes to X-ray technology for your practice, you want to make the most informed choice possible. So, what's the difference between digital X-rays and traditional X-rays, and what’s best for your practice?
Buying a used X-ray system lowers the up-front cost of a digital X-ray system. However, buying used may have some drawbacks that you should weigh to find the system suitable for your practice.
The medical field is shifting from traditional methods to digital solutions. The impact of this shift has been especially evident among chiropractors, who are increasingly utilizing digital X-rays for diagnosis and treatment. While there are many benefits to choosing digital over film X-rays, four reasons are relevant to chiropractors specifically.
X-ray machines are indispensable in modern veterinarian offices, empowering providers to diagnose and treat various medical conditions.
The shift from traditional X-ray machines to digital models is growing.
Old-school analog equipment is no longer competitive and forces you to work in isolation. Converting to digital equipment can help your practice attract quality healthcare providers and merge with other clinics seamlessly. Doctors and patients are expecting images and test results to be easily accessible and electronically sent to other facilities for review. A digital x-ray retrofit can save you a lot of money in the long run and make it much easier to maintain your equipment.
But what about departments that are on a tight budget? Digital equipment can be expensive and may require in-depth training on the new portable ones.
New machines can be expensive, you don’t need the latest and greatest to get started in digital radiography.
Consider a Digital Retrofit
Retrofitting is easy and affordable. Our upgrade doesn’t take any intensive time or staff training. Retrofitting is quick, it can be done in a few hours or less. It improves workflow and project completion rates. The training is minimal, requiring basic knowledge of the software package and image management tools. And if you work more with the machine, then no need to train a lot of staff on new technologies.
Retrofitting involves mounting a flat screen/laptop onto the old X-ray unit. This can be done by either tethering with a cord, or wirelessly pairing the screen/laptop to a digital imaging detector.
Here is a list of a retrofit’s key components:
- Tablet PC/Laptop
- DR Panel
- Swappable battery
Digital images can be quickly visualized, and transferred from one facility to another to provide a fast diagnosis and treatment plan for a patient. Retrofitting doesn’t require the need to upgrade internal equipment either!
Done right, many rural hospitals can stay up-to-date and use digital equipment too. Our touch screens and laptops are easily removable and can be used as we need them. Additionally, they can be taken to other places in the hospital for imaging reviews. The beam-sensing technology is really easy to keep upgraded as it connects to the analog portable detectors. The sensor is self-powered, rechargeable, and is very versatile in case you decide to upgrade further in the future.
Retrofitting your X-ray equipment is a great option, as it's cost-effective, provides all the advantages of digital X-Ray for a fraction of the price and takes up less space.
Some digital detectors are interchangeable and have no compatibility issues with most hospital's or outpatient centers' archival systems.
Retrofitting an analog portable machine will digitalize your healthcare business and make you competitive and compatible with other major networks. For cost-effective imaging solutions in your practice, speak to one of our experts. They can help you decide between new, refurbished or retrofitted digital x-ray detectors.
There have been great improvements in imaging solutions in recent years, and there are now a variety of alternatives available to cater for the demands of varying types of clinics.
When it comes to acquiring a digital x-ray system for your office, there are several factors to consider, such as the size of the table you'll need, whether or not to buy a new or used system, and which DR panel is best suited to your needs. There are also financial alternatives to weigh up, such as whether or not to finance the machine outright or lease it. We will explore these alternatives in this article.
When it comes to financing or leasing a digital x-ray system, there are a few things you'll need to keep in mind. First, you'll need to decide whether you want to finance the equipment outright, or lease it. There are benefits and drawbacks to both financing and leasing, so it's important to weigh your options carefully. Because purchasing new equipment for your medical or allied health practice can be a daunting task, we thought it might be wise to put together some guidelines based on our experience over the past decade. Let us break down what financing options are available: