In recent decades, technological changes have transformed the way healthcare is delivered across the industry. In the orthopedic space, the shift to digital radiography (DR) has led to significant improvements, including simplified processes, faster image acquisition, and improved image quality.
DR can provide a solid foundation for positive change, impacting a host of stakeholders in a variety of ways.
- Reading Physicians can deliver diagnoses more confidently. DR allows them to distinguish small anatomical structures and anomalies, read images with higher tissue contrast differentiation, and create their own image look with customizable post-processing.
- Technologists are able to spend less time operating machinery and more time with their patients. They can stay with patients from acquisition, to processing, to the sharing of X-ray images, generating images instantly without the need for a cassette reading station.
- Administrators can eliminate the space and costs associated with CR cassettes and readers in order to keep their practices running more efficiently. They can securely archive images with better connectivity, improve workflow, and ultimately, re-allocate resources.
- Business Leaders/Executives can increase their imaging revenue by improving imaging throughput and leveraging the new technology to stay on top of changing reimbursement models.
- Patients have a more positive imaging experience with faster, more comfortable exams and less exposure to radiation.
The benefits of DR are numerous, but one size doesn't fit all. To learn more and explore the options for your practice, check out Making the Move to Digital Radiography