Raytech Diagnostics is a full service supplier of Digital or Computed Radiographic systems, providing x-ray film, dry media, processors, x-ray equipment, laser printers, Computed Radiography (CR), PACS and digital systems to the Medical and Veterinary markets.
Digital radiography is a type of x-ray imaging that replaces the need for traditional photographic film by using digital sensors instead of film. There are a lot of advantages to using digital radiography, starting with efficiency by eliminating chemical processing, less radiation can be used to product x-ray images of similar quality to traditional radiography. Some of the other benefits include, immediate image preview, no costly film, no more expensive and toxic chemicals, a wider dynamic range, which makes it more forgiving for over- and under-exposure
Digital Xray is here and more affordable than you thought. The explosion of digital technology has expanded the role of imaging modalities in a whole host of clinical applications from trauma to cancer to cardiology has increased the profile of radiography while enabling computer technologies expand the usefulness of traditional x-ray techniques.
Interested in moving beyond your traditional radiographic chemical based X-ray system but confused about the differences between Computed Radiography (CR) and Digital Radiography (DR) and where the new technologies may fit in with your current X-Ray investment? Click here to contact Raytech Diagnostics, we can work with you to design just the right solution.
When thinking about Digital or Computed Radiographic systems, consider the following comparison below:
When considering the move to Digital X-ray, generally speaking there are two types of systems in place to choose from.
Digital Radiography (DR) refers to flat panel x-ray detectors. A DR system is equipped with a fixed size pixilated detector that translates the x-ray radiation directly in to an electrical charge.
That charge is sent to a processing unit which assembles the image for you. This option can be expensive and because the detector itself must be matched to the X-Ray equipment, these systems are sold as an integrated solution. The advantage of the DR is that it can produce an image immediately after the exposure by moving the latent image directly from the detector using the electronics integrated with the detector.
Computed Radiography (CR) refers to imaging technology using an intermediate process - phosphor plates. The phosphor plates act as the radiation detectors. Following x-ray exposure the plates contained in the cassettes are loaded to a laser scanner that reads the latent images by laser stimulation.
Until recently, CR systems were only available as large, expensive, multi-cassette systems designed as centralized resources for radiology departments. However, technology has changed and these systems are available and priced so that even the small operation can enjoy the benefits of CR.