Digital Radiography (DR)

Digital X-ray replaces the use of film or computed radiography (CR) plates with a direct digital transfer of X-ray images into the PACS. Digital radiography (DR) is the direct conversion of transmitted X-ray photons into a digital image using an array of solid-state detectors such as amorphous selenium or silicon, with computer processing and display of the image. DR X-ray systems are used for both fixed base room installations and mobile DR, or portable DR, systems that are wheeled between room for imaging exams. Here is a link to the portable DR systems product comparison chart. Here is a link to the DR Systems chart that includes fixed room based systems and retrofit systems to replace film and CR.

Carestream's Focus 35C digital radiography (DR) detector

The Focus 35C detector. Image courtesy of Carestream

News | Digital Radiography (DR) | October 22, 2019
Note: This story has been updated to reflect that the Focus 35C detector has now received U.S. Food and Drug...
The Revolution Apex intelligent computed tomography (CT) scanner

The Revolution Apex intelligent computed tomography (CT) scanner. Image courtesy of GE Healthcare.

News | RSNA | October 18, 2019
October 18, 2019 — At the 2019 annual meeting of the Radiological...
Siemens Healthineers Announces First U.S. Install of Multix Impact Digital Radiography System
News | Digital Radiography (DR) | October 18, 2019
October 18, 2019 — DHR Health in Edinburg, Texas, recently became the first healthcare facility in the United States to...
Chesapeake Regional Healthcare Adds Agfa DR 800 X-ray Room
News | Digital Radiography (DR) | October 16, 2019
October 16, 2019 — Agfa HealthCare announced the installation of its DR 800 multipurpose...
Dual energy soft tissue from Carestream
News | Digital Radiography (DR) | October 02, 2019
Carestream’s Dual-Energy feature (Pending FDA 510(k) clearance) delivers excellent image quality and optimal dose...
Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants Rarely Interpret Diagnostic Imaging Studies
News | Radiology Business | September 18, 2019
September 18, 2019 — Although Medicare claims data confirm the...
Brain image taken on an Echelon Oval 1.5T MR scanner

Brain image taken on an Echelon Oval 1.5T MR scanner. Image courtesy of Hitachi Healthcare Americas

Sponsored Content | Blog | Radiology Imaging | September 13, 2019
People who live in rural America may deserve the same quality healthcare as anyone living in the U.S., but it is not...
FDA Clears GE Healthcare's Critical Care Suite Chest X-ray AI
Technology | X-Ray | September 12, 2019
September 12, 2019 – GE Healthcare announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) 510(k) clearance of Critical...
OSF HealthCare Expands Portfolio of Carestream Imaging Solutions
News | Digital Radiography (DR) | September 04, 2019
September 4, 2019 — OSF HealthCare in Peoria, Ill., recently added a new Carestream DRX-Evolution Plus System to its...
A 3-D printed tungsten pre-clinical X-ray system collimator. 3D printed, additive manufacturing for medical imaging.

A 3-D printed tungsten pre-clinical X-ray system collimator. The tungsten alloy powder is printed into the form desired and is laser fused so it can be machined and finished. Previously, making collimators from Tungsten was labor intensive because it required working with sheets of the metal to create the collimator matrix. 

Feature | Medical 3-D Printing | September 04, 2019 | By Steve Jeffery
In ...
The Siemens Ysio Max digital radiography system.
Webinar | Digital Radiography (DR) | September 03, 2019
The Webinar "Benefits of Advanced Automation in X-ray" will be presented Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 1 p.m. Central Time.  ...
Siemens Healthineers Announces First U.S. Installation of Mobilett Elara Max
News | Digital Radiography (DR) | August 28, 2019
August 28, 2019 — UCHealth Greeley Hospital of Greeley, Colo., recently became the first healthcare facility in the...
Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019
Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional...
Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System
Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019
August 9, 2019 — Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food...
Samsung Announces New iQuia Premium Digital Radiography Platform
Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 25, 2019
July 25, 2019 — Samsung has announced iQuia, a new...
Konica Minolta and Shimadzu to Co-market Dynamic Digital Radiography in the U.S.
News | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 23, 2019
July 23, 2019 — Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. along with Shimadzu Medical Systems USA announced a...
Advances in long-length digital radiography are creating opportunities for visualization during spinal surgery, as well as pre- and post-operatively. Image courtesy of Fujifilm Medical Systems

Advances in long-length digital radiography are creating opportunities for visualization during spinal surgery, as well as pre- and post-operatively. Image courtesy of Fujifilm Medical Systems

Feature | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 19, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr
Recent advances in...