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.

SSM Health Hospital, Missouri, Carestream DRX-Evolution Plus, U.S. install, digital radiography
News | Digital Radiography (DR) | April 07, 2016
April 7, 2016 — SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - Lake Saint Louis (Mo.) is one of the first hospitals in the United...
Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health Crawfordsville, Indiana, Carestream, DR systems, mobile X-ray

DRX-Evolution Plus image courtesy of Carestream Health

News | Digital Radiography (DR) | March 23, 2016
March 23, 2016 — Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health–Crawfordsville, Crawfordsville, Ind., installed two Carestream room-...
Agfa Healthcare, Frost & Sullivan, best-of-breed, digital radiography, DR platform
News | Digital Radiography (DR) | March 21, 2016
March 21, 2016 — In a new white paper, Frost & Sullivan concluded that Agfa HealthCare's...
Technavio market report, global medical imaging market, refurbished systems
News | Radiology Imaging | March 10, 2016
March 10, 2016 — According to the latest research study released by Technavio, the global medical imaging market is...
Carestream, Frost & Sullivan Award, new product innovation, medical imaging, North America
News | Radiology Imaging | February 24, 2016
February 24, 2016 — Frost & Sullivan has awarded Carestream Health its 2016 North America Frost & Sullivan...
Konica Minolta, AeroDR LT, Mexico release, flat panel, digital radiography, DR
News | Digital Radiography (DR) | February 18, 2016
February 18, 2016 — Konica Minolta Medical Imaging will launch the new AeroDR LT in Mexico at the Annual Course of...
Siemens, Multitom Rax, robotic 3-D X-ray, GlobalData
News | Digital Radiography (DR) | February 11, 2016
February 11, 2016 — The new Multitom Rax robotic X-ray device could revolutionize the digital radiography space and...
Digital Harmonic, X-ray technology, Paul Reed Smith

Standard x-ray image before (left) and after (right) Digital Harmonic's technology is applied. Image courtesy of Business Wire.

News | Digital Radiography (DR) | February 10, 2016
February 10, 2016 — Legendary guitar maker Paul Reed Smith, founder of PRS Guitars, is part of a group that launched a...
Agfa, digital x-ray, digital radiography, DR
Feature | Digital Radiography (DR) | February 03, 2016 | Jeff Zagoudis
Now more than ever, hospitals and imaging clinics are trying to maximize the value of their imaging equipment, and...
Sponsored Content | Videos | Digital Radiography (DR) | January 26, 2016
Rob Fabrizio, director of product development and marketing, introduces the Fujifilm FDR D-EVO GL long-length DR...
Carestream, DRX-Revolution, mobile X-ray, Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Canada
News | Digital Radiography (DR) | January 15, 2016
January 15, 2016 — Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie, Ontario, installed three Carestream DRX-Revolution...
RSNA, regional course, emergency radiology, Mexico
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | January 12, 2016
January 12, 2016 — The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) will offer its first regional course later this...
Sponsored Content | Videos | Digital Radiography (DR) | January 12, 2016
David Sorensen, director of operations, reviews product highlights including the Thales ArtPix EZ2GO DR System, Image...
Feature | RSNA 2015 | January 12, 2016 | Dave Fornell
Each year radiology vendors use the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting as a springboard to unveil...
Samsung, RSNA 2015, CT, ultrasound, DR, NExCT 7, RS80A, HS70A, GC85A, GM60A

RS80A ultrasound image courtesy of Samsung

News | Computed Tomography (CT) | January 06, 2016
January 6, 2016 — Samsung Electronics  debuted the newest additions to its medical imaging portfolio at the 2015 ...
Sponsored Content | Videos | Digital Radiography (DR) | January 05, 2016
RSNA 2015 was the first time Konica Minolta and Viztek displayed as a combined company. David Widmann, president and...
EOS, cone-beam CT

Scoliosis patient Zayden Rainey, 5, inside the EOS Imaging Machine at CHLA. 

News | December 31, 2015
December 31, 2015 —Children’s Hospital Los Angeles announces the availability of the EOS Imaging System, the first...
News | Digital Radiography (DR) | December 28, 2015
December 28, 2015 — Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, N.Y., is designing a new emergency department that does not include...
Toshiba May Sell its Healthcare Division as Part of its Financial Reforms
News | Radiology Imaging | December 28, 2015 | Dave Fornell
December 28, 2015 — Toshiba announced Dec. 21 it is considering selling off its healthcare division as part of its...
A Pott's fracture of the fibula, also called a spiral fracture. Patient Marilyn Fornell.

Figure 1. A bedside screen shot of a Carestream DRX mobile X-ray in the ED of the fractured fibula. 

Blog | Radiology Imaging | December 22, 2015 | Dave Fornell
While I write a lot about medical imaging technology and how new technology can and should work, it is not often that I...