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.

Left, the first X-ray ever made of Roentgen's wife's hand in 1895. Right, a cone-beam CT 3-D reconstruction of a hand in 2015 using a new robotic digital radiography (DR) X-ray system.

Left, the first X-ray ever made of Roentgen's wife's hand in 1895. Right, a cone-beam CT 3-D reconstruction of a hand in 2015 using a new robotic digital radiography (DR) X-ray system. 

Blog | X-Ray | December 21, 2015
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Fujifilm, FDR Visionary Suite, DR room system, RSNA 2015
Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | December 17, 2015
December 17, 2015 — Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. introduced the FDR Visionary Suite, a next-generation...
Fujifilm, FDR D-EVO GL, long-length DR detector, RSNA 2015
Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | December 16, 2015
December 16, 2015 — Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. introduced the FDR D-EVO GL...
Siemens, Multitom Rax robotic X-ray system, RSNA 2015
Technology | X-Ray | December 16, 2015
December 16, 2015 — Siemens Healthcare announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Multitom...
Videos | Digital Radiography (DR) | December 14, 2015
Interview with Lori Webb, BAAS, RT, MD Buyline analyst, covering new technology introductions and trends in digital...
Videos | RSNA 2015 | December 11, 2015
ITN/DAIC Editor Dave Fornell shows his choices for some of the most innovative new imaging technologies on the expo...
Sponsored Content | Videos | Radiology Imaging | December 08, 2015
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Videos | X-Ray | December 07, 2015
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A comparison between Philips SkyFlow gridless chest radiograph and the same image with standard processing.

News | X-Ray | December 07, 2015
December 7, 2015 — Philips debuted SkyFlow, an X-ray imaging software that produces high-contrast images for all...
Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | December 04, 2015
December 4, 2015 — Viztek, a Konica Minolta company, unveiled the latest edition of its popular Overhead Tube Crane (...
video game tracking for X-ray, RSNA
News | X-Ray | December 02, 2015
  December 2, 2015 — Researchers have developed software for the Microsoft Kinect gaming console that measures body...
Rayence, RSNA 2015, wireless flat panel detectors, XmaruView, RU-3000

Wireless 10x12" and 17x17" wireless flat panel detectors image courtesy of Rayence

Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | November 25, 2015
November 25, 2015 — Rayence announced that they will feature a new and enhanced line of products at this year’s...
News | RSNA 2015 | November 25, 2015
November 25, 2015 – Teledyne DALSA, a Teledyne Technologies company and global leader in digital X-Ray image sensing...
News | PACS Accessories | November 25, 2015
November 25, 2015 — Richardson Healthcare will be showcasing high-value solutions for the diagnostic imaging market at...
Carestream, digital radiography upgrade, Pro Retrofit System

Image courtesy of Carestream Health

Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | November 25, 2015
November 25, 2015 — Carestream Health announced an affordable new retrofit system that allows small to mid-size...
Agfa Healthcare, DR 400, RSNA 2015, floor mounted DR X-ray

Image courtesy of Agfa Healthcare

Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | November 24, 2015
November 24, 2015 — Agfa HealthCare is showcasing the workflow and productivity benefits of its DR 400...
News | Digital Radiography (DR) | November 24, 2015
Carestream continues to expand its DR portfolio...
Sponsored Content | Videos | Digital Radiography (DR) | November 24, 2015
The DRX Plus 3543 Detector is faster, lighter and more reliable, as compared to the DRX-1 Detectors, and is IPX37 fluid...
Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | November 22, 2015
November 22, 2015 — Visaris Americas announced it has received 510(k) U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance...
Carestream, DRX Plus 3543, DRX Plus 3543C, shipping worldwide, digital radiography detectors, DR

Image courtesy of Carestream Health

Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | November 20, 2015
November 20, 2015 — Carestream Health’s new DRX Plus 3543 and DRX Plus 3543C detectors are now shipping to healthcare...