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.

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 X-ray room at Chesapeake...
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...
Agfa’s MUSICA workstation uses managed coding programming frameworks to support a more secure software and offers the latest network protocol supporting built-in security features
News | Digital Radiography (DR) | October 02, 2019
At Agfa’s Radiological Society of North America’s (RSNA) 2019 booth, radiology professionals will discover intelligent...
Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants Rarely Interpret Diagnostic Imaging Studies
News | Radiology Business | September 18, 2019
September 18, 2019 — Although Medicare claims data confirm the increasing role of nurse practitioners and physician...
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 molecular radiotherapy (MRT) treatment of the thyroid, existing single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)...
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 radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical...
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 digital radiography (DR) platform of premium products and...
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 digital radiography (DR) are increasing demand for whole spine imaging before, during and after back...
Carestream DRX Evolution
News | Digital Radiography (DR) | June 28, 2019
Springfield Clinic implemented 14 Carestream DRX-Evolution Plus Systems, two Carestream DRX-Ascend Systems and one...
Emory Innovation Hub
News | Radiology Business | June 26, 2019
Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. and the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub recently formed a strategic...
Utah Valley Hospital Purchases Nine Carestream Imaging Systems
News | Digital Radiography (DR) | June 12, 2019
June 12, 2019 — Utah Valley Hospital (Provo, Utah) has installed nine Carestream imaging systems that equip its...
SIIM and ACR Host Machine Learning Challenge for Pneumothorax Detection and Localization
News | Artificial Intelligence | June 03, 2019
June 3, 2019 — The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) are...
Dynamic Digital Radiography Used to Assess Undifferentiated Dyspnea
News | Digital Radiography (DR) | May 29, 2019
May 29, 2019 — A clinical study presented at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2019 annual meeting, May 17-22 in...