News | October 04, 2006

Hospitals Move Closer to a Filmless Future

According to a recent study published by IMV Medical Information Division, the X-ray radiography unit installed base, including both conventional X-ray and digital radiography (DR) units, is estimated to be 16,510 units at 4,860 hospital sites. Currently, about one-third of the hospitals have at least one DR system in their X-ray department, and over half have adopted computed radiography (CR) technology.
“Nationwide, hospital X-ray departments are transitioning to filmless solutions by purchasing DR or CR technology,” said Lorna Young, senior director, Market Research. “Some hospitals are adopting CR or DR as their preferred solution for a filmless department, while others are transitioning towards a complete digital solution by upgrading their conventional X-ray units with CR before replacing their X-ray installed base with DR technology.”

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