There are a number of different options for x-ray equipment and your decision will ultimately come from how you intend on using the x-ray system, the size of your x-ray room, and available electrical. While there are a lot of options for x-ray, we are going to focus on the most commonly used within Chiropractic. The x-ray system that is typically installed in a chiropractic office tends to be much different than what you would find in an imaging center or hospital. The nature of this has to do with the types of x-rays taken, the patient volume, and also pricing.
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X-ray images are stored as DICOM images, which is a universal imaging standard in medical imaging. A digital x-ray system will typically come with some type of local storage, which will be located on the acquisition computer, which is what is connected to your DR panel. This storage is typically a PACS system, which stands for Picture Archive and Communication system. A PACS system is a searchable database of your medical images which can typically be viewed using either a DICOM-based viewer. A PACS system is a great way to store and view your digital x-rays, however, you will still want to consider options for how to back up your images in the event of a disaster.
What is the best way to back up your digital x-ray system?
There are a number of different chiropractic tools available across multiple vendors and you will want to take into consideration which tools are important to you as you evaluate the products. For the most part, most digital x-ray systems available in the market come with some type of Chiropractic measurement tools.
The very first step is to decide what type of equipment your practice will need and select a room that is appropriate for the x-ray equipment. Site planning requirements may vary by state, so please contact a sales representative at firstname.lastname@example.org for specific details. You may contact a Maven Imaging representative directly at 800-949-8015.
When installing a digital x-ray system in a chiropractic office, one of the most important things to consider is what type of incoming power you will need for a digital x-ray system. Most x-ray systems require dedicated power and other special requirements. In this article, we will go over the following: