Choosing an x-ray system can be a complicated decision with many types of x-rays and x-ray systems to choose from. You might not think of mobile x-ray systems as a major purchase for your practice, but they can make all the difference in terms of portability and space saving. Whether you are just starting out or have been practicing for decades, we'll explore mobile x-ray systems to help you decide if it's time to invest in this technology.
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The CDR straight-arm x-ray system is a new advanced system that was released in 2021, designed specifically for chiropractic care. This system is smaller and more compact than the traditional straight-arm, which makes it ideal for chiropractors with limited space. The CDR comes with many features and few downsides, so if you are looking for an easy to use system that will fit virtually anywhere then this just might be your solution!
This article will cover how to install a 14 x 17 DR panel into a Chiropractic X-ray room.
It's crucial for chiropractors to utilize the suite of tools available to them to provide their patients with the best treatment. Chiropractors are trained in radiology and radiography as part of their education and radiographic imaging (x-ray) is an essential part of diagnosis and treatment of spine and postural issues. X-ray can be used by chiropractors either in a chiropractic office or through referral and helps eliminate guesswork by allowing chiropractors to understand the true alignment of the spine and plan treatment accordingly.
Benefits of x-ray for chiropractors
A range of different pains, functional impairments and muscle weaknesses can be alleviated with chiropractic realignment of the spine. These impairments may be due to stresses and strains on the various components of the spine including bones, muscles, ligaments, and discs.
Contemporary chiropractic approaches to spinal rehabilitation that use x-ray imaging have demonstrated superiority over other treatments. Alternate diagnostic methods are often indirect and don’t reveal the true source of the patient’s pain or discomfort. This could result in misdiagnosis, inappropriate treatment and a detrimental outcome for the patient.
Radiography reveals the true condition of the spine and has the ability to show chiropractors exactly what is happening inside the body in terms of skeletal structure and alignment. This remarkable imaging technique provides guidance to the chiropractor for how to manually manipulate the skeletal components. Not only does x-ray provide detailed images of the skeletal system, it can also show the presence of scar tissue or arthritis. Both of these conditions require consideration when developing a treatment plan.
Chiropractic uses of x-ray
Chiropractors can use x-ray for a range of purposes including:
The rapid advancement of digital technology has impacted all of our lives in some way, and it’s no different in a chiropractic setting. The development of technologies including Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) has helped transform how healthcare organizations operate.
PACS has proven itself to be a crucial tool for chiropractors, radiologists, and physicians alike, by allowing them to quickly and easily share digital diagnostic images. Along with being an invaluable technology in it’s own right, PACS is now evolving to be a cloud-based solution. This shift to cloud-based systems provides chiropractors with a wide range of benefits, some of which we’ve outlined below.
There is a lot of debate in the chiropractic world about buying new vs. used digital x-ray machines. Many chiropractors will search for used digital x-ray systems as a way to minimize the cost of going digital. For some, this can be a great cost saving exercise and work out in their favor. However, many others end up having buyer's remorse with buying used digital x-ray machines or just used x-ray machines in general, as it's a gamble and there are no guarantees. In this blog post, we'll look at some things to consider before deciding which way to go with your purchase.
The decision to install a new x-ray room or retrofit an existing one can be difficult. There are many variables that go into the decision, and it's not always clear which is the best option for your facility. In this blog post, we will explore the pros and cons of installing a new x-ray room so you can make an informed choice about what to do with your facilities.
Over the years, digital x-ray technology has evolved from being just an idea to what is now considered as one of the most popular ways for doctors and chiropractors to take x-rays. Technological advancements in the x-ray industry allows for instant storage and access of their digital health records.