Medical Imaging Resources

DR vs CR for Your Digital X-Ray System

Melissa Schwab

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When looking at upgrading to a digital x-ray system, there are a few options to replace film and retrofit a system to be digital. Today we will talk about why you should choose a DR vs a CR system when considering a digital x-ray system. 

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X-ray Techniques for the Everyday X-ray Technician

Marcos del Rio

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Today we’ll be going over some pointers for techniques used by x-ray operators. There are a multitude of different settings and uses for an x-ray machine. We’ll teach you the basics of these settings and how they work. so you can feel comfortable when utilizing them. Many technique charts exist showing you the general recommended settings. Ours is right HERE, take a look if you’d like. We’d like to give a more broad understanding of what these settings mean.

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Do I need a wireless or tethered DR panel? Three Key Considerations

Melissa Schwab

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This is a question that comes up often when customers start looking for a new digital x-ray system. There are a lot of choices out there when it comes to digital x-ray systems and sometimes it’s difficult to determine what the best fit for your situation would be, especially if you are new to owning a digital x-ray system. This article will help clarify which situations we recommend a wireless DR panel for and where a tethered DR panel would be a better choice. 

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What are my x-ray system options if I cannot change the electrical in my x-ray room?

Melissa Schwab

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Occasionally, customers have issues with the electrical requirements for x-ray equipment. This can be for a variety of reasons. Sometimes a customer simply does not have the available electric capacity to run the additional dedicated line to the generator; sometimes the landlord will not allow them to change the electrical. Maybe a customer doesn’t want to invest in costly electrical changes if they don’t plan on being in a space long-term. And for some, depending on what changes need to be made, it can be cost prohibitive to make the required electrical changes. Regardless of the circumstances, it isn’t uncommon for a customer to ask if they have options that allow them to use the electrical that is already in the room. This article will give you some insight into what options you may have if you cannot make the required electrical changes to your space but still want to add a digital x-ray system to your practice.  

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Lead Lined Drywall for X-ray Room

Jennifer Hutchison

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Gypsum drywall panels are pressure laminated with permanent adhesive to unpierced sheet lead and arranged to provide effective lead shielding through all joints. Gypsum board panels are secured to studs with drywall screws. Leaded drywall panels will be greater than or equal to the attenuation level specified by the physicist. Leaded dry wall sizes are typically on 5/8” thick or ½” thick 4’ x 8’, 4’x9’ or 4’x10’ sheetrock gypsum wallboard with 49” wide sheet lead rolled up to 7’ or 8’ high. Some typical lead thicknesses are:

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