Digital x-ray services increase workflow and create demand

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A transition to digital radiography is essential for companies and institutions to stay ahead of competitors regardless of the initial expense, according to the market research firm Frost & Sullivan.

“A trend likely to emerge is collaboration of radiologists, technologists and doctors over the web,” said Pramodh Ishwarakrishnan, a research analyst at Frost & Sullivan. “This would facilitate information transfer, access, and availability, building a platform where communication barriers reduce, and diagnosing images increase.”

According to the report, hospital administrators need to employ common architecture using common language run time to allow the integration of services, which requires moving the images and multimodality of operations.

The report acknowledged that digital equipment costs are high, but increasing production volumes could absorb those expenses. Likewise, educating physicians, users and consumers about the advantages of digital technology would foster growth. The end-users could rely on the technology, which would offer improved productivity and workflow with decreased costs.

The report, “Advances in X-ray Technologies,” examines the x-ray industry with information on DR and its development in the last decade, which includes analysis of CR technology trends, according to Frost & Sullivan.