Computed Radiography or ( CR) allows you to retrofit your current X-Ray room which allows you to take full advantage of your current investment as well as all the benefits of Digital XRay Technology.
Digital Computer Radiographic Imaging:
Compact digital format storage/archiving. Images are stored on digital media (CD-ROMS, DVD, and Network File Shares).
Digital Images provide for easier information sharing.
Improved diagnostics (no loss of image quality).
Lower cost of ownership (reusable digital media).
More efficient workflow.
When considering the move to Digital X-ray, generally speaking there are two types of systems in place to choose from.
Digital Radiography ( DR) Digital X-ray: The first, Digital Radiography ( DR)Digital X-ray refers to flat panel x-ray detectors. A DR system is equipped with a fixed size pixilated detector that translates the x-ray radiation directly in to an electrical charge. That charge is sent to a processing unit which assembles the digital image for you. This option can be expensive and because the detector itself must be matched to the X-Ray equipment, these systems are sold as an integrated solution. The advantage of the DR is that it can produce an image immediately after the exposure by moving the latent image directly from the detector using the electronics integrated with the detector.
Computed Radiography ( CR) Digital X-ray: Computed Radiography ( CR)Digital X-ray refers to imaging technology using an intermediate process - phosphor plates. The phosphor plates act as the radiation detectors. Following x-ray exposure the plates contained in the cassettes are loaded to a laser scanner that reads the latent images by laser stimulation. Until recently, CR Digital X-ray systems were only available as large, expensive, multi-cassette systems designed as centralized resources for radiology departments. However, technology has changed and these systems are available and priced so that even the small operation can enjoy the benefits of CR.