The use of chemicals in traditional analog techniques is associated with occupational health hazards and unpleasant odours. The costs of conventional x-ray archives are high in terms of space, time and money. Digital radiography represents an environmentally friendly and high-quality alternative. Reduced radiation exposure for patients is a further advantage over conventional radiography. Digital and analog imaging systems differ with regard to image production and image display. However, digital X-ray images are subject to the same rules of physics as conventional images. Instead of viewing photographic film using a lightbox, digital images are visualized with a PC and display monitor. Thus, the transition to digital radiography involves only minor changes in established workflows. Patient handling is not affected.
Not interested in buying a new digital X-ray machine at the moment? No problem!
Your conventional X-ray machine can easily be transitioned with low costs to an digital X-ray machine by the addition of a flat panel detector (DR) or a CR scanner in combination with a medical display monitor. While continuing to use your existing radiography system, you can reap the benefits of high-quality digital radiographic images.
We offer you an extensive selection of digital X-ray machines, mobile X-ray units, portable X-ray systems and DR upgrade sets (for your conventional X-ray machine) for orthopaedic and surgical practices, radiology and hospitals as well as medical services including X-ray software (dicomPACS® by OR Technology)
Digital direct radiography (DR) produces images of outstanding quality. A flat panel detector directly converts the pattern of incident X-ray energy into electrical signals. Imaging plates, cassettes and X-ray scanners are no longer needed . The X-ray images are available for diagnosis immediately after exposure.
DR systems can build upon existing conventional X-ray equipment. Digital upgrades do not necessarily involve modification of the X-ray machine or X-ray unit. The system‘s Auto Exposure Detection (AED) works without changes to the running system or cable connections. The new 35 x 43 cm X-ray detectors are designed to fit perfectly into the Bucky tray of existing X-ray units.
Direct radiography systems have high throughput and are ideal for emergency medicine and intensive care.
Choose the digital X-ray machine (DR) that fits your needs:
The compact, digital U-arm X-ray machine is motorised and designed for low ceiling heights from 2.40 m. Five electric motors allow effortless and accurate positioning of the stand and ensure a wide range of exposures. All radiological settings can be utilised, as well as automated whole spine and whole leg exposures (stitching). All important settings and operating operations are carried out via an integrated 10" touchscreen display console. Frequently used unit positions can be predefined on the 60 available programme slots to ensure fast positioning on the patient.
Amadeo R motorised: Motorised, universal X-ray machine with bucky table and wall stand
The Amadeo R motorised is a versatile, motorised X-ray system with bucky table and wall stand, which convinces through simple control and handling. An intuitive 10" touch screen display simplifies system operation. The digital X-ray system is suitable for all X-ray exposures in sitting, lying and standing positions and has approx. 60 semi-automatic preset positions of stand height, alignment and SID.
The Amadeo S motorised is a motorised U-arm X-ray machine for the production of all diagnostic projection radiography images. Both its compact design and the minimum ceiling height of only 2.40 m make the system perfectly suited for small rooms. It includes all necessary components and functions for digital X-ray without cassettes: motorised U-arm system, generator, X-ray detector, PC and the dicomPACS®DX-R acquisition and diagnostic software.
This mobile, digital X-ray machine is indispensable for in situ radiological examinations when patients cannot be transferred to a hospital. The mobile full X-ray system was developed for doctors and first aid personnel in remote and inaccessible locations, medical aid organisations, as well as ships and offshore platforms.
Are you interested in switching to digital X-ray imaging? If yes, then our Medici system is your best bet! Medici DR systems are available for nearly every X-ray unit manufactured. Choose among a large selection of detector models and sizes to optimally configure your digital X-ray equipment.
Are you interested upgrading your trusted mobile X-ray machine to produce professional and reproducible digital images? Are you looking to connect your existing X-ray unit to a digital X-ray sensor that is easy to install and straightforward to operate? Choose among the large selection of wireless detector models and sizes in the Medici system to customize your X-ray system. The dicomPACS®DX-R image acquisition software produces outstanding X-ray images and can be customised to your workflow using a laptop, Touchbook, tablet or Ultrabook.
The newest model in our Leonardo series, the compact and versatile Leonardo DR mini II, combines wirless X-ray detector technology with a high-performance acquisition and diagnostic software. Weighing only 8.9 kg, the system is one of the lightest suitcase X-ray solutions worldwide. The suitcase system is the perfect solution for both stationary and portable radiography for small medical stations, for the homecare sector or for health care within the scope of missions of various medical services, aid organisations or NGOs.
The Leonardo DR nano consists of only two components: a wireless X-ray detector and a tablet PC/Notebook. The complete system weighs just under 8 kg (including carrying case, laptop, accessories and flat panel detector) and is one of the lightest portable X-ray solutions worldwide.
X-ray inspection using imaging plates functions with cassettes of the same size and shape as conventional film radiography. After the normal X-ray procedure, the cassette is placed into a X-ray scanner and read out.
Digital images are generated, saved and can be viewed on a computer monitor within seconds (computed radiography; CR). Imaging plate (IP) systems using cassettes are cost-saving X-ray solutions and amortise quickly. The existing X-ray machine must not be retrofitted. This technology produces high quality digital images.
Choose the perfect Divario product to complete your cost-effective CR system
The Divario CR-T2 is a CR desktop unit (imaging plate reader) with a maximum throughput of 73 cassettes per hour. In high-speed mode (5 pixel/mm), the processing rate of the new Divario is 70 % higher than that of older CR systems.
The Divario CR-Tm is a CR desktop unit with a maximum throughput of 73 cassettes per hour. In high-speed mode (5 pixel/mm), the processing rate of the new Divario is 70 % higher than that of older CR systems. In addidtion, the Divario CR-Tm version can be used for mammographiy examinations. The system offers high-resolution images with a pixel size of up to 50 µm.
dicomPACS®DX-R is a professional acquisition software for X-ray images generated by diverse CR units (computed radiography with imaging plates). The software also controls the operation of X-ray generators and X-ray units from various manufacturers, ensuring an efficient and orderly workflow. The straightforward and user-friendly interface functions via touchscreen and mouse.
Digital images representing the pattern of incident X-rays – whether generated from direct or computed radiography systems – share a number of special characteristics. Digital signal detection and digital display offer new opportunities for regulating brightness and manually adjusting contrasts. As a result, details such as hairline fractures become apparent. Soft tissues can be visualised thanks to manual adjustments in the level of lightness and darkness within the same image.
Digitisation has a number of additional advantages. All images (X-rays, MRI, digital pictures) as well as documents (admission notes, findings reports, faxes, etc.) can be attached to patients’ medical records and are readily accessible. Backup and archive solutions guarantee quick access and data security in keeping with relevant medical products laws (depending on the manufacturer!).
Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) are user-friendly software solutions for administering the production and use of X-ray images: from exposure to image analysis, archival storage and file sharing.
The software enables users to quickly and easily share and view images. Depending on the manufacturer, systems can include numerous advanced features including electronic fax, document management, operative reports and X-ray histories. Software modules for 3D reconstruction, surgical planning, voice recognition, and statistics can also be integrated.
dicomPACS® by OR Technologies - Made in Germany - is a sophisticated, high-tech image management solution based on vendor neutral archive technology (VNA) and ideally suited for private practices and hospitals. With dicomPACS®, all images generated by digital X-ray, CT, MRI and sonography devices, as well as diverse documents (e.g., admission notes, medical findings, medical histories, faxes) are stored in a digital patient folder and readily accessible. Our carefully designed archive and backup solutions guarantee quick access and data security in keeping with the relevant medical devices act. Furthermore, the software can easily be integrated into all common information management systems (e.g., KIS, RIS and EPA). For more information, about our dicomPACS image solution click here.
|Fast||Immediate access to all digital patient records including X-ray images as well as documents from hospitals and doctor‘s offices|
|Cost-effective||Digital radiography saves time and materials|
|No chemicals||Some chemicals used in conventional radiography represent an occupational health hazard, are irritating and have an unpleasant odour|
|No loss of information||Lost hard copies of X-ray images or patient records are a thing of the past|
|Space saving||Archival storage of analog film material is costly in terms of space, money and time|
|Efficient communication||Efficient communication between institutions and staff via various networks and the internet|
|Improved diagnostics||Excellent images and a multitude of image processing options|
PACS can interface with all administration software systems. This integration allows immediate access to patient data when submitting an X-ray order or recalling images from the archive. Interfaces can be established for GDT, BDT, HL7 and DICOM standards, as well as vender-specific systems.
Imaging equipment for X-ray, ultrasound, MRI and arthroscopic examinations can be integrated into the existing computer network. Furthermore, faxes and other digital documents can be attached to the patient record. With the appropriate software solution, all information for a given patient is available at the click of a button and can be shared with other caregivers. The digital coordination of all data pertaining to a patient means that, as required per law, the full medical record can be accessed for many years in the future.
Existing hardware can readily be integrated into the new system. Additional components such as printers, X-ray film scanners and other hardware can be purchased and integrated into the network at a time. Please consult your PACS provider concerning the specifications and requirements for servers, work stations and monitors.