Medical imaging tech like x-rays is a staple of various settings in the industry, but sometimes, the conventional options are not enough. What this means is that in some cases, a patient may not be able to reach or utilize an x-ray due to mobility problems. In others, the mobility issue lies with the machine, unable to be installed or properly used in some emergency settings. Portable x-rays have grown by leaps and bounds to fill this void, but how do you go about finding the right fit for you? Here’s what to look for:
As a start, you want to consider the size and dimensions of your portable x-ray options. Yes, these generally run smaller than their conventional counterparts, but if you know you will be operating out of a mobile clinic in a military/disaster zone, you want to make sure the dimensions fit.
Other factors that you want to consider while shopping for portable x-rays is the power requirement involved as well if any preparation is needed for the area it will be installed in (lead shielding, etc). While you want to make sure that you’re keeping your patients safe, it may make a portable option not as convenient as you may have hoped.
While doing your due diligence when it comes to portable x-rays is always a net positive, it bears mentioning that you’re not always going to be able to find every detail on your own. Along with this, if you’re interested in doing any testing or taking a closer look at the potential offerings, you’ll need to arrange something in person. The ideal way to do this is by scheduling a consultation with an expert partner like JPI Healthcare Solutions. Our portable options are a great match for a variety of medical settings.