Digital radiography often represents a major transformation for a medical practice, imaging center, or any other setting. Generally, there’s more efficiency during the imaging process as well as less time spent on organization outside of it. However, it’s important to understand that digital radiography isn’t a case of one magical piece of equipment turning your practice upside down. You also need to invest in proper digital radiography accessories to reap the full advantage of said tech. Here are some key examples.
First, let’s get the obvious accessories out of the way: protective equipment. Digital radiography gives off less radiation than its conventional counterparts, but you still need to invest in equipment like thyroid collars and lead aprons to keep your patients safe. These can be brought in a variety of different settings, but it’s often more cost-effective to have it bundled with your digital radiography equipment.
There are other digital radiography accessories that are worth mentioning, though. For example, digital radiography is designed to be more efficient as possible, and you can enhance this with something like an X-ray ID printer. The function of this is relatively simple, providing identification and an alert when an image is completed. However, incorporate this into your workflow, and you can go through different medical images at an even faster rate.
It’s easy for well-meaning medical professionals to get tunnel vision when it comes to their digital radiography upgrades. However, just make sure you remember that it’s a variety of different digital radiography accessories that often make your central equipment and software applicable in a variety of situations. As a result, if you’re planning a transition from legacy equipment to digital radiography, it’s important you figure out what accessories you want to buy right away, and which you would like to transfer in after the fact. JPI Healthcare Solutions can help you with the priorities.