Digital radiography is slowly evolving to become the premier option for medical imaging. External factors like compatibility and price are some of the few things keeping practices and professionals from adopting them. However, new innovations are making these issues easier to overcome, while providing additional benefits. Here are some of the latest digital x-ray trends that you should keep an eye out for.
For one thing, new technology is leading to a trickle-down effect that is ultimately making digital x-rays more affordable. The same piece of equipment that may have cost $100,000 15 years ago, could now cost a fraction of the price. Equally important are the strides being made with systems integration. Manufacturers are aware of how concerned their customers are about being able to use digital x-rays with other equipment. Therefore, from cloud archival systems to practice management platforms, they have come up with solutions to try and expand this compatibility.
In some cases, these advancements can lead to additional considerations for medical practitioners to make. A great example of this is consumer expectations. Digital x-rays have made it possible to access images quicker as well as compare them, but now patients want the ability to reap some of those benefits also. In time, you may see patients wanting to access medical information, images included, online the same way that they can access bank information or other data. Be ready to decide how to answer these questions.
It’s always good to keep on track of the latest digital x-ray trends, both to know how you can get better use out of your existing technology as well as find new options to enhance your medical practice/imaging center. Working with partners like JPI Healthcare Solutions can be a way to help your practice evolve even further. Be sure to reach out to us today.