Radiography plays an essential role for diagnostic reasons, and nowhere is this diagnosis as urgently needed as it is in emergency settings. This can range from the emergency room at your local hospital to dealing with athletic injuries, military operations, or in disaster settings. One increased need we’re seeing when it comes to radiography is portable x-rays and other similar machines. There are a lot of different reasons for this technology, which is driving an increase in purchases across the board.
Portable x-rays are taking a variety of different forms depending on the setting they are being marketed for. Generally, the main concern is reducing the size and weight to make it easier for smaller staff or even individuals to move the equipment around as needed. Along with this, there are also more tech-based concerns like making sure this equipment is compatible with all existing software.
We are also seeing an increase in technology that fits the bill of “radiography rooms on wheels.” Being larger and more complex than your average portable x-rays, these are marketed more towards senior/disability care, but there’s a good chance we will see it adapted to emergency settings in time.
The demands of emergency settings make it more important than ever to have some sort of portable x-rays or portable radiography options, especially in high-traffic areas and settings. Not only does this provide a more efficient and effective care to your patients, but it also has a trickle-down effect to patients who don’t necessarily use those machines. The more time you save, the more attention and care they can benefit from. However, when you are ready to make the transition to portable x-rays, you need to make sure you have the ideal solution for your practice or setting. A good starting point is a consultation with an expert partner like JPI Healthcare Solutions.