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Medical Imaging System Features

The increased speed and flexibility of the wireless detector produces diagnostic images at half the dose of the previous system resulting in lower radiation exposure to the patient. It also provides images to the physician in seconds as opposed to minutes for faster diagnosis, reducing patient exam times and shorter wait times. This is extremely important when performing emergency procedures when every second counts. The larger Source to Image Distance (SID) provides a more open design and the improved table weight limit increases the hospital’s capabilities to provide services to patients up to 500 pounds. This is an important aspect since most standard equipment is only built to accommodate patients weighing 350 pounds or less. 

Having the new system will allow us to offer a lower dose of radiation during Fluoroscopy procedures.  Fluoroscopy is a study of moving body structures- similar to an x-ray "movie." A contimuous x-ray beam is passed through the body part being examined, and is transmitted to a monitor so that the body part and its motion can be seen in detail.  The continuous flow of x-rays gives us the ability to capture, monitor, replay, and minipulate video of a specific part of the body while it is in motion.