Special report: CR and DR battle updates

by Carol Ko, Staff Writer | February 15, 2013
International Day of Radiology 2012
From the January/February 2013 issue of HealthCare Business News magazine


Another future trend to watch for in DR, according to Degomme, is rapid capture framing for arthritic patients: “Using this technology, doctors will be better able to pinpoint the precise location of arthritic pain by seeing how the pain interacts within the patient from frame to frame.“

So what will the future of CR look like in the near-term? Degomme predicts CR will move toward “less costly platforms, nimbler machines, fewer moving parts, less breakdown – that’s the only way CR will continue to play an important role in the market.” Meanwhile, experts agree that multi-plate cassettes that originally catered to high-volume customers will continue to see a decline as more facilities are able to purchase digital rooms or convert existing rooms.
However, for many facilities looking to cut costs, CR may still be a viable option. Frabrizio says, “The majority of hospitals are unquestionably continuing use of their CR and converting to DR in small steps.”

Agfa’s Laupper makes a bolder prediction: “CR and DR technology will be coexistent and complementary for the next 20 years – depending on the market segment as well as the geography.”


DOTmed Registered DMBN February 2013 CR,DR Companies


Names in boldface are Premium Listings.
Domestic
Jack Pollock, Absolute X Ray Solutions, CA
Bill Payne, Freedom Imaging, Inc., CA
Ted Huss, Medical Imaging Resources, CA
DOTmed Certified
DOTmed 100
elie semaan, Rayon-x Engineering, LLC, CA
Amber Trombley, GE Walker, Inc, FL
David Denholtz, Integrity Medical Systems, Inc., FL
DOTmed Certified
DOTmed 100
Ed Ruth, Managed Medical Imaging, FL
DOTmed Certified
Bill Adkins, National X-Ray Corporation, FL
DOTmed Certified
Scott Wasson, Radiology Services LLC, IN
DOTmed Certified
Kevin Fix, Ultimate Medical Services, Inc, LA
Davyn McGuire, Med Exchange International, Inc., MA
DOTmed Certified
DOTmed 100
Mudi Ramesh, Anamika Medical, NY
DOTmed Certified
DOTmed 100
Robert Muzzio, GXC Imaging, NY
George Girgis, Meena Medical Equipment Inc., TX
DOTmed Certified

International
Mads Vittrup, AGITO Medical, Denmark
DOTmed 100
Benjamin Balagtas, Bullseye, Philippines
Carlos Duran, INGENIERIA CLINICA, Colombia
Isaak Vainstein, Biotehnik OU, Estonia

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