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.”
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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.”

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