Purchase Value, Not Price

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Bargains aren’t always defined as paying the lowest possible price up front. In fact, skimping in some cases might actually lead to higher costs in the long run. When it comes to x-ray and radiography equipment, you can’t afford to take whatever you can get. Your patients and their loved ones depend on you to offer up accurate diagnoses and progress reports. The right treatment requires the right machine for the job – not the most inexpensive one.

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What to Keep in Mind When Caring for Imaging Equipment

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The winter holidays are right around the corner. Injuries related to unseen icy patches, decorating, candles and fires, and even toys typically spike this time of year, leading to an influx of patients requiring emergency medical care – which frequently includes x-rays and other imaging options. Simply having a state-of-the-art machine in your facilities is not enough; keeping equipment clean, calibrated and properly maintained helps reduce unnecessary wear and tear and, most importantly, plays a major role in preventing misdiagnoses.

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Using X-Rays in the Diagnostic Process

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Since x-ray machines were first invented in 1895, they have allowed doctors to diagnose and treat patients with a level of precision that was previously impossible. Military doctors were some of the first to start using x-ray machines, and found them invaluable for locating and removing bullets and shrapnel from wounded soldiers. Today, radiographic images continue as a crucial component of many diagnostic processes, particularly in cases requiring immediate treatment, like broken bones and pneumonia.

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Radiologists Engaging with Patients

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Want to improve your radiographic care? A face-to-face, openly communicative relationship between medical professionals and their patients is an essential part of quality healthcare, and specialists and technicians, not just general practitioners, should include meetings with their patients as part of the diagnostic and treatment process.

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Which Type of X-ray Is Right for You?

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Not all types of x-ray machines are created equal. In fact, one of the fastest-growing sectors of modern medicine is mobile and portable x-ray machines. These permanent fixtures are commonplace in imaging centers, but not every facility has the ability to house such a durable, difficult-to-relocate machine. That’s where portable and mobile x-ray machines come into play.

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Get the Lead Out: The Benefits of Lead Aprons

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X-rays are sometimes a cause for confusion and concern among patients of all ages. MRI machines, PET and CT scanners, x-ray machines and other medical imaging machines are some of the most common pieces of equipment one encounters in a visit to the doctor’s office; for a nervous or younger patient, the machinery can appear intimidating, even dangerous. However, all of these machines are relatively harmless so long as the patients and medical staff wear lead aprons.

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Top 7 X-Ray Technologies Every Veterinarian Should Have

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Pets are our members of the family, and you naturally want to ensure they receive the best possible medical care. Whether pet owner, veterinarian or both, the most effective and efficient radiography machinery available is one of the most crucial steps to take to make sure animal companions remain safe and healthy in the years to come. We recommend – and carry – the following top-of-the-line products to perfect your veterinary practice.

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