Using X-Rays in the Diagnostic Process


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


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?

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

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

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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How Footwear Affects the Feet

Aside from its role in function and fashion, how much thought do you give to your shoes? Did you know the size, shape or style of your shoe can cause physiological damage to your feet, knees, hips and back? Even the cushiest of shoes may pose hidden dangers to your feet. To avoid foot and other injuries, keep the following information in mind when choosing a pair of shoes.

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Dental Care for Pets

The idea of a cat or a dog paying a routine visit to the dentist sounds comedic, sure, but it’s actually an essential component of responsible pet ownership. If left unchecked, gum disease, plaque, tartar and other periodontal disorders can spread bacteria to the rest of the body. Which can, in turn, lead to disrupts in healthy organ function. Make tending to the needs of your pet’s oral well-being a regular part of his or her routine.

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The Best Time for New X-ray Equipment

While it is true that there is never a bad time to purchase new imaging equipment, your business can benefit if that purchase is made before the end of the tax year. Although the Section 179 deduction limit for equipment purchases made in 2014 is down from $500,000 to $25,000, business owners should take advantage of this still-significant tax break before December 31.

Checking an X-ray

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