Category Archives: X-ray Machines

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The Time is Now: Make the Switch from CR to DR with Konica Minolta’s Fast Forward Program

The list of reasons medical imaging technologists should switch from CR to DR has long been growing; however, Konica Minolta’s Fast Forward program might be the game changer your customers have been waiting for. But before we dive into the Fast Forward program, let’s first take a look at the main reasons so many imaging businesses are making the transition from CR to DR.

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Technology Spotlight: C-arms

A C-arm is an imaging device based on traditional X-ray technology. Its name is derived from the C-shaped arm that connects the X-ray source to the X-ray detector to make one machine. C-arm technology has advanced considerably within the last decade, making it an even more valuable tool to have in your operating room

Related blog: Is it Time to Replace Your Imaging Equipment?

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How X-Rays Changed the World

In the late 1800’s, a German physicist by the name of Wilhelm Röntgen accidentally discovered a new form of electromagnetic radiation. He observed a curious effect that happened when passing an electrical current through gases at low pressure – he could see through most substances and project the shadow of solid objects.

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The Love for Medical Imaging

Most of us have undergone the need for using medical imaging at some point in our lives. Whether it was for a dental exam, a stomach x-ray, a CT scan or even an MRI, medical imaging spans across a wide range of necessities to help discover and diagnosis for the proper treatments that will keep us at our ultimate health. As medical imaging continues to expand and advance, we’ve looked back to how it even started and where we hope it may go in the future.

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5 Things You Might Not Know about X-Rays

From the moment they were unexpectedly observed by Wilhelm Röntgen in 1895, X-rays have been a mystifying and powerful force, able to reveal what’s underneath our skin, as well as what lies in the black of outer space, and more. As illuminating as they are dangerous, X-rays have given us advancements in numerous sciences, but not without taking some hair and skin off would-be experimenters in the process. Here are five things you might not know about X-rays.

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