All imaging device are useful, but some devices were created to fulfill specific needs. Take ultrasound devices and c-arm devices, for example. Both devices allow us to “see” inside of the human body, but an ultrasound device requires a skilled ultrasound technician (a sonographer) and emits a high-frequency pulse that’s most useful for imaging soft tissues, while a C-arm device uses X-ray technology that most useful for imaging bones and internal organs, even during operations.
Clinics and practices require specific imaging devices adapted to address their area of treatment. Here is a brief look at the myriad imaging devices available to clinics of all stripes.
Family Practice Clinics
In the world of clinics, family practice clinics are the “jack of all trades,” and thus need to have a variety of imaging equipment on hand.
This type of equipment typically includes specialized imaging devices such as X-ray float-top tables. However, family practice clinics are now turning to more portable imaging solutions. Portable imaging systems allow doctors and nurses to move their equipment from room to room with ease. When doctors are afforded this higher degree of mobility and flexibility, patients can get out of the clinic and back to their lives that much faster.
Of course, portable imaging solutions are just one example of the various devices family clinics use. For more specialized imagining needs, we recommend that clinics ask for a consultation with imaging equipment professionals.
To use imaging devices on animals takes great skill. For veterinary clinics, the use of both small and large X-ray tables is necessary to care for critters of all sizes. The portable imaging solutions used by family practice clinics benefit veterinary clinics as well. Ultrasound devices, which offer a minimally invasive way to scan animals with no side effects, are also popular in veterinary clinics.
These specialized ultrasound devices also cost far less than other solutions, giving veterinarians a more competitive pricing model with which to work.
Because orthopedic physicians repair and prevention of skeletal breaks, efficient and accurate in-office imaging is vital for diagnosis and treatment.
Computed tomography machines, known more commonly as CT scanners, allow for versatile patient positioning and give physicians high-resolution 3D images. Even quicker than CT scans is cloud-based Digital Radiology (DR), which uses an imaging device to take photos and send them directly to an encrypted cloud environment.
Picking the Right Specialized Imaging Devices
The process of choosing the right device for your practice shouldn’t be stressful. If you have questions about which device might be best for your practice, the imaging professionals at All Star X-ray have the expertise and industry knowledge to match you and your clinic with the machines that best fit your clinic’s needs.
If you already have a device in mind, feel free reach out to us for a free quote; All Star X-ray always has many options from which to choose!