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The Benefits of X-Ray Inspection Systems


Hospitals, urgent care facilities and some physician’s offices have x-ray machines to assist patients and diagnose them on-the-spot. For those that are traumatically injured, portable machines allow the patient to remain still while images are taken. X-ray inspection systems help radiologists and physicians read the images clearer to see exactly what is going on in your body.
Pinpointing Examination Areas
One of the benefits of x-ray inspection equipment is the ability to pinpoint an area via programming the system, to view a specific area of the body. For instance, if a physician only wants to see the tip of a shoulder blade, the x-ray technician can program the machine to only photograph that specific area. It will be the prominent image in the final film.
Variable Speed Programming
In cases where an image is needed quickly to treat a patient, speed variations come in handy. There are also images that require different photo speeds to capture the proper image of the area, including when you breathe and when your breath is held. Using variable speeds to take images is vital in emergent situations.
Most x-ray inspection systems have rolling wheels that make them portable. This allows technicians to simply roll the machine to a patient if they are unable to be moved safely. Portable machines are ideal in situations where patients suffer multiple traumas and require several procedures to occur at one time. Images can be taken at their bedside and are viewed right away by the treating physician.
Clear Image Delivery
Advanced technology is used to deliver clear images. Most machines use LCD screens. These are similar to what many flat screen and laptop monitors are made from. The images delivered are crisp, clear and free of blurring effects, even if a patient moves slightly. The detail delivered in these images show every detail of a bone, joint or muscle in the body.
X-rays are necessary for almost every injury. It lets a treating physician see inside of your body without making a cut to explore a broken bone or other injury. In some prolonged illnesses, such as cancer as an example, x-rays help show the progression of a disease or effectiveness of a treatment/surgery. This helps physicians treat patients more aggressively to produce the best results possible following treatment. X-rays also help physicians care for long term illness or severe injury patients as it is the best way to see the patient’s progress.