Doctors today want to stay informed about advances in medical imaging technology. X-ray technology is constantly evolving, and new types of X-ray machines with advanced features and capabilities are regularly introduced to the market. By staying informed about the available options, you can make sure you are using the most advanced technology available to diagnose and treat your patients.
To find the best X-ray machine for your practice or facility, it’s important to understand the different use cases and patient populations. By understanding the different options available, a doctor can select an X-ray machine that is best suited to your practice.
While there are several types of X-ray machines available on the market, here is an overview of the types of equipment, many of which Summit Industries manufactures at our Niles, IL facility.
Summit manufactures all types of general radiography machines for all types of markets including hospital, orthopedics, urgent care and private practice. Overhead systems, floor mounted systems, floor to wall systems are each designed to address volume and use, as well as space and functionality. Each of these are available with a variety of generator power, ranging from 30kW to 80kW.
Portable X-ray Machines
These machines are designed for use in a variety of settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, and even in the field. They are often used to image patients who are unable to be transported to a radiology department.
Fluoroscopy is a type of medical imaging that shows continuous, real-time images of continuous movement within the body. The image is transmitted to a monitor so the movement of a body part and/or contrast agent can be seen in the body in detail. Fluoroscopy can be used to position a pacemaker or catheter, orthopedic implants during a surgical procedure, or to view contrast agent
An R/F system integrates fluoroscopy and radiography for increased productivity and optimized clinical operations. A typical R/F suite has a ceiling suspension x-ray tube and wallstand in addition to the fluoroscopy system for general radiography.
These mobile fluoroscopy machines are commonly used in operating rooms and other settings such as pain management where real-time imaging is needed. They consist of a C-shaped arm that contains an X-ray source and detector.
Digital Radiography (DR)
Digital capabilities can be integrated into any imaging system with the addition of a DR package which allows digital detectors to capture X-ray images, which are displayed on a computer.
What else will we help you discover during the x-ray consultation?
The appropriate type of imaging system for a particular use depends on a variety of factors, including the type of imaging required, the patient population, and the clinical setting. Summit Industries has many sizes and feature options for our radiology diagnostic equipment and we will help identify which machine is best suited for your location and needs!
We’ll also help you compare costs to fit your budget! By understanding the different types of X-ray machines on the market, you can identify prices and features to ensure you are getting the best value for your imaging dollar.
Summit Industries will help you make informed decisions about equipment purchases. Purchasing an X-ray machine is a significant investment for a medical practice or facility. By staying informed about the available options and features, you can make a strategic decision about which machine to purchase and ensure that it meets your needs and budget.