How do hospitals choose digital imaging devices in the face of different DRs and CRs?
How do hospitals choose digital imaging devices in the face of different DRs and CRs? Most radiologists believe that equipment purchases should match departmental needs, depending largely on the type of equipment, age, and budget. To do all the checks are digital, and it is not necessary to use CR and DR together. It can be considered from an economic perspective. If the budget is X-ray digital, you can use CR and DR together. It is financially difficult to install all of the radiology imaging rooms with relatively expensive DR systems. One of the advantages of CR is that it can be shared by several rooms.
In the near future, the combination of CR and DR may be the solution for many health agencies. Wall-to-wall between film and digital imaging is a dangerous investment. Some hospitals may want to gradually invest in digital radiography. During the transition period, semi-filming and semi-digitization may be more difficult than the problem to be solved. If you achieve full digitization, that is a great improvement. But if half of the film is a number, then the trouble is coming.
We must study the methods and steps that become very cumbersome. We have to work in two worlds, and we have to bear all the costs of digitization and all the inefficiencies of filming. Now the question is no longer which method is faster or more in line with clinical requirements, but how long can the two methods coexist? Most experts who are familiar with this situation believe that CR will eventually be eliminated by DR. By then, DR is more flexible and cheaper, and it is comparable to CR. But how long it will take this day remains to be discussed.