A woman with short, curly hair and wearing scrubs stands in the foreground. In the background a man wearing identical scrubs is taking X-rays of a patient lying on the X-ray table — history of radiology.

The History of Radiology

The field of radiology has an amazing history. X-ray machines have been helping doctors successfully diagnose problems and provide life-saving patient care for more than 100 years. Many medical modalities, including orthopedics, trauma and urgent care facilities, cardiology, dentistry, surgical centers, and more, rely on the science of radiology and the production of X-ray images…
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The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA): Where the Newest Technology Is on Display

This year, the RSNA will host its 104th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting titled Tomorrow’s Radiology Today. It will be held at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL, November 25th to 30th. When I hear RSNA (Radiological Society of North America), my first thought is, “Big!” I think, “Technology extravaganza!” Their annual event is where all the…
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A free-standing X-ray machine is pictured against a light blue background. Leasing medical equipment could be the best option for your medical facility.

Buying or Leasing Your Medical Equipment: How to Get the X-ray Machine You Need

Which is better: buying or leasing medical equipment? If you’re thinking about buying an X-ray machine, the best answer for you will depend on your medical practice’s or facility’s unique needs. When attempting to decide which way to go, there are two deeper questions you’ll need to consider: How much money am I willing to…
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An X-ray machine is suspended over a patient table, and there is a wall mounted X-ray machine in this radiology room. When purchasing an X-ray machine, price is important, but it isn't the only factor.

Buying an X-ray Machine — Price Tags Don’t Tell the Whole Story

The price of your new or upgraded X-ray machine is a big consideration that impacts the finances and operation of your medical practice, urgent care facility, or hospital. Southwest X-Ray understands. We also understand the phenomenon of sticker shock, but a higher-than-expected initial price is often directly related to quality, ultimately translating into long-term value.…
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A flow chart and graphic show how digital radiography and PACS work together to to provide critical patient data and high-quality X-ray scans to various workstations.

Digital Radiography and PACS — Critical Advantages for Your Facility

For medical facilities to offer the most effective patient care possible, smooth and instantaneous access to patient data that includes X-ray images must be available on demand, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Combining DR (digital radiography) and PACS (picture archiving and communication system) can meet that need. Digital radiography with PACS provides…
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Pictured is an EOS X-ray machine against a white background. The machine is fitted for taking full body scans.

EOS X-Ray Technology — Why This Costly Solution Is Rarely Right for Your Business

EOS X-ray technology provides amazing possibilities for cases that presented orthopedic practices with serious challenges in the past. However, the fact is that most practices and hospitals will have no need for this technology — other more affordable pieces of equipment are often more appropriate. EOS X-ray imaging, based on a Nobel prize-winning advancement in the…
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