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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A male radiology technician wears a blue, full-length lead apron, an important radiation protection device for lab staff members.

Radiation Protection Devices — How to Inspect Your Lead

In a previous post about the Texas Department of State Health Services’ required X-ray inspection process, I mentioned the need to present your facility’s Annual Evaluation of Protective Devices (AEPD) documentation to state inspectors. Let’s discuss this evaluation of your radiation protection devices more thoroughly. The radiation protective devices referred to in the AEPD are…
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A blue X-ray protection device is shown on a white background. Protection equipment is an important part of any X-ray inspection.

X-ray Inspection: Be Prepared for the Inevitable

If you have an X-ray machine at your medical practice or facility, you can rest assured that the inspector will, at some point, be paying you a visit. These inspections, conducted by the Department of State Health Services, are random and unannounced. If you’re not ready for them, you can expect to find yourself in…
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A woman wearing scrubs pushes a large, wheeled portable X-ray machine. Portable X-ray machines offer a number of benefits that increase patient care.

Portable X-ray Machines: 4 Benefits That Increase Patient Care Potential

Conventional radiology rooms serve a definite purpose in patient care. However, despite their enormous capabilities, these fixed locations are not without their limitations. Many medical practices are turning to the benefits of portable X-ray machines to increase versatility, add convenience, and improve their patient care capabilities. The benefits of portable X-ray machines include the following:…
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Pictured are the hands of someone in a lab coat writing on a clipboard with computer, glasses, a phone and computers on the desk. The doctor is perhaps calculating his Section 179 deduction for medical equipment.

The Section 179 Deduction: Money-Saving Opportunities

When we hear the words IRS and tax deductible, most people cringe. We instinctively prepare ourselves to be confused and overwhelmed with complicated rules. Actually, the Section 179 Deduction that allows you to deduct business purchases (like medical equipment) isn’t so complicated., a website that’s dedicated to making it easier to understand, explains it…
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