Digitalization in Radiology
Digital imaging techniques came to x-ray in the 1980’s. “Digital imaging” has led to a similar improvement and renaissance in x-ray just as it has in home and professional audio. Just as many recordings and music albums now sound sharper and cleaner than the analog version. Development of new imaging methods in radiology and increasing number fully digitalized systems in all hospitals is only a matter of time.
Indeed DDH infiltrates the world of Digitalization by acquiring the latest trend for X-ray results known as the IQ-VIEW. This special software design is easy to use and has been designed by radiologists for radiologists. All images are easily access by selecting buttons or menu items and even by using shortcuts. An automatic tilling function arranges imaging studies on the screen without any user interaction.
IQ-VIEW can also work as image acquisition station by importing images from scanners, directories and portable media. IQ-VIEW may be used as a manual radiological media burning station. It is also ideal for teleradiology purposes. This new technology offers easy and fast information exchange among colleagues by e-mail. Hence, digital images can archived onto compact optical disks or digital tape drives saving tremendously on storage space and manpower needed for a traditional x-ray film library. Digital images may be retrieved from an electronic archive for future references.
Benefits of digital technology to all x-ray systems include:
One of the most serious problems related to the film free hospital is data archiving. Nevertheless, archiving in digital form is relatively easy, without need to build special archives for older documentation. On the other side, it is serious problem in long term. One practical solution seems to be the PACS as an archive system for all modalities.
Doubtlessly, this will give ease to our patients as they will no longer carry with them films that seem to look like a poster. This kind of technology will help our end users to keep their record for a long time without worrying that it might be lost or distorted. Truly DDH is looking for more ways and state of the art technology that will both give convenience and satisfaction to our valued customers.