Although the science and technology of medical radiography and the use of x-rays to see inside the human body has been around since around 1900, todays digital xray machine is very different than the one you might have used even ten or fifteen years ago. Although the actual x-rays are taken with cameras that still employ the same Coolidge Tube that has changed little since the second decade of the 20th Century, modern digital xray machines have largely eliminated the need for expensive darkroom equipment and costly (not to mention highly toxic) developer chemicals.
Today's digital xray machines are able to transfer and upload images directly to radiology workstations, where they are stored in DICOM format – a specific digital file format developed specifically for medical imaging applications. In addition to images themselves (which need not be xrays, but may also include images from CAT scans, MRIs or any other modality), DICOM files include patient information – which can never be accidentally separated from the images themselves.
Because the production and acquisition of xrays require more than just the xray machine itself, RadiologyBuyer.com also offers a complete line of digital xray equipment and supplies. You will find some of the lowest prices on digital xray equipment in the industry here on our website as well as a complete selection of supplies for all maintenance and upkeep needs.