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Given that portable chest X-rays are the most commonly performed exam in intensive care units, having the ability to perform them at the bedside is extremely valuable. This benefit is underscored by clear clinical evidence indicating that the latest digital radiography (DR) detector portable X-ray units allow for portable exams to be performed in almost half the time previously required for computed radiography (CR) and film-based exams. There also is often a 30 to 50 percent reduction in radiation dose with the newer technology.
The advantages of point-of-care diagnosis that are realized through mobile X-ray units equipped with digital flat panel detectors are substantial. This technology allows physicians to view radiographic images in a matter of seconds after exposure and offers improved patient care and a more streamlined workflow for clinicians.
Pricing for portable X-ray system varies, depending first on the technology segment (analog versus digital), then on the power rating of the unit’s chassis, and finally on the type and size of flat panel detector that is associated with the system.Multiple sizes of flat panel detectors are available to be paired with mobile X-ray units. Larger panels are typically 14" × 17" while smaller panel detectors come in four common sizes: 11" × 14", 8" × 12", 24 cm ×30 cm, and 25 cm × 30 cm. Although it is possible to use both larger and smaller panels in conjunction with one mobile X-ray unit, the price of the unit increases dramatically. Smaller panels are most often utilized in NICUs and for orthopedic imaging of extremities, while larger panels are used for most other portable X-ray exams, such studies of the chest, hips, and abdomen.
Although analog portable X-ray units require a modest investment, $40,000 to $80,000, as compared with their digital cousins, advances in flat panel detector technology have made digital systems coupled with flat panels the gold standard in most U.S. hospitals today. Hospitals with an existing analog system have the option to retrofit a detector, which typically costs $62,000 to $140,000 depending on the size and type of flat panel. Full digital portable X-ray units run about $125,000 to $235,000 depending on maximum power output options and type of detector selected.
Regarding service and support, most organizations opt for full-coverage service plans that include tube, battery, and detector drop protection because of the high cost of repairing and replacing the flat panel detectors. Analog units may require only partial coverage, such as second-call or time and materials only agreements, because they often can be serviced by trained hospital biomedical engineering (BME) staff.
Source: MD Buyline
Publication Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014
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