Digital radiography reaches milestone

December 1, 2004

Digital radiography has more than arrived. It is overwhelming film-based systems. And GE Healthcare has the proof, announcing at the RSNA meeting the 4000th shipment of its Revolution digital x-ray detector-based system.

Digital radiography has more than arrived. It is overwhelming film-based systems. And GE Healthcare has the proof, announcing at the RSNA meeting the 4000th shipment of its Revolution digital x-ray detector-based system.

This year's meeting is serving as a springboard to an even brighter future for digital radiography, according to Renaue Maloverti, manager of global radiography for GE Healthcare.

"We expect to show continued improvement in and penetration of DR in the various areas where it's now present," he said. "GE has had flat-panel detectors on cardiac, mammography, vascular and radiography progressively over the past four years, and we're planning on continuing the penetration of DR into the remaining segments that are not yet CR available."

The company also is exhibiting a new CR scanner not yet named. The reader's optics allows CR plates to be scanned and the images quickly previewed. The scanner enables a variety of device configurations, including centralized high-volume systems, distributed single-plate readers, and cassetteless flat panels.